Originally a movie theater that operated from 1930 until 1967, it was also a big concert venue from 1969 thru 1973 seating 2,500 people. It was forced to shut down in 1973 by the city of Detroit, cited for failing to meet health and safety codes. In 1975, it reopened as a jazz venue, which remained in operation for about a year. After this, it was used for a short time for performing arts and live theater, but again closed down. In 1980, the Eastown began to show adult films under a new name, the Showcase, but closed again in 1984. From 1984 until 1990, the Eastown was again home to a performing arts group. During the mid-90s, the Eastown hosted raves, and later housed a church. Today, the building is closed, abandoned and for sale.
First night the MC5 set cut short by fire! and the second night was canceled due to previous night's fire (MC5 played at Grande Ballroom instead).
December 11, 1971: Mountain / Belle Arc / Cradle "last show of venue's original run"