Booker T Theatre - Detroit MI

Address: 1020 Holbrook
City: Detroit
State: MI
Zip: 48211
County: Wayne
Open: 1954
Owner History: Korman Theatres
Theater Type: Neighborhood House
Number of visits to this page: 6053

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General Information:

Source: Joe Vogel

There is a short article about the new Booker T Theatre on page 48 of the Modern Theatre section of Boxoffice, issue of March 4, 1950. Architect Ted Rogvoy drew the plans for the conversion of a former garage into a 1000 seat theater including a stage for live performances. It was the first new theater intended to serve black audiences to be opened in Detroit in a dozen years.

Info Updates:
12/18/2003 - Box Office Magazine
July 1959 - Fred Newman, formerly operator of the Dawn, is swing shift man between the Colonial and the Booker T.
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Old Shot From Ron Gross
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