The texture of the Detroit Film Theatre is often like a finely played piece of chamber music.
Archive for March, 2007
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.
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.
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.
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.