To Our Loyal Community Members —

The War Memorial is removing the November 2017 opening of The Patriot Cinema in order to best determine our Association’s next steps.

As we reevaluate our plans, and to assist in the decision-making process, our Board of Directors has commissioned a substantive parking study, collaborating with public safety experts and working toward partnership with our neighbors, to integrate its recommendations into the vision of a broader use of our performing arts space. At the study’s completion, the revised and reevaluated plan will define an opening date, and not vice versa.

In the interim, we will proceed with board-approved plans to make necessary capital improvements to the aging infrastructure of the 1962 Fries building to ensure basic safety and accessibility standards for our guests. We expect this process to take 12 to 18 months.

Given the above, the Town Hall meeting for March 13 and the City Council work session scheduled for March 29 have been canceled.

Our mission remains the same: to honor the legacy of our veterans and the freedoms they’ve provided us by providing a culturally-diverse portfolio of traditional and contemporary arts, entertainment and educational experiences that our broader community can benefit from, enjoy and support.

Warm regards,
The Grosse Pointe War Memorial Association


Press and Media Contacts

Julie Nemeth
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248.459.1664

Brooks Hoste
Manager of Communications and Programming, The War Memorial
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313.332.4024