Kramer Theater

5741 Michigan Avenue,
Detroit, MI 48210

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Architects: Charles Howard Crane

Styles: Renaissance Revival, Streamline Moderne

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Kramer Theater

A large, ornate, neighborhood theater, seating 1,732, the Kramer Theater was designed by the prolific architect C. Howard Crane. It was opened September 5, 1920. Alterations were carried out in 1938.

The Kramer Theater remained in operation into the early-1970’s, but has since been razed.

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kathy2trips on August 20, 2010 at 1:15 am

A good photo from approx. the 1940s:
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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 22, 2016 at 3:00 am

A widening of Michigan Avenue undertaken in 1938 made it necessary to demolish a considerable portion of the Kramer Theatre building, including a small corner of the auditorium, and the house was closed for the better part of a year. This event accounts for the drastic change in the theater’s architectural style, from Renaissance Revival to Streamline Modern. The rebuilt house reopened on February 11, 1939.

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