3420 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
Admission: $7 · Wednesday Special: $5
Burton Theater which opened this month, is one of the few theaters located within the city's limits. Responding to the shortage of art house venues in the city, the Burton Theatre aims to help Detroit rival Chicago and New York as a center for independent film. Housed in the restored auditorium of the former Burton Elementary School at Cass and Peterboro the movie house will screen new, independent films, LBGT, foreign, and cult.
According to Cinema Treasures, the four partners behind the project — David Allen, Jeff Else, Nate Faustyn and Matt Kelson — saw the scarcity of movie theaters in Detroit, plus they had a 35mm projector. When developer Joel Landy purchased Burton Elementary, they discovered that he wanted a movie theater in the building.