I think most people realize that the single screen neighborhood movie theater was the norm through most of cinema’s history. Small independent theaters such as the Melvin served neighborhoods such as Dutchtown along Chippewa Avenue.
It was open, depending on who you ask, from 1914-1979, but some people say it was open into the 1980’s. A couple of years ago, it reopened as a music venue. Not sure if it’s still open or not.