Sunday, January 17, 2010
MY TOWN MONDAY: THE BURTON THEATER
Don't you admire young people who take a chance on a city like Detroit and open a movie theater. (Now remember, the city of Detroit has perhaps two other movie theaters).
That's what's happened here--and in one of the city most notoriously poor areas--the famous Cass Corridor.
It used to be called The Burton International School. The lockers, the little boy urinals, and a strange cache of wheelchairs, which frankly terrified me.
But there is also a decent- sized theater with a fine screen, a popcorn stand, a ticket taker, safe parking and a darn creative program coming in the weeks ahead.
The theater is just south of the WSU campus. If you're in the area, come on in. You will be happy you supported such brave souls. Here's their website. We saw Cold Souls last night. You can, too.