Gold Coast Theatre - Detroit MI

Address: 8208-12 12th St
City: Detroit
State: MI
Zip: 48206
County: Wayne
Open: 1927
Capacity: 1100
Owner History: Willie Lee Johnson
Theater Type: Neighborhood House
Number of visits to this page: 4532
General Information:

Source: Cinema Treasures

Another moderately-sized neighborhood movie house, the Littman-Peoples opened in 1927, seating about 1100. It was designed by Maurice H. Finkel, better known for his Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor, which opened a year later. From 1938 until closing in 1941, it was called simply Littman's, then remained disused until 1945 when it was reopened as the Abington, but closed again in 1953. Once more, it reopened in 1956, with yet another name change, the Goldcoast, which would also last the shortest, since it closed for good two years later.

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Info Updates:
1/10/2004 - Box Office Magazine
May 1958 - Al Lentine is the new owner of the Gold Coast, (formerly Littman's) which was operated by S. Doris Glover. Carl Buermele is taking over the booking.
12/18/2003 - Box Office Magazine
May 1959 - Willie Lee Johnson is taking over the Gold Coast (formerly Littmans Peoples Theatre), which he formerly ran in partnership with James Long, as sole owner, Johnson is handling his own booking, with Don Lovell as representative.
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