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At the request of the producers of Destination Michigan, the video has been deleted.
The late owner’s sister has put the closed theater up for sale. The asking price is $179,000. http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/18855564/140-E-Huron-Vassar-MI/#
Full video from WLS-TV can be found on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZqng1s2v9E
Reading the linked article, it became clear he could not afford a digital projector.
The cinema has been renovated and the roadside sign now says Rave Cinemas as well as Cinemark.
Another story from the Lansing State Journal. http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20140504/THINGSTODO/305040069/Owosso-Community-Players-reopen-historic-Lebowsky-Center-theater-after-2007-fire
Please change the seating capacity of the Lebowsky Center to 550. The reason for the reduced capacity is an enlarged lobby and more leg room with the new stadium seating.
The reconstruction is finally completed. http://www.abc12.com/story/25432667/renovations-now-complete-at-lebowsky-center-after-2007-fire
Here’s a news report from WJRT. http://www.abc12.com/story/25432667/renovations-now-complete-at-lebowsky-center-after-2007-fire
Here’s a story from the Lansing State Journal about the show. http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20140504/THINGSTODO/305040067/-Shrek-Musical-aims-lure-kids-Owosso-theater
National Amusements took over management of this cinema in 1983 operating it for a decade before it closed permanently.
Later called the Summit Place Cinema after the Pontiac Mall changed its name, it was torn down in 2014 after being abandoned for several years. http://www.theoaklandpress.com/general-news/20140204/crews-begin-demolishing-old-waterford-movie-theater-could-summit-place-mall-be-next
How about bringing back the Beltline Drive-in Theatre?
That should be the Quality 10 GDX.
The benefit opening night at the new cinema was a rousing success with all shows sold out. Details from the Saginaw News at http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/saginaw/index.ssf/2014/01/saginaw_countys_newest_movie_t.html#incart_river
In this story from the Saginaw News, Bob Goodrich, the head of Goodrich Quality Theaters, gives his memories about the Quad/Saginaw 12 at http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/saginaw/index.ssf/2014/01/saginaw_12_closure_movie_theat.html#incart_river
More info from the Quality 10 GDX web site at http://www.gqti.com/Quality10GDX.aspx
WHOOPS! I goofed on the WJRT news story link. Try http://www.abc12.com/story/24429943/saginaw-12-theater-closes-its-doors
WHOOPS! That should be the Quality 10 GDX.
Video of the Genesee Towers implosion with the Capitol Theatre in the foreground can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1YNOF9LxqE
WHOOPS! That should be the Quality 10 GDX which is now in the Cinema Treasures database.
The Saginaw 12 will close permanently on January 12, 2014. The adjacent new Quality 10 GDX which replaces it will open on January 17. The Saginaw 12 will be torn down after February.
This article should be in the “Closings” section.
The Fenton Cinema is being torn down. A photo can be found at http://www.tctimes.com/fenton-cinema-demolished/image_e875a7be-1320-11e3-b14b-001a4bcf887a.html
I already voted for the oldest surviving drive-in in Michigan, the Hi-Way Drive-in Theatre outside Carsonville, MI.