The United Artists Theater. 150 Bagley Street. Detroit, Michigan.
This historical and gorgeous gothic theater was Arguably one of Detroit’s most challenging abandoned locations to access but it was not always this way.
Long before downtown Detroit had made its now storied comeback, the United Artists Theater was just one of many abandoned, neglected, and wide open buildings scattered throughout downtown.
But years before that, the theater was once a symbol of Detroits impressive and busting theater district. The theater was built in 1928 and was designed by famous architect C. Howard Crane in a Spanish-Gothic style unmatched by any other theater before.
The theater was admired by many and continued to have great success with sold out shows nearly every weekend for almost 30 years straight before closing in 1974.
After sitting abandoned for 40 something years, the united artists theater was sadly and unfortunately demolished this year but not before we got in one last time. The one good thing is that The United Artists Building will at least be saved, but it’s sure bittersweet for anyone that got to experience this majestic treasure of a theater.
With the historic theater now demolished and the high-rise building being renovated, we felt that doing this video was a must. The entire experience was emotional, especially as Detroit lost another piece of history, however there has to be room for both progress and growth. furthermore, we hope everyone liked the video and you can see more photos at our website, abandonedcentral.com. Thank you all, we truly appreciate the continued support.