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Source: Andy Gray
Saginaw's "Daniel Theatre" was located at 2525 State Street. My uncle Bud Johnson's theater job list shows this Johnson Construction Company project in 1942.
My grandfather Al Johnson's theater slide collection shows a street view of the Daniel Theatre taken in October 1949. It shows three pairs of green doors having the characteristic art moderne half-moon round glass ("Johnson doors"). Elaborate three-bar curved push bars compliment the curved lines of the glass. Al Johnson held a patent on this style of doors, and they were used in several of his theater jobs.
On the marquee are two 1948 films suggesting that my grandad shot the image during a Saturday matinee: Roy Roger's "The Far Frontier" and the Dead End Kids' "Hit the Road." The IMDb website indicates that "the Dead End Kids" were later renamed as the better-known "Bowery Boys."
Around 1960 the theater ceased operation and the building was then used for several more years as a live music venue. It has since been demolished.