civic-smallWe've been a fixture in the Detroit area since 1940.  The theater was designed in an Art Moderne style by C. Howard Crane, the same man who designed the Fox Theatre in Detroit.  With a tall blade sign featuring neon letters and a canopy over the entrance, the Farmington Civic Theater is an icon in Downtown Farmington

In 1990, the balcony was converted into a second theater by architect Louis Wiltse.  Nine years later, the City of Farmington purchased the theater from then-owner Greg Hohler whose father, Ed, owned it before him.  The City refurbished and enhanced the FCT with an updated sound system, along with cushioned seats with arm rests and drink holders.

The City's involvement was designed to retain the theater in Farmington's downtown, acknowledging its importance to the community as a landmark and attraction.

We continue to hear memories from days gone by and enjoy the stories.


With is distinctive neon sign and the warm glow of the canopy lights, the Farmington Civic Theater invites all for a trip inside to experience the nostalgia of an old-time theater.  That nostalgia is paired with vibrant digital projection and dynamic Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound for the best of both worlds.

The FCT shows popular movies at family-friendly prices and is known as a sun, social entertainment venue.  It hosts special events from time to time including the annual Miss Farmington Pageant, holiday movies, concerts, musical, comedy acts and weddings.

We're known for our friendly staff, hometown feel and fun atmosphere.  The FCT acts as a magnet for Downtown Farmington, bringing almost 80,000 visitors to town each year.

Movies are just $5, cash only.  Our movies start at the advertised time.

Get out.  Get social.  Get to the FCT.

Locate the Farmington Civic Theater

Farmington Civic Theater
33332 Grand River Avenue
Farmington, Michigan 48336

Mailing Address
23600 Liberty Street
Farmington, Michigan 48335