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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One of the philosophies that I carry around in my pocket is: Life is movement—either growth, decay, or renewal—and renewal always precedes growth.
The Detroit Film Theatre and Michigan Theater are currently applying this philosophy in different ways as they face the endless challenges of time and competition.
I’m always grateful when one of the Detroit Movie Palaces shows a lesser known old movie. I know it doesn’t help their bottom line as much as more famous films, but it does help further their mission to create unique movie-going experiences for area film lovers.
On a cold, blustery night a few days before Thanksgiving, Ann Arbor movie and movie theater lovers gathered at the downtown Ann Arbor main library to hear a speech about a new history of the Michigan Theater that was written by someone who helped preserve this enduring movie palace.
More than 30 years ago, Eastern Michigan University professor Henry Aldridge helped educate the Ann Arbor community about the value of the Michigan Theater, which faced an uncertain future after the Butterfield Theater Company stopped operating the Michigan in 1979.