Archive for the ‘Michigan Theater’ Category

Frankly Speaking

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

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Frank Sinatra, who was born 100 years ago today, is best known for his singing, but he also made significant contributions to movies. Many of those films have been shown at the Michigan Theater and the Redford Theatre as part of their classic film series.

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The First Ten Years

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

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I sometimes feel amazed that an area can support three large historic movie theaters like the Detroit Film Theatre, Michigan Theater, and Redford Theatre. In most cities, any of these theaters would be the center of attraction for fans of alternative film programs.

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Spielberg Gets Serious

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

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It’s always a pleasure to see someone push themselves to a greater level of achievement, especially if they already have an impressive list of accomplishments.

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A Hand Up

Friday, September 25th, 2015

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During the screening of the documentary Rosenwald at the Michigan Theater on September 24, 2015, one person after another testified to how they had benefited from the generosity of businessman and philanthropist Julius Rosenwald.

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Moments of Truth

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

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Romantic dramas often include a stirring climactic scene when a man and a woman confront each other about the true nature of their relationship.

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Cinetopia Buffet

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

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The four-year-old Cinetopia International Film Festival continued to grow in 2015. New venues this year included several well-known alternative film theaters (Maple Theater, Redford Theatre, and Senate Theater).

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Magnificence

Monday, June 8th, 2015

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“The magnificence of the Ambersons began in 1873,” Orson Welles intones deeply as he speaks one of my favorite opening lines to a movie.

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In the Shadows

Monday, March 30th, 2015

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For many years, the Michigan Theater has helped area filmgoers make the slow, difficult transition from winter to spring with special Monday night classic film series. Recent series have include Charlie Chaplin in 2011 and Alfred Hitchcock in 2014.

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A Christmas Weekend

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

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‘Twas the weekend before Christmas, and many movie-loving creatures were stirring in the Detroit Film Theatre, Michigan Theater, and Redford Theatre.

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Change of State

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

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This past fall has been a busy time at the Michigan Theater and its new partner a few hundred feet down the street—the State Theatre.

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