Loop Theatre - Detroit MI

Address: 418 Michigan Ave
City: Detroit
State: MI
Zip: 48226
County: Wayne
Open: 1928
Capacity: 550
Owner History: Associated Theatres
Theater Type: Neighborhood House
Number of visits to this page: 9522

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General Information:

Source: Cinema Treasures

Designed by H.D. Ilgenfritz and opened in 1928, this small 550-seat theater operated as a 24-hour house, and was popular with second-and-third shift workers. Its most notable feature was its large vertical marquee, towering over the unassuming facade, and topped by a circle with a bright red star in it, its name spelled out below. After nearly three decades in operation, the Loop was closed in 1956 and has since been razed.

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Info Updates:
12/18/2003 - Box Office Magazine
June 1959 - The two houses that remain in the old Associated Theatres operation, may vanish soon. The Loop is scheduled for razing in a downtown rehabilitation program now coming before the Detroit Common Council, and the suburb of River Rouge is thinking of razing the Rouge Theatre for a new civic center.
Loop Theatre - Old Photo
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