Cadillac Cinema Might be Saved
Footlighters working to rescue 1919 theater from bankruptcy
By Patrick Sullivan | May 16, 2020
A nonprofit group plans to save the Cadillac 4 movie theater in downtown Cadillac after the venue closed amid a bankruptcy.
The Cadillac Footliters, a community theater group, has made an offer to purchase Cadillac’s only movie theater, noting that it plans to make the historic theater even better: It will continue to show movies — and also showcase live theater, musical performances and community events.
“We are thrilled at the prospect of saving this downtown monument of Cadillac’s rich theater history, establishing a permanent home for Footliters, and serving as an important foundation to downtown Cadillac’s imminent economic recovery following the coronavirus pandemic,” the organization said in a statement.
Following a fire in their previous venue, The Footliters have not had a permanent home in three decades. The Cadillac 4 was previously called the Lyric Theatre, which opened in 1919.