Category Archives: Michigan Theater

Classic Cinema 2011

Many movie buffs consider 1939 to be Hollywood’s greatest year, with releases like Gone with the Wind, Stagecoach, and Wizard of Oz. But 1940 wasn’t too bad either, and in 2011, visitors to the Detroit Movie Palaces enjoyed some of … Continue reading

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Dear Friend

Gentle waves of laughter rolled across the main floor of the Michigan Theater, in response to the delicate wit of the 1940 romantic comedy The Shop Around the Corner. Moviegoers watched James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan travel a rocky road … Continue reading

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Pop Goes the Culture

Popular culture is an important part of our lives. Something in an old movie or TV show might connect you with someone of your generation or maybe another. It might take you back to when you were younger. It might … Continue reading

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Two Rides on the Potemkin

It’s Back to School time of year again. This fall, visitors to the Detroit Film Theatre and Michigan Theater will have chances to return to the classroom for special film presentations that include introductory remarks by the leaders of the … Continue reading

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A Book and a Movie

“Right across from Borders,” has often been the answer to a question about the location of the Michigan Theater in downtown Ann Arbor. Sadly, that answer will soon be changing, with the closure of all Borders bookstores by September 2011. … Continue reading

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Animal Reflections

In what were advertised as documentaries about animals, quite a bit was communicated about human beings. That was what many people took away from the screenings of Buck and Nénette at the Michigan Theater on July 11, 2011. [ is … Continue reading

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Journeys of Dignity

You could see it in their faces, in their actions, in their words. It didn’t matter if they were in the sweltering confines of the Burmese jungle, or in the vast emptiness of the drought-stricken American West. They were all … Continue reading

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End of the Season

As we struggle through the transition from winter to spring to summer, the Detroit Movie Palaces wrapped up their current seasons, and gave us all something to look forward to when the weather is warmer. [ pink viagra | cialis … Continue reading

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Monday at the Michigan

A Monday in April, as another Michigan spring inches its way teasingly towards the warmth of summer. On April 11, 2011, I thought I’d take the edge off the beginning of the workweek by taking in a double feature at … Continue reading

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Career Moves

Movie stars often look bigger than life, but like the rest of us, each day they wake up with the challenge to manage their career and survive the competitive rigors of our economy. Recent movies at the three Detroit Movie … Continue reading

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