Source: Chris Dodge
The Royal Theater was located on 7 mile rd. South side, east of Meyers, in Detroit. East from Meyers was the main parking lot, the theater, then a dry cleaners and then a side street. Continuing East and crossing the side street was a Zukins ice cream parlor. The parking lot continued behind the theater and south of that was New Grace Hospital. I worked there from 1960 t0 1964 as an usher, then as a relief manager.
I experienced several renovations as the auditorium was repainted and the seating reduced for more better spacing/comfort. The Royal was a great theater. I was and still am sorry it was demolished. I believe a Super K Mart was built on the site but a Home Depot is open there now. Sadly, I have no pictures or any other memorabilia. If anyone has such items, please post on this site.