Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

Victorian Holiday

Friday, December 16th, 2016

The weather was very cold outside the Michigan Theater on December 15, 2016, but inside the atmosphere was warmed up by the splendor and drama of the United States premiere of the PBS Masterpiece Theatre presentation of Victoria.


Shelter from the Storm

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

I had been looking forward to seeing The Makioka Sisters at the Detroit Film Theatre on November 21, 2015, so I tried not to be bothered by the first (and very heavy) snowstorm of the winter.


A Spielberg Halloween

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

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.


Phantom of the Senate

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Silent horror movies are a unique treat in the Halloween season, with their ancient shadows and limited dialog adding to the sense of mystery. When they are screened with the surging, moody sounds of a live theater organ, they become even more chilling.


A Christmas Weekend

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

‘Twas the weekend before Christmas, and many movie-loving creatures were stirring in the Detroit Film Theatre, Michigan Theater, and Redford Theatre.


Father and Son

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

The Halloween treats at the Redford Theatre this year included movies on consecutive weekends that starred the master of makeup Lon Chaney and his son Creighton Chaney, better known to movie fans as Lon Chaney, Jr.


Wonderful Words

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

For many fans of the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life, the characters in the movie seem to be almost part of their own lives, because of the many times they have seen the film and director Frank Capra’s detailed depictions of the characters.


O Christmas Tree

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

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


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.


Dear Friend

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Gentle waves of laughter rolled across the main floor of the Michigan Theater, in response to the delicate wit of the 1940 romantic comedy The Shop Around the Corner. Moviegoers watched James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan travel a rocky road to love on Sunday, December 18, 2011, in the latest movie in the Michigan’s Holiday Classic Film Series.