A look at art and independent film exhibition in Detroit
DETROIT, MI — In spite of the weak economy, the interest in art and independent films remains strong in the greater Detroit area. A recent article in the Detroit Free Press examined the array of programming afforded to cineastes at Landmark Theatre’s Main Art, Maple Art theaters, the Detroit Film Theater at the Detroit Institute of Arts, and at the relatively new Burton Theater.
Ted Mundorff, chief executive officer of Landmark Theatres, which operates the Main Art and Maple Art theaters in metro Detroit, says the chain is prospering even though the U.S. economy is still in recovery mode. Profits were down just 2% in economically troubled 2010 from the record box-office numbers set in 2009.
Mundorff says his theaters provide “stories with interesting characters” for filmgoers weary of a steady diet of action, animation and 3D at cineplexes and offer a “mature, adult atmosphere to see a film.”
The article can be read here.