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The Clarkston Cinema opened on June 28, 1972 with Sophia Loren in “Sunflower”. The Clarkston Cinema was the second franchised locations of the United General Theaters in the Detroit area following the previous week’s opening of the Milford Cinema.
United General had announced 11 locations which would open before year’s end. The automated mini-cinema circuit went out of business but the Clarkston Cinema soldiered on before closing on July 31, 1986 with Walt Disney’s “The Great Mouse Detective”.