Towne 4

W. 11 Mile Road,
Oak Park, MI 48237

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Previously operated by: AMC Theatres

Previous Names: Towne Theatre, Towne Twin Theatre

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The Towne Theatre was located at 11 Mile Road and Greenfield Road, next to K-Mart. It opened August 17, 1967. I worked there when it changed from 1st to 2nd run, the night after “Dances with Wolves” won Oscar for best picture. On February 17, 1971 it reopened as the Towne Twin Theatre.

It became a 4-screeen theatre on April 27, 1984, it was taken over by AMC in 1986. It was later closed and demolished. An Aldi supermarket now stands on the site.

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JohnMLauter on May 13, 2009 at 9:47 pm

The Towne had a very unusual archetectural feature- there were steel beams that formed a sort of “Y” shape on the exterior of the building, with common brick inbetwwen and surrounding the steel “y"s. I saw several movies there, "Big top Pee Wee” being very memorable. I was one of three people in the theatre!
I believe the Towne was built by the Sloan family for their Suburban Detroit chain, AMC bought them out in the 80s.

MrWayne on February 10, 2011 at 2:04 am

There is an Aldi supermarket at this location. The car dealer mentioned above is actually next door, and is an Enterprise Rent-a-Car. (It used to be an old Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips). There is a White Castle/Church’s on the same parking lot as the Aldi, which was part of the Towne 4 parking lot. I was actually there when the Towne 4 was knocked down by a wrecking ball.

rivest266 on November 7, 2015 at 2:28 pm

August 17th, 1967 grand opening ad in photo section.

rivest266 on November 8, 2015 at 5:00 am

February 17th, 1971 grand opening ad as a twin

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rivest266 on February 19, 2022 at 12:09 pm

Four screens on April 27th, 1984, taken over by AMC in 1986 and closed in September 1999. Another ad posted.

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