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The official name of the theater is now simply “Century Aurora” so please make the corresponding changes. News story at http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_22368053/vacant-since-mass-shooting-renewed-aurora-theater-reopen
The 1940 Mickey Rooney film “Young Tom Edison” had its world premiere at the Desmond. A photo of the event as well as what the Huron looks like today can be found at http://www.classcreator.com/Port-Huron-MI-1961/class_custom3.cfm
This cinema was sold to Cinemark. http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2012/11/kalamazoos_rave_cityplace_14_n.html
It’s been confirmed by WKZO that Cinemark will NOT take over the soon to close Rave in Kalamazoo. ( http://wkzo.com/news/articles/2012/nov/19/the-rave-may-close-but-something-is-waiting-to-take-its-place/ )
Any word on which Rave Cinemas are on the list? In Michigan, Rave operates cinemas in Ann Arbor, Flint and Kalamazoo, but they earlier announced that their Kalamazoo location will close and be taken over by another operator early next year after renovations.
Cinemark has stated that it will reopen the Century 16 after making renovations. http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_21601901/cinemark-will-reopen-century-aurora-16-letter-mayor?IADID=Search-www.denverpost.com-www.denverpost.com
The Windsor Symphony Orchestra is moving into its new home in the renovated Capitol Theatre. http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2012/09/22/new-era-for-windsor-symphony/
The URL of the Huron Physical Arts Center is http://www.hpackids.com/
The former theater is now the Huron Physical Arts Center.
Financing is now in place to allow for the interior of this theater to be restored.
The exact address is 6655 Transit Road, Lockport, NY.
The management of the US 23 Drive-in would like to reopen this cinema and has set up a Facebook page to gauge interest at https://www.facebook.com/FentonMovie
One correction to make, the theater was located in what is now Burton, Michigan. It was located in Burton Township when it was standing but the site is now in the city of Burton.
I can add that the huge expressway sign as well as the boarded up roadside attraction boards are still in place.
The ticket booths are now gone and the debris from demolition have been removed. The speaker poles, screen towers, asphalt field and signs remain.
Rave did reface the sign along I-75 so it now says “Rave Cinemas.”
The drive-in is being torn down. See the new photo.
I now believe the original architect of the theater was John Eberson.
I learned that last December Emagine Entertainment, which owns Cinema Hollywood in Birch Run, has reopened this cinema which has been renamed Clio Square Cinema.
I have doubts about the one potential owner who wants to make a a multifunctional entertainment center. Reading the article, the bank which owns the multiplex has received inquiries from established theater owners. I would rather have it run by such a theater chain, but it would need major renovations first to be competitive.
I would rather see an established theater operator run the multiplex, but it would need major renovations first.
NOTE TO SYSOPS: The mapping software is a bit off. The city of Grand Blanc has a different address numbering system so the former location shows up on Google maps as 7606 S. Saginaw. Please fix the map to show the exact location which is now a few miles south of where it should be.
You have to admit that Carmike did a nice job in renovating this theater after looking at old photos from the GKC era.
Back in 2005, I wrote a piece online devoted to the sale of the GKC theater chain to Carmike called “Death of a Theater Chain.” The article also sums up the ownership history of the Plaza Cinemas. You can see it at http://home.comcast.net/~steelbeard1/flinn070505.htm