Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Alger Theater

The Alger Theater is closed. A friends of the Alger Theater group wants to get it open again. My husband spent many many hours there as a boy. The pigeon was in the falling apart marquis.


Mason Canyon said...

It's sad to see theaters close like this. Hopefully they can get it going again. Looks like it would have been something in its day.

Thoughts in Progress

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I think it was a neighborhood theater, but BB says it has like 1000 seats or something!

B SQUARED said...

oboIt's a shame place like this are closing. Makes you wonder what the next generation will be like missing out on these great things.
I'm kind of drawing a blank on places to go. There is always the obvious;the park about 20 miles north of Harbor, sand dunes, etc;the Falls in the U.P. We haven't explored much. Have family next week and then will head out.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

It is sad.

We're going to the porcupine MTs the first week after we leave Blue lake, we just decided that tonight--and then--

Maybe Canada?

I'll blow you guys some kisses when we drive through! If yr there.

Montag said...

I always get this mixed up with another theater: there was the one at Outer Drive and Warren, and then the one at Jefferson... oh ! The Esquire!
OK. I always get the Esquire and the Alger mixed up. Then there was the one by St. Matthews... the Vogue !

Amazing how memory works: can't think up fiddlesticks until I started writing.

Anyway, 1000 seats seems like a lot of seats for these old cinema palaces. Isn't there a little Detroit public library branch just next to the Alger?
My favorite library branches: the one on Library Street downtown and the one on Harper and I94 across from the Chandler Park golf course.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Yes, I photographed the library, too, but I dunno if I published the photo, can't remember.

Is the Esquire still there?