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Main Art Theatre (Royal Oak, MI)

118 North Main Street
Royal Oak
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Built in 1940, the Main Art Theatre was once a single-screen movie house, but today it has three screens and shows a fine selection of independent and foreign films. The Main is located in trendy downtown Royal Oak, a Detroit suburb that also has great live performance spaces, restaurants, and cool boutiques.

Main Art Theatre Information

  • Public Transportation: Good (accessible by SMART bus lines 430, 730, and 740 at the Eleven Mile Road/Main Street stops; and by Amtrak’s Wolverine train and SMART buses 430, 450, 460, 465, and 740 at the Royal Oak Transit Center)
  • Handicapped Accessible: Good
  • Performances/Programs: Independent, documentary, foreign films, and a few mainstream movies
  • Ticket Prices: $9.25 general, $5 matinee (Monday–Friday before 6 p.m., Saturday–Sunday before 2 p.m.), $7 children (under 12), students, and seniors.


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