Archive for March, 2007

DFT Details

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

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The texture of the Detroit Film Theatre is often like a finely played piece of chamber music.  Delicate details like the architecture, program notes, ushers, and pre-film music stimulate the mind and emotions with unique sensations.  In the space between these impressions, your own observations can linger.

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Looking Forward from 1957

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

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It sounds like an advertisement for Circuit City or Best Buy.  But it’s really a perceptive prediction from an outstanding movie book that celebrates its 50th birthday this year.

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Content Discontent

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

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The Ann Arbor Film Festival opened this week at the Michigan Theater, following a controversy over its adherence to guidelines that applied to funding from the state of Michigan.  This year’s AAFF did not apply for that funding.

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Clap If You Believe!

Sunday, March 11th, 2007

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It was one of the most exciting moments I’ve ever experienced in a movie theater. Already, the audience at the Redford Theatre on March 10, 2007 had enjoyed organist Lance Luce’s musical accompaniment to the delightful 1924 silent film Peter Pan.

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The Future Takes Shape at the Michigan

Sunday, March 11th, 2007

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The Detroit Movie Palaces are all living museums of movie theater history. But to keep their past alive, these theaters must continually look to the future.  The Michigan Theater gave a vivid demonstration of that commitment on March 4, 2007.

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