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About The History of McCree Theatre


The History of McCree Theatre is, indeed, chronicled in chapters. The “Old” McCree Theatre grew out of the old Model Cities era and relied totally upon entitlements for sustenance.  The “old” reigned from inception in 1970 to 1989, when it went into an extended hiatus. The era of the “New” McCree Theatre began in 2004 with a new African centered philosophy and a renewed commitment to excellence. The theatre is relocated in a 400-seat auditorium in The New Standard Academy building (formerly Powers Catholic High School) with plenty of lighted, off-street parking. Our vision is to transform this space into one the entire community can be proud of, and into one that becomes this region’s pre-eminent entertainment destination.


McCree Theatre’s mission:  Telling the African American story in "the" African American voice.


Board of Directors

Shirley Henderson, Chairperson

Louis Hawkins Vice, Chairman

Fannie Norris, Secretary

Sommer Green, Treasurer


Charles H. Winfrey

Executive Director

Cathy E. Johnson

Artistic/Education Dir.

Renita Coney Mays

Office Manager

Shirley Winfrey

Audience Dev. &

House Mgr. (Volunteer)

JoeAnn Carrigan

Sales & Marketing Dir.


Melinda Anderson

Linda Booth

Caren Fordham-Knight

Elaine Greene

Linda Gulley

Regina Marshall

James Shelley, Ph.D  Verona Terry

Flossie Wiggins


10-04 MMV  The New McCree Theatre.  Revised August 2012  All Rights Reserved.  Flint, MI  USA

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