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This web site dedicated to preserving the wonderful history of the State of Michigan! We have over 4000 attractions featured with over 20,000 photos and thousands of information updates! Movie Theaters, Drive-Ins, Auto Racing, Amusement Parks, Motels, Resorts, Tourist Attractions and much more! Click the button in the menu to the left to see a random sample!

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Update for Friday, April 30th, 2021

Lately I have been going bonkers on the historical newspaper sites finding TONS of information on old theaters. It is almost addicting as I have been doing it for several hours every day for a week or more. I have posted items that hopefully provide context and new information on some of these old houses. Who ran them, when they were built and opened, various incidents that occurred and so forth.

I am also comparing my master list of theaters to other sources to fill in the gaps for what I might be missing. I even hired somebody on Fiverr to transpose an old business catalog from the 20's into text to add to my information. The total number of theaters in the state is now almost 2200.

That is not to say they were all open at once, but that is still a staggering number when you think about it. Some of these were opened and changed names over the years but most are unique, separate entities. Smallish towns you wouldn't think would have a theater at all had several over the years in some cases. The research work continues on my quest to have the most complete coverage possible....

Update for Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

I went out and took some fresh photos of 10 or so local indoor theaters and a couple of drive-ins over the last few days. The links to those are below.

I bought a new Canon EOS M50 camera as my iPhone photos were unsatisfactory. It shoots decent video so I hope to be adding some videos to the site. I am toying with the notion of starting a YouTube channel for the site also.

The out-of-state drive-ins that were missing city names have been fixed. I am getting close to having a complete address for every featured location. There are a couple dozen that remain unknown.

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Indoor Theatres
Thumb Theatre - Deckerville Sylvan Theatre - Chelsea Princess Theatre - Chelsea Kingston Theatre - Cheboygan Goldfront Theatre - Cheboygan Ritz Theatre - Cheboygan Family Theatre - Port Huron Huron Theatre - Port Huron Strand Theatre - Port Huron Regent Theatre - Port Huron Grand Theater - Calumet Bijou Theatre - Calumet Crown Theater - Calumet Cass Theatre - Cass City Majestic Theatre - Port Huron Royal Theater - Calumet Dreamland Theater - Cadillac Ironwood Theatre - Ironwood Newport Theater - Ironwood Strand Theatre - Lowell Eastwood Theatre - Eastpointe Empress Theatre - Belding Model Theater - South Haven Regent Theater - Alma Mazda Theatre - L'Anse Baraga Theater - Baraga Post Theatre - Battle Creek Capitol Theatre - Eaton Rapids Majestic Theatre - Homer Crystal Theatre - Crystal Falls Sauk Theatre - Jonesville New Theatre - Kalamazoo Selfridge Field Theatre - Mount Clemens Lake Theatre - Oscoda O.K. Theater - South Haven Chatham Theatre - Chatham Sun Theatre - Williamston Sun Theatre - Grand Ledge Eaton Theatre - Charlotte Bee Theatre - Charlotte Gem Theatre - Cassopolis Dreamland Theatre - Casnovia Lee Theatre - Carson City Bronson Theatre - Bronson Coliseum Theatre - Bronson Boyne Cinema - Boyne City Washington Theatre - Brighton Rialto Theatre - Brighton Temple Theatre - Petoskey Star Theatre - Brooklyn Gratiot Theatre - Breckenridge Bliss Theatre - Blissfield Emagine Birch Run - Birch Run Big Rapids Cinema - Big Rapids Star Theatre - Belding Hollywood Theatre - Buchanan Berry Theatre - Berrien Springs Bellevue Theatre - Bellevue Southtown Twin Theatres - St. Joseph Sawyer Theatre - Sawyer Our Theater - Lawton Wonderland Cinema - Niles Loma Theatre - Coloma AMC Wonderland 6 - Livonia Phoenix Theatres Laurel Park Place - Livonia Mai Kai Theatre - Livonia Madison Theatre - Detroit Dipson Theater - Farmington Hills Eastland Mall 5 - Harper Woods Woods 6 - Gross Pointe
Opera Houses
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Amusement Parks
Devil's Lake Amusement Park - Manitou Beach Walled Lake Amusement Park - Walled Lake Sugar Island Park - Sugar Island Park Island - Lake Orion Electric Park - Detroit Silver Beach Amusement Park - St. Joseph
Drag Strips
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Speedways
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Grand Theater - Calumet - 5/9/2021
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Royal Theater - Calumet - 5/9/2021
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Bad Axe Opera House - Bad Axe - 5/8/2021
Chatham Theatre - Chatham - 5/6/2021
Bee Theatre - Charlotte - 5/6/2021
Gem Theatre - Cassopolis - 5/6/2021
Dreamland Theatre - Casnovia - 5/6/2021
Lee Theatre - Carson City - 5/6/2021
Coliseum Theatre - Bronson - 5/6/2021
Star Theatre - Belding - 5/4/2021
Empress Theatre - Belding - 5/4/2021
Sawyer Theatre - Sawyer - 5/4/2021
Our Theater - Lawton - 5/4/2021
Wonderland Cinema - Niles - 5/4/2021
Berry Theatre - Berrien Springs - 5/4/2021
Regent Theatre - Bangor - 5/3/2021
Elmac Theater - Maple Rapids - 5/3/2021
Brown City Theater - Brown City - 5/3/2021
Baraga Theater - Baraga - 5/3/2021
Swing Theatre - Athens - 5/2/2021
Pioneer Theatre - Amasa - 5/2/2021
Star Theater - Sandusky - 5/2/2021
Rex Theatre - Ahmeek - 5/2/2021
Regent Theater - Alma - 5/2/2021
Idlehour - Alma - 5/2/2021
Hudson Cinema 2 - Hudson - 5/1/2021
Alhambra Theatre - Hillsdale - 4/30/2021
Merry Land Theater - Addison - 4/30/2021
Last 30 Information Updates
Cadillac 5 Theatres - Cadillac - 5/9/2021
Dowagiac Theatre - Dowagiac - 5/3/2021
Chief Theatre - Dowagiac - 5/3/2021
Strand Theatre - Alma - 5/2/2021
Palace Theater - Petoskey - 4/27/2021
Temple Theatre - Sault Sainte Marie - 4/25/2021
Washington Theatre - Brighton - 4/25/2021
Danny Boy's Drive In Movie Theaters - Ionia - 4/25/2021
Novi Town Center 8 - Novi - 4/24/2021
Brighton Cinemas 9 - Brighton - 4/24/2021
Liberty Theater - Marlette - 4/22/2021
Milford Independent Cinema - Milford - 4/19/2021
EMagine Novi - Novi - 4/19/2021
MJR Westland Grand Digital Cinema 16 - Westland - 4/19/2021
Showcase Cinemas Westland - Westland - 4/19/2021
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Vaudette Theatre - Mount Pleasant - 4/18/2021
Temple Theatre - Howell - 4/17/2021
Tahqua-Land Theatre - Newberry - 4/17/2021
Callier Theatre - Belding - 4/17/2021
Farr Theatre - Mason - 4/17/2021
Pentwater Theatre - Pentwater - 4/17/2021
Roxy Theatre - St. Charles - 4/17/2021
Center Theatre - Marlette - 4/17/2021
Park Theatre - Montague - 4/17/2021
Pavillion Theatre - Saugatuck - 4/17/2021
Crystal Theatre - Beulah - 4/17/2021
Wakefield Theatre - Wakefield - 4/17/2021
Cinema III - Charlevoix - 4/17/2021
Avon Theatre - Rochester - 4/16/2021
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