Episode 8: Cinema Detroit – 100 Year-Old School Thrives as Indie Film House

As the Cinetopia Film Festival opens in Detroit on June 5th, a film festival of all great film festivals, one of its venues is a 100 year-old school on Cass Avenue–Cinema Detroit, owned and operated by husband and wife Tim and Paula Guthat, who followed their dream to create a venue in Detroit for independent films that were scarce in Michigan, let alone the midwest.



Pete with co-owner Tim Guthat

Pete with co-owner Tim Guthat

Digging Detroit’s Pete Kalinski and Thomas J. Reed, Jr. visit with Tim and Paula, talk opening a business, keeping it fresh–and of course, some favorite movies.

Tom with co-owner Paula Guthat

Tom with co-owner Paula Guthat






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