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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