Detroit’s Fillmore Theater To Close For Renovations
The Detroit News is reporting that the Fillmore Theater in Detroit's Foxtown District is closing this summer for a major renovation project. As a result, 180 workers at the Fillmore will be laid off.
The Fillmore Detroit will close in June through October 2018. Renovations will occur in the main theater, including a revamp of the ceiling. The theater was opened in 1925 and was once known as the State Theater. It is a popular venue for breaking acts and rock shows, with a listed capacity of 2,200.
As far as the employees whose jobs will be affected, the report says that some may be offered transfers or other positions within the parent company, Live Nation. Other staffers will be required to reapply for open positions once the project is complete, and the theater is ready to reopen.