Highland Park Theatre - Highland Park MI

Address: 13843 Woodward Ave
City: Highland Park
State: MI
Zip: 48203
County: Wayne
Open: 1915
Capacity: 600
Owner History: B. & L. Brooks
Theater Type: Neighborhood House
Number of visits to this page: 9790

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General Information:

AKA: Paris, Hiland

Source: Cinema Treasures

The Highland Park opened in 1915, designed by B.C. Wetzell, who also designed several other Detroit-area theaters, like the DeLuxe and Arcade. It could seat about 600 and may have originally been a vaudeville house before switching to movies sometime later. In 1967, it was renamed the Paris, and began screening adult fare. Three years later, it received another new name, the Hiland. Wayne County prosecutors fought to have the Hiland shut down during the 80s, claiming it was being used as a front for prostitution. Later in the 80s, the ?entertainment? moved from onscreen to onstage, when it began to feature strip shows, as the Fancy Pants. The old theater has been closed now for over a decade, and is now in an advanced state of disrepair.

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Info Updates:
1/13/2009 - Tom Elliott
I had a friend whose father managed this theater in the 1960's when it was called the Highland Art and featured adult films. Occasionally we would go down and help out with maintenance chores. At that point the place was in good condition, nice little theater.
12/18/2003 - Box Office Magazine
May 1959 - Leonard and Bernard Brooks are shortening the name of the Highland Park, in the suburb of that name, to the Hiland.
Highland Park Theatre - From American Classic Images
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