Cinderella Ballroom

Address: 
13311 E. Jefferson Avenue
City: 
Detroit
Region: 
Michigan
Country: 
USA
Postal Code: 
48215
Opened: 
1924
Closed: 
1975
Capacity: 
1,897

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Designed by Christian W. Brandt, the nearly 1900-seat Cinderella on the East Side of Detroit was one of the larger of the city's neighborhood houses.

Built in Spanish Colonial style, the Cinderella made for an impressive sight in its early years along East Jefferson Avenue with its white terra-cotta facade and red Spanish-tile roofing. The theater contained a Mighty Wurlitzer organ which was removed from the Cinderella in 1966. It is now housed in the Music House Museum, near Traverse City.

Once host to both vaudeville and movies, the Cinderella was built for J.N. Robinson and opened in 1924. In 1953 it was sold to United Detroit Theatres, which modernized the Cinderella, replacing the seating and installing new projection equipment. After the 1950 Walt Disney film "Cinderella" came out, the side walls of the theater were painted with scenes from that movie.

The Cinderella was closed in the mid 70s, and was demolished just a few years later.

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Featured Artist(s) Additional Artists
Bloodrock 10/01/1971 Bloodrock
The Früt
Ice
Al Kooper 10/10/1971 Al Kooper
SRC
Thundercloud
Al Kooper 10/11/1971 Al Kooper
SRC
Thundercloud
Detroit / Lighthouse 10/15/1971 Detroit
Lighthouse
Magic Ring
Detroit / MC5 10/16/1971 MC5
Detroit
Magic Ring
The Buddy Miles Express 10/31/1971 Buddy Miles
The Coming
Scarab (1970's)
The Buddy Miles Express 11/01/1971 Buddy Miles
The Knockdown Party Band
John Mayall 11/06/1971 John Mayall
Rock Show 11/07/1971 Cathedral [70's Band]
Guardian Angel
The Knockdown Party Band
J. Z. Terramine
The Third Power
Freddie King 11/12/1971 Freddie King
Elephant
Jackie Lomax
Freddie King 11/13/1971 Freddie King
Elephant
Jackie Lomax
Crazy Horse 11/25/1971 Crazy Horse
Cheech & Chong
Supa
Crazy Horse 11/26/1971 Crazy Horse
Cheech & Chong
Supa
Crazy Horse 11/27/1971 Crazy Horse
Cheech & Chong
Supa
Little Richard 12/04/1971 Little Richard Rockin' Foo
Dr. John 12/18/1971 Dr. John
The Amboy Dukes
Parliament-Funkadelic 12/31/1971 Parliament-Funkadelic
The Knockdown Party Band
Stonefront
Eric Burdon & the Animals 02/04/1972 The Animals
Jo Jo Gunne
REO Speedwagon
Jimmy Witherspoon
Eric Burdon & the Animals 02/05/1972 The Animals
Jo Jo Gunne
REO Speedwagon
Jimmy Witherspoon
King Crimson 02/17/1972 King Crimson
Black Oak Arkansas
Guardian Angel
King Crimson 02/18/1972 King Crimson
Black Oak Arkansas
Guardian Angel
Uriah Heep 03/07/1972 Uriah Heep
Kindred
The Whiz Kids
The Siegel-Schwall Blues Band 03/10/1972 The Siegel-Schwall Band
Insanity's Horse
Jackie Lomax
The Siegel-Schwall Blues Band 03/11/1972 The Siegel-Schwall Band
Insanity's Horse
Jackie Lomax
Edgar Winter's White Trash 03/17/1972 Edgar Winter
Blue Scepter

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