Jim O'Bryan wrote:
Christopher Bindel wrote:
Best part, you have to remove the seat yourself.
That is when it gets interesting.
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Depressing. Of course my kids want a seat. I can try to get the seat my son sat in for his very first movie.
I took so many pictures of the Lutheran church coming down, and I never attended there, just walked through their parking lot of blooming trees with my kids, and played in their park, and read the signs on their windows encouraging faith for all.
I don't think I'm going to take any pictures of this, or buy a seat. We can remember when we could walk to the movies. We can know that no-one in the city who was in the position to do so, gave the people in the city a heads-up that this place was for sale (for three years! time to do something.) so that maybe we could have had a community-owned theater like they have in some small, very active and involved cities like ours, that have an interest in the arts, and have lots of kids. It seems that it suits the city to not let people know things until it's too late, but maybe I'm just saying that because I'm sad about this. It would have been a modest proposal. It could have been done. But not when it was sold outright to McDonalds.
Which will be great for the health of our kids and great for our reputation as a walkable, unique city-- though I do understand and relate to people who live further east down Detroit and wish they could have a McDonalds, or ANYTHING down there where everything is so empty by the old car lots. But the Detroit Theater location is near the library, the Beck center, a park, ice cream stores, shops, galleries, real restaurants. A perfect place for a cool community theater.