New Center Cinema - Detroit MI

Address: W. Grand Boulevard and 3rd Avenue
City: Detroit
State: MI
Zip: 48202
County: Wayne
Owner History:
Theater Type: Neighborhood House
Number of visits to this page: 3668

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General Information:

Source: JerryD

The original Regent Theatre, reopen in the early 60s as the New Center, located on Woodard Ave, near Grand Blvd. The security was provided by the United Patrol Service (Walter Jones, Chief). Now a vacant lot.

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Info Updates:
11/14/2008 - John Lauter
There is some confusion going on in regards to the various theatres in this part of the city with "Center" in their name. There were three, this theatre (New Center Cinema) was the newest, it was a modern cinema in a much newer (1950s-'60s) vintage building. The former Regent theatre at 7314 Woodward ave. was renamed the "Center" theatre in 1961, it was HUGE, over 3,000 seats. There was also the theatre at 6540 Woodward that was built as the Trans-Lux in1932 and renamed the Center in 1934 (see entry here on WWW for a picture I submitted).
The New Center cinema had nothing to do with these other two beyond having "Center" in the name and being in the new center area of Detroit.
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