Avalon Theatre - Detroit MI

Address: 13303 Linwood
City: Detroit
State: MI
Zip: 48238
County: Wayne
Open: 1928
Capacity: 1972
Owner History: Wisper-Wetsman
Theater Type: Neighborhood House
Number of visits to this page: 11626
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Source: Cinema Treasures

Although C. Howard Crane submitted early plans for the Avalon, it ended up being designed by the Chicago-based firm of Graven and Mayger, who only designed a couple of theaters in the Detroit area, including the original Mayan-Aztec inspired interior of the Fisher, lost to a bland 60s modernization. Built for the Wisper and Wetsman chain in 1928, the Avalon was fairly large for a neighborhood house, and sat nearly 2000. It closed in 1967 but its organ was removed. The Avalon sat crumbling away for almost another decade prior to being razed.

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