Inge Zayti, founder of Northville's Marquis Theatre, has died - My29 WFTC Minneapolis-St. Paul

Inge Zayti, founder of Northville's Marquis Theatre, has died

Posted: Updated:
Inge Zayti Inge Zayti
NORTHVILLE, Mich. (WJBK) -

Inge Zayti, the founder of the Marquis Theatre in Northville, passed away on July 29.

Miss Inge, as she was affectionately known, was a staple in the community and in the building she loved with all her heart. She bought the Marquis in 1971 and restored it in 1978.

"We're going to keep it going, absolutely. She would not want us to stop," said daughter Christina Zayti.

"Everywhere you look around, she's made the decisions from the color of the paint to the costumes to everything," said stage manager Karen Howe.

Her many summer camps made dreams come true.

"You can just see the love, the kids when they're up there on stage. That's what I think she loved, to see that smiling," Christina Zayti said.

Over the weekend, the Marquis became the perfect send off site for Zayti just like she would have wanted. Hundreds attended her funeral sharing many memories and honoring her both near and far.

"We have so many kids from the Marquis that are in Chicago, California, New York, all over, and yesterday at 1:30, all the Marquis kids in New York City went under the marquee on 46th Street and made a tribute to my mom," Christina Zayti said.

Zayti was a very patriotic person. You can tell from a huge mural at the back of the theater. We were told one of the first things they plan to do is to refurbish it in her memory.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Livonia man dies after 2 dogs attack him

    Livonia man dies after 2 dogs attack him

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:49:30 GMT
    A 46-year-old Livonia man was killed Wednesday evening after he was attacked by two dogs while jogging in Metamora.
    A 46-year-old Livonia man was killed Wednesday evening after he was attacked by two dogs while jogging in Metamora.
  • Council considering land deal for US-Canada bridge

    Council considering land deal for US-Canada bridge

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:48:33 GMT
    The Detroit City Council is considering the transfer of 301 city-owned properties to the Michigan Land Bank in exchange for $1.4 million from the Canadian government as part of plans for a $2 billion international commuter bridge.
    The Detroit City Council is considering the transfer of 301 city-owned properties to the Michigan Land Bank in exchange for $1.4 million from the Canadian government as part of plans for a $2 billion international commuter bridge.
  • Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded

    Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:48:56 GMT
    A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court Thursday.
    A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court Thursday.
Powered by WorldNow

WFTC-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices