The Macomb Theatre opened on July 25, 1921 as a vaudeville/movie theatre presenting the musical farce “Pretty Baby” on stage and the movie “Scrap Iron” starring Charles Ray. It was designed by architect C. Howard Crane with Elmer George Kiehler as associate architect. It went over to full-time movies in the 1930’s. The theatre closed in the 1980’s.
The theatre then hosted live productions under the name Great Lakes Dinner Theater which operated until 1987.
The theatre became part of the Emerald Theatre Complex. The theatre hosted concerts, comedy shows, corporate events, and seminars. It was closed in late-2015 and was ‘For Sale’. It had reopened by August 2018. [Cinema Treasures]