Redford Theatre


17360 Lahser Road
N. of Grand River Avenue
Detroit MI 48219-2348 USA
(313) 537-2560

[Redford Theatre website]

geo: 42.417388,-83.257219
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from the Redford Theatre website:

''The Redford Theatre opened on January 27, 1928 as a neighborhood movie house. It was billed as America's Most Unique Suburban Playhouse. The theatre, with its three-story grand foyer and full-size stage, has been in continuous operation ever since... Silent films were still being produced when the plans were made for the theatre, so a Barton organ was installed as the theatre was being built. The theatre was designed with a Japanese motif... During World War II, much of the Japanese-style decoration was removed, painted over or covered up... The Motor City Theatre Organ Society became interested in the Redford Theatre because, while many pipe organs had been removed from theatres, the Redford's instrument remained intact. The Redford Theatre and the Fox Theatre are now the only two theatres with their original theatre organs in the metro Detroit area.''
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