Kingswood Theatre - Bloomfield Hills MI

Address: 2000 Woodward Ave
City: Bloomfield Hills
State: MI
Zip: 48302
County: Oakland
Open: 1970
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Owner History:
Theater Type: Small Town Movie Palace
Number of visits to this page: 2785
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AKA Kingswood Will-O-Way

This theater opened in 1970. I found a fantastic grand opening ad that actually shows a photo of the place which is great. The 1973 aerial photo reveals the plaza was added on to since that time. So, that would change the perspective of how things looked between the 70's and now.

There is a Staples at one end of the plaza that looks alot like what the old Kingswood did, however the positioning is wrong as compared to the older photo. It is also a single-story structure more or less. Looking at the other side of the plaza and lopping off where the Jet's Pizza is, gets you what it looked like in 1973. There was a section added on over the years. Looking behind the building indicates the section starting with the Kumon store in the street view photo has a higher ceiling which would account for where the auditoriums were.

There is a larger medical building closer to the road that was a possibility but I ruled it out due to being too high and too large. The structure doesn't seem to be the same. The other complication is the address scheme has changed completely. The address of 2000 Woodward is no longer relevant to this area. I will stick by this assessment until I find out differently.

Articles I found indicate it also showed live entertainment in the later 1970's with appearances from celebrities of the time like Joan Bennett. Eventually the place closed completely after using the the Kingswood Will-O-Way name for a while.

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Kingswood Theatre - AUG 2 1970 GRAND OPENING WITH PICTURE OF THEATER
AUG 2 1970 GRAND OPENING WITH PICTURE OF THEATER
Kingswood Theatre - COMPARISON ANALYSIS
COMPARISON ANALYSIS
Kingswood Theatre - MAY 8 2022
MAY 8 2022
Kingswood Theatre - MAY 8 2022
MAY 8 2022
Kingswood Theatre - MAY 8 2022
MAY 8 2022
Kingswood Theatre - MAY 8 2022
MAY 8 2022
Kingswood Theatre - MAY 8 2022
MAY 8 2022
Kingswood Theatre - MAY 8 2022
MAY 8 2022
Kingswood Theatre - MAY 8 2022
MAY 8 2022
Kingswood Theatre - FROM REAL ESTATE LISTING
FROM REAL ESTATE LISTING
Kingswood Theatre - FROM REAL ESTATE LISTING
FROM REAL ESTATE LISTING
Kingswood Theatre - GRAND OPENING AD JULY 1970
GRAND OPENING AD JULY 1970
Kingswood Theatre - GRAND OPENING AD AUG 2 1970
GRAND OPENING AD AUG 2 1970
Kingswood Theatre - 1977 ARTICLE ON LIVE SHOWS
1977 ARTICLE ON LIVE SHOWS
Kingswood Theatre - CONSIDERED THESE BUT RULED THEM OUT
CONSIDERED THESE BUT RULED THEM OUT
Kingswood Theatre - OLD AD
OLD AD
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