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Michigan Theatre - Photos

Detail of part of the decorative ceiling that still hangs in the theater-turned-parking garage

A detail of the decorative plaster near the proscenium arch

The Michigan Theatre's interior features fleur de lis and an Italian Renaissance design.

Detail of the proscenium arch that survives in the theater-turned-parking garage

The Michigan Theatre may just be the world's most ornate and beautiful parking garage.

Where the Michigan Theatre's lobby used to be

Where the balcony used to be. At the top, you can see where the projector used to be.

Decorative plaster still lines the ceiling of the Michigan Theatre.

Decorative plaster still lines the ceiling of the Michigan Theatre.

Looking toward the proscenium arch. Cars now park where moviegoers once parked their seats.

Detail from above the proscenium arch that survives in the theater-turned-parking garage

Detail of part of the decorative ceiling that still hangs in the theater-turned-parking garage

The former auditorium of the Michigan Theatre, now a parking deck.

Remains of the grandeur of the Michigan Theatre

The grandeur of the Michigan Theatre still remains.

The grandeur of the Michigan Theatre still remains.

The beauty of the Michigan Theatre from its days as a movie palace remains.

The mirrored entryway that once greeted movie-going patrons.

Looking toward where the balcony once was in the auditorium.

The beauty of the Michigan Theatre still remains even after the conversion to a parking garage.

The grandeur of the Michigan Theatre still remains.

Areas of the Michigan Theatre survived the conversion into a parking garage.

The former projection room of the Michigan Theatre

The auditorium ceiling of the Michigan Theatre

The proscenium arch that once graced above the stage still remains.