Movie theater Detroit is closing on September 29, 2018.
The movie theater chain announced the closing to patrons on Tuesday, September 30 at 9 p.m. local time.
The closing date for movie theater theaters is set to coincide with the September 30 holiday, according to the news release.
The Detroit Lions movie theater opened in 1929 and was located at 1610 S. Monroe Street.
The theater is owned by the city’s Department of Community Affairs.
The announcement comes after a petition calling for the closing of the theater, which is located on the corner of Michigan and Eubank streets, was launched on Change.org on September 21.
The petition asked for the theater to be shut down and said it “would not be appropriate for patrons to purchase tickets and/or enter into a new business transaction.”
The petition has received over 8,300 signatures so far.
The petition asks that the theater be reopened by September 30.
The theater was named for Detroit’s first black mayor and was the last movie theater in the city to be constructed in 1931.
It’s not the first time movie theaters in the Detroit area have closed for the holiday.
Last year, a theater in Grand Rapids closed for two days after a shooting left nine people dead.
A few days later, another theater in Lansing, Michigan, closed for a day after a gunman killed six people.