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Goodrich Quality Theaters files for bankruptcy

The theater chain is headquartered in Grand Rapids.
Credit: WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Goodrich Quality Theaters (GQT), a West Michigan-based theater chain, filed for bankruptcy in federal court in Grand Rapids. 

The theater chain has 31 movie theaters in five states; the majority of the locations are in Michigan. 

GQT owes its creditors between $10-50 million, according to the bankruptcy filing. And its assets are listed at being valued at $50 million to $100 million. The chain is owned by Bob Goodrich. 

The Ada-Lowell 5, Grand Haven 9, Hasting 4, Holland 7 and Kalamazoo 10 are all owned and operated by GQT. It is headquartered in Grand Rapids on Broadmoor Avenue SE near 44th Street SE. 

RELATED: Mother files age discrimination complaint after teen son fired from job at movie theater

In January, a discrimination complaint was filed against GQT after teenage employees said they were fired for being under the age of 17. A petition was also started to bring attention to that claim; it has more than 10,000 signatures. 

The first GQT theater was started in 1930. 

13 ON YOUR SIDE reached out to GQT for comment. 

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