Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

M. Hulot’s Holiday

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

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It’s M. Hulot’s breezy, absurd world, and we’re all part of it, in the sweet-tempered anarchy of the 1953 French comedy, M. Hulot’s Holiday, which played at the Michigan Theater on July 18, 2010 as part of its Summer Classic Film Series.

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Christmas Double Feature

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

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Most people’s favorite Christmas movies probably include the 1946 drama It’s a Wonderful Life and the 1954 musical White Christmas.  On December 20, 2008, I had the heartwarming privilege of seeing a big screen double feature of these two holiday classics at the Michigan Theater (It’s a Wonderful Life) and the Redford Theatre (White Christmas).

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Christmas Comes to the DFT

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

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With its unique focus on new art films and specially restored old movies, the Detroit Film Theatre usually doesn’t have Christmas-themed programming.  But on November 29, 2008, the Yuletide spirit filled the historic DFT auditorium, in the animated Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas.

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Giving Thanks

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

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After a whirlwind of filmgoing that took me to all three of the Detroit Movie Palaces, I have many blessings to count in this season of Thanksgiving.

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Christmas in the 1940s

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

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The 1940s was a Golden Age for Christmas movies. It just seemed the right time for holiday movies, with World War II over and the post-war Baby Boom under way. Area moviegoers have a wonderful opportunity this year to see many of these holiday classics on the big screen.

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Christmas Comes to the Redford

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

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As I walked across the parking lot of the Redford Theatre on the evening of December 1, 2007, the falling snow peacefully muffled the sounds of the city. As I passed the stage end of the building, I heard the warm tones of Christmas music being played on the Redford’s Barton organ.

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First Impressions

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

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When I see a movie at the Michigan Theater that is attended by a lot of children, I often wonder what they think of this magnificent movie palace. During a question-and-answer session before the Warner Brothers cartoons that were shown on the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 23, 2007), I got a peek into what parts of the Michigan most arouse their curiosity.

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The Flow of Time

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

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A unique atmosphere always surrounds the Redford Theatre’s last movie before Thanksgiving. It’s a fun time to look back on the rich, varied programming of the fall, and look forward to the happy burst of entertainment that always ends the year. It’s the “Friday evening” of the year, as we relax from another 12 months of work, and get ready to have some enjoyment before starting all over again.

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3-Delight

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

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On the Redford Theatre’s biggest party night of the year—the Saturday night screening of its Halloween movie—visitors came in almost every imaginable costume.

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The Best Years of Their Lives

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

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You really cared about these people. Over nearly three hours, the different stories of the 1946 film The Best Years of Our Lives flowed across the Redford Theatre screen, and when the movie ended, you felt privileged to be part of the experience.

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