The Quo Vadis was Detroit's premier suburban movie palace. Designed in the early 1960s by Detroit's own Minoru Yamasaki (the architect who created the World Trade Center), it had an amazing plush futuristic/Roman theme with a cocktail lounge where patrons were given headphones to watch movies at the drive-in theater next door (torn down in 1985 to build a shopping center that is now empty). SNWEB's photographs of the interior (taken either with permission or on an exploration trip) are sad and wonerful. The two-screen theater closed in 2002 and is scheduled to be demolished this year to build a strip-mall-style fitness center that will probably be abandoned and torn down within 20 years.

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