Lakeview Theater

30609 Jefferson Avenue,
St. Clair Shores, MI 48081

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Architects: Lavern R. Bennett, Eugene D. Straight

Firms: Bennett & Straight

Styles: Art Deco

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Lakeview Theater

The Lakeview Theater was opened in 1922. It was remodeled in 1935 to the plans of architectural firm Bennett & Straight. I remember going to Saturday matinee movies in the late-1950’s for 75 cents. It was a very old theater with a balcony.

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kencmcintyre on January 14, 2009 at 8:21 pm

There is a vintage photo on this site:

CSWalczak on April 14, 2009 at 8:48 pm

It’s hard to believe that building in the 1922 photo is the same as that in the 1957 picture; it seems far too small to have accommodated 570 seats and also have had a balcony.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 25, 2012 at 6:09 pm

An item in the January 22, 1935, issue of The Film Daily said that a remodeling of the Lakeview Theatre in St.Clair Shores was underway. Plans were by the Dearborn architectural firm Bennett & Straight.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 25, 2012 at 7:47 pm

A comment on the Lakeview Theatre page at Water Winter Wonderland says that this theater was on Jefferson Avenue at Francis Street. That’s only a few blocks south of 13 Mile Road, so Google Maps has its pin icon almost two miles too far south. That’s probably because the theater needs a five-digit address and we only give it four digits. The right address is most likely 30620 Jefferson, which would put it in the block just north of Francis Street.

DavidZornig on August 20, 2019 at 8:22 pm

This St. Clair Shores Public Library link says the address was originally 30609 Jefferson Avenue.

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