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Crystal Theatre


Address: 4730 Michigan Ave
City: Detroit State: MI Zip: Phone:  
County: Wayne
Notes:
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Open: 1938 Closed: 1956 Capacity:  
Owner: Unknown
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 2516
 
 

11/13/2020 - Valrie Marks Kantorski
I have a photocopy of a programme from the Crystal Theatre dated 1906. I see from info on this site that this original theatre was torn down and a new one was built across the street in 1938 to accommodate the widening of Michigan Avenue. The program lists the names of the Executive Staff, including C. Fritz Marks, who was my paternal grandfather. I particularly enjoyed noticing the words, REFINED VAUDEVILLE immediately below the name CRYSTAL THEATRE! I will submit my photocopy to the administrator of this website.

Fritz Marks ( played piano and organ in vaudeville in theaters all over Detroit and greater environs. He was also in the society orchestra of Henry Ford's, playing for galas and other events.
6/7/2010 - bill martin
My father was the projectionist at the Crystal in the mid 1940''s. I still have a booking sheet for June 1946 that shows the presentations for that month. They were playing a movie I am sure we all remember and that was To Have and have Not with Bogart. At that time the owners were Broder theaters.

4/10/2010 - Ron Boron
My mother told me that back in the late 40''s she would take me to the Crystal once a week because they gave out a piece of dinnerware with a Elizabethian design. My mother was able to collect a complete service for 8. Back then admission was 5 cents and I was admitted free. The theatre was on Michigan avenue near Junction I believe.

11/28/2008 - Sean Doerr
Have old ad from 1922 that shows Crystal at 4345 Michigan Ave.
1/29/2004 - WaterWinterWonderland
This old pre-war house was one of many that once dotted Michigan Avenue, it is now long gone.
Crystal Theatre - OLD AD
OLD AD

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