Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo

180 Portage Road,
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

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Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo

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Rave Motion Picture Theatres closed this 14-screen theatre on November 25, 2012. Alamo Drafthouse reopened it on November 19, 2013, as a 10-screen cinema. It is planned to be closed April 3, 2017.

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CSWalczak on November 13, 2012 at 11:37 am

According to this article, Rave will operate the theater until January 2013, at which time a new operator will temporarily close it for renovations. Other sources suggest the new operator may be Carmike, which is reportedly looking at other Rave locations that it did not earlier acquire in 2012.

CSWalczak on November 17, 2012 at 6:42 pm

This articleconfirms the earlier closing date. It seems odd that the closing is being made before the arrival of most of the big holiday films though.

CSWalczak on November 17, 2012 at 10:49 pm

The new owner/operator may well be Cinemark instead of Carmike; it was just announced that Cinemark is acquiring the Rave properties that were not a part of an earlier sale to Carmike. This may explain why the closing date of this theater was changed.

steelbeard1 on November 19, 2012 at 12:09 pm

It’s been confirmed by WKZO that Cinemark will NOT take over the soon to close Rave in Kalamazoo. ( )

steelbeard1 on February 15, 2013 at 12:00 pm

This cinema will be reopened by the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas chain. ( )

steelbeard1 on July 24, 2013 at 12:07 pm

The renovated and renamed Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo will open in October 2013. (

steelbeard1 on July 24, 2013 at 12:09 pm

A photo showing the renovation in progress is on Facebook at

steelbeard1 on August 1, 2013 at 10:03 am

The Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo will have 10 screens.

steelbeard1 on August 2, 2013 at 8:54 am

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.

Trolleyguy on November 25, 2013 at 9:48 am

Opened November 19 2013.

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