Crystal Theatre

4730 Michigan Avenue,
Detroit, MI 48210

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Additional Info

Architects: Lavern R. Bennett, Eugene D. Straight

Firms: Bennett & Straight

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Nearby Theaters

CRYSTAL Theatre; Detroit, Michigan.

The Crystal Theatre opened in 1938 with seating for over 560. The theater was located on Michigan Avenue near 31st Street. The Crystal Theatre operated until 1956.

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kencmcintyre on January 26, 2008 at 6:01 pm

This site has the address right at the top of the page, but the poster they found looks like a different theater, on Randolph Street:

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 3, 2009 at 8:41 pm

A photo of the facade of the Crystal Theatre appeared in Boxoffice Magazine’s issue of February 22, 1941. The caption attributed the design of the house to the firm of Bennett & Straight.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 21, 2010 at 7:07 am

Boxoffice of July 9, 1938, ran an item saying that construction on the new Crystal Theatre was scheduled begin on August 15, and that operator Ben Cohen anticipated opening the house some time around Thanksgiving Day.

The item also said that this Crystal was a replacement for an older theater of the same name, across the street from the site of the new house, which had been demolished for the widening of Michigan Avenue.

The opening of the new Crystal was delayed. Boxoffice of December 17 said the house “…bows the latter part of the month.”

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