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Orient Theatre


Address: 8450 Linwood
City: Detroit State: MI Zip: Phone:  
County: Wayne
Notes: AKA: Oriole
View on Google Maps  
Open: 1927 Closed: 1951 Capacity: 2078  
Owner: Unknown
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 8215
 
 

5/10/2013 - Ben Prince
The building is still standing as New Bethel Baptist Church.
12/29/2010 - George R. Miller
Building still there, see Google Map for the address listed Currently New Bethel Babtist Church.
1/15/2004 - Cinema Treasures
Just a few months after this 2,078-seat theater opened in late 1927 as the Orient, it changed its name to the Oriole, most likely due to the opening downtown of the similarly-named Oriental (which later became the RKO Downtown) around the same time. It was designed by George D. Mason, who also designed the Great Lakes and Gem Theatres elsewhere in Detroit. After it closed in 1951, the Oriole sat vacant for over a decade, before being used as a church. It has since been demolished.

Cinema Treasures Link.
Orient Theatre - OLD PIC FROM JOHN LAUTER
OLD PIC FROM JOHN LAUTER
Orient Theatre - OLD PHOTO
OLD PHOTO

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