Final curtain falls on Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak

Demolition has started on the Main Art Theatre in downtown Royal Oak in spite of efforts by movie and history buffs to spare it from the wrecking b...

July 26, 2022
2:34 AM

Demolition has started on the Main Art Theatre in downtown Royal Oak in spite of efforts by movie and history buffs to spare it from the wrecking ball.  An affiliate of Bloomfield Township-based A.F. Jonna Development LLC submitted plans earlier this year to replace the former theater with a five-story, 71-foot mixed-use building which would include 9,200 square feet of commercial space — half for a restaurant, half for a retailer — plus first-floor parking. In addition, there would be about 31,000 square feet of office space on the second floor and the third through fifth floors would include 51 new residential units.

Kirk Pinho