Michael (Max) Redstone

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Michael (Max) Redstone (Rothstein)

Also Known As: "Michael Redstone", "Max Robtstein", "Max Rothstein"
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: April 04, 1987 (84)
Bal Harbour, Miami-Dade, Florida, USA
Place of Burial: Sharon, Norfolk County, MA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Morris J Rothstein and Private
Husband of Belle Rothstein
Father of Sumner Redstone; Private and Edward Stanton Redstone
Brother of Private; Private; Private; Private; Private and 1 other

Managed by: Scott E. Nathan
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About Michael (Max) Redstone


Michael Redstone, born Michael Rothstein, was the founder of the Northeast Theater Corporation which became National Amusements, Inc.

Biography[edit] Redstone was born in Boston.[2] In 1940, he changed his surname from "Rothstein" to "Redstone."[3] He started a trucking firm as a young man and then he worked as an usher at the Scollay Square Olympia theater before starting the Boston branch of the Latin Quarter nightclub. Thereafter he founded the movie theater ownership company Northeast Theater Corporation[2] which became National Amusements, Inc. At the time of his death, National Amusements owned over 400 theaters across the USA.[4]

He was married to the former Belle Ostrovsky; they had two sons, Edward S. Redstone and Sumner M. Redstone.[4] His son, Sumner Redstone, grew National Amusements into one of the largest media conglomerates in the United States, owning one of the three broadcast networks CBS Corporation, the cable television and content provider Viacom (which includes MTV Networks and BET), and the movie studio Paramount Pictures. In addition, they are equal partners in MovieTickets.com.

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Michael (Max) Redstone's Timeline

April 11, 1902
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
May 27, 1923
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
May 8, 1928
Age 32
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
April 4, 1987
Age 84
Bal Harbour, Miami-Dade, Florida, USA
Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon, Norfolk County, MA, United States