Hiland Theatre

13843 Woodward Avenue,
Highland Park, MI 48203

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Jake Bottero
Jake Bottero on May 22, 2021 at 5:59 am

The roof is falling in.

rivest266 on November 7, 2015 at 11:58 am

September 4th, 1963 grand opening ad as Paris in photo section.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on April 27, 2015 at 2:58 pm

If you look at the structure to the right of the theater in the above photo, you’ll see that it was Highland Applicances.

I believe that was the forerunner to the old Highland Superstores appliance chain.

DonFoshey on November 15, 2011 at 8:43 am

The building seems to have undergone a serious fire. The roof is gone and the upper story is largely gutted, from what you can see from street level.

RickB on September 17, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Detroit Funk has visited the neighborhood, which has visibly deteriorated since the Google car last went through. Eighth picture from the top shows some of the theater.

kencmcintyre on February 16, 2009 at 6:46 pm

This is from Boxoffice magazine in September 1963:

The Hiland Theater in Highland Park, operated for years by William London and the Brooks Brothers, Leonard and Bernard, has closed.

pianoman on June 7, 2006 at 1:54 am

Sorry, don’t try to go there. I tried it and it doesn’t work.

brian74 on June 21, 2004 at 5:22 am

Response to Neo:

Vincent Chinn was not killed at a theatre. The Fancy Pants was a Bar, located one block south of the Davison Expressway.

Why everyone thinks that he was killed at the Hiland Theatre is beyond me. Perhaps someone with mystic powers of mind control is working on the general populace making them beleive it was the Hiland Theatre.

sdoerr on June 16, 2004 at 4:51 am

Vincent Chin was killed at the theater, which is i believe the reason it was closed.

brian74 on June 14, 2004 at 5:33 am

I like a lot of your comments on the Hiland Theatre. There is one item I wanted to point out to you. The Fancy Pants was a bottomless bar located further south along Woodward Ave. on the E. side of the street. It was actually one block south of the Davidson expressway The Fancy pants was torn down many years ago after it was closed perminately following a beating incident which resulted in death.

One a lighter note, there was one more theatre located a few blocks north of the Davidson expressway on the W. side of Woodward. It was before the Highland Theatre, I beleive it was off the corner of Grand Ave. and Woodward. The entrance was not in front but actually off to the side on Grand Ave. as I was told by people much older than myself.