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Mel Theater

3920 Oakwood Blvd
Melvindale MI

Demolished 1988 Adult Theatre
Record #13250  
 Opened: 1942
 Closed: 1988
 Demolished: 1988
Capacity: 1498 seats
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Current Organ: none
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The Mel was opened on January 29, 1942, by United Detroit Theatres. The first film at the $250,000 theater was "When Ladies Meet". In its later years, the Mel featured adult fare, and in 1988, the City of Melvindale shut down the theater for good. The theater was razed in June of that year and the property is now part of a shopping center.


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Last featured 2002-12-27. Last edited 4/4/2010.

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