2 blocks south of MLK Blvd, (Mack) on the East side of Cass Enter thru the rear of the parking lot, follow the signs. Cass City Cinema is screening Local, independent, and Hollywood movies to entertain all movie-goer's tastes and desires.
3420 CASS AVENUE MIDTOWN-DETROIT, MICHIGAN 48201
2K DIGITAL COMES to CASS CITY
Cass City Cinema, along with showing 35mm films, has now equipped our Theater #1 Screen with a Cinema Server and NEC Digital Cinema DCI (Digital Cinema Institute) compliant Projector to enable the showing of the latest movies from Hollywood and Independant Producers, which much to many's dismay, are no longer shot, nor available, on film.
Now playing movies from Hollywood and Independant Directors that are Digital files from camera to screen, with a resolution of more than 2048 X 1080. A large difference in todays Cinema Digital Projectors is the achieved 2000:1 contrast ratio that is comparable to 35mm film. More details of our sound and picture upgrades will be posted soon
see Our Digital Conversion story coming soon
Th,F,S, 6:45, 7:00, & 9:00, 9:15 Sun 5:00 5:15
HOTTER THAN JULY FILM FESTIVAL
RYAN GOSLING to film "HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER" in our neighborhood
A mysterious Hollywood stuntman, mechanic and getaway driver lands himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor.
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Writers: Hossein Amini (screenplay), James Sallis (book)
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston
2K CINEMA DIGITAL 6 channel 5.1 DOLBY SOUND 100 min
The story of legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300 miles crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Directors:Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
Writers: Petter Skavlan, Allan Scott
Stars: Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Gustaf Skarsgård
2K CINEMA DIGITAL 6 channel 5.1 DOLBY SOUND 118min
Cass City Cinema will be closed for regular features after June 16th BURTON THEATER will be available for rentals and Special Events throughout the summer
NEW SCHEDULE COMING IN NOVEMBER
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Cass City Cinema has been screening films in Detroit's old Burton International School since fall 2011. A group of young cinephiles previously operated the venue as the Burton Theatre. / Associated Press
By John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press Special Writer
Cass City Cinema, an alternative film venue on the edge of Detroit’s thriving Midtown area, will be suspending regular screenings after this weekend until November, according to owner Joel Landy.
“We are not closing,” said Landy, noting that he needs to devote his time and energy this summer to other properties he owns in the area near the theater. Landy owns 50 parcels of land that hold 26 buildings, including storefronts and apartment buildings. One of his priorities is to open a new restaurant on the site of the former Atlas Global Bistro on Woodward, which closed in May.
Landy said he has been working 50 hours a week at the two-screen theater, mostly as a film booker and projectionist. He launched Cass City in October 2011 in the auditorium of the former Burton International School, which he bought from Detroit Public Schools in 2009. From fall 2009 through mid-2011, he leased the space to several young cinephiles who showed movies there under the name Burton Theatre.
After they lost their lease, they announced plans to open an alternative film venue in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood, but those plans have yet to materialize.
Part of the Cass City concept, Landy said, is to bring films to Detroit that typically play only at suburban art houses like the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak and the Maple Theater in Bloomfield Township. Another goal is to make film screenings affordable with $5 tickets.
The theater has been drawing good crowds for the past six months with showings of the Oscar-winning documentary “Searching for Sugar Man,” which tracks the unusual life and career of nearly forgotten Detroit folk artist Sixto Rodriguez. Landy said that nearly 7,000 people have seen the movie at Cass City and that he has sold 650 copies of the CD soundtrack.
Also drawing well were 2012 Oscar winner “The Artist” and the recent “The Place Beyond the Pines.” The latter stars actor Ryan Gosling, who has used the Burton building as a home base of sorts during his stay in Detroit to work on the upcoming “How to Catch a Monster,” his directorial debut.
This weekend, Cass City is showing the 2011 action thriller “Drive,” starring Gosling as a Hollywood stunt man who moonlights as a getaway driver, and the recent Norwegian film “Kon-Tiki,” about the Pacific Ocean voyage of writer Thor Heyerdahl.
Though it will be closed this summer, the theater will continue to host special events, mostly via rentals. The Hotter than July festival of gay- and lesbian-themed films aimed at African Americans is scheduled for July 25.
“Ideally I would like someone to step in and operate the theater, but if I have to run it myself this fall, I will,” said Landy, who considers Cass City an important part of his Midtown mission. “For the people I have brought here, having a theater like this in the neighborhood means a better quality of life.”
Cass City Cinema stops screenings until fall
Cinematograper: Benoît Debie (director of photography)
Matt Smith ... Bully
Christina Hendricks ... Billy
Ben Mendelsohn ... Dave
Ryan Gosling .... producer
David Lancaster .... producer
Michel Litvak .... producer
Marc Platt .... producer
Adam Siegel .... producer
Jeffrey Stott .... producer
Gary Michael Walters .... executive producer
Film Editing by
Production Design by
Set Decoration by
Lisa K. Sessions
Clifton Chippewa .... key hair stylist
Kimberly Kirkpatrick .... key makeup artist
Michael Marino .... prosthetic makeup effects designer
Medusah .... department head hair
Leo Won .... makeup department head
Claire Connelly .... production supervisor
Christina Varotsis .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mariela Comitini .... first assistant director
Brad Robinson .... second assistant director
Robert Brenner .... carpenter
Deborah Jurvis .... art department coordinator
Liz Ritenour .... art department assistant
Karen Sori .... art department production assistant
Jim Warren .... assistant set decorator
Michael A. Watt .... leadman
Derek Wilga .... utility foreman
Special Effects by
Steve Catherman .... special effects
Dan Lemieux .... stunt driver
Tom Lowell .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Brad Irvin .... set electrician
Brad Knopf .... electrician
Joe Miller .... best boy grip
Anthony 'Spike' Simms .... gaffer
Ryan Hill .... extras casting
Kathy Mooney .... casting director: Michigan
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michelle Hutchins .... key set costumer
May McClurg .... costumer
May McClurg .... set costumer
Jonny Pray .... costume supervisor
Steven Shupick .... additional set costumer
Jennifer Gonzalez .... driver
John 'Detroit' White .... transportation coordinator
Nelvin Aguilar .... first assistant chef
Christina M. Bender .... production assistant
Eric Carlson .... head chef
Steve Catherman .... production secretary
Danielle Champe .... production secretary
Chris-Teena Constas .... assistant location manager
George Constas .... location manager
Rachel Dik .... assistant: Jeffrey Stott
Amber Fritz .... script supervisor
Paul Ioannou .... assistant chef
Elizabeth B. Jackson .... key craft service
Alan Murphy .... payroll accountant
Dana Scott .... production secretary
Bobby Thompson .... production assistant
Lana Waddell .... production assistant
"TO CATCH A MONSTER"
Director: Ryan Gosling
Writing credits: Ryan Gosling