Emagine Entertainment Inc. and Detroit-raised rapper Sean “Big Sean” Anderson are opening a new movie theater in downtown Detroit.
Although the Troy-based company has not yet determined a precise location for the theater, which would also include a new music venue, it would provide a new movie option in a city where few exist.
“There is no major movie theater in the city of Detroit — this makes no sense to me,” Big Sean said in a statement to Crain’s. “I feel that it is necessary to build a theater in the city, not only because of the joy and inspiration movies will bring to people’s lives, but I hope this theater will become a hub of creativity — a place for intimate concerts, lectures, meetings, and other events.”
An entity tied to Paul Glantz, the founder and chairman of Emagine, has been accumulating property in Detroit’s Milwaukee Junction neighborhood, buying a building with a mural saying “We Kahn Do It!” on its eastern wall at East Milwaukee and Brush Street and a handful of small proximate parcels since, according to city land records.
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