Cinema Detroit

3420 Cass Avenue,
Detroit, MI 48201

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Cinema Detroit

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Opened in 2009 in the auditorium of the former Burton Elementary School, which dates back to 1924. The theatre features an eclectic mix of art, independent, and documentary films and alternative programming. It abruptly closed in May of 2011 after a rent dispute with the property’s landlord. It has since reopened as the Cinema Detroit.

Contributed by Christopher Walczak

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CSWalczak on May 5, 2011 at 10:25 am

An article about the closing with a picture of the school building that housed the theater: View link

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on May 6, 2011 at 10:29 am

Founded by Matt Kelson, Nathan Faustyn, Jeff Else and David Allen.

More info and photos always welcome.

Trolleyguy on September 26, 2011 at 7:38 pm

This building was recently featured on “American Pickers.” The school is used as a warehouse by a local developer who is renovating the community.

CSWalczak on June 14, 2012 at 2:42 pm

This theater is apparently back in business; an organization called the Cass City Cinema is running a summer festival of films filmed in and around Detroit and the website is indicating a fall reopening and the installation of digital equipment. View link

Trolleyguy on October 7, 2015 at 12:03 pm

Cinema Detroit has now moved a few blocks away to a new location at 4126 Third Street. Website: What has become of the Burton Theatre, I have no idea.

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