Honoring History

I made my second visit today to the Detroit Historical Museum’s fascinating exhibit about movie theaters in Detroit.  Detroit: The “Reel” Story is a valuable record of local history, and any movie buff should hurry to see this show and find out how the Detroit moviegoing experience has evolved through the years.

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Widescreen Warmth

The big V in VistaVision jumped out at the audience of the Redford Theatre at the January 19, 2008 showing of the 1955 Alfred Hitchcock thriller To Catch a Thief.  Soon, this Paramount Pictures widescreen process was taking the Saturday night crowd on a scenic tour of the Mediterranean coast of France.

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In the City

As I drove to downtown Detroit on January 10, 2008 for the first movie of the Winter/Spring 2008 season of the Detroit Film Theatre, I thought about how the city landscape plays a role in the DFT experience.

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Pride of Ownership

As the proud new owners of the Michigan Theater, the Michigan Theater Foundation celebrated the 80th anniversary of this beautifully preserved movie palace in grand style. 

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