Rave Cityplace 14 in downtown Kalamazoo will close permanently next Sunday, Nov. 25.
Signs on the theater's doors Saturday and a message on its answering machine say Rave will close permanently the evening of Nov. 25, instead of the January closing cited by officials earlier.
Click the Read link below to view the full article, as well some related news stories on that site. While the article does not provide an explanation for the theater's closure, it surely has to do with the recent sale of nearly every location owned by Rave Cinemas:
The Kalamazoo theater opened in 2006 and had 14 screens, seating a total of 2,900 customers. Another article on the same site originally published November 12th mentions that the property owner is looking for a new operator for the theater.
Moviegoers in Kalamazoo will need to visit one of the three nearby theaters to see movies on the big screen.
Please Note: These comments are submitted by the readers of The BigScreen Cinema Guide and represent their own personal opinions, and do not represent the views of The BigScreen Cinema Guide, or any of its associated entities.
Dec 10, 2012 - George Jobson
I was very sad when Rave Cityplace 14 in Kalamazoo was closed. I go there every Monday to review movies for The Big Screen Cinema Guide. I live two blocks away from the movie theatre. That movie theatre has meant a lot to me. I want that movie theatre to reopen again.
Mar 23, 2013 - Ron Higgins
Alamo Drafthouse will open in Kalamazoo
The theater combines dinner and a movie into one
Updated: Monday, 18 Feb 2013, 9:21 AM EST
Published : Friday, 15 Feb 2013, 5:37 PM EST
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) - Alamo Drafthouse Cinema announced it will open its first location in the state in Kalamazoo. The 10-screen theater will be located at 180 Portage St., the former home of the Rave Cityplace 14.
"Kalamazoo reminds me a lot of our hometown of Austin with its strong economy, large university, great beer scene and solid arts community. We are very excited about this opportunity and to become a part of the neighborhood," said Alamo CEO Tim League.
Alamo Drafthouse takes the idea of dinner and a movie and morphs it into one experience. It shows first-run movies, independent films and special programming events. It also includes a culinary kitchen with servers who quietly attend to customers throughout the movie.
Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo will feature new releases, repertory programming and signature programming with seating for 900 moviegoers.
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