Ten Screen theater proposed for Royal Oak

posted by CSWalczak on August 26, 2009 at 7:35 am

ROYAL OAK, MI — A developer is proposing to build a 10 screen multiplex in Detroit’s suburb of Royal Oak as part of an entertainment center that would include a bowling and a bar.

Catching a movie in downtown Royal Oak could become a one-stop fun shop in the near future.

The developer behind the Main North building wants to build a combination 10-screen movie theater complex, bowling alley, and bar. He will go before the city’s liquor commission tonight to make his case.

“You could get a drink and go see a movie or order something from the bar,” says Tim Thwing, director of planning for Royal Oak.

Read the full story in Metromode.

Comments (2)

JohnMLauter on August 26, 2009 at 10:07 am

Royal Oak would be a good location for this, but parking is always a problem there, I wonder if they have addressed that in their planning?

CSWalczak on August 26, 2009 at 10:41 am

Yes indeed – parking has always been a problem there, and I would think that that situation would have to be addressed before this proposal gets the green light.

If the intent is also to show art and foreign films on some of the screens, then Landmark’s three-screen Main theater will probably disappear; its closure has been rumored for some time anyway.
That would be too bad, because its main screen, in the theater’s original auditorium, is a real treasure.

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