Historic Michigan Movie Theaters Book

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Michigan Movie Theatres
A Pictorial History

by Michael V. Doyle
ISBN 0967757029
144 pages
11 x 8.5 paperback
$9.95 USD (free shipping in USA only)

The old movie theaters in Michigan are the stars of this book on Michigan movie theater history. Some of them are still standing, while others are long gone. Each Michigan movie theater is commemorated with a full page of facts and Michigan movie theater photos.

An entire section of the book is devoted to the founding fathers of Michigan’s theater industry, including W.S. Butterfield, William Emmett Goodrich, Jack Loeks, Joseph Poisson, Howard Reynolds (husband of Marie Poisson), Oscar Varneau, and Allen Johnson. A chapter on movie theater architecture includes the work of Thomas Lamb, John Eberson, Howard Crane, and others.

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Theaters featured include:

  • Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor
  • State Theater, Ann Arbor
  • Campus Theater, Ann Arbor
  • Hamblin Opea House, Battle Creek
  • Bijou Theater, Battle Creek
  • State Theater (Bay Theater, Orpheum Theater), Bay City
  • Empire Theater, Bay City
  • Colonial Theater, Bay City
  • Fox Theater, Detroit
  • State Theater (Palms Theater), Detroit
  • Madison Theater, Detroit
  • Gem Theater, Detroit
  • Capital Theater (Grand Circuit Theater), Detroit
  • Wilson Theater (Cinerama Theater, Music Hall Theater, Detroit
  • United Artists Theater, Detroit
  • Michigan Theater, Detroit
  • Adams Theater, Detroit
  • Redford Theater, Detroit
  • Harper Theater, Detroit
  • Hollywood Theater, Detroit
  • Duke Theater, Detroit
  • Capitol Theater, Flint
  • Regent Theater, Flint
  • Palace Theater, Flint
  • Rialto Theater (Savoy Theater, Royal Theater), Flint
  • Della Theater, Flint
  • Michigan Theater, Flint
  • Garden Theater, Flint
  • Regent Theater, Grand Rapids
  • Keith’s Theater (RKO Theater, Empress Theater), Grand Rapids
  • Majestic Theater, Grand Rapids
  • Midtown Theater (Fotonews Theater, Powers Theater), Grand Rapids
  • Center Theater (Isis Theater), Grand Rapids
  • Kent Theater (Orpheum Theater), Grand Rapids
  • Savoy Theater (Temple Theater, Columbus Theater), Grand Rapids
  • Easttown Theater, Grand Rapids
  • Our Theater, Grand Rapids
  • Four Star Theater, Grand Rapids
  • Wealthy Theater, Grand Rapids
  • Michigan Theater, Jackson
  • Regent Theater, Jackson
  • State Theater, Kalamazoo
  • Michigan Theater, Kalamazoo
  • Fuller Theater, Kalamazoo
  • Uptown Theater, Kalamazoo
  • Strand Theater (Michigan Theater), Lansing
  • Gladmer Theater, Lansing
  • Capitol Theater, Lansing
  • Lansing Theater (Colonial Theater, Esquire Theater), Lansing
  • Orpheum Theater, Lansing
  • Plaza Theater, Lansing
  • Northtown Theater, Lansing
  • Lucon Theater (Campus Theater), East Lansing
  • State Theater, East Lansing
  • Strand Theater (Campus Theater), Pontiac
  • Temple Theater, Saginaw
  • Franklin Theater, Saginaw
  • Michigan Theater, Escanaba
  • Butler Theater, Ispheming
  • Nordic Theater, Marquette
  • Delft Theater, Marquette
  • Soo Theater, Sault Ste. Marie

The author is a professor at Michigan State University and a collector of movie memorabilia. Brimming with nostalgia and a love of the cinema, Michigan Movie Theaters brings the glory of these old buildings to life once again.

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