Detroit, MI – Big Sean is evidently fed up with Detroit’s lack of movie theaters, so he’s decided to open his own in the Motor City.
The musician turned to Instagram on Thursday (March 1) to explain just how momentous his latest business venture is for Detroit.
Big Sean explained he was inspired to make the move to open his own theater after taking a group of 1,000 kids to see Black Panther.
“There Literally is NOT ONE MOVIE THEATRE IN THE CITY OF DETROIT THAT PLAYS NEW MOVIES, ONLY IN THE SUBURBS!!!” he wrote. “Yesterday we took 1,000 kids from a Detroit Public Schools and took them to see Black Panther as a field trip. I think it’s important they see super heroes of all shades and that look like most of them, and support it.
“I also took that time yesterday to announce I will be opening my own Movie Theatre in the City of Detroit (The Sean Anderson theatre by Emagine @emaginetheatres) because I wanted to show the city and Detroit Public Schools that a kid from DPS that’s the same color as most of them can be a owner and a CEO too and open big business in uncharted territory!”
The Detroit Free Press reports Sean wants to create a state-of-the-art entertainment center through his partnership with Emagine Entertainment.
He explained Detroit is in the midst of a “renaissance,” making this the ideal time for a new multiplex.
“But right now, as the city is in a complete renaissance, turning around and booming,” he told the Detroit Free Press. “I think this is a perfect time to bring a theater to the city of Detroit…We want to do something revolutionary with it. We don’t want to just make it a movie theater, traditionally. We also want it to be a hub for entertainment for the whole community. We want people to have an incentive to go the extra miles, to travel into Detroit.”
Source: Hip Hop DX