Developer Chuck Forbes meticulously restored this 450-seat, 1926-vintage theater in the early 1990s, recreating its intricate ... More
Developer Chuck Forbes meticulously restored this 450-seat, 1926-vintage theater in the early 1990s, recreating its intricate proscenium panels and original carpeting. The theater, a part of the Century Club building, has a long and checkered history. The first foreign film to be shown in Detroit was screened here and later it hosted vaudeville and burlesque shows. After the Gem's restoration and reopening, the Century Club and Gem seemed doomed, because they were in the path of the new baseball and football stadiums. To save it, it was carted five blocks away in 1997, the heaviest building ever moved on wheels. Now it hosts intimate local shows, such as Jeff Daniels' Escanaba in Da Moonlight. It's a real gem of the Theatre District.
Established in 1928, the lavish, 1571 seat Redford Theatre has been delighting audiences ever since. Every evening at 8p, there
are screenings of classic movies too. The film is preceded by an organ concert from the original organ that ...
This gigantic concrete expanse at the foot of Woodward Avenue stretches from Jefferson Avenue to the Detroit River. Designed in
the 1960s as a civic space by Isamu Noguchi, it includes his unusual twisted spire and fountain. The plaza ...
Upon completion of a massive $180 million renovation, the historic Book Cadillac Hotel has been restored and rejuvenated to its
original splendor and become The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit, reclaiming its position as Detroit's premier lodging and social gathering ...