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Whitney Theater

117-19 N Main St
Ann Arbor MI

Demolished 1955
Record #13345  
 Opened: 1871
 Closed: 1952
 Demolished: 1955
Capacity: 1500 seats
Architect(s): Herman Pipp
Architectural Style(s):
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The Whitney building was constructed in 1871 and also included a hotel. The theater included a balcony, a gallery and box seats. The theater first showed films in 1914, but didn't switch to full-time movies until 1934. Butterfield Theatres leased the theater in 1936. The theater closed in 1952 and was razed in 1955. Plans to build a new theater on the site fell through and Butterfield built the Campus in a better location.



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Last featured 11/28/2004. Last edited 11/28/2004.


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