Michigan Theater (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
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The Michigan Theater is a movie palace in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, right adjacent to the Central Campus of the University of Michigan. It shows independent films and stage productions, and hosts musical concerts.
|Address||603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, Michigan|
|Operator||Michigan Theater Foundation|
200 (Screening Room)
|Opened||January 5, 1928|
|Architect||Maurice Herman Finkel|
Michigan Theater Building
|Location||603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, Michigan|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architectural style||Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Lombard Romanesque|
|NRHP reference No.||80001917|
|Added to NRHP||November 28, 1980|
Designed by Detroit-based architect Maurice Finkel and built in 1927, the historic auditorium seats 1610 and features the theater's original 1927 Barton Theatre Pipe Organ, orchestra pit, stage, and elaborate architectural details. It was built for and owned by Angelo Poulos and his heirs and was leased until 1978 to the Butterfield Theatres chain, who managed it along with Butterfield's nearby State Theater. Both theaters are now owned and managed by the non-profit Michigan Theater Foundation.