WaterWinterWonderland.com
Search: Select Location Type:  
General Info
Home
Latest Info Updates
Advanced Search
Image Search
Site Statistics
About Us
Advertise Here
Support This Site
Contact Us
Press Clippings
Submit New Info
Drive-In Theaters
Drive-Ins by County
Open Drive-Ins
Drive-In History
Latest Drive-In Photos
Out of State Drive-Ins
Digital Restorations
Indoor Theaters
Theaters by County
Latest Theater Photos
Old Theaters
Old Theater Ads
Opera Houses
Movie Palaces
Amusement Parks
Amusement Parks by County
Latest Photos
Fairs
Fun Parks
Motor Speedways
Speedways by County
Latest Speedway Photos
Cars and Drivers
Drag Strips
Dragstrips by County
Latest Drag Strip Photos
John G's Dragstrip Pics
Roadside
Roadside Attractions
Old Tourism Ads
Old Towns
Old Towns
Roadside
Tourist Traps
Vintage Signs
Googie Architecture
Gas, Food and Lodging
Motels
Motels History
Restaurants
Gas Stations
Tourist Cabins
Hotels
Cities and Towns
Schools
Vintage Detroit
Aerial Views
Ghost Towns
Train Depots
Post Offices
Downtown Views
Old Towns
Airports
Ballrooms
Interesting Architecture
Venues
Landmarks
Military
Industrial
Retail
Retail Stores
Old Line Stores
Shopping Centers
Wonderland Mall
Car Dealers
Recreation and Sports
Lakes
Lighthouses
Campgrounds
Beaches
Resorts
Ski Resorts
Bowling Alleys
Golf
Boats
Hydroplane Racing
Ships
Multimedia
Video Clips
Audio Clips
Resources
Links

Movie Theaters >> Detroit Institute of the Arts


Address: 5200 Woodward Ave
City: Detroit State: MI Zip: Phone:  
County: Wayne
Notes:
View on Google Maps  
Open: 1927   Capacity: 1200  
Owner: Unknown
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 1435
 
 

1/11/2004 - Cinema Treasures
Recent view of the Detroit Institute of Arts, which houses the Detroit Film Theatre Photo courtesy of Greg Kacir/Detroit PixPart of the Detroit Institute of Arts, which opened in 1927, the 1150-seat Film Theatre, designed in elegant Renaissance style, has been screening classic, foreign and independent features for 28 years now. The auditorium's original layout was at least in part by C. Howard Crane, though the final design went to Paul Phillipe Cret after Albert Kahn, a trustee at the DIA, turned down an offer to design the theater. Kahn was ultimately not pleased with several features of Cret's auditorium, however, once it was completed. The theater's color scheme is ivory, gold and red. Dolby sound was added in 1979, and in 1987, a nearly half million dollar restoration restored some of the theater's original glory, though today is undergoing another renovation, along with the rest of the DIA, which is to last until 2005. However, the Film Theatre is remaining open. A cafe operates today on the balcony level, in the Crystal Gallery, before and after the feature.
Detroit Institute of the Arts - ENTRANCE
ENTRANCE

© 2021 Water Winter Wonderland. All rights reserved.  Over  48,705,526  Served