Orient Theatre - Detroit MI

Address: 8450 Linwood St
City: Detroit
State: MI
Zip: 48206
County: Wayne
Open: 1927
Capacity: 2078
Owner History:
Theater Type: Neighborhood House
Number of visits to this page: 11796

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General Information:

Source: Cinema Treasures

Just a few months after this 2,078-seat theater opened in late 1927 as the Orient, it changed its name to the Oriole, most likely due to the opening downtown of the similarly-named Oriental (which later became the RKO Downtown) around the same time. It was designed by George D. Mason, who also designed the Great Lakes and Gem Theatres elsewhere in Detroit. After it closed in 1951, the Oriole sat vacant for over a decade, before being used as a church.

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Info Updates:
5/10/2013 - Ben Prince
The building is still standing as New Bethel Baptist Church.
Orient Theatre - Old Pic From John Lauter
Old Pic From John Lauter
Orient Theatre - Old Photo
Old Photo
Orient Theatre - 2019 Street View - Now A Church
2019 Street View - Now A Church
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