Beacon Theatre

6541 Grand River Avenue,
Detroit, MI 48208

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Architects: Charles Howard Crane

Previous Names: Ferry Field Theatre

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One of C. Howard Crane’s earlier Detroit theater designs, the Ferry Field Theatre opened August 27, 1916 and seated 1,325. In September 1934, it was renamed the Beacon Theatre, but only operated three more years before closing.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 1, 2014 at 7:22 pm

The September 16, 1916, issue of The Moving Picture World said that the Ferry Field Theatre had opened on August 31. The theater was decorated in the Spanish Renaissance style.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 1, 2014 at 7:29 pm

Street View has been set to a location in Highland Park several miles from the Grand River Avenue site of the theater. The zip code is 48208.

rivest266 on November 3, 2015 at 2:41 pm

August 27th, 1916 grand opening ad as Ferry Field in photo section.

rivest266 on November 5, 2015 at 1:24 am

September 1st, 1934 grand opening ad as Beacon also in photo section.

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