Park Theatre

1583 W. Fort Street,
Lincoln Park, MI 48146

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Previously operated by: Premiere Theatres Canada

Architects: Charles N. Agree, Charles Howard Crane

Functions: Housing

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Lincoln Park Theatre

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Park Theatre

Built in 1925, and designed by C. Howard Crane, as the Lincoln Park Theatre. This 600 seat theatre was remodeled by the Canadian based Premier Operating Corp. Ltd. chain in the early-1940’s. It was given an Art Moderne style by another prolific Detroit-area theater architect, Charles N. Agree. After decades as a first-run house, this Streamline-style theatre switched over to pornographic films in the 1970’s, and remained, to the consternation of many, a XXX theater for many years.

Its facade was painted a uniformly drab gray, its storefront windows blocked up and painted over to draw less attention to itself. (Though its bright yellow marquee advertising “Adult Entertainment” certainly is not subtle whatsoever). The auditorium has been demolished and housing built on the site, the front of the building remains, advertising Lincoln Park Lofts.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

Recent comments (view all 14 comments)

sdoerr on August 2, 2004 at 5:21 pm

my guess is the interior is not very ornate. lalynch if your intersted in seeing a theater we are trying to restore, head down to Wayne, for the Wayne Theatre, we are there Sunday from 4 til late. Let me know

lalynch on May 20, 2008 at 12:53 pm

HOT NEWS: Park Theater to be demolished

Read all about it here:
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For those that object to the demolition of the Park Theater please send your letters to:

Mayor Frank E. Vaslo and City Council
City of Lincoln Park
1355 Southfield Road
Lincoln Park, MI 48146

Steve Duchane
City Manager
City of Lincoln Park
1355 Southfield Road
Lincoln Park, MI 48146

Louis Piszker
Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency
2121 Biddle, Suite 102
Wyandotte, MI 48192

kencmcintyre on September 26, 2008 at 7:12 pm

There doesn’t seem to be any recent news concerning demolition of the theater, so the assumption is that it still stands.

kencmcintyre on December 3, 2008 at 4:19 pm

Here is a November 2008 article about preservation:

NativeForestHiller on February 8, 2009 at 1:15 am

What is the current status of the theater? Any chances of preservation? Please let me know. Thanks!

CSWalczak on June 24, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Here’s an update on plans for the Park Theater:
View link on November 28, 2011 at 6:38 pm

My photo from July 2011 shows the building still vacant:

CSWalczak on November 16, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Ground will soon be broken for the conversion of this theater to residential and retail: View article

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