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Emerald Theatre is a fascinating performing arts theatre in Detroit, USA. The theatre has been a home to some of the greatest performances and super-talented stars of America. The Emerald Theatre is located on the North Walnut Street, in the heart of downtown Mount Clemens, Detroit.
Emerald Theatre, previously called the Macomb Theatre was built in 1921, right after the World War I and has been serving for the entertainment of the citizens of Mt. Clemens for many years.
The Emerald Theatre has the total capacity of 1500 persons at a time. Apart form performances and vaudeville productions, it holds dancing and club-like ambiance three days a week and becomes the hottest dance club of the area.
The facility is equipped with state-of-the art lighting and sound technology and a Vega-style cabinet seating for 900 people who would come for dinner and drinks. The genre of music played at the theatre includes pop, rock, R&B, techno, hip-hop and soul.
Almost 3000 frequenters pass through the gates of the great Emerald Theatre every week. The Emerald Theatre is a great local attraction as well as a fun-to-be-in spot for tourists.
Emerald Theatre in the Yesteryears
After the World War I, Mt. Clemens was in great need of an entertainment complex for the citizens and the soldiers who came back from a dreadful war.
The existing theatres, which Detroit had, were of very little capacity and were not sufficient enough for the city"s entertainment. The investors saw it as an attractive opportunity and planned to build a high capacity theatre and Macomb Theatre Company was founded.
The Macomb Theatre Company, presided by Frank J. Kendrick established the Macomb Theatre in 1921 as a movie theatre (and later as a performance theatre) of about 1000 people capacity.
The Macomb Theatre (now called Emerald Theatre) was opened to the general public in July 1921 with a comfortable capacity of more than 1600 spectators. The very first performance held at the theatre was a vaudeville performance of "Pretty Baby" followed by the film "Scrap Iron".
The Macomb Theatre was sold to Robert Vickrey in the year 1953 who was a former usher at the theatre. The theatre progresses a lot in Vickrey"s era but came across a mega-downfall in 1980 which forced the theatre to close down.
Although the theatre was re-opened in 1981, but it underwent another transformation in 1990"s and was converted into a fancy night club.
In the year 2000, the theatre was properly restored as the Emerald Theatre Complex by its current owners. The newly renovated Emerald Theatre was re-opened to the audience in October 2000.
Emerald Theatre Initial Construction
When the investors of Detroit planned for a larger capacity theatre, the famous architect C. Howard Crane was chosen to produce the architectural design of the theatre.
Crane was a renowned architecture who had already given the design for some famous buildings of Detroit including the United Artists, State, Fox, and the Capitol.
Crane designed some great features for the theatre including proscenium with stage and rigging for vaudeville acts, dressing rooms, and additional space to accommodate four separate commercial suites.