The United Artists Theatre along with the Michigan Theatre make two nice cameos in The Island.
This is indeed true.
They filmed a cop chase in the Michigan and what appears to be a chopper falling next to the UA. I walked right onto the set in November without realizing it at first. I was curious as to why they blocked off Bagley and then I see a downed chopper and broken pieces ahahaha.
They also filmed around Detroit too on the streets. You can see where they forgot to edit out the Yzerman mural from what I heard.
I should also add; they filmed some shots in the abandoned Michigan Central Station here, it’s the one with the fake angel statue added.
While filmed they burned up Detroit streets (burned asphalt), caused traffic problems, removed windows from Michigan Central Station, put really ugly graffiti on the Michigan Central Station, Statler Hotel, United Artists with the tag reading “Sash LA”, basically stating he came from LA to tag up Detroit… shame.