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Pines Theatre, Houghton Lake, MI



THS’s last stop of the day (and last stop of the official Conclave/Theatre Tour) was the Pines. This 1941 C. Howard Crane is done in a “rustic” style and was for the Olson Brothers circuit.  The theatre declined in the 1960s, but was revived in 1973 and again in 1997. The theatre currently operates as a first run house.

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  1. NEVER seen anything like the Pines! Such a warm welcome for THS – a real gem. Many thanks to them for hosting us this afternoon!

  2. Gary Parks

    Ever the mural enthusiast, I’m intrigued by the up-lit scenes flanking the screen. Are they snow scenes? Is that a bare-breasted woman with outstretched arms on the right? Will look forward to seeing closeup photos from somebody at some point. Love the neon clock! I remember the Rio in Santa Cruz had one when I was growing up, and I loved timing the movies. The Los Gatos Theatre near San Jose had one until the ’89 quake and subsequent repair and twinning of the theatre. I hope everyone had a wonderful, wonderful time!

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