Cinema Detroit

3420 Cass Avenue,
Detroit, MI 48201

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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
CSWalczak on May 5, 2011 at 7:25 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 7:29 am

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

More info and photos always welcome.

Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on September 26, 2011 at 4:38 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
CSWalczak on June 14, 2012 at 11:42 am

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

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