Fenton Cinema - Fenton MI

Address: 291 N Alloy Dr
City: Fenton
State: MI
Zip: 48430
County: Genesee
Open: 1985
Capacity:
Owner History: Diane and Dean Kitchen
Theater Type: Shopping Center - Early Multiplex
Number of visits to this page: 7756
General Information:

Source: Flint Journal

The folks who built Fenton Cinema and operated it for nearly two decades have relinquished their control over the eight-screen, independent theater. Dean and Diane Kitchen have sold the building to a circuit from Grand Rapids. The new owner, Jason Lillmars, has theaters in Fremont, Rockford and Whitehall (under the name NorthStar Cinemas). The sale price was not disclosed.

We'll miss the Kitchens, who started Fenton Cinema in 1985 as a twin-screen house. They kept a clean facility that always was responsive to its community. They reacted to community growth by twice expanding the theater, to five screens in 1990 and eight in 1998. The Kitchens formerly owned theaters in Clarkston, Howell and East Tawas as well as Fenton, but they've pulled out of the business altogether with the Fenton sale. "We'd like to thank all the people who have supported us over the years. The people in Fenton and surrounding cities have been great," said Dean Kitchen, whose family has been in the theater business for more than 50 years.

As the article below indicates, there were folks wanting to re-open the theater but none of those efforts came to fruition unfortunately.

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Fenton Cinema - 1985 ARTICLE ON THEATER (newer photo)
1985 ARTICLE ON THEATER (newer photo)
Fenton Cinema - 2012 ARTICLE ON US-23 OFFER (newer photo)
2012 ARTICLE ON US-23 OFFER (newer photo)
Fenton Cinema - 2013 ARTICLE ON SALE TO CREATIVE FOAM (newer photo)
2013 ARTICLE ON SALE TO CREATIVE FOAM (newer photo)
Fenton Cinema - FLINT JOURNAL AUG 2012 (newer photo)
FLINT JOURNAL AUG 2012 (newer photo)
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