Booth Theatre

9636 E. Jefferson Avenue,
Detroit, MI 48214

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Architects: E.H. Rogers

Firms: Bennett & Straight

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Gladwin Park Theatre, Aladdin Theatre

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Booth Theatre

Located at the corner of E. Jefferson Avenue and Motor Boat Lane. Opened on June 20, 1914 as the Gladwin Park Theatre. In 1923 it was renamed the Aladdin Theatre and closed in 1924. Twelve years later on November 14, 1936, it was remodeled by architectural firm Bennett & Straight and re-opened as the Booth Theatre, which lasted until its closing in 1962.

Later demolished, the site was occupied by the Gregory Boat Co. followed by KAM Marine.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 21, 2004 at 5:49 am

The architect of the Gladwin Park Theater was E.H. Rogers.

kencmcintyre on January 10, 2009 at 5:58 pm

The Gregory Boat Company has two buildings on this block at the theater address. You can see an aerial on the site posted on 10/4/08. Out of thr two, the building further west may be the theater, but the boat company has built something in front of it, I believe.

JohnMLauter on January 19, 2009 at 2:39 pm

It is the showroom/service area for gregory Marina, they deal in pleasure boats, and some large ones at that. You can see the shape of the auditorium from the street easily.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 28, 2012 at 5:56 pm

The September 4, 1936, issue of The Film Daily had this item about the Gladwin/Booth Theatre: “Bennett & Straight, architects, are starting work on remodeling the Gladwin Theater for Julius D. London. House will be renamed the Booth, with opening about Oct. 1.”

ginamjazz on February 19, 2013 at 3:37 pm

This theater was Gladwin Park Theatre and it was open in 1927 according to the Detroit City Index. My great grandmother was the organist for the theater and is listed in the directory.

BobFurmanek on March 19, 2013 at 3:39 pm

The first theater in Detroit to have a TV lounge in 1949:

rivest266 on February 10, 2022 at 1:37 pm

Reopened as Booth on November 14th, 1936. Grand opening ad posted.

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