Della Theatre

Address: 807 Welch Blvd
City: Flint
State: MI
Zip:
County: Genesee
Open: 1937
Capacity: 1500
Owner History: Butterfield Theatres
Number of visits to this page: 4834
Notes:
Info Updates:
9/5/2008 - Kirk
Wasn''t the Della torn down in the mid-60s and replaced by a Genesee Bank drive-thru? In which case the status should note "demolished" rather than just "closed."
8/31/2008 - Gordie Young
I posted a photo of the Della on Flint Expatriates, a blog dedicated to the long-lost residents of Flint, Michigan, and got a great response. Here are the memories of a few readers:

Mary: "I have wonderful memories of the Della Theater on Welch Blvd. My dad would drop me and my friends off at the theater and come back after the double feature. I felt sorry for the adults that attended those Saturday matinees. The kids were wild. It only cost 35 cents for two movies! Half the time I didn''t understand what was going on in second movie — usually a drama that was geared for adults."

Yankeedp: In the Mid-1940s I went to the Della every Saturday and Sunday. Some Saturdays you could get in by bringing 10 or 12 flattened tin cans to help the war effort. Held a girl''s hand for the first time there in 1944 or ''45.

Ken: I went to the Della in ''44,''45,& ''46. I lived on Copeman Blvd. and went to Civic Park school. At that time the Della cost .10 cents and a bag of popcorn was .05 cents. That''s how we spent our Saturday afternoons. We rode our bikes. Can you imagine 500 bikes in front of the theater?
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Della Theatre - DELLA MARQUEE AND ENTRANCE
DELLA MARQUEE AND ENTRANCE
Della Theatre - DELLA AUDITORIUM COURTESY OF GARY FLINN
DELLA AUDITORIUM COURTESY OF GARY FLINN
Della Theatre - THE DELLA NOW FROM GARY FLINN
THE DELLA NOW FROM GARY FLINN
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