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Gold Coast Theatre

Address: 8208-12 12th St
City: Detroit State: MI Zip: Phone:  
County: Wayne
Notes: AKA: Littman's People's Theatre, Abington
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Open: 1927 Closed: 1958 Capacity: 1100    
Owner: Willie Lee Johnson
Web Address: N/A
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 3336

12/12/2014 - Charles Lee
OMG I saw The Queen Of Outer Space and The Return of The Creature at his theater while attending Saturday Matinees. I used to see watch the old Batman serial there on Saturdays. It was here that I first saw the original Invaders From Mars and The Mole People.
1/13/2004 - Cinema Treasures
Another moderately-sized neighborhood movie house, the Littman-Peoples opened in 1927, seating about 1100. It was designed by Maurice H. Finkel, better known for his Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor, which opened a year later. From 1938 until closing in 1941, it was called simply Littman's, then remained disused until 1945 when it was reopened as the Abington, but closed again in 1953. Once more, it reopened in 1956, with yet another name change, the Goldcoast, which would also last the shortest, since it closed for good two years later.

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1/10/2004 - Box Office Magazine
May 1958 - Al Lentine is the new owner of the Gold Coast, (formerly Littman's) which was operated by S. Doris Glover. Carl Buermele is taking over the booking.
12/18/2003 - Box Office Magazine
May 1959 - Willie Lee Johnson is taking over the Gold Coast (formerly Littmans Peoples Theatre), which he formerly ran in partnership with James Long, as sole owner, Johnson is handling his own booking, with Don Lovell as representative.
Gold Coast Theatre - OLD PHOTO

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