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Lasky Theatre

Address: 13320 Joseph Campau Ave
City: Detroit State: MI Zip: Phone:  
County: Wayne
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Open: 1926 Closed: 1949 Capacity: 998    
Owner: Unknown
Web Address: N/A
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 812

9/17/2008 - Mortalman
Hi Donna, This is Mortalman. Sorry it''s taken me so long to respond. Modern life what can I say? If you want to contact me concerning the Lasky Theatre send me an email to polishcatman at hotmail dot com Sorry about the email code but if I didn''t do that every creep on the intenet that is mining for email addresses would have it and I get enough junk mail as it is. Mortalman.
9/25/2006 - Donna
Would like to contact Mortalman or Rob Kempert re: Lasky theatre. My grandmother also worked there and I would love to get some info. Thank you, will await your reply.
4/28/2006 - Mortalman
I may have some information about the Lasky Theatre that might be of interest. I knew the Lasky building was owned by the Lasky Family. Their name is on the Marquee stone at the top of the building above the Marquee Sign. What I didnt know is that the Lasky Family owned the Lasky Theatre. I was under the impression that two brothers by the name of Mac and Sol Krim owned the Lasky Theatre.

The reason I think that is because my father worked at the Lasky Theatre first as an usher then as a chauffeur for the Krim Brothers from the late 1930s through the mid 1940s. My mother also worked at the Lasky Theatre selling tickets in the mid 1940s. This is where my mother and father met and eventually married. I use to go to the Lasky Theatre with my mother twice a week because that’s how often the movies changed in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Mac and Sol Krim both died about 10 or 12 years ago but I am in communications with their youngest brother that is in his late 80s. He is in the process of trying to get me some photos of the interior and exterior of the Lasky Theatre. If I get some photos I will submit them for approval.

12/21/2004 - Rob Kempert
The Detroit and Hamtramck locations are one and the same. The theater is actually in Detroit on the corner of Joseph Campau and the Davison Frwy. The building was last used as a Furniture Express store and is currently for sale.
1/13/2004 - Cinema Treasures
Opened in 1926, the Lasky could seat around 1000. It was closed by 1950, and its interior soon after gutted for retail use. It has served in this capacity ever since, most recently as a furniture store (which is now closed). Though its facade is relatively plain, and devoid of ornamentation, its Art Deco-era marquee is still fairly intact, and has survived as signage for whatever store might have been housed in the former theater at the time. Cinema Treasures Link.


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