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Highland Park Theatre


Address: 13843 Woodward Ave
City: Highland Park State: MI Zip: Phone:  
County: Wayne
Notes: AKA: Paris, Hiland
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Open: 1915 Closed: Capacity: 600  
Owner: B. & L. Brooks
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 6442
 
 

8/22/2010 - Rick
i went there often as a kid in the late 50s the air conditioning was so cold i took a light jacket with me. 3 movies 15 cents.
1/13/2009 - Tom Elliott
I had a friend whose father managed this theater in the 1960''s when it was called the Highland Art and featured adult films. Occasionally we would go down and help out with maintenance chores. At that point the place was in good condition, nice little theater.
1/13/2004 - Cinema Treasures
The Highland Park opened in 1915, designed by B. C. Wetzell, who also designed several other Detroit-area theaters, like the DeLuxe and Arcade. It could seat about 600 and may have originally been a vaudeville house before switching to movies sometime later. In 1967, it was renamed the Paris, and began screening adult fare.

Three years later, it received another new name, the Hiland. Wayne County prosecutors fought to have the Hiland shut down during the 80s, claiming it was being used as a front for prostitution. Later in the 80s, the ?entertainment? moved from onscreen to onstage, when it began to feature strip shows, as the Fancy Pants. The old theater has been closed now for over a decade, and is now in an advanced state of disrepair.

Cinema Treasures Link.
12/18/2003 - Box Office Magazine
May 1959 - Leonard and Bernard Brooks are shortening the name of the Highland Park, in the suburb of that name, to the Hiland.
Highland Park Theatre - FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
Highland Park Theatre - RECENT PIC
RECENT PIC
Highland Park Theatre - OLD PHOTO FROM DETROIT YES
OLD PHOTO FROM DETROIT YES

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