Archive for the ‘Michigan Theater’ Category

Spielberg Gets Serious

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

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

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

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

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

“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

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

‘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

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

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

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 helps further their mission to create unique movie-going experiences for area film lovers.

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