Eastwood Theatre - Eastpointe MI

Address: 21145 Gratiot Ave
City: Eastpointe
State: MI
Zip: 48021
County: Macomb
Open: 1942
Owner History:
Theater Type: Neighborhood House
Number of visits to this page: 12470

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General Information:

Source: Patricia Catallo

I was fifteen years old when I started working at the Eastwood, hired by Chuck, my favorite boss till this day. If you worked at the Eastwood or even just frequented the place you would be familiar with who he was. Chuck spent the better part of his life running the place and we would be remiss not to mention him at least once.

Chuck was a huge part of The Eastwood, indeed I would go as far as to say he was the Eastwood Theater, without him it would have closed its doors decades earlier, It was his relentless pursuit to find the best and most current second run films that kept the crowds coming in and the theater afloat. Well, at least until Block Buster took over, that was the end of second run theaters and the end of the buck twenty five, seventy five cents on Sunday mornings that it cost for admittance. Chuck has moved on to the Gilded Theater in the sky now rubbing shoulders with the stars themselves. Cheers Chuck thanks for bringing the stars a bit closer to us.

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Info Updates:
2/23/2021 - Andy Gray
The Eastwood Theatre was located at at 21145 Gratiot Avenue in Eastpointe, The June 1949 image below was shot by my grandfather Al Johnson, whose company, Johnson Construction Co., built or remodeled the theater. The new-looking bare block walls suggest that the project was new construction. The use of the word "Cool" painted in two places on the front of the theater highlight its air conditioning system.
Eastwood Theatre - Courtesy Al Johnson (newer photo)
Courtesy Al Johnson (newer photo)
Eastwood Theatre - From American Classic Images (newer photo)
From American Classic Images (newer photo)
Eastwood Theatre - From Dan Cunningham (newer photo)
From Dan Cunningham (newer photo)
Eastwood Theatre - Now A Club (newer photo)
Now A Club (newer photo)
Eastwood Theatre - June 11 2022 Photo (newer photo)
June 11 2022 Photo (newer photo)
Eastwood Theatre - June 11 2022 Photo (newer photo)
June 11 2022 Photo (newer photo)
Eastwood Theatre - June 11 2022 Photo (newer photo)
June 11 2022 Photo (newer photo)
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