Capitol Theatre hopes for “Semi-Pro” world premiere
FLINT, MI — After the producers of the film “Semi-Pro” spent $20,000 to restore the Capitol Theatre’s marquee, Troy Farah whose family owns the Capitol Theatre building hopes the film will have its world premiere at the theater. The last time the theatre was open was during Flint’s sesquicentennial in 2005 and had free showings of classic Disney cartoons.
A Christie digital projector was brought in for that presentation and the screen is in working order.
But the theater’s heating system is not in good working order. To keep the theater from freezing during the winter, two regular gas furnaces are set up in front of the theater’s stage with PVC pipes leading to two holes in an exit door to exhaust the fumes.
The theater was used for exterior scenes in the film as reported in cameo stories here and here . Farah said he can handle the heating issue in a couple of ways.
The film is slated to be released on February 29, 2008. More info is available at the The Flint Journal.
Here’s hoping they get it!