Archive for the ‘Redford Theatre’ 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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Classic Movie Memories

Friday, April 17th, 2015

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This year marks the 75th anniversary of the release of Gone with the Wind in Detroit and many other cities, after being released in Atlanta and New York City in late 1939.

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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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Father and Son

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

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The Halloween treats at the Redford Theatre this year included movies on consecutive weekends that starred the master of makeup Lon Chaney and his son Creighton Chaney, better known to movie fans as Lon Chaney, Jr.

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West Side Story

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

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If an award was given for best all-around film, the 1961 Best Picture Oscar-winning movie West Side Story would be a strong contender.

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Under the Stars

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

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If you’re over the age of 35, you probably have memories of drive-in movie theaters scattered around the Detroit metropolitan area.

Those drive-ins, which peaked in popularity in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, began disappearing in the 1980s when their property became more valuable for strip malls, restaurants, and other year-round businesses.

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Bigger Than Life

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

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Like many movie fans, I’ve tended to look at Shirley Temple as a novelty of a certain time, appealing mostly to children. But I gained a new appreciation for her work after I saw a double feature of her films at the Redford Theatre on March 30, 2012.

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Personal Filmmaking

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

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It’s the end of another year, and many of us are reflecting on the past twelve months and making plans and resolutions for 2014.

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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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That’s Not All Folks

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

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For many decades, a trip to a movie theater in the Detroit area promised more than just the feature film. It could also include extras like cartoons, newsreels, short comedies, travelogues, or other entertainments, both live and on screen.

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