Majestic/Civic Theatres, Grand Rapids, MI


The 3rd stop of the day was the 1902 Majestic (now Civic) Theatre. The building was designed by Detroit architect Colonel JW Wood and had a capacity of 1800 including the two balconies. The Majestic showed its last movie in July 1974. In 1978 the theatre was acquired by Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.

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  1. Gary Parks

    There’s something wonderful about those late 19th and early 20th Century theatres which have vast, arcing multi-ribbed sounding boards radiating out from their prosceniums. It would be interesting to know who pioneered this…Adler & Sullivan? Or was this already a trend?

  2. Frank McLeod

    I saw the Kentuckian at this theater in 1955. A wonderful experience. Never quite forgot it.

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