Archive for the ‘Redford Theatre’ Category

Silent Film Community

Monday, June 5th, 2017

One of the great rewards of supporting historic theaters with classic film programs is the chance to see silent movies with live accompaniment. These performances are the product of a vibrant silent film community that has also helped to preserve silent movies through DVD recordings and restoration projects.

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Disney Milestones

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

The Detroit Film Theatre and the Redford Theatre recently celebrated the coming of spring with the two most significant feature films released by the Walt Disney studio during its founder’s lifetime.

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Birth of the Stooges

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

The Three Stooges made their latest trip to the Redford Theatre on April 7 and 8, 2017. As always, the energy of their antics was matched by the many outbursts of laughter in the auditorium of this 89-year-old theater.

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Musical Tributes

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

Two colorful widescreen musicals at the Michigan Theater and Redford Theatre helped take the chill off of the cold new year for many area moviegoers.

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Fading Glory

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

While watching The Sound of Music at the Redford Theatre on November 18 and 19, 2016, I felt like I was experiencing the end of an era.

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Into the Darkness

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

The flickering shadows of the Redford Theatre auditorium were filled with mystery and intrigue on the weekend of September 23, 24, and 25, 2016 when the theater hosted a film noir festival.

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Judy, Judy, Judy

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Judy Garland’s tragically short life of 47 years was made up of three phases that were separated by her triumphant performances in The Wizard of Oz in 1939 and A Star is Born in 1954. Visitors to the Redford Theatre were treated to these two movies on August 12 and 13, 2016, and gained more appreciation for the evolution and the full range of Garland’s talents.

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Silent Movie Weekend

Monday, April 25th, 2016

When the Michigan Theater and the Redford Theatre opened 88 years ago in 1928, their Barton theater organs were designed to accompany silent movies. The talking picture soon changed these plans, but these organs both returned to their original use on the weekend of April 23 and 24, 2016.

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Spring is Here

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

The outside temperature might have been in the 40s, but this April Fool’s Day joke by Mother Nature didn’t harm the springtime feeling of renewal at the Redford Theatre on Friday, April 1, 2016.

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Visions of Rome

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Rome has been the setting for many films, from historical epics like Julius Caesar to romantic dramas like Three Coins in the Fountain. Area moviegoers recently had the chance to see two vastly different movies that were filmed on location in Rome in the ten years after World War II.

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