Franklin Theatre

814 Division Avenue S,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Previous Names: Beecher's Theatre, Beecher's Division Theatre

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Franklin Theatre

The Franklin Theatre opened in 1912 with seating listed at 478. This was a theatre that catered to African Americans. It was operated by Butterfield Theatres.

The Franklin Theatre closed in 1950 and was later demolished. Any further information on this theatre would be appreciated.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 1, 2011 at 7:27 am

The 1922 Grand Rapids City Directory lists Beecher’s Division Theatre at this address.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 2, 2011 at 5:44 am

In the 1916 Grand Rapids Directory there is a house simply called Beecher’s Theatre listed at this address.

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