Palmer Park Theatre

17013 Hamilton Avenue,
Highland Park, MI 48203

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Previously operated by: Midwest Theaters Co.

Architects: Charles N. Agree

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Palmer Park Theatre

Located in Highland Park to the north of Detroit. Built for William Graham and Nathan and Raymond Schreiber and opened July 23, 1937, the Palmer Park Theatre cost over $200,000 to erect. It was designed by Charles N. Agree in French Moderne style, similar in appearance to his Westown Theatre of a year earlier, in Detroit.

In 1950, it was sold to Art Weisberg, who later went on to operate former palaces like the Summit Theatre and United Artists Theatre in downtown Detroit during the 1970s as adult theatres.

The Palmer Park was recently demolished after falling into disrepair since closing years ago.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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brian74 on June 4, 2004 at 4:14 pm

I saw “Bonnie and Clyde” there on Xmas Eve one time. I think they edited the ending of that movie since then because I was young and the way they shot up Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in the end, one could'nt forget that, even on Xmas Eve. Oh well, it was a nice theatre.

rivest266 on November 5, 2015 at 5:23 am

July 23rd, 1937 grand opening ad in photo section.

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