Monthly Archives: December 2006

More Fun for December 25

December has recently been filled with debates about public displays of Christmas symbols and the greetings “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Holidays”. But on December 25, 2006, a non-Christian group enriched Christmas Day with an activity that sidestepped controversy in a … Continue reading

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The Magic of Christmas

Two young children, all dressed in red, bounced happily on their feet. They anxiously awaited the arrival of the model train through a snow-covered tunnel in a miniature town set up at the front of the Redford Theatre auditorium. At … Continue reading

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DFT Season Finale

With a sigh of regret, but a note of hope, the chairperson of the Friends of Detroit Film Theatre, Margaret Thomas, spoke to the DFT audience on December 10, 2006. It was the last film of the Fall/Winter 2006 season, … Continue reading

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A Rock’n’Roll Journey

After I watched the film New York Doll at the Detroit Film Theatre on December 8, 2006, the warm afterglow of this poignant movie helped shield me from the sharp chill of the winter evening. I turned on the car … Continue reading

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Clark Gable Rises to Stardom

The histories of the Michigan Theater and the Redford Theatre are tightly intertwined with those of Ann Arbor, Detroit, theater design, organ music, and other people, places and things. These theaters also have boosted the careers of many famous movie … Continue reading

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