Western Herald – New developments for Nov. 25 Rave closings

New developments for Nov. 25 Rave closings

Erin Gignac

The Rave Cinemas in Kalamazoo is closing on Nov. 25, but the question of who is buying the business is still unanswered.


Western Herald File

According to the Dayton Daily News, Cinemark theaters is looking into buying some of the Rave Cinemas, but a spokesperson from Cinemark could only confirm they were looking at locations in Ann Arbor and Flint. Cinemark is also only buying 32 of the Rave Cinemas’ 62 theaters, so the Kalamazoo location may not be included.

However, Cinemark does offer a “unique” viewing experience. In a previous  article about Rave Cinemas, Vicki Kettner, community relations director for Downtown Kalamazoo, said the new business would offer “something unlike anything in Kalamazoo has to offer.”

We reached out to a representative from Cinemark for a comment.

The unique experience Cinemark offers is called XD and the specs include a 2D and realD 3D bright projection screen, custom digital surround sound, a wall-to-wall oversize screen and, not to mention, some very large film strip.

Carmike Cinemas is another business buying out some theaters at the moment, but the Rave Cinemas in Kalamazoo is not one of them, according to a press release on their website.

The Western Herald will have more information as this story develops.

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Erin Gignac is the editor in chief of the Western Herald. She is a senior with a double major in journalism and American public policy at Western Michigan University. Email her at herald-editor@wmich.edu

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