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Source: Cinema Treasures
Opened in 1965 with the James Bond movie, "Thunderball", the Gateway was part of the Suburban Detroit Theaters chain, and could seat around 1430 in its auditorium. Once the Showcase Cinemas opened nearby in 1974 with a then-rare five screens, business steadily fell off at the Gateway. It closed by the late 70s. It was reopened in 1981 as a dance club called the Premiere Center, which has long since closed. Sometime after the club was closed, the entire building (the marquee included) was painted black, for some unknown reason.
Update from the webmaster: As I only had a very old photo of this place, I returned on May 14 2022 to get a more complete set. The building is for sale and unoccupied from what I can see.