Southgate 4 - Southgate MI

Address: 16500 Fort
City: Southgate
State: MI
Zip: 48195
County: Wayne
Open: 1969
Capacity: 4 Screens
Owner History: Nicholas George Theaters, AMC
Theater Type: Shopping Center - Early Multiplex
Number of visits to this page: 5299
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From Cinema Treasures

The Southgate 4 was the biggest, best theater in the downriver area, and I spent a significant portion of my childhood there. I was horrified when it was tied up for over six months showing some awful gangster movie called “The Godfather”.

It started out as a single screen on October 8, 1969, designed by architect Louis Wiltse, then later a building was added to the back increasing the number of screens to three. Then the main house was divided in half.

The Southgate sat next to the Fort George Drive-In.

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Info Updates:
1/13/2020 - William Mullins
Nicholas George owned this theater too.
10/14/2018 - MCHOGFOZZIE
The front of the Theater would have been where the Meijer roadway directly behind Meijer Gas Statation. the back building line would be inline with the walkway to the Fountain Park Apts near the old Tennis Courts. The western Theater wall would have been inline with the western edge of the M Gas Station the eastern most wall of the Theater would have been in line with the Flagstar(?) Bank's western property line. The area between the Apartments complex fence line and the Meijer Parking lot was an open ditch from the walkway to Leroy St.
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Southgate 4 - MARQUEE FROM JARROD
MARQUEE FROM JARROD
Southgate 4 - MARQUEE FROM JARROD
MARQUEE FROM JARROD
Southgate 4 - MARQUEE FROM JARROD
MARQUEE FROM JARROD
Southgate 4 - RECENT
RECENT
Southgate 4 - CLOSED AD FROM APRIL 1992
CLOSED AD FROM APRIL 1992
Southgate 4 - GRAND OPENING AD OCTOBER 1969
GRAND OPENING AD OCTOBER 1969
Southgate 4 - GRAND OPENING AD SEPT 1969
GRAND OPENING AD SEPT 1969
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