Major Artwork Theatre preservation group to display Wes Anderson movie

Jason Krzysiak is on a mission to save lots of the Major Artwork Theatre. 

Alongside along with his group, Associates of the Major Artwork, Krzysiak is working to protect the long-standing three-screen film home, which completely closed its doorways final June. The theater, on the nook of 11 Mile Rd. and Major St., was a downtown Royal Oak staple because it opened in 1941 and was a hotbed of unbiased cinema in Metro Detroit from the Nineteen Nineties till its closing. 

The constructing nonetheless stands, and so long as it hasn’t been razed or become a Chipotle, Krzysiak nonetheless has hope it may be rescued.

“We have devoted ourselves to doing all the things we will to save lots of this theater,” says Krzysiak, 48, of Nice Ridge. “We have to rally round these locations that carry us collectively.”

A part of the rallying is a Thursday evening profit screening of Wes Anderson’s 2014 comedy “The Grand Budapest Lodge,” which might be held up the road from the Major Artwork on the Royal Oak Farmers Market. The free displaying — donations are welcome by the screening’s Eventbrite web page — begins at 7 p.m., and visitors are inspired to attend dressed as their favourite Wes Anderson characters. 

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