Downtown Detroit’s New Monroe Street Drive-In Movie Theater

Bedrock and Emagine Entertainment partner on a silver screen for the “Decked Out Detroit” initiative

As the film industry struggled to find its footing last year, drive-in theaters became vehicles for hope, platforms for unmoored movies and outlets for eager audiences. Now, Detroit will welcome back the filmic experience with their forthcoming 63-vehicle Monroe Street Drive-In. Developed in partnership with full-service real estate firm Bedrock and theater owner and operator Emagine Entertainment, the Monroe Street Drive-In will feature an outdoor, state-of-the-art …

Netflix Saves NYC’s Last Single-Screen Movie Theater

Shuttered earlier this year, NYC’s iconic Paris Theater recently reopened for a limited run of filmmaker Noah Baumbach’s latest feature, Marriage Story. The last single-screen movie theater in the city, the Paris originally opened in 1948 (after a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Marlene Dietrich), making it one of the oldest art house destinations in the US. Over the years, it has focused on foreign films …

South India’s Old-Fashioned Cinemas

Between 2010 and 2013, artists Stefanie Zoche and the late Sabine Haubitz traveled to South India (and seemingly back in time) to photograph the country’s multitude of old-fashioned theaters. Each cinema they captured “displays an unusual mixture of Modernism, local architectural elements, a strong use of color and, in the case of some older cinema halls, of Art Deco,” writes the duo. The retro theaters …