Harpos

Address: 
14238 Harper Avenue
City: 
Detroit
Region: 
Michigan
Country: 
USA
Postal Code: 
48213
Opened: 
1980
Capacity: 
2,000

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Opened in 1939, for the Wisper and Westman circuit, the Harper Theatre was designed by Charles N. Agree in Art Moderne style. The theater was complete with an 80-foot vertical sign spelling out the theater's name. The Harper cost about $290,000 to build, and was at the time one of the most modern-looking theaters to open in Detroit. It also featured murals in the lobby and auditorium by Thomas di Lorenzo. It was converted into a nightclub in the 70s, and currently is home to Harpos Concert Theatre, the premier venue for heavy-metal and industrial rock bands in Detroit.