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The Historic Gem & Century Theatres History The Historic Gem & Century Theatres and Century Grille have a history of breaking records. Built in 1903 by the Twentieth Century Association, a group of civic and philanthropic minded women, The Century Club set a precedent even before a brick was laid, holding Detroit’s first building permit issued in a woman’s name. The building opened at the corner of Columbia and Witherell Street on December 26, 1903.
In 1927, The Century Club completed construction of its adjoining building, The Little Theatre of Detroit. From its beginning, the Little Theatre broke new ground opening with the first foreign film shown in Detroit, Cyrano De Bergerac. The small theatre continued to show artistic & foreign films until the great depression when The Twentieth Century Club disbanded and the Little Theatre and Century Club were lost to foreclosure. The Century Club Building operated as a restaurant under various names until the 1950’s when it was known as The Russian Bear. Over the years, The Little Theatre changed names, ownership, and uses, operating as a movie theatre (Rivoli, Drury Lane, Cinema & Europa), a repertory theatre (The Vanguard) and finally as an adult movie & Burlesque theatre (The Gem) until its closure in 1978.
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Contact_name Gem Theater State Michigan
Company_name Gem Theater Sountry
Email groupsales@nederlanderdetroit.com URL http://www.gemtheatre.com
Address 333 Madison Phone1 313-963-9800
City Detroit Phone2
Zip 48226 Fax

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