Melody Theatre - Inkster MI

Address: 28765 Michigan Ave
City: Inkster
State: MI
Zip: 48141
County: Wayne
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Owner History: Pedro Copado
Theater Type: Neighborhood House
Number of visits to this page: 9935
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General Information:

AKA: Melody Art

The Melody Theatre was opened on January 1, 1948. It operated as a movie theatre with occasional church services held on Sunday. Used in 1971-1972 as a concert venue. Then it became an adult move theatre soon after. It was eventually shut down by the city in 1997 for illegal activity, and was considered non-salvageable and was demolished on August 19, 1999. The site of the theatre is now the cement company next door, as it has expanded. [Sean Doerr]

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Info Updates:
3/14/2016 - Russell Barber
In the early 50's this was our nearest theatre. We lived in Romulus, Michigan across from what is now Detroit Metro Airport. We'd hop on a bus which would drop us off near the show. Saturday nights were big, because it was "screeno" night. This was a projected spinner on a screen, and if your number came up you yelled out "SCREENO" and came up on stage and collected your prize. The parking lot would be overflowing, so cars parked in the median on Michigan Avenue. A cement company sits on that spot now.
11/17/2005 - David Brzezinski
Around 1970, the Melody Theatre was used for a few rock and roll shows. I saw a couple of the shows. I imagine that the long time adult theatre reputation of the place deterred kids from coming to the shows.
1/13/2004 - Cinema Treasures
Once was a movie theater with occasional church services held on Sunday, the theater was last used as an adult theater. It was eventually shut down by the city for illegal activity, and was considered non-salvageable and was demolished.
12/18/2003 - Box Office Magazine
June 1960 - Pedro Copado, one of the areas enterprising exhibitors, is closing the Melody in Inkster.
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Melody Theatre - FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
Melody Theatre - FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
Melody Theatre - FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
Melody Theatre - OLD ARTRICLE FROM LES MARINKO
OLD ARTRICLE FROM LES MARINKO
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