When Paula Guthat, co-founder of Cinema Detroit, ran across a movie theater in a converted cable car garage in Providence, Rhode Island during the Summer of 2012, thoughts of the empty industrial spaces in Detroit immediately came to mind. There had to be some way to find a similar space and start it in the Detroit. Finding an appropriate space was more difficult than imagined; cinema requires a certain ceiling height and no load-bearing columns every 10 feet. While searching for a suitable space, Cinema Detroit decided to launch as a pop-up during Christmas 2012 to test the market and hone our vision. We wanted to bring movies to the City of Detroit proper and we wanted to keep prices reasonable. Today, Cinema Detroit is doing just that.