After a Summer of Renovation, Music Venue Fillmore Detroit Revives 93-Year-Old History

Melody Baetens/ Detroit News

View inside the recently renovated 93-year-old Fillmore Detroit music venue in downtown Detroit.

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The music venue Fillmore Detroit is back open after four months of renovations.

Originally opened in 1925 as a movie house, the renovations have brought some of these historic elements back to life.

WDET’s Ryan Patrick Hooper speaks with Detroit News reporter Melody Baetens about the restorations.

Baetens says when people walk in they will see new carpet, a new chandelier, and a new bar area.

But you’re really going to notice (the renovations) when you look at the stage,” says Baetens. “It’s brighter. The ceiling has been restored. It’s totally gorgeous.”

Image credit: Melody Baetens/ Detroit News

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Ryan Patrick Hooper

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Ryan Patrick Hooper has worked as an arts and culture journalist in Detroit for over a decade.

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