Big Sean continues to put on for the city, as he announced that he plans to build a luxury, multiplex theater in the heart of Detroit. In his last collab album with Metro Boomin, he made light of this occurring on the song, “No Hearts, No Love,” stating, “I’m about to build a movie theatre downtown properly / And help revive the heart of the city, just keep on watching me.” Now, it looks like the rapper is coming through on his promise with the help from partner company, Emagine Entertainment.
The plan will be a “luxury venue” that will include 10 to 12 big screens and seat around 1,300 people. The theatre will also serve as a venue for live music concerts, comedy shows and other events, with the largest auditorium seating up to 300 people.
The theater will also be named after Big Sean (Sean Anderson Theater) which owner of Emagine Entertainment, Paul Glanz, believes is the right thing to do. “Sean’s got a wonderful following, great brand recognition, and [he’s] just a fine individual.” The first step in this process for the two sides is picking an exact location, which Glanz has said will be done before the end of the year. Sean wants and expects it to be in Detroit’s downtown area and hopes for the venue to be done by 2020.
“We want to do something revolutionary with it,” Big Sean said in his press conference announcing the new venture. “We don’t want to make it a movie theater traditionally. We also want it to be a hub for entertainment for the whole community.”
Big Sean isn’t new to this, as he’s constantly given back to improve his community and the city of Detroit. Last year, Sean and his mother launched Mogul Prep, a program that’s designed to educate the youth about further opportunities and jobs in the field of music and the ins and outs of the music industry besides just singing and rapping. He also has his self-named Sean Anderson Foundation that has instilled many programs and projects for the youth of Detroit Public Schools, including a recording studio at his alma mater, Cass Tech.