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: 5824
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.

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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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