G.O.O.D. Music’s Big Sean really loves Motown. The hip-hop star has announced he’s officially partnering up to bring a much-needed movie theater to Detroit in the next couple of years.
Sean Don went to his Instagram Story to share footage from his press conference over his hometown power move.
— SOHH (@sohh) March 1, 2018
Yesterday, Sean held a press conference to go over his new business plan and describe the need to bring a theater to Motor City.
The Detroit rapper formally announced plans for his Sean Anderson Theatre at a press event at Emagine Royal Oak on Wednesday morning. The 10-12 screen theater, a partnership with Emagine Entertainment, is expected to open in Detroit in 2020. A location for the theater, which will also house an intimate, “up close and personal” performance venue and aims to host community events, comedy shows and other functions, is not finalized, though the rapper said it will be “in the heart of the city.” (Detroit News)
Emagine Entertainment CEO Anthony LaVerde has also dished on partnering up with the hip-hop star.
“Sean and his team reached out to us about six months ago, discussing Sean’s vision for a theater in Downtown Detroit and his desire to give back to the community, and really be a part of the Detroit renaissance,” LaVerde said. “This was his vision in how he can accomplish that.” Emagine has land in Detroit’s Midtown area, which co-founder Paul Glantz also sought as a potential site in the preliminary stages of the proposal. (M Live)
A few days ago, Sean announced he would nix his spring tour to continue putting work into new music.
I’ve been in a deep creative space & decided I need to stay focused in the studio – so unfortunately, I am postponing my upcoming tour. I learned in life u have to follow your intuition, I hope you do the same. Thank you for your continued love & support It means the world to me.
— Sean Don (@BigSean) February 26, 2018