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The Best Local Theaters in Detroit, Michigan

The Top 5 Movie and Live Theaters Located in Downtown Detroit

In the 1920’s going to a theater was considered a cultural event; in today’s society it’s viewed as an anyday past time.

If you’re looking to vacation somewhere with a lot of entertainment and history Detroit, Michigan has all of the above. Detroit is home to theaters that have not only been declared historic landmarks but have also hosted some of the biggest names in show business and which is happening again, tickets are on sale now to see performances from some of the most prestigious and well known celebrities in the business such as Alicia Keys, Mo’nique, and Tyler Perry.

5 of the Best Theaters in Detroit

  • Detroit Science Center: 5020 John R St, Detroit, MI 313-577-8400 Sciencedetroit.org: With its 5 star rating, the Detroit Science Center is a great place for fun seekers of all ages.The Science Center features Michigan’s only Chrysler IMAX Dome Theater, it also has a hands-on museum that inspires its visitors to pursue and support careers in engineering, technology and science.
  • Riverfront 4 Theatre: 200 Renaissance Ctr, Detroit, MI 313-259-2370 Riverfront4.com: Located inside the GM Renaissance Building, the Riverfront 4 Theatre offers first-run movies played with digital suround sound, and has the compacity to accommodate 680 movie goers. They are now running a diner and a movie special, which includes a diner buffet, unlimited pop and popcorn, and a ticket to a feature film all for just $5 admission before 6 p.m.
  • Fisher Theater: 3011 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 313-872-1000 Broadwayindetroit.com: Located inside the Fisher Building it’s one of the cultural highlights of downtown Detroit. The Fisher Theater ,with 2,089 spacious seats, has been operating since the1920’s. The Fisher building has even been designated as a Historic Landmark and is also one of Detroit’s oldest live theaters.
  • Fox Theater: 2211 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 313-471-6611 Olympiaentertainment.com: The Fox Theater doubles as both a movie and performing arts theater; it was designated as a historic andmark in 1989. The Fox has an overall rating of 4 1/2 stars, and has seating for 5,000, but doesn’t enforce a dress code.
  • Detroit Opera House: 1526 Broadway Street, Detroit, MI 313-961-3500 Michiganopera.org: Hosting its grand opening in 1922, the Detroit Opera House has an overall rating of 4 stars and seats 2,700, and there is no dress code imposed when attending a performance at the Detroit Opera House.


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