Clay Theatre - Detroit MI

Address: 1150 Clay
City: Detroit
State: MI
Zip: 48211
County: Wayne
Open: 1912
Capacity: 390
Owner History:
Theater Type: Neighborhood House
Number of visits to this page: 3280
General Information:

Source: Gregory Patton

The Apollo Theater was a very active movie theater serving the lower North End of Detroit in the 50s and earlier years. The theater slowly became inactive in the late 50s and very early 60's and was eventually closed and then demolished to make way for the Chrysler Freeway (I-75). It was located on the S. W. corner of the intersection of Clay St and Richmond St. , now the intersection of Clay and the I-75 service drive. The theater sat in the midst of the Clay St. business corridor and was just one of many businesses along the 3-block strip between Russell St. and Oakland Ave.

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