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Emsee Theatre

Photo from the Bob Meza collection.
67 Cass Ave
Mount Clemens MI

Record #26330  
 Opened: August 10, 1946
 Closed: 1959
 Current Use:
Capacity: 1063 seats
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: MC-Art, MC

During the 1940s and 1950s, the main floor of the Price Building was home to the Emsee Theatre, which opened on August 10, 1946, with a screening of "Devotion". The theatre was built at a cost of $110,000. R. Roy Shook operated the theater, which had 1,000 seats on the main level and 300 more on the mezzanine. In 1958, the its name changed to the MC-Art and featured foreign and art films exclusively. It soon returned to screening Hollywood fare, but finally succumbed to the more popular area drive-ins. The MC closed in early 1959 and the newspaper offices expanded into the theater space.

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Circa 1946 photos from the Bob Meza collection.

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Last featured 10/28/2006. Last edited 11/27/2014.

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