Theatre Comique

1249-1251 Broadway Street,
Detroit, MI 48226

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Architects: Charles Howard Crane

Previous Names: Crystal Theatre, Comique Theatre

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1910 photo courtesy of Art Barcenas.

The Crystal Theatre was opened on September 18, 1905. Designed by architect C. Howard Crane, it had an elaborated sheet metal facade. Seating was provided in orchestra and balcony levels.

It was closed for a while and reopened on February 2, 1908 as the Theatre Comique playing ‘High Class Continuous Perfomances’ of movies. It was closed in 1928.

Contributed by Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 2 comments)

CSWalczak on October 11, 2012 at 11:49 am

There are two pictures of this theater on this webpage. At some point the signage was changed to read Comique Theatre.

DavidZornig on June 8, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Found and added a crisper copy of the 1910 photo courtesy of Art Barcenas via the Retrun to Old Delray, Old Detroit Facebook page.

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