Photos courtesy of Cinema Detroit
Today, Cinema Detroit's Paula Guthat gave Curbed the exclusive news that the indy movie theater is moving. Cinema Detroit will close its doors in the old Cass Avenue location and reopen at 4126 Third Street (between Alexandrine and Willis). This building is also occupied by Allied Media Projects. The move should allow Cinema Detroit, a 100% local Detroit business known for quirky events and showcasing Michigan filmmakers, more space to expand, according to Guthat.
Allied has hosted an annual media conference in Detroit for the last 17 years. The 2015 event held in June featured 300 workshops, panels, city tours and art and music events. Allied COO Mike Medow says that details about building maintenance and tech are being finalized, but that Allied is happy to have Cinema Detroit in the space.
"We're just getting to know them, but we're excited that they're moving into the building," Medow said. "We're excited to get to know them and find ways we can work together. They're interested in independent cinema, we're interested in independent media. We're looking forward to knowing them better."
Paula Guthat, who founded Cinema Detroit in 2013 with husband Tim Guthat ,says the change will help both the theater and disabled patrons. "Our current space was not ADA compliant, and lacked clear signage designating our location and entrance," Guthat said. "Our new location is still in Midtown Detroit will give all the things we need and want to improve the moviegoing experience for all Detroiters looking to come to Cinema Detroit."
·Our Story [Allied Media Projects]
·Nic Uncaged at Cinema Detroit: Works by American Icon [Curbed Detroit]
·Cinema Detroit [Cinema Detroit]
·Allied Media Conference [Allied Media Project]