Farmington Civic Theater

Address: 33332 Grand River Ave
City: Farmington
State: MI
Zip: 48336
County: Oakland
Open: 1940
Capacity: 763
Owner History: Edward Hohler
Number of visits to this page: 7945
Info Updates:
7/15/2013 - Unknown
The Civic Theater is now switching to a digital projection system. There will also be a 3-D screen on the second floor.
5/28/2012 - Scott Freeman
I am the general manager of the theater. Thanks for including us on your page. We spell theater with the er ending. Our two-screen capacity is 407. Website is www. theFCT. com.
3/20/2010 - Kurt T.
I have just gone to the Civic to see "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" on second-run fare while when I waked out I saw a crowd to see "The Blind Side" and the premiere of "Sherlock Holmes". I think there was a picture of a crowd at Civic to see "Oh, God!" in 1978. I''m not sure.

I have a picture of the crowd and I will hope to post it soon.

Another one, Great cinema with two auditoriums (upper one used to be the balcony until 1990) and a bargain house!
10/30/2006 - WaterWinterWonderland
This mainstay of Farmington is definitely the anchor of the downtown and was immortalized by the amazing hyper-realistic painter Davis Cone. Some great examples of his work can be seen in the book "Popcorn Palaces." The upper balcony was converted to a second auditorium, although the layout up there is a bit awkward. Highly recommended!
1/11/2004 - Cinema Treasures
A late C. Howard Crane design in Art Moderne style, opening in late 1940, the Farmington Civic sat about 550 on the main floor and about 200 in the balcony. The theater has an elegant blade marquee and elegant facade, in shades of red and off-white. Though officially just the Civic Theatre, it was advertised as the Farmington Civic, so as not to confuse it with the Civic-Detroit (or Detroit-Civic, as it was variously called) a few miles away. The only time the Civic ever closed in its history was in the winter of 1989-90 when Louis Wiltse tastefully converted the balcony into a piggy-backed second auditorium. It was reopened as the Farmington Civic 2 in early 1990, showing second-run fare. The Civic is one of the few old-fashioned movie houses still in operation in all of southwestern Michigan, and has lost none of its charm and style over the decades. According to "Andrea," the theater has been operated by the city of Farmington for the past three years. For more information, call the city managers office (248) 474-5500 x221. The name of the person to get in touch with is Holly Manzella.
Farmington Civic Theater - GREAT 2021 SHOT FROM DETROITYES
Farmington Civic Theater - AMAZING NEON
Farmington Civic Theater - AMAZING NEON
Farmington Civic Theater - Photo from early 2000's
Photo from early 2000's
Farmington Civic Theater - FROM THE SIDEWALK
Farmington Civic Theater - BANJO PLAYER
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Farmington Civic Theater - OLD PHOTO OF ENTRANCE
Farmington Civic Theater - 1956 AD
1956 AD
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