Allen Theatre - Detroit MI

Address: Woodward Ave
City: Detroit
State: MI
Zip: 48226
County: Wayne
Open: 1920's
Capacity: 4200 or 3000
Owner History: Allen Theater Company
Theater Type: Neighborhood House
Number of visits to this page: 9103

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This theater was planned to be built for $1 million dollars (various estimates on this) on the east side of Woodward between Watson and Erskine according to the article I found. The architect was the renowned C. Howard Crane. I am not sure if this project ever came to fruition. It seems the Allen Theater Circuit out of Toronto had major financial problems within a short time of this being announced. There was a building on that block that was torn down to make way for condos (The Scott) and there is also the Bakersfield Bldg next door to that which kinda-sorta resembles the rendering in the article. More research is needed. An interesting entry just the same.

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Allen Theatre - Old Article From 1919 (newer photo)
Old Article From 1919 (newer photo)
Allen Theatre - Detroit Free Press Jul 21 1919 (newer photo)
Detroit Free Press Jul 21 1919 (newer photo)
Allen Theatre - May 1922 Allen Theater Circuit Fails (newer photo)
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