Fate of Royal Oak’s Main Art Theatre to be decided tonight

Theatre will be demolished if proposed plan is approved

A meeting tonight will decide the fate of Royal Oak's Main Art Theatre.

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The future of Royal Oak’s Main Art Theatre is in the hands of the planning commission, with a final meeting planned for Tuesday night.

Opening in 1941, known for showcasing independent film, the theatre closed last summer, and now a proposed plan will turn it into a mixed-use housing development, turning the well-known marquee into rubble.

The non-profit, Friends of the Main Art, have been rallying to save the theatre from its planned demise.

The vote is scheduled to take place around 7 p.m. on Tuesday night.

Previous coverage: Royal Oak community comes together to save historic Main Art Theatre

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