Archive for the ‘Redford Theatre’ Category

Wonka Kids Grow Up

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

About 3,000 fans of the 1971 movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory visited the Redford Theatre on March 8 and 9, 2013 to see not only the film, but also two of its stars in person.


O Christmas Tree

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

The 2012 Christmas season got off to a nostalgic start at the Redford Theatre and Michigan Theater.


Tippi Now and Then

Friday, September 28th, 2012

As Tippi Hedren stood on the Redford Theatre stage on September 28, 2012, an angle of light on her face gave me a glimpse of the younger Tippi whom I had just seen in the first half of the Redford’s screening of the 1963 Alfred Hitchcock thriller The Birds.


Familiar Faces

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

For many people attending the Redford Theatre’s September 7, 2012 screening of the 1972 comedy What’s Up, Doc?, much of the fun came from seeing familiar faces from television shows and other movies.


A Universal Picture

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

The year 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of one of the most famous studios in Hollywood history—Universal Pictures. This past month, the Detroit Movie Palaces screened some of the most important movies in Universal’s history.


Classic Film Fest

Monday, July 16th, 2012

A midsummer weekend turned into a cinematic journey through different eras, genres, and techniques when I visited the latest screenings in four classic movie programs on July 13, 14, and 15, 2012.


As Time Goes By

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

For almost 70 years, the romantic drama Casablanca has endured as an audience favorite. Further proof of that appeal came on June 29-30, 2012 at the Redford Theatre.


Sing-A-Long Grease

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Grease was the word at the Redford Theatre on Friday, May 18, 2012, along with the rest of lyrics to the songs of the hit movie of that name from 1978. Hundreds of moviegoers lifted up their voices in song during a sing-a-long version of this modern classic starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.

Redford Theatre, May 18, 2012

Redford Theatre, May 18, 2012



Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

The 85th birthday is approaching for the Redford Theatre, the Michigan Theater, and the auditorium of the Detroit Institute of Arts that hosts the Detroit Film Theatre. All three theaters have taken on ambitious renewal projects that will make them more user-friendly, a term that probably wasn’t used when the buildings opened in 1927 and 1928.


Some Words About Silents

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Visitors to the Redford Theatre on the evening of April 21, 2012 looked forward to a special night of silent film enjoyment starring the famous Mary Pickford in the 1920 movie Suds. Much of that enjoyment would come from the musical accompaniment by Dave Calendine on the Barton Theatre Pipe Organ that was in the Redford when it opened in 1928.