The NYT reports on Detroit's only first-run theatre. Detroit is the model of a doughnut city (empty core, thriving suburbs), a Jane Jacobs nightmare town, and there's something about a major urban center with only one movie-house that epitomizes doughtnut-ness.
"I don't know if companies are afraid to invest in the city," said John Jennings, 38, a fourth-grade teacher sent by children to refill a popcorn tub during "Scooby-Doo."
"Thankfully, these owners were brave enough to invest," Mr. Jennings continued. "A one million population city should have at least six theaters. I think that was the number before the riots. And we should have some minority-owned theaters."