Michigan Theater

Ann Arbor Was Proud of The Michigan

Ann Arbor News, March 2, 1975


Bronze Drinking Fountain, Michigan Theater, March 1975

Bronze Drinking Fountain, Michigan Theater, March 1975
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Ann Arbor News, March 2, 1975
Caption: 
A bronze drinking fountain, left, an exact duplicate of those in New York's famed Roxy Theater, now collects dust in basement storage.
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Chalkboard, Michigan Theater, March 1975

Chalkboard, Michigan Theater, March 1975
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Ann Arbor News, March 2, 1975
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The chalkboard above once provided vital information to traveling performers.
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Looking Down the Double Staircase, Michigan Theater, March 1975

Looking Down the Double Staircase, Michigan Theater, March 1975
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Upper Hall and Staircase, Michigan Theater, March 1975

Upper Hall and Staircase, Michigan Theater, March 1975
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Double Staircase, Michigan Theater, March 1975

Double Staircase, Michigan Theater, March 1975
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Ann Arbor News, March 2, 1975
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A huge double staircase, right, swept from the lobby up to the balcony.
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Old Telephone, Michigan Theater, March 1975

Old Telephone, Michigan Theater, March 1975
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Ann Arbor News, March 2, 1975
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The old French-style phone, at right, was part of the big theatres' internal communications system.
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Column and Ceiling Detail, Michigan Theater, March 1975

Column and Ceiling Detail, Michigan Theater, March 1975
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Ann Arbor News, March 2, 1975
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Ornately carved columns, above, ascended to an even more ornately carved ceiling.
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Local Building Project Documented In "Ashes"

Ann Arbor News, July 19, 2009


Local Building Project Documented In "Ashes"
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I Remember When: Playbill Part 2

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1974

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In this episode, Gerald H. Hoag, former manager of both the Majestic Theatre and the Michigan Theatre, talks about the early theaters in Ann Arbor and some of the early stars and most popular films to come to town. Host Ted Trost mentions the Ann Arbor Film Festival and the Ann Arbor Art Fairs. Footage includes a street performer at the Art Fair and the University of Michigan Marching Band.

Directed by Dale Throneberry
Created by Jeff Werner
Executive producer: Catherine Anderson
Graphic artist Eric Anderson
Sponsored by the Ann Arbor Public Library, with help from the Ann Arbor Sesquicentennial Commission and the University of Michigan Speech Department.

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Ann Arbor District Library Archives
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00:30:58
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