Cinema Detroit has:
- Survived 4 years and counting as an independent in an extremely difficult corporate-dominated business while keeping prices as affordable as possible
- Continued to offer the City proper access a wide variety of mainstream, specialty, indie, cult and classic movies
- Shown many films that would not otherwise be seen in the metro area, the state or the Midwest; https://www.metrotimes.com/news-hits/archives/2017/01/11/hunter-gatherer...
- Won the title of Best Indie Cinema in the WDIV Vote for the Best poll in 2015, 2016, and 2017;
- Committed to maintaining at least 40% of programming that is directed by women, people of color, LGBTQ or other underrepresented voices - compared to 4% or less in a multiplex or other chain venue
- Regularly programmed films that should be seen, rather than just make money
- Continues to offer monthly series of socially-relevant talkback screenings
- Discounted screenings to schools so their students can see and discuss important films like Hidden Figures, I Am Not Your Negro, and more.