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bradh1961 commented about 6 Mile Theatre on Oct 2, 2019 at 9:53 am

I lived at Six Mile & Woodward Avenue in the 1983 when the nearby Uptown Theater was closed and slated for demolition. During demolition I snuck inside and was able to “rescue” or “salvage” or in plain words, steal an art deco wall sconce which I’ve had displayed in my New York City apartment for the last twenty years. I’ve a particular love for old theaters and salvaging bits of neon and signage before they disappear. In addition to this sconce I have the “Now Playing” neon from the Esquire Theater in Toledo and the neon “O” from the Avalon Theater in Toledo.

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bradh1961 commented about Esquire Theatre on Aug 21, 2013 at 11:29 am

I grew up outside Toledo. Just before the Esquire Theater was torn down I saved one of the two yellow neon “NOW PLAYING” signs from the top of the marquee and have saved it all these years. It now lives with me in Brooklyn, NY as a memory of a part of Toledo’s theater history.