More Room for Screening

May 14th, 2013

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About 10 years ago, the Michigan Theater took advantage of some available property behind the theater to add a smaller theater that has helped the Michigan greatly expand its entertainment offerings.

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So Long Til Summer

April 29th, 2013

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The Detroit Film Theatre and Redford Theatre finished up their current seasons on the weekend of April 26-28, 2013 with the usual wide variety of movie entertainments that included classic, silent, and foreign language films. But before patrons enjoyed these treasures of the silver screen, theater representatives announced many special events in the coming months.

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Synergies

April 20th, 2013

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I was pleasantly surprised the other day to see that this year the Detroit Film Theatre will be participating in the Cinetopia International Film Festival that the Michigan Theater started last year.

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The Wonka Kids Grow Up

March 30th, 2013

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About 3,000 fans of the 1971 movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory visited the Redford Theatre on March 8 and 9, 2013 to see the film and two of its stars in person.

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Continuing Education

February 23rd, 2013

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More than 30 years ago, Eastern Michigan University professor Henry Aldridge helped educate the Ann Arbor community about the value of the Michigan Theater, which faced an uncertain future after the Butterfield Theater Company stopped operating the Michigan in 1979.

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Collecting Images

January 19th, 2013

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A double feature on the opening weekend of the Detroit Film Theatre’s Winter 2013 season helped me better understand and appreciate how images are combined to create film and film-like experiences.

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O Christmas Tree

December 1st, 2012

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The 2012 Christmas season got off to a nostalgic start at the Redford Theatre and Michigan Theater.

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Finding Expression

November 18th, 2012

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The printed word, the moving picture, the photograph, the sound of a voice—all modes of expression of reflections, feelings, observations.

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Ancient Images

October 18th, 2012

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The newest technologies of movies, such as 3-D and special digital effects, make it easy to forget that the projection of moving images began more than 100 years ago. The Detroit Film Theatre and the Michigan Theater recently transported their audiences back to the early days of cinema, with movies released before World War I.

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Tippi Now and Then

September 28th, 2012

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As Tippi Hedren stood on the Redford Theatre stage on September 28, 2012, an angle of light on her face gave me a glimpse of the younger Tippi whom I had just seen in the first half of the Redford’s screening of the 1963 Alfred Hitchcock thriller The Birds.

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