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Tracy commented about Lincoln Theatre on Nov 18, 2020 at 12:36 am

“Opened in 1923 were the Lincoln and Lakewood theaters. The Lincoln, on Madison at Arthur, had 1,000 seats and cost $100,000 to build.”

“To announce its opening, manager Glenn Crockett organìzed a parade of automobiles. The lead car carried a machine gun, which periodically was fired skyward. There were some serious objections to the firing when it persisted while the caravan was stopped briefly in front of Lakewood Hospital.” Lakewood Sun Post April 27, 1989

Tracy commented about Royal Theatre on Nov 18, 2020 at 12:33 am

“The Uno Theater came along in 1917 at Madison and Ridgewood. Its name was changed to the Royal and it continued as such for many years. It was affectionately referred to by many of its patrons as ‘The Garlic House,’ a nickname prompted by the aromatic ethnic cookery of the neighborhood."Lakewood Sun Post April 27, 1989

Tracy commented about Lakewood Theatre on Nov 18, 2020 at 12:26 am

From the Lakewood Sun Post, April 27, 1989.

“The Lakewood Theater, with 600 seats, was located between Victoria and Elmwood on the south side of Detroit. Its dome-like front, which depicted the firmament, was filled with lights representing stars.”

Tracy commented about Phantasy Theatre on Nov 18, 2020 at 12:14 am

Added some historic images from a City of Lakewood Heritage Advisory Board agenda requesting historic status for the building that housed the Homestead Theater. Thursday, September 24, 2020

Tracy commented about Ontario Theatre on Feb 3, 2019 at 10:10 pm

Terrific piece on the theater’s history on the Streets of Washington site.

The punk, metal and new wave bands that played there — wow!

Tracy commented about April 1968 photo via Steve Larrick. on Feb 3, 2019 at 9:29 pm

14th and Columbia, NW corner. Building still there, though everything north of it is gone with new buildings in their place.

Tracy commented about Optic Theatre on Dec 7, 2018 at 10:02 am

Add Starsky and Hutch to the list of shows with the theater in the background. Season 1, “The Bait.” 1975

Tracy commented about Hollywood Galaxy on Oct 16, 2016 at 10:54 pm

Comedian Patton Oswalt does a funny bit about this place in his “Finest Hour” special. It come near the end.

Tracy commented about Parma Theatre on Jul 10, 2013 at 3:20 am

There’s an effort to save the theater and create a community arts center.

Tracy commented about AED Globe Theatre on Jul 10, 2013 at 2:48 am

I liked this as Visions, which included a cafe and bar, but then the E Street cinema opened and seemed to ciphon off a lot of their business.

Tracy commented about Shaker Square Cinemas on Jul 10, 2013 at 2:16 am

My grandmother said she and my grandfather went there when they were dating, which would have been in the late 30s. She said they’d sit in the balcony. I asked her (teasingly) what she was doing in the balcony, and she said “smooching!”

Tracy commented about Variety Theatre on Jul 10, 2013 at 2:04 am

I only went after it had switched to concerts. I saw REM and INXS there in 1984 or 1985.

Tracy commented about Paris Art Theatre on Jul 10, 2013 at 1:54 am

From a commenter on Facebook in a discussion about the Parma Theater: “Parma was a ‘baby’ when I went to those movies. The Southern which is a porn place now was a great movie house! They had farm night on Fridays. They would break between movies and give away animals, chickens, ducks, goats, roosters, eggs, and vegetables. It was such fun to watch! This was in the 40’s. Mom and Dad took me.” 7/8/13