Post Number: 5
|Posted on Friday, June 01, 2007 - 4:25 pm: || |
Our lovely friends at Clear Channel aka LiveNation are renaming the ol State Theatre.
http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb cs.dll/article?AID=20077053104 71
Anybody know how long it's been the State and what it was before hand?
Post Number: 523
|Posted on Friday, June 01, 2007 - 4:28 pm: || |
I think its cool it's becoming a Fillmore. The Fillmore's are legendary. It is still our State Theater, but maybe now it will get a long overdue makeover.
Post Number: 1375
|Posted on Friday, June 01, 2007 - 4:36 pm: || |
Do you mean that the State, that was renamed the Palms, then re-renamed the State is going to be renamed the Filmore?
will there still be young thugs hanging out there and young girls standing out in front with no coat on in the middle of winter with their arms folded, warming their boobs?
Post Number: 97
|Posted on Friday, June 01, 2007 - 4:41 pm: || |
One can only hope packman. This was mentioned several months ago also.
Post Number: 1407
|Posted on Friday, June 01, 2007 - 5:07 pm: || |
I thought the state was built as the palms?
Post Number: 4451
|Posted on Friday, June 01, 2007 - 5:20 pm: || |
The Francis Palms Building houses the 1925 State Theatre that later (1937?) became the Palms, and then later (?) became the Palms-State, and then later became the State once again, only now it will be the Filmore.
We just had an entire thread about this not more than 6 weeks ago, but it's aged off, and I can't seem to figure out the nuances to using the search command. My searches always come up empty for some reason...
Post Number: 1077
|Posted on Sunday, June 03, 2007 - 5:03 pm: || |
Gistok, was this what you were looking for?
Post Number: 5327
|Posted on Sunday, June 03, 2007 - 5:29 pm: || |
I wonder if this is going to be like Pine Knob & its new moniker, the DTE Energy Theater. Are people still going to always call it the State despite its apparent name change to the Filmore?
(Message edited by smogboy on June 04, 2007)
Post Number: 1807
|Posted on Sunday, June 03, 2007 - 7:05 pm: || |
Post Number: 301
|Posted on Friday, June 08, 2007 - 7:22 am: || |
So long, State Theatre; hello, Fillmore Detroit
Post Number: 1402
|Posted on Friday, June 08, 2007 - 8:02 am: || |
The new sign looks smaller, no?
Post Number: 115
|Posted on Friday, June 08, 2007 - 8:25 am: || |
i have a row of 7 seats from the Fillmore West . got it from a collectibles auction at Sotheby's years ago.
they are pretty cool, all beat up, spit, liquor,snot and vomit and encrusted on them and i enjoy sitting in them every night watching my projector.
life is really grand.
Post Number: 112
|Posted on Friday, June 08, 2007 - 3:21 pm: || |
The Fillmore name has no history here. It reminds me of somewhere else. So what is wrong with the "State Theatre" name anyways?
Post Number: 1102
|Posted on Friday, June 08, 2007 - 3:29 pm: || |
Nothing, except that it doesn't fit their marketing plan.
"It's part of a national branding campaign by the company, which now operates Fillmores in New York, Philadelphia, Denver and the original San Francisco site."
Perhaps sad, but on the other hand, it is nice that with the new name, Detroit is essentially being recognized in the same category as those other cities mentioned in the article.
Post Number: 4495
|Posted on Friday, June 08, 2007 - 4:06 pm: || |
The label name on a theatre is of minor importance. Having a preserved theatre is more important. Hopefully the name change to the Filmore will finally get some restoration of the Grand Foyer and Auditorium. They were never fully restored. And also maybe that theatre will get a well deserved tall vertical marquee.
NAME CHANGES OF DOWNTOWN THEATRES:
United Artists (none).
State, Palms, Palms-State, State, Filmore.
Oriental, Downtown, Downtown RKO.
Wilson, Music Hall.
Michigan, Michigan Palace.
Capitol, Paramount, Broadway Capitol, Grand Circus, Detroit Opera House.
Orchestra Hall, Paradise, Orchestra Hall, The Max.