------

Home

DFT

Michigan

Redford

Lobby


Detroit Movie Palaces

The Film Programs of the Detroit Film Theatre, Michigan Theater, and Redford Theatre

Your Guide to Classic Movie Theater Filmgoing!

Read about recent events
in the Detroit Movie Palaces blog!

Under the Stars

August Blog Entries: 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

Explore theater history
in the Looking Back feature!

Miracle on 34th Street Opens (August 1947)

August Looking Back: 1927 1931 1932 1939 1947 1956 1957 1981 1982

Look What's Coming!

Watch the DFT web site for news about the fall lineup of films.
The Michigan launches another University of Michigan school year with the classic Casablanca on September 1.

Thrill to the adventures of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom at the Redford on September 12 and 13.

 

Home

Upcoming Films

  DFT
  Michigan
  Redford

Detroit Film Theatre

  Essay
  Fact Sheet
  Web Site
  Blog Entries
  Images
  Videos

Michigan Theater

  Essay
  Fact Sheet
  Web Site
  Blog Entries
  Images
  Videos

Redford Theatre

  Essay
  Fact Sheet
  Web Site
  Blog Entries
  Images
  Videos


Lobby

  Blog
  Links
  Looking Back
  Other Venues
  Opening Dates


Books By Web Site Author


Looking Back

August 1982

Step back in time to see what area movie theaters were presenting in August 1982. Film titles are linked to the Internet Movie Database.

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


" 'Passion d'Amore' is the first picture in the new fall season of the Detroit Film Theatre, that once-precocious series which all of a sudden is in its ninth year," wrote Lawrence DeVine of the Detroit Free Press on Aug. 5, 1982. This dark Italian romance opened the DFT season on Aug. 6 and was followed the next weekend by the French crime drama Garde vue, with Michel Serrault and Lino Ventura. (Garde vue video courtesy of YouTube)

" 'Diva' is a luminous, daring, enchanting experience in filmmaking," wrote Diane Haithman in the Aug. 19 Detroit Free Press about this French DFT film. The month ended at the DFT with the documentary The Atomic Cafe. The Afternoon Film Theatre continued its science fiction series, with Invaders from Mars (1953), The Thing (1951), 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957), The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) and Tarantula (1955).

On Aug. 13 and 14, Redford audiences said Hello Dolly! to Barbara Streisand. Walter Matthau also starred in this 1969 musical that was directed by Gene Kelly. Laughter echoed through the Redford on Aug. 27 and 28 when Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis starred in Billy Wilder's 1959 comedy, Some Like It Hot.

It was an epic month at the Michigan Theatre, which showed Gone with the Wind (1939), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), and Dr. Zhivago (1965). Rock fans enjoyed double features starring Mick Jagger (Gimme Shelter, 1970; Performance, 1970) and John Lennon (How I Won the War, 1967; Let It Be, 1970). The Howard Hawks tribute continued, with twin bills of westerns (Red River, 1948; Rio Bravo, 1959) and comedies (I Was a Male War Bride, 1949; Monkey Business, 1952). Foreign Language films included Werner Herzog's Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970) and Roman Polanski's Knife in the Water (1962).


Back to Top

Looking Back Main Page

 


Home

Site Map

Disclaimer


From the Archives

Hi! I'm the site mascot! Visit a Detroit Movie Palace Today!

Comments

This web site is not affiliated with the Detroit Film Theatre, the Michigan Theater, or the Redford Theatre.

Web site copyright © 2014 by Robert Hollberg Smith, Jr.

Launched November 25, 2005.

Last updated August 18, 2014.

Graphics courtesy of Christmas Graphics Plus and Free GIFs and Animation.

Videos courtesy of YouTube and Turner Classic Movies.