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I already voted for the oldest surviving drive-in in Michigan, the Hi-Way Drive-in Theatre outside Carsonville, MI.
Of course, this theater’s name should be changed to Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo and the number of screens changed from 14 to 10. It is being renovated for a planned grand reopening in October.
The Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo will have 10 screens.
Of course, the headline should read “Alamo Drafthouse will reopen the former Rave CityPlace 14 in Kalamazoo in October.”
Check out the photos on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=491854217559314&set=a.491139690964100.1073741829.459569467454456&type=1&theater
Here’s the story about Bijou by the Bay’s opening night. http://record-eagle.com/2013filmfestival/x2082576889/Bijou-opens-just-in-time
The theater got its occupancy permit and will officially open tonight. See http://record-eagle.com/latest/x937526780/Bijou-will-open
Bijou by the Bay got its occupancy permit today and will screen its first movie tonight. See http://record-eagle.com/latest/x937526780/Bijou-will-open
A photo showing the renovation in progress is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=395890637189804&set=pb.299016416877227.-2207520000.1374692927.&type=3&theater
The renovated and renamed Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo will open in October 2013. ( http://drafthouse.com/blog/entry/kalamazoo-october2013
The Galaxy Cinemas Sarnia, which is now listed in the Cinema Treasures database, is located in the Lambton Mall where it replaced a former Canadian Tire store which stood on the site.
While this cinema uses the Lambton Mall’s street address of London Road, it stands where the former Canadian Tire store used to be on the southeast corner of Lambton Mall Road and Exmouth Street.
This cinema closed on June 2013 upon the opening of Cineplex’s Galaxy Cinemas Sarnia.
Congratulations are in store to the Vassar Theatre for surpassing their goal.
The State Theatre is developing a second theater behind the State dubbed “Bijou by the Bay” in the old Con Foster Museum. Details at http://www.freep.com/article/20130614/ENT01/306140063/Traverse-City-Film-Festival-readying-2nd-theater
A photo of the 1953 tornado damage with the drive-in on the upper right is at http://photos.mlive.com/flint-journal/2013/05/beecher-tornado_page24_image1j.html
To where was the projector sold to, Sarah?
The Saginaw News link includes a rendering of the new theater which will be called the Quality 10.
They did the same thing with the State Theatre in Ann Arbor MI. ( http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/2765
The Argus-Press has a more detailed story about the interior work which will give the inside a more modern appearance. The story is at http://www.argus-press.com/news/article_ff5bf678-9d36-11e2-98a9-0019bb2963f4.html
Reconstruction of the theater’s interior is finally underway.
PLEASE DELETE. If you look at the cinema’s page, it is NOT closing, but is instead being taken over to another outfit which is converting it to an Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.
Goodrich Quality Theatres is replacing the Saginaw 12 with the state of the art Quality 10 this year which will be located next to this cinema which was be torn down after the Quality 10 is completed.
There is another news story about the replacement of the Saginaw 12 with the state-of-the-art Quality 10 from WJRT at http://www.abc12.com/story/21579383/historic-movie-theater-will-soon-be-torn-down
This cinema will be reopened by the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas chain. ( http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2013/02/alamo_drafthouse_taking_over_r.html )