Detroit Theatre Sold Off Piece by Piece
Sale, on everything from signs to seats, continues today at the 88-year-old movie theater set for demolition this spring.
At the end of an era, everything must go.
Seats, posters and other memorabilia were all sold Saturday at the Detroit Theatre.
Plans are in the works for the building's demoltion to make way for a McDonald's this spring.
A few dozen people attended the sale, expected to continue today from 1 to 5 p.m.
Those who came prepared with their own tools and a truck ready to haul stuff away were most successful.
Old, red theater seats were sold for $18 each. But if more than six were bought, the price dropped to $15 each.
The best — or rather best-known movie posters went quickly — all that was left a half-hour into the sale were posters of Disney's "Mars Needs Moms" which never even had a chance to run at the theater before it closed.
Many items had already been sold — such as projector room equipment and the theater speakers — by the time the sale began.
No word on the marquee.
An owner who was busy handling the sale by herself was visibly upset about the sale.