Warfield Theatre - Detroit MI

Address: 5126 Hastings
City: Detroit
State: MI
Zip: 48211
County: Wayne
Open: 1914
Capacity: 376
Owner History:
Theater Type: Neighborhood House
Number of visits to this page: 11106

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General Information:

Source: Jeffrey S. Swinkin

My great uncle, Morriss Teitel was the original and only owner of the Warfield. He opened a nickelodeon in 1914, several years after arriving in Detroit from Ostrow Poland. In the mid thirties he rebuilt it as the theater shown in the photos. He was forced to close the theater by the State of Michigan as some of the land was being taken for the construction of the Chrysler Freeway (I-75). The 1914 Det Free Press also lists a Warfield Theater at 1030 Hastings.

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Info Updates:
10/15/2011 - Roxanna
I remember going to this show to see the Tingler and the mummy, I also remember hearing the late Robert Battles UAW leader worked there. I lived at that time at 692 E. Hancock off Hasting Street. Those were the good old days.
9/11/2004 - JoAnn
You have listed the closing date as 1949. I believe it may have been in the mis 1950s because I remember being old enough to later go with my cousins and there was no way I was going by myself at the age of five. I also know they held talent shows in the 50s.
Warfield Theatre - Vintage Pic
Vintage Pic
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