Abbey Theatres 8 - Madison Heights MI

Address: 32800 Concord Dr
City: Madison Heights
State: MI
Zip: 48071
County: Oakland
Open: 1972
Capacity: 1027
Owner History: Suburban Detroit Theaters
Theater Type: Shopping Center - Early Multiplex
Number of visits to this page: 16125
General Information:

The Abbey Theatres 1-2-3 was an early neighborhood multiplex that saw its heyday in the 1970’s and 1980’s. It opened December 22, 1972. Five screens were added to the theatre in December 1989 to increase it from a three screen to an eight screen. It closed on May 31, 2001 due to compitition from larger theatres that were being built in the area. The building was converted to a computer store thereafter. AKA Abbey I, II and III

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Info Updates:
1/17/2019 - Chris Williams

I worked here during my senior year of high school (1997), probably from about January through August of that year. I was a concession worker. I hated the job, but then again, I was a teenager and probably hated every job I had. I miss the old Abbey now.

We never got anything as big as the Star Theaters did (which is, ironically, now an AMC), but we did better than the Oakland Mall one. Things would play for months. I remember Aretha Franklin coming in one night to see The Preacher's Wife. I went on to a part-time career as a film critic, and so it was a great pleasure to serve popcorn to Susan Stark (who used to be a Detroit News critic).

I feel a lot of nostalgia for the Abbey. The theaters were clean. The popcorn was good. I remember seeing the giant rolls of film (now everything everywhere is digital).

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Abbey Theatres 8 - ABBEY THEATRE BUILDING MAY 9 2022 (newer photo)
ABBEY THEATRE BUILDING MAY 9 2022 (newer photo)
Abbey Theatres 8 - ABBEY THEATRE BUILDING MAY 9 2022 (newer photo)
ABBEY THEATRE BUILDING MAY 9 2022 (newer photo)
Abbey Theatres 8 - ABBEY THEATRE BUILDING MAY 9 2022 (newer photo)
ABBEY THEATRE BUILDING MAY 9 2022 (newer photo)
Abbey Theatres 8 - ABBEY THEATRE BUILDING MAY 9 2022 (newer photo)
ABBEY THEATRE BUILDING MAY 9 2022 (newer photo)
Abbey Theatres 8 - ABBEY THEATRE BUILDING MAY 9 2022 (newer photo)
ABBEY THEATRE BUILDING MAY 9 2022 (newer photo)
Abbey Theatres 8 - ABBEY THEATRE BUILDING MAY 9 2022 (newer photo)
ABBEY THEATRE BUILDING MAY 9 2022 (newer photo)
Abbey Theatres 8 - ABBEY THEATRE BUILDING JUNE 2002 (newer photo)
ABBEY THEATRE BUILDING JUNE 2002 (newer photo)
Abbey Theatres 8 - CONCESSION FOLKS
CONCESSION FOLKS
Abbey Theatres 8 - BOX OFFICE (newer photo)
BOX OFFICE (newer photo)
Abbey Theatres 8 - CONCESSION EMPLOYEES
CONCESSION EMPLOYEES
Abbey Theatres 8 - EMPLOYEE ENJOYING A SLICE OR TWO (newer photo)
EMPLOYEE ENJOYING A SLICE OR TWO (newer photo)
Abbey Theatres 8 - HAPPY SNACK BAR WORKER
HAPPY SNACK BAR WORKER
Abbey Theatres 8 - OLD PIC OF THE ABBEY
OLD PIC OF THE ABBEY
Abbey Theatres 8 - BIRDS EYE VIEW
BIRDS EYE VIEW
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