Silver Cinemas 8

32173 Gratiot Avenue,
Roseville, MI 48066

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DavidZornig on August 20, 2019 at 8:48 pm

1987 photo added via Roseville Reflections Facebook page. Appears to have already had 4 screens by 87 and not early90s as the Overview states.

moax429 on August 15, 2016 at 5:58 pm

I recently discovered the reason this theater closed is because the owners of Macomb Mall annulled their lease with Landmark Theaters, Silver Cinemas' corporate owner, because of the remodeling.

I sent Landmark an e-mail asking them if they will see about returning to the Detroit area and/or establishing a location in the Lansing, Jackson, or Battle Creek areas. They told me they would “send [my] request to the director of development.” Let’s hope they do!

Meyerson on March 7, 2016 at 11:32 am

To be clear, the Gratiot Drive-In remained open for almost 19 years after Cinema I & II made its debut. Your site says the drive-in closed in 1984:

rivest266 on November 7, 2015 at 12:56 pm

December 22nd, 1965 grand opening ad in photo section. The third of General Cinema’s twin cinemas in the Detroit area.

moax429 on September 1, 2015 at 10:49 am

I used to go to this theater when I lived in Southfield until December 2014 (I now live in Charlotte, Michigan, a small town between Lansing and Battle Creek).

I was shocked when I came back to the Detroit area for a visit with my friend last spring and discovered the Silver Cinemas were closed (a sign on the marquee read, “Closed – It’s been reel”). I guess that was a consequence of the Macomb Mall being remodeled.

Shame that now if I go back to suburban Detroit for a visit, and want to see a movie I missed the first time around, I’ll have to go to that sorry Movies 16 at Universal Mall in Warren; the Silver Cinemas had more class for a second-run theater. But, when I have enough money and want to see anything first-run, it’s good to know the MJR Partridge Creek is still active (I also have an MJR Rewards Card to use there, which is likewise still active).

BigScreen_com on May 8, 2015 at 11:09 am

This theater closed in April 2015:

xiaNaix on March 11, 2011 at 3:26 pm

I worked for this cinema in the late 80’s and early 90’s when it was run by General Cinema. Also when it was later purchased by Cinemark. Anyone have any pictures?