Monday, January 11, 2010

Burton Theatre gets national coverage

The art house Burton Theatre at 3420 Cass Ave. got some national coverage in Sunday's N.Y. Times. The theatre will be the site of screenings in March for the first Detroit Independent Film Festival (see Dec. 27 post). Meanwhile it has a full line up this month including The House of the Devil, Cold Souls with Paul Giamatti, the 1971 classic WR: The Mysteries of the Organism, The American Astronaut and The Room. Most are Detroit premieres. The theatre aims to partially fill a void due to the lack of art cinemas in the Motor City. It will screen independent, foreign and cult films. Check out the web site It's also home to the Cass Avenue Film Syndicate. The building is the former Burton International School at Cass and Peterboro that closed in 2002 . It plans to expand as a venue for music and performance art. The Times piece is about entrepreneurs trying to make a go of it in spite of Detroit's economic hard times. Investor Nathan Faustyn says the owners wanted to do something for the city and help create a more livable community. To read the piece Google "New York Times Detroit Entrepreneurs."

1 comment:

  1. That's a really good idea! I hope I can make it to Detroit for their film festival!