Roosevelt Theatre

9515 Gratiot Avenue,
Detroit, MI 48213

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Previously operated by: Wisper-Wetsman Theaters

Architects: Christian W. Brandt, H.D. Ilgenfritz

Styles: Spanish Colonial

Previous Names: Imperial Theatre

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Roosevelt Theatre 1939

The Roosevelt Theatre was designed by Christian W. Brandt and H.D. Ilgenfritz as a sister to the Cinderella Theatre, which opened a year earlier (1924) and sat about a hundred more than the Roosevelt’s 1,770. Like the Cinderella Theatre, it was designed in Spanish Colonial style. The Roosevelt Theatre was opened on September 17, 1925.

The theater was renamed the Imperial Theatre for one year (1929) before returning to its previous name.

In 1954, the Roosevelt Theatre was closed, and demolished not long afterwards.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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kathy2trips on April 19, 2010 at 1:19 am

It was directly in the path of the future I-94. A terrible loss.

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