That’s Not All Folks

October 19th, 2013

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For many decades, a trip to a movie theater in the Detroit area promised more than just the feature film. It could also include extras like cartoons, newsreels, short comedies, travelogues, or other entertainments, both live and on screen.

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Life is for Living

September 29th, 2013

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On a rainy Sunday when many people might have been tempted to stay inside, the Michigan Theater presented two films about individuals who stretched the boundaries of their experiences.

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Shirley Yes

September 22nd, 2013

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When I walked into the Redford Theatre on Friday, September 13, 2013, the first thing I did was try to get a glimpse of that weekend’s special guest, Shirley Jones.

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A Quarter Century

August 5th, 2013

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This past weekend marked 25 years since I first started attending movies at the Detroit Film Theatre. I first visited the DFT around August 1, 1988 for the German drama Wings of Desire.

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Welcome Back, Redford

July 14th, 2013

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As patrons filed in to the newly renovated Redford Theatre on July 12 and 13, 2013, theater volunteers were there to greet them with hearty rounds of “Welcome back!” These visitors returned the friendly welcome with sincere praise for the new carpeting, balcony seats, and sconces that had been installed since the theater last screened a movie on April 27, 2013.

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Cinetopia Selections

June 19th, 2013

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A two-day program of silent films starring Mary Pickford might have seemed out of place among the many new movies at the Cinetopia International Film Festival, but guest speaker Christel Schmidt helped put things in perspective.

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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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