Motor City Marquees: A Comprehensive, Illustrated Reference to Motion Picture Theaters in the Detroit Area,1906¿1992

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From early nickelodeons to modern multiplexes, this reference work reflects the rich movie theater tradition of the Detroit area through 1992. Each of the over 400 entries includes the theater's name and address, year opened, architect (when appropriate), number of seats, and a brief history. This work is heavily illustrated.

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reference work reflects the rich movie theatre tradition of the Detroit area
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786411436
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/15/2001
  • Edition description: ALTERNATE
  • Pages: 189
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Stuart Galbraith IV's other books include The Japanese Filmography (1996) and Japanese Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films (1994). He lives in Kyoto, Japan.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6
Preface 9
Introduction 11
History: The Rise, Fall and Rise of Detroit's Film Theaters 17
Nickelodeons and Pre-Talkie Theaters 35
Motion Picture Theaters 39
Drive-In Theaters of the Metropolitan Detroit Area 159
Drive-In Theaters of Detroit and its Suburbs 159
Indoor and Drive-In Theaters of the Ann Arbor/Yspilanti Area 167
Selected Bibliography 177
Index 179
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