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20th Century Theatre
Cincinnati, OH
Photo courtesy Jason Kambitsis

The 20th Century Theatre is a gem found in Cincinnati, OH. This theatre features a front facade that looks as fresh as it did back in the 20th century. 07-06



Pix Theatre
Lapper, MI
Photo courtesy Rick McOmber

The Winston Motel advertises a rarity for an old roadside lodging place... hot tubs. I wonder where the yellow arrow leads to. 07-06




Fox Theatre
Detroit, MI
Photo courtesy Mark Hackett

The Fox Theatre in Detroit, MI was built in 1928 and was one of the first movie palaces to have live sound. Opening day was September 21, 1928 for this Fox, which was the first of the Fox theatres and known as the largest. Check out the facade of this lavish theatre, restored in 1988. The Fox is a National Historic Landmark. More info can be found here. 01-07



Ford-Tel Theatre
Dearborn Heights, MI
Photo courtesy Mark Hackett

Here's the movie marquee for the Ford-Tel Theatre of Dearborn Heights, MI. According to the Ford-Tel website, the theatre is open for lease. 01-07



Strand Theatre
Alma, MI
Photo and info courtesy Richard Weiss

The Strand Theatre still stands in Alma, MI. The building was clearly remodeled somewhere along the line but the old theatre sign survives. 03-07



Tivoli Theatre
Spencer, IN
Photo courtesy Bruce R. Cassi / 2005

The Tivoli Theatre opened its doors on New Year's Eve in 1928. The Mission Revival Tivoli finally closed its doors in 1999 after a period of sparse crowds. On March 30, 2006, the Tivoli was purchased and saved from the demolition that had been earlier scheduled for December 2005. More information can be found at the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana website. 06-07



Coral Theatre (Demolished)
Oak Lawn, IL
Photo courtesy Bruce R. Cassi / 1978

The Coral Theater was the place to see first run movies when I was a kid in the 70's. The Coral closed in the early 80's when movie-goers began going to the mall cinema's which featured an unheard of 3 to 6 screens at that time. 06-07









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