The Film Lab


Lara Sfire


Commercial, Bar & Micro Cinema


Photographs BY Michelle Gerard Unless Otherwise Noted


Hamtramck, MI

Located in a former Polish Legion of American Veterans Hall, we couldn’t ask for better bones to give us inspiration for the independent film theater and bar, The Film Lab.

When we heard 60’s swagger mixed with Art Deco vibes was the goal, we knew it was a match made in heaven. 1960’s retro paneling and a marble front bar were just a few of the gems we were lucky enough to encounter in the existing space and incorporate into the final design solution.

Being a part of bringing a unique film experience to Detroit has made this experience so fulfilling. Can’t wait to see you there! 

Making News

The Film Lab pairs bar and cinema in Hamtramck

Independent movie theater and bar coming to Hamtramck this summer

“They de-mystified everything, listened to what we wanted, worked with our budget, and made the overwhelming process of opening a business so much easier.”

– Lara Sfire, Owner