Russell Theatre - Detroit MI

Address: 5335 Russell
City: Detroit
State: MI
Zip: 48211
County: Wayne
Open: 1917
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Theater Type: Neighborhood House
Number of visits to this page: 2139
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Formerly operated by Max Taylor

Source: Cinema Treasures

Another one of the multitude of Detroit-area theaters designed by C. Howard Crane, the Russell opened in 1917 for both vaudeville and motion pictures, and its auditorium could seat just over 1400. It contained a full stage, a large balcony, orchestra pit, dressing rooms and theater organ (added later). Though initially popular, attendance at the Russell decreased substantially through the late 40s. It closed around 1950 and has long since been razed.

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Russell Theatre - 1950 NEWS PHOTO
1950 NEWS PHOTO
Russell Theatre - 1943 AD
1943 AD
Russell Theatre - 1950 PUBLIC AUCTION FOR THEATER
1950 PUBLIC AUCTION FOR THEATER
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