Alden Theatre - Dearborn MI

Address: 14408 Ford Road
City: Dearborn
State: MI
Zip: 48126
County: Wayne
Open:
Capacity: 453
Owner History:
Theater Type: Neighborhood House
Number of visits to this page: 8143
General Information:

Source: Daryl

The Alden Theater was at the northeast corner of Kenilworth and Ford Road on the east side of Dearborn. As a child growing up in the 50s and 60s, it had already gone out of business and was completely boarded up. This of course facscinated all the kids in our neighborhood and soon tales of it being "haunted" arose. I remember peeking through the boards and seeing the lobby area. I remember it being in an "art deco" type style with a white tile floor. It had a ticket booth. It was a very small theater reminescient of what you see today when they build the newer threaters with some small screens. The Alden was torn down during the widening of Ford Road in the late 1960s.

Info Updates:
9/28/2008 - Guest
I remember walking to the Alden in the late 30's with my mother, I was 8 or 9 years old.
We would go once a week to get another piece of dishware, glasses, and rolling pin. The pattern had apples and pears. My daughter has some of the set today on display.
1/23/2007 - Unknown
When I was a youth in the 50's the Alden used to show 3 movies plus cartoons. Admision was $.14. The Midway on Schaefer was .$.25 as well as the Carmen on Ford road. Walt Rogers
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Alden Theatre - MAY 1960 FOR SALE LISTING
MAY 1960 FOR SALE LISTING
Alden Theatre - SEPT 1950 ARTICLE ON ROBBERY
SEPT 1950 ARTICLE ON ROBBERY
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