Detroit to get new art house/revival venue
DETROIT, MI — Detroit, which has lost almost all of its movie theaters within the city limits, is about to get a new art house. To be called the Burton Theater, it will be housed in the restored auditorium of the former Burton Elementary School at Cass and Peterboro.
The Burton Theatre is set to open in the Burton Elementary building on Cass at Peterboro on Oct. 3.
The movie house will screen new, independent films, LBGT, foreign, and cult.
The four partners behind the project — David Allen, Jeff Else, Nate Faustyn and Matt Kelson — saw the scarcity of movie theaters in Detroit, plus they had a 35mm projector. When developer Joel Landy purchased Burton Elementary, they discovered that he wanted a movie theater in the building. It was a perfect match.
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