The remains of the lobby show the three floor parking structure
on the left. Above the ceiling are the intact remains
of the balcony.
many theaters of its era, the Michigan Theater was not a standalone
structure, but part of a larger office building, the Michigan
Building. While the theater died by 1976, the office
building continues to be occupied and is undergoing restoration.
Its survival no doubt was enhanced by the gutting and sacrificing
its elegant theater on the altar of the automobile.