Some photos of the wonderful Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak. This was recently on the block to be leveled for condos, but the change in the housing market probably saved her. It’s a great place with films, rather than the predictable Hollywood movies that are pumped into regular theaters.
From the Main Art site:
3 Screens. Operated by Landmark since 1997. Like the city of its location, the Main Art Theatre offers something for everyone. Located in the heart of downtown Royal Oak, it is surrounded by a number of galleries, restaurants and other one-of-a-kind businesses that have come to typify this funky enclave. The theatre was originally built in the early 1940s as a single-screen theatre. As the face of Royal Oak changed, so did that of the Main Art, embracing an eclectic mix of sophistication and fun. Today, the theatre features the Detroit area’s finest selection of independent film and foreign language cinema. Each summer, the theatre hosts a midnight series, having offered new classics like The City of Lost Children as well as hometown favorites such as Evil Dead 2. The Main Art proudly serves Great Lakes Coffee, local Fair Trade and Organic.
The Main Art’s awesome lobby gallery.
I heavn’t really been back to Royal Oak since my friend John McFarlen died. They demolished his bar, “Memphis Smoke” right afterward (coincidentally) – and this is the one they built in it’s place. I am kind of glad Memphis is gone. I would never want to look at it again without John here.