Dexter Theatre - Detroit MI

Address: 11618 Dexter
City: Detroit
State: MI
Zip: 48206
County: Wayne
Open: 1926
Capacity: 1226
Owner History:
Theater Type: Neighborhood House
Number of visits to this page: 7756

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General Information:

This neighborhood house, which opened in 1926 and could seat just over 1200 is notable for the fact that future Fox Theatre owner (and film producer, best known for I Was A Teenage Werewolf) got his first job here, as an usher and later, a manager in the 40s. During the 50s and early 60s the Dexter was operated by the Detroit Consolidated Theatres chain. It closed in 1964 and has since been demolished.

Info Updates:
1/10/2004 - Box Office Magazine
March 1959 Issue - Joel W. Levy, formerly of the Dexter Theatre, has moved to Indiana Avenue and is looking forward to a return to show business.
1/10/2004 - Box Office Magazine
March 1959 Issue - Hermen Cohen, onetime teenaged manager of the Dexter Theatre, suprised Helen Bower of the Detroit Free Press with a phone call from London where the producer of such horrors "I Was a Teenage Werewolf" has just completed "Horrors of the Black Museum" and "Headless Ghost." He expects to be back in Hollywood shortly.
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