Uptown Theatre - Highland Park MI

Address: 16501 Woodward Ave
City: Highland Park
State: MI
Zip: 48203
County: Wayne
Open: 1927
Capacity: 1500
Owner History:
Theater Type: Neighborhood House
Number of visits to this page: 5615
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AKA: RKO Uptown, Six Mile Uptown, Six Mile, The Eighties

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Info Updates:
9/10/2006 - ElJay
Went there as a teenager to see "The Pawnbroker" in 1966 (I believe). It was still a really nice theater and area at the time. You could walk across Woodward on 6 Mile after an evening show then and have a donut and pop at Dunkin Donuts.
1/15/2004 - Cinema Treasures
Opened in 1927 for RKO, the Uptown was designed to as a sister theater to the downtown Oriental, and could sit somewhere between 1500 and 3000 it isn't clear today what the actual auditorium seating was. It was originally a venue for vaudeville, but later switched to movies and contained a large organ. The Uptown was, like the Oriental, designed by the firm of Periera and Periera. Renamed the Six Mile Uptown (for its location at Woodward and Six Mile Roads in Highland Park) in 1954, the Uptown was dropped five years later. Starting in the early 70s, it switched from movies to live strip shows, and later that decade, pornographic films. After it closed in 1980, plans were laid to convert the Six Mile into a playhouse called the Eighties. However, this idea came to naught, since it was razed by the late 80s.
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