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Showcase Cinemas Dearborn

2001 Photo from the Adam Martin collection.
24105 Michigan Ave
Dearborn MI 48124

Demolished 2010
Record #4155  
 Opened: 1941
 Closed: September 5, 2006
 Demolished: 2010
Architect(s): Charles N Agree; Reisman Associates
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Dearborn Theater
 Previously operated by: National Amusements

Built at a cost of $212,000, the Dearborn Theater had a small stage, but no dressing rooms or orchestra pit. It was similar in design the the Royal. The Dearborn opened with "Four Mothers" and "Tobacco Road", and was controlled by Wisper and Wetsman.

In 1969, a 300-seat auditorium called the Dearborn Living Room was added and the theater was sold to Wayne Amusement Company in 1973.

After a third screen was added, the Dearborn became known as the Dearborn Entertainment Center, and was one of the first cinemas in Michigan to serve alcohol.

National Amusements purchased the theater in 1986. By this time the main auditorium had been split into four screens. The new owner added another three screens and renamed it the Showcase Dearborn 1-8.

The last day of operation was September 4, 2006.

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May 2001 photos from the Adam Martin collection.

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