Stone Theatre - Detroit MI

Address: 2511 Woodward Ave
City: Detroit
State: MI
Zip: 48201
County: Wayne
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Theater Type: Neighborhood House
Number of visits to this page: 11013
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AKA: Stone Burlesque

Source: J Sanford

This was a very seedy establishment. I was an eager young man of 18 when I went there. Instead of enjoying the show, I was assaulted and almost killed by a crazy drunk. So glad to see it is gone.

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4/11/2008 - Marshall
I was projectionist at the Stone during the late 60's. We had stage shows and movies. I also ran the spotlight.

In those days the vice squad would periodically raid the place. There was a buzzer in the ticket booth and when the cops came, the manager would press the buzzer. That told us to use a blue color spotlight (to warn the strippers so that they would not go too far). If we were showing movies at the time, we would switch to the "clean" projector - until we got the all clear.

You had to go up a vertical ladder from the lobby to get to the booth. The projectors were 16mm with strong junior high arc lamps.

I was paid about $100.00 a week in cash. It was my first union job.

10/24/2006 - SNWEB.ORG
Assuming address is correct, this theater is long gone, as crosswinds homes were built on the site around 2000 or so.
9/11/2004 - Brian Wilcox
I believe the "Stone" theater was previously one of the "Blackstone" theaters and when a new owner took it over he changed the name.
1/10/2004 - Box Office Magazine
August 1958 - George Hickox Sr., operator at the Stone Theatre, is moving out to Gilbert Avenue.
8/29/2003 - Jack Pickering
One of my first jobs (dad thought I could use the education ) in 72-73. Owner Milton Jacobson [like the store] to my knowlege he has owed it forever. I think he has passed, was in his late 60s when I was there.
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Stone Theatre - FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
Stone Theatre - FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
Stone Theatre - FROM THE WEB
FROM THE WEB
Stone Theatre - Photo from early 2000's
Photo from early 2000's
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