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Detroit Theaters Broadcast Election News (November 1932)

November Looking Back: 1931 1932 1935 1941 1956 1957 1981 1982

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Spice up your Thanksgiving weekend at the Classic Cartoon Festival at the Redford on November 25.
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Laugh with Warner Brothers cartoons and sing along with White Christmas at the Michigan on November 24.

 

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Looking Back

Step back in time to see what area theaters were presenting in the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.

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

For information on when famous movies opened in Detroit and Ann Arbor, see Opening Dates.

1920s

Michigan Theater and Redford Theatre open in January 1928, as the silent movie era ends.

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1930s

Early Talkie era, with stage shows and orchestras.

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Peak years of moviegoing.

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Movies face challenge of TV with widescreen, color, 3-D, and drive-ins.

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Final glory days of downtown movie theater district.

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Detroit Film Theatre opens in January 1974.

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Early years of current programming.

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