Archive for the ‘Redford Theatre’ Category

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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Roman Around the Redford

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

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At the Redford Theatre’s showing of the 1960 epic Spartacus on April 2, 2010, the Roman Empire spilled off of the screen into the lobbies, auditorium, and sidewalks of this west side Detroit movie palace.

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On Your Marx

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

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Visitors to the Detroit Movie Palaces this movie season will have the chance to see the Marx Brothers in the two big phases of their film career.

At the Detroit Film Theatre on May 1, 2010, fans of this zany of comedy team can enjoy them in their 1932 Paramount release, Horse Feathers. And on March 5, 2010, several hundred Redford Theatre moviegoers laughed it up at the Marx Brothers’ second feature for MGM, A Day at the Races (1937).

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My Fair Movie

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

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Before the showing of my most favorite Redford Theatre movie on November 6, 2009—the 1964 musical My Fair Lady—I treated myself to the 1956 soundtrack from the stage show that starred Rex Harrison and a young (21-year-old) Julie Andrews.

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