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"Little Palaces: Michigan's Historic Small-town Movie Theaters" video tape

Identifier: c-00669

Scope and Content

This collection consists of the video tape of a documentary film produced and directed by Kevin Corbett of Central Michigan University, "Little Palaces: Michigan's Historic Small-town Movie Theaters." The film explores historic preservation, community, and culture surrounding local theaters.

The following communities and theaters are illustrated in this video tape: Cass City, Clinton, Crystal, Frankfort, Morcenci (Rex Theatre), Bad Axe, Marquette (Delft), Cold Water (Tibbits Opera House), Winn, Marshall (Garden, Bogar), Ironwood, Lake Linden (Little Gem), Mt. Pleasant (Broadway, Ward, Celebration Cinemas), Crystal Falls (Crystal), Calumet, Paw Paw (Strand), Manistee (Vogue), Hancock (Pic), Houghton (Lode), Houghton Lake (Pines), Three Rivers (Rivera), East Tawas (Family), Augusta (Park), Harrisville (Alco), Plainwell (Sun), Rogers City (Rogers), Sault Ste. Marie (Soo), Vassar, Grand Haven (Grand), Cedar Springs (Kent), Grayling (Rialto), Harbor Beach (Community), Ionia, Lapeer (Pix), Owosso (Capitol), Iron Mountain (Braumart), Alma (Strand), Caro (Strand), Sutton's Bay (The Bay), Elk Rapids, Brooklyn (Star), Albion (Bohm), Remus, Shepard, Ishpeming (Bronson), Niles, Alpena (State), Sturgis (Strand), (Boyne), Clare (Ideal), Coloma (Loma), Charlotte (Eaton), Howell, Clinton.


  • Creation: 2002


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. For reference use only.

Conditions Governing Use

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections does not own copyright. Video cannot be reproduced.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 video tape)

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"Little Palaces: Michigan's Historic Small-town Movie Theaters" Video Tape
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US