Magic Bag

Address: 
22920 Woodward Avenue
City: 
Ferndale
Region: 
Michigan
Country: 
USA
Postal Code: 
48220
Opened: 
1991
Capacity: 
400

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Opened in 1921 as the Ferndale, this 425-seat theater was renamed the Studio North in 1961. Not long after it switched its name, it also switched to adult films. For years, its owners, the city of Ferndale and Oakland County were involved in legal battles, over charges of prostitution as well as various other charges, and in 1989, the city of Ferndale finally succeded in shutting the Studio North down.

In 1991, after an extensive renovation, which also reduced the theater's seating to 300, it reopened as the Magic Bag Theatre, which features concerts as well as "brew 'n' view"-style movie screenings.