Castle Theatre

3412 Hastings Street,
Detroit, MI 48211

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Castle Theatre

The Castle Theatre opened in 1914. It seated 1,350. The theatre closed in the early-1960’s. The site is now an empty lot.

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MHGriffin on June 18, 2014 at 7:42 pm

I lived at 629 Eliot, which was just off Hastings and I went to the Castle Theater on some weekends as a child. Since I wasn’t born until 1949 the movie theater did not close in 1939. I believe it closed around 1960. That’s when the businesses and families living in the area were evicted to make way for what is now known at the I-75 freeway. After moving, my family eventually found the Fine Arts Theater on Woodward and either went there on weekends or to the drive-in Ford-Wyoming or another drive-in somewhere just off Woodward, in place of the Castle.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 13, 2016 at 8:45 pm

The Jack Broder circuit had recently sold the Castle Theatre to Saul Korman, according to an item in Boxoffice of September 11, 1948. Korman specialized in the operation of theaters for African American audiences. He planned a $25,000 renovation at the Castle, and intended to institute an open-all-night policy.

robboehm on April 14, 2016 at 7:20 am

Uploaded images of a token issued by the Castle worth 5 cents when presented with a bottle. I don’t really understand exactly where it was worth 5 cents or to what bottles it applied.

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