Myrtle Theatre - Detroit MI

Address: 3515 17th St
City: Detroit
State: MI
Zip: 48208
County: Wayne
Open: 1913
Owner History:
Theater Type: Neighborhood House
Number of visits to this page: 6579

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General Information:

Source: Steve Stocker

My grandfather, Jacob Stocker, was the owner of the Myrtle. My father, Seymour Stocker, inherited from Jacob when he died. My father owned the theater until it closed in 1950. As a young boy I would go to work with my dad and help him in the projection booth. Fun memories of father-son times.

I found a mention of it in the 1913 newspaper.

Info Updates:
1/13/2020 - Nick Sortzi
Demolished and replaced with parking for University of Detroit Mercy's Dental School.
2/4/2014 - Jerry van Rensselaer
Owner Jacob E Stocker (1874-1950 Opened 1911 The Film Daily (Volume 69) Jan-Apr 1936 J. E. Stocker is celebrating his 25th anniversary as owner of the Myrtle Theater.
Myrtle Theatre - Old Photo
Old Photo
Myrtle Theatre - 1913 Mention Of Theater In Newspaper
1913 Mention Of Theater In Newspaper
Myrtle Theatre - Aerial
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