- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Plans to renovate the historic State Theatre in Ann Arbor call for four separate theaters at the movie house, doubling the current number of screens.

Russ Collins is CEO of the Michigan Theater Foundation, the group that owns the State Theatre. He tells The Ann Arbor News (https://bit.ly/29cv2TE ) that the theaters would have seating capacity of about 180, 150, 80 and 50 people and would be “very comfortable.”

Previously, the owners announced plans to renovate the theater to restore the art deco theme to the building, including updating the marquee and the building’s exterior. In February, the Downtown Development Authority committed $200,000 toward the cost.

Collins hopes that construction will start this fall and the building will be ready for 2017, which is the theater’s 75th anniversary.

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Online:

https://www.michtheater.org/state

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Information from: The Ann Arbor News, https://www.mlive.com/ann-arbor

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