Idle Hour Theater

Plymouth Road west of Greenfield,
Detroit, MI

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In 1946-47, I enjoyed many a Saturday matinee at the Idle Hour Theater located on the north side of Plymouth Road west of Greenfield.

Contributed by Roy Sharp

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 4, 2005 at 7:46 am

I have no records of an Idle Hour Theatre in Detroit. There is no theatre by this name in any Film Daily Yearbooks that I have (between 1941 and 1950), nor is there a theatre by this name in the Stuart Galbraith IV book “Motor City Marquees”.

I do however see there was the Atlas Theatre, 15832 Plymouth Road, Detroit, which maps out 3 blocks west of Greenfield Avenue. The Atlas Theatre, opened in 1939 and has its own page listing on Cinema Treasures.

JohnMLauter on January 2, 2008 at 1:01 pm

There was an Idle hour theatre on W.Vernor (4435 W.Vernor) that opened in 1909 as Smith’s theatre, was renamed the Idle hour in 1911 and closed in 1912.

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