Civic Theater in Farmington ( 1940 ) - a suburb of Detroit

The Civic Theater, located at 33332 Grand River in the heart of Downtown Farmington - a suburb of Detroit, first opened in 1940. The Art Deco styled theater was designed by Architect Howard Crane, who also designed the Fox Theater. It is currently owned by the City of Farmington. On September 1, 1999, the City of Farmington purchased the Farmington Civic Theatre from the Hohler family, who had operated it for more than 59 years. Outside of closing for a short period of time in 1999 due to renovations to it's balcony, it has been open during it's entire lifetime.

  • Ella 8y

    Nice sign.
  • ava barone 8y

    Does it still show movies? If so, do they still have the dollar shows?
  • DetroitDerek Photography ( ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ) 8y

    It is still open, I don't think they still have the dollar movies but I could be wrong.
  • ava barone 8y

    I love seeing the photos that you take from all over Michigan, but Detroit in particular. I don't know that I would want to go to some of those areas myself but I do remember them from years ago when Detroit was more robust, if you will. Yep, I remember a lot of the paintings on those old buildings. And some of those old buildings are just crying out to be brought back to life and given a second chance. I actually cried when I was the Hudson building demolished. What a wonderful building that was. Too bad someone with a great imagination couldn't turn it into soemthing grand again.
    Thanks for the great walks down memory lane. Keep 'em coming, if you can. And throw in a few photos of your kitty. Very CUTE!!! =^++^=
  • justbeamensch 8y

    Wow, our folks dropped us off there in the 60's and we would spend Saturday doing the double feature. Good call.
  • Brandon Bartoszek 6y

    Have you seen this as night? It's pretty nice
  • six7777 6y

    great photo - nice place ~ saw Mulholland Drive there - very cool
  • greekpunk 5y

    very wonderful place....so many good acts have come through there
  • Tyrone Ohia 4y

    Stunning condition eh? Who's that scarecrow guy hiding behind the tree on the right? Is he waiting for Die Hard 4?
  • Kali 4y

    Movies still play here, they are about 3 dollars, and everyone still loves going there!
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