A building on the outskirts of Battle Creek is always eye-catching thanks to its 8-bit video game-reminiscent facade.

The building is a former movie theater built in 1978 for the GKC chain. More recently the movie house showed second run discounted movies as Cheap Flicks. The Helmer Road theater closed at the end of the summer of 2014. As of spring for 2016, there's renovation work underway to reopen the theater by the Kalamazoo-based Moore Theaters.

The motif of the building looks like it came right out of the arcade games of the late 70s when the building was first constructed as you can see from the photo gallery above.

It shouldn't come as a surprise that a building from 1978 would take on a video game feel. That year was the heart of the late 70s arcade boom and five years ahead of the Video Game Crash of 1983. 1978 saw the release of the seminal Space Invaders as well as Super Breakout and Avalanche.

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