Archive for the ‘Michigan Theater’ Category

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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Renewal and Growth

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

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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.

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In a Minor Key

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

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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.

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Early Hitchcock

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

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No film director unites the audiences of the Detroit Film Theatre, Michigan Theater, and Redford Theatre more than Alfred Hitchcock.

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Wonderful Words

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

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For many fans of the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life, the characters in the movie seem to be almost part of their own lives, because of the many times they have seen the film and director Frank Capra’s detailed depictions of the characters.

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Michigan History

Monday, November 25th, 2013

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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.

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