Croswell Opera House

129 E. Maumee Street,
Adrian, MI 49221

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Previously operated by: Butterfield Theaters

Architects: John C. Brompton

Functions: Live Performances, Live Theater, Special Events

Styles: Neo-Classical

Previous Names: Adrian Union Hall, Croswell Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 517.264.7469
Manager: 517.263.6868

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Croswell Opera House

The Croswell Opera House was opened in 1866. It was converted into a movie theatre from 1921 and was equipped with a theatre pipe organ. By 1941 the Croswell Theatre was operated by Butterfield Michigan Theaters Co. Movies continued until 1967. It returned to live performances in 1968. The Croswell Opera House was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 18, 1985.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 30, 2007 at 1:06 pm

Under Adrian Michigan in the 1897-98 edition of the Julius Cahn Official Theatrical Guide is listed the New Croswell Opera House, C.D. Hardy, Mgr. Seating listed as 1,158; admission prices ranged from 25 cents to $1. The house had both gas and electric illumination. The proscenium opening was 28 feet wide X 18 feet high, and the stage was 37 feet deep. There were 8 in the house orchestra. Hotels were the Lawrence and the Emery. There were 2 daily newspapers, the Times and the Telegram, and 3 weeklies. Railroads were the LS&MS and the Wabash.

rivest266 on October 28, 2012 at 10:11 am

Street View of Google’s now takes you inside this theatre.

DavidZornig on May 5, 2020 at 12:15 pm

1952 photo added credit Jeffrey Emerson‎.

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