Archive for the ‘Redford Theatre’ Category

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

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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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Frankly Speaking

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

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Frank Sinatra, who was born 100 years ago today, is best known for his singing, but he also made significant contributions to movies. Many of those films have been shown at the Michigan Theater and the Redford Theatre as part of their classic film series.

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The First Ten Years

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

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I sometimes feel amazed that an area can support three large historic movie theaters like the Detroit Film Theatre, Michigan Theater, and Redford Theatre. In most cities, any one of these theaters would be the center of attraction for fans of alternative film programs.

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Young at Heart

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

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As I looked around the Redford Theatre on Saturday, November 14, 2015, people-watching while I waited for the Redford Cartoon Fest to begin, I noticed a wide variety of ages.

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A Spielberg Halloween

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

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In the first ten years of an extraordinary career that has lasted more than four decades, director Steven Spielberg often tapped into the audience’s fear of the unknown.

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