Iris Theatre - Detroit MI

Address: 2314 E Grand Blvd
City: Detroit
State: MI
Zip: 48211
County: Wayne
Open: 1916
Capacity: 881
Owner History:
Theater Type: Neighborhood House
Number of visits to this page: 6079

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General Information:

Source: Cinema Treasures

Initially to have been designed by C. Howard Crane, who submitted an earlier design, the Iris ended up being done by the firm of Mildner & Eisen, in 1916, instead. The theater sat around 880, and was initially a first run film house. It would later switch to second-run and double features before closing in 1954 due to declining attendance. From 1961 to 1962, the Detroit Theater Organ Club (DTOC) presented organ concerts at the Iris on the former Fisher Theatre organ while they were having the Senate rehabbed as their permanent home. After the DTOC left, the Iris stood vacant for a few more years before being torn down.

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Info Updates:
2/19/2019 - steven seiler
In my book The Rise of Faygo 1907-1987 you will find the founding Brothers of the Faygo company owned the Iris Theatre at one time The Feigenson family also owned the Oliver Theatre.
12/18/2003 - Box Office Magazine
May 1960 - George Hemp of Royal Oak has reopened the Iris.
Iris Theatre - Old Shot (newer photo)
Old Shot (newer photo)
Iris Theatre - Mar 19 1916 Article (newer photo)
Mar 19 1916 Article (newer photo)
Iris Theatre - June 1945 Gas Kills 2 At Iris (newer photo)
June 1945 Gas Kills 2 At Iris (newer photo)
Iris Theatre - May 1938 Psychic Performing (newer photo)
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