Classic movie theater in Wayne gets face-lift

Grand re-opening to unveil the new State Wayne Digital Theatre set for Saturday

Published On: Nov 17 2012 04:56:30 AM EST
State Wayne Theater
WAYNE, Mich. -

A 66-year-old movie theater in suburban Detroit is getting a 21st century face-lift.

The venerable State Wayne theater in downtown Wayne has been refurbished.

A grand re-opening ceremony is set for Saturday to unveil the new State Wayne Digital Theatre.

It's to come at the conclusion of the annual Wayne Holiday Parade on Michigan Avenue.

The public is invited to come inside and tour the newly renovated theater and get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest in digital projection technology.

The State Wayne theater was built in 1946.

 The City of Wayne retains ownership but has signed Phoenix Theatres to manage on a long-term contract.