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Looking Back

May 1963

Step back in time to see what area movie theaters were presenting in May 1963. Film titles are linked to the Internet Movie Database.

For more information about these theaters, see Cinema Treasures or Water Winter Wonderland.


Ann Arbor audiences were treated to the opening of the Alfred Hitchcock thriller The Birds at the Michigan theater on Sunday, May 5, 1963.

The Birds earlier opened in New York City on March 28, 1963 and in Detroit at the Palms theater on April 4, 1963 (Looking Back, April 1963). Click here to see a PDF of newspaper images relating to the opening of The Birds.

Also in Ann Arbor on May 5 were Come Fly with Me (Dolores Hart, Hugh O'Brien, Karl Boehm) at the State and David & Lisa (Keir Dullea, Janet Margolin) at the Campus.

At other Ann Arbor area theaters, Danny Kaye starred in The Man from the Diners' Club at the Martha Washington in Ypsilanti; the Ypsi-Ann drive-in screened The War Lover (Steve McQueen) and Who's Got the Action? (Dean Martin, Lana Turner); and the Scio drive-in hosted a double bill of Two for the Seesaw (Robert Mitchum, Shirley MacLaine) and Tower of London (Vincent Price).

In Detroit on May 5, The Birds continued at the Palms for the fifth week. To Kill a Mockingbird with Oscar-winning Gregory Peck also continued for a fifth week, at the Mercury.

Other Detroit movies on May 5 included I Could Go On Singing (Judy Garland, Dirk Bogarde) at the United Artists; Mutiny on the Bounty (Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris) at the Grand Circus; Lawrence of Arabia (Peter O'Toole) at the Madison; the Cinerama How the West Was Won at the Music Hall; Walt Disney's Miracle of the White Stallions (Robert Taylor, Lilli Palmer, Curt Jurgens) at the Michigan; and Free, White and 21 (Frederick O'Neal, Annalena Lund) at the Fox.

Art films in Detroit on May 5 included David & Lisa (Keir Dullea, Janet Margolin) at the Studio; The Love Makers (Jean-Paul Belmondo, Claudia Cardinale) at the Coronet; and Trial and Error (Peter Sellers) at the Surf.

On May 5, the Redford was screening a double feature of Diamond Head (Charlton Heston, Yvette Mimieux) and The Best of Enemies (David Niven, Michael Wilding).


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