The year 1928 was an amazing year for motion picture theater construction in the Detroit and Ann Arbor areas. Movie palaces that opened that year include the Fox Theater in downtown Detroit, the Michigan Theater in downtown Ann Arbor, and two other still-existing theaters that I visited on July 26, 2008—the Redford Theatre and the Royal Oak Music Theatre. (Motor City Marquees, Stuart Galbraith IV)
Archive for July, 2008
I’ve always enjoyed escaping into the Michigan Theater for its refreshing atmosphere and entertainment, but never more than on July 18, 2008, when I visited the Ann Arbor Art Fairs. Without the cool spaciousness of the Michigan, the art fairs would have been a weary test of endurance, instead of a wide variety of mid-summer activities and entertainments.
To better appreciate the preservation of the Detroit Film Theatre, Michigan Theater, and Redford Theatre, think about the outpouring of memories and emotions that have come this past week because of the demolition of Tiger Stadium.
And just imagine the news stories that might have been written if special efforts had not been made to maintain the DFT, Michigan and Redford for future generations: