Archive for the ‘Redford Theatre’ Category

Journeys of Dignity

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

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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 on demanding journeys in which they were pushed to the limit—physically, mentally, emotionally. And somewhere along their tragic journey, they were in search of that basic human need—dignity.

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From Book to Film

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

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About 2/3 of the way through the Redford Theatre’s screening of the 1940 Alfred Hitchcock mystery Rebecca on May 28, 2011, I started thinking about how hard it is for one artist to lay claim to a story. At that point in the movie, at the costume party, the book and movie versions of the story of Rebecca veered off in significantly different directions.

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End of the Season

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

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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.

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Redford Ripples

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

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There’s probably no higher compliment for a Detroit Movie Palace than someone saying that it improves the quality of life in the area where it is located.

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Career Moves

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

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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 Palaces showed significant career moves by some very famous stars of the screen.

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Classic Cinema 2010

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

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How is this for a solid and varied lineup of old movies for your local art/repertory film theater:

  • 8 1/2
  • Metropolis
  • Rashomon
  • Rear Window
  • Rules of the Game
  • Seven Samurai
  • White Christmas
  • Each of these films was shown at more than one Detroit Movie Palace in 2010.

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    White Christmas

    Sunday, December 19th, 2010

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    During December, the AMC cable channel ran the 1954 holiday classic White Christmas over and over, allowing viewers to dip into their favorite scenes of the movie again and again. On December 17 and 18, 2010, I got to enjoy that film in the same way on the big screen of the Redford Theatre.

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    Cartoon Fun

    Saturday, November 20th, 2010

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    On November 13, 2010, one of the liveliest Saturday afternoon crowds that I’ve ever seen at the Redford Theatre enjoyed what many hoped was the first annual Animation Rarities Festival at the Redford.

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    Another Fun Mess

    Sunday, August 29th, 2010

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    If you showed up early for the Redford Theatre’s Laurel and Hardy Film Festival on Friday, August 27, 2010, you might have found yourself dodging a flying creme pie. The theater enlisted the help of two local L&H groups to re-enact a famous scene from The Battle of the Century (1927).

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    From Small Screen to Big

    Sunday, May 16th, 2010

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    One of the biggest rewards of going to a historic movie theater is experiencing an old movie as it was originally meant to be shown—on a big screen.

    That was the main thing that drew me to the Redford Theatre, which specializes in such movies. I’ve also enjoyed silver screen classics among the wide variety of offerings at the Detroit Film Theatre and the Michigan Theater.

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