|Nationality United States|
Children Sumner Redstone
|Name Michael Redstone|
Occupation theater owner
|Full Name Michael Rothstein|
Born April 11, 1902 (1902-04-11) Boston, Massachusetts
Spouse(s) Belle Ostrovsky Redstone
Relatives Brent Redstone (Grandson) Shari Redstone (Granddaughter)
Died April 4, 1987, Bal Harbour, Florida, United States
Grandchildren Shari Redstone, Brent Redstone
Similar People Sumner Redstone, Brent Redstone, Shari Redstone, William S Paley, Tom Freston
Organizations founded National Amusements
Michael Redstone (born Michael Rothstein; April 11, 1902 - April 04, 1987), was the founder of the Northeast Theater Corporation which became National Amusements, Inc.
Redstone was born in Boston. In 1940, at the behest of his son Sumner Redstone, he agreed to change their surname from "Rothstein" to "Redstone." 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 which became National Amusements, Inc.
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.