La Parisien Theater

Ford Road and Middlebelt Road,
Garden City, MI 48135

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: Wayne Amusements

Architects: Lavern R. Bennett, Eugene D. Straight

Firms: Bennett & Straight

Functions: Office Space

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Shafer Garden City Theater

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Shafer Theater

Built as a single screen house in 1939, called the Shafer Garden City Theater. Remodeled and renamed La Parisien Theater in 1964. Featured rocking chair seats. Later twinned. Closed in the mid-1980’s. It is now an Armed Forces recruitment center.

Contributed by Fredrick Ryan

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 4, 2010 at 3:47 pm

An article about the Shafer Theatre, with photos and a floor plan, appeared in Boxoffice of January 6, 1940.

rivest266 on November 7, 2015 at 2:05 pm

November 13th, 1964 grand opening ad as La Parisien in photo section.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 20, 2019 at 6:43 pm

An article in the November 9, 1964 issue of Boxoffice noted the upcoming opening of the new La Parisien Theatre, but it also said that the Shafer Theatre had been demolished to make way for it.

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