Farmington’s Civic Theater: Surviving Crises for 80 Years (and Running)

Excerpt: You probably didn’t know, but one of the crown jewels of Farmington’s downtown district, the Civic Theater, quietly turned 80 on Sept. 20.

That seems like a pretty big milestone to go unnoticed. But because movie theaters in Michigan are still closed due to the pandemic — until Oct. 9, as per the Governor’s recently announced executive order — Farmington’s beloved, city-owned art deco cinema has been limited to selling its chief concession, popcorn, three times a week (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 5:30 to 8 p.m.) and giving out the occasional dog treat.

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