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Regent Theater

7314 Woodward Ave
Detroit MI

Demolished 1975
Record #13282  
 Opened: September 19, 1916
 Closed: 1974
 Demolished: 1975
Architect(s): Stratton & VonSchneide
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
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.

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