Parkway 1 & 2 - Mount Clemens MI

Address: 37045 S Groesbeck Hwy
City: Mount Clemens
State: MI
Zip: 48036
County: Macomb
Open: 1972
Capacity: 1300
Owner History: Suburban Detroit Theaters
Theater Type: Shopping Center - Early Multiplex
Number of visits to this page: 2372
General Information:

The Parkway opened on Feb 23, 1972. The movie ads end in March 1978, at least under the name Parkway 1 & 2. The grand opening ad is a rendering of sorts. A fairly realistic looking drawing of the theater and the sign added to it as a drawing. I have gone back and forth on where the theater was in relation to the rest of the shopping center. I finally visited the site on May 14 2022 and I found a sign very close to what is pictured in the old ad. It would make sense to assume the theater was on the end where the sign was. I will go with that for now until I find out differently.

Source: Angelo Lema

I used to go to the Parkway when it was open in the mid-late 70s. I was surprised to find the manger was Ken Wienert who used to be the assist mgr at the Ramona in Detroit when I worked there in the late 60s. The Parkway was a nice theater. Nothing fancy, but I was sad to see it close.

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Info Updates:
4/21/2004 - Diane Frkan
I live in an apt complex behind this plaza. Located in the corner is now a Subway chain. This plaza is called Parkway Plaza and it has a number of stores. Interesting to find there was "once" a movie theatre there.
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Parkway 1 & 2 - MODIFIED VERSION OF GRAPHIC TO SHOW THEATER ONLY
MODIFIED VERSION OF GRAPHIC TO SHOW THEATER ONLY
Parkway 1 & 2 - FEB 23 1972 GRAND OPENING AD
FEB 23 1972 GRAND OPENING AD
Parkway 1 & 2 - MAY 14 2022 THE BLANK PORTION WOULD BE WHERE  PARKWAY THEATRES WOULD HAVE BEEN (newer photo)
MAY 14 2022 THE BLANK PORTION WOULD BE WHERE PARKWAY THEATRES WOULD HAVE BEEN (newer photo)
Parkway 1 & 2 - MAY 14 2022 (newer photo)
MAY 14 2022 (newer photo)
Parkway 1 & 2 - MAY 14 2022 (newer photo)
MAY 14 2022 (newer photo)
Parkway 1 & 2 - MAY 14 2022 (newer photo)
MAY 14 2022 (newer photo)
Parkway 1 & 2 - MAY 14 2022 (newer photo)
MAY 14 2022 (newer photo)
Parkway 1 & 2 - 2019 STREET VIEW WITH SIGN AND BUILDING PER THE OLD AD (newer photo)
2019 STREET VIEW WITH SIGN AND BUILDING PER THE OLD AD (newer photo)
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