Art Theatre - Grand Rapids MI

Address: 314 Monroe St NW
City: Grand Rapids
State: MI
Zip: 49503
County: Kent
Owner History:
Theater Type: Neighborhood House
Number of visits to this page: 8682

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General Information:

AKA: Fox, Rialto, Superba

Source: AW Fox

Though I know very little of this particular theater, I believe it's status should read as "demolished." The address listed for this building is now the location of the Grand Rapids Administration Building (City Hall) which was built in 1968 and designed by Skidmore Owings and Merrill. It is likely that this building was demolished at the same time as the rest of a ten block area as part of an urban renewal plan in the 1960s. At least one other theater was a casualty of this major redevelopment.

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Info Updates:
9/9/2012 - Jim Fahlstedt
I'm old and I never saw this house in operation. It was very decrepit by the time it was torn down. One of the old time operators (projectionists) said that it was one of the theaters that had a ground glass screen. Tickets for the front side were 10 cents and only 5 cents for the back side.
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