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.

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Michigan Theater
Michigan Theater, 2008
Address603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, Michigan
Coordinates42°16′46″N 83°44′31″W
OperatorMichigan Theater Foundation
Capacity1610 (auditorium)
200 (Screening Room)
OpenedJanuary 5, 1928;
95 years ago
ArchitectMaurice Herman Finkel
Michigan Theater Building
Location603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, Michigan
Arealess than one acre
Architectural styleLate 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Lombard Romanesque
NRHP reference No.80001917[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 28, 1980

Designed by Detroit-based architect Maurice Finkel and built in 1927, the historic auditorium seats 1610[2] 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.