Creston Theatre - Grand Rapids MI

Address: 1516-18 Plainfield Rd NE
City: Grand Rapids
State: MI
Zip: 49505
County: Kent
Open: 1924
Owner History:
Theater Type: Neighborhood House
Number of visits to this page: 8815

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General Information:

This was one of the last of the neighborhood independent sub-run houses in the country This theaters got their features one week after the second run theaters did. A fine gentleman named Harry Himmelstein ran the Creston for many years. Kids today don't know what they are missing.

Info Updates:
10/14/2018 - Bill Barrett
The Creston was opened at least through early 1968. That is when I saw The Vulture there. Saturday matinees for kids included a two full-length films, cartoons, and prizes. All for sixty cents. I still remember my shoes sticking to the theater floor. In the late 80's the space used for a punk dance club.
Creston Theatre - An Old Shot
An Old Shot
Creston Theatre - Old Photo
Old Photo
Creston Theatre - 2021 Street View
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