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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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.
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).
As the Saturday night showing of The Great Dictator at the Redford Theatre on September 26, 2009 wound down, I thought back over the fun of sponsoring this movie under the name of this web site. Usually I’m just a visitor, enjoying one show, along with some organ music and some tasty, inexpensive snack food. But this weekend, I was much more involved, and got to see the hard work and magic of the Redford unfold over three showings.
The Detroit Movie Palaces add so much variety to the experiences of area moviegoers that it’s extra fun when they create different ways to enjoy the same movie. That happened recently when the Michigan Theater and the Redford Theatre screened the 1964 children’s classic Mary Poppins.