Grand Ledge’s Sun Theatre, closed for 2 years, will reopen, owner says

GRAND LEDGE — Chuck Pantera has been fielding the identical question about the destiny of the Sun Theatre for far more than two many years: When will it reopen?

The little, historic movie theater in the city’s downtown, 1 of a few in Bigger Lansing nonetheless playing movies, has been closed because March 2020.

Chuck Pantera in front of the Sun Theatre in downtown Grand Ledge Monday, July 13, 2020. Opened in 1931, it's one of three remaining small historical movie theaters in Greater Lansing. It's been closed since March 2020.

The other two — Sun Theatre in Williamston and Eaton Theatre in Charlotte — have equally reopened.

Pantera’s South Bridge Street theater, a mainstay since it opened in 1931, is however dim. 

It isn’t really mainly because Pantera thinks no a single desires to view a film at the nostalgic venue. He is familiar with how a great deal they do.

“I get issues nonstop,” he claimed.

Modifying movie landscape generates roadblock

The movie business has improved since COVID-19 brought it to a temporary halt two years ago, Pantera explained.