7314 Woodward Ave|
|Record #13282 |
Opened: September 19, 1916|
Architect(s): Stratton & VonSchneide
Current Organ: none
| Also Known As: Center|
The Regent opened on September 19, 1916, as either a legitimate theater or a vaudeville house, and was later operated by United Detroit Theaters. The theater was remodeled in 1953 and then closed in 1959. It reopened again in 1961 as the Center and was again remodeled in 1972. The theater closed for good in 1974 and was razed the following year.
In its original configuration, the Regent claimed 3600 seats. They were known for exageration like "biggest theater in the world."
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Last featured 2002-12-27. Last edited 3/21/2010.