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Michigan Theatre
Michigan Theatre

Michigan Theatre

W 137cm x H 101cm x D 0.2cm

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USD $3,800.00 +Duty/Tax at Custom

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About Michigan Theatre

Detail

Medium
Photography
EDITION
Limited Edition 10
Production Year
2013
Frame
Unframed

Description

Michigan Theatre is widely known for its haunting mutilation. From elegant auditorium to decrepit parking garage, this historic landmark went through its share of transformations. From the beginning, the site of the future theatre had automotive history attached to it. In a brick shed on this sam...

Michigan Theatre is widely known for its haunting mutilation. From elegant auditorium to decrepit parking garage, this historic landmark went through its share of transformations. From the beginning, the site of the future theatre had automotive history attached to it. In a brick shed on this same land in 1886, Henry Ford completed his first experimental automobile, known as the “Quadricycle.” The 4000-seat concert hall/movie theatre and the ten-story office building that contained it opened in 1926. Ushers trained at West Pointe guided patrons up marble stairs, past European antiques and ornate plasterwork. The theatre had its own orchestra and a huge Wurlitzer organ. Many of the famous big bands of the era played there. By the 1960s, the theatre was experiencing the decline that was affecting the rest of the downtown. For a time the theatre showed Red Wings hockey games on closed-circuit television. Then it was a dinner theatre. In the 1970s, now known as the Michigan Palace, rock bands such as Kiss, Blue Oyster Cult and David Bowie performed there. The interior of the space suffered greatly. Finally in 1977, exceeding to the office tenants demands for more parking space, the theatre was gutted and turned into a parking garage.

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