Step back in time to see what area theaters
were presenting in the 1920s,
For more information about these theaters,
Treasures or Water
For information on when famous movies opened
in Detroit and Ann Arbor, see Opening
Michigan Theater and Redford Theatre open
in January 1928, as the silent movie era ends.
Early Talkie era, with stage shows and orchestras.
Peak years of moviegoing.
Movies face challenge of TV with widescreen,
color, 3-D, and drive-ins.
Final glory days of downtown movie theater
Detroit Film Theatre opens in January 1974.
Early years of current programming.