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

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The Detroit Movie Palaces join forces at the 2015 Cinetopia International Film Festival

The Orson Welles tribute at the Michigan includes The Magnificent Ambersons on June 8.

Organist Stephen Warner accompanies the Oscar-winning Wings at the Redford on June 7.

The DFT presents an outdoor showing of the animated Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet on June 5.

 

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Opening Dates for Famous Movies

The following famous films opened on these dates in New York City, Detroit, and Ann Arbor. Movie titles are linked to the Looking Back pages for the month when the film opened in Detroit.

Movie

New York City

Detroit

Ann Arbor

Suds

6/27/20 (Strand)

9/6/20 (Regent)

7/4/20 (Arcade)

He Who Gets Slapped

11/9/24 (Capitol)

1/18/25 (Adams)

3/22/25 (Majestic)

The Last Laugh

1/25/25 (Rivoli)

5/2/25 (Broadway-Strand)

5/5/25 (Hill Auditorium)

The Phantom of the Opera

9/6/25 (Astor)

10/17/25 (Broadway-Strand)

11/8/25 (Wuerth)

The Cat and the Canary

9/9/27 (Colony)

8/14/27 (Madison)

10/9/27 (Majestic)

Spite Marriage

3/24/29 (Capitol)

4/26/29 (Fisher)

5/5/29 (Michigan)

A Night at the Opera

12/6/35 (Capitol)

11/15/35 (Michigan)

12/8/35 (Michigan)

The Wizard of Oz

8/17/39 (Capitol)

8/24/39 (United Artists)

9/16/39 (Michigan)

Gone with the Wind

12/19/39 (Astor and Capitol) (opened in Atlanta on 12/15/39)

1/25/40 (United Artists and Wilson)

3/29/40 (Majestic)

The Grapes of Wrath

1/24/40 (Rivoli)

3/1/40 (Fox)

5/5/40 (Wuerth)

The Great Dictator

10/15/40 (Astor and Capitol)

3/14/41 (Michigan)

4/20/41 (Majestic)

Casablanca

11/26/42 (Hollywood)

4/9/43 (Michigan)

3/28/43 (Michigan)

Christmas in Connecticut

7/27/45 (Strand)

9/14/45 (Palms State)

10/21/45 (Michigan)

It's a Wonderful Life

12/21/46 (Globe)

12/31/46 (Palms)

3/9/47 (State)

Miracle on 34th Street

6/4/47 (Roxy)

8/22/47 (Fox)

8/3/47 (Michigan)

Easter Parade

6/30/48 (Loew's State)

7/16/48 (Adams)

8/22/48 (Michigan)

Singin' in the Rain

3/27/52 (Radio City Music Hall)

4/11/52 (United Artists)

5/4/52 (Michigan)

From Here to Eternity

8/5/53 (Capitol)

9/4/53 (Madison)

9/24/53 (Michigan)

Roman Holiday

8/27/53 (Radio City Music Hall)

10/30/53 (Michigan)

10/11/53 (Michigan)

White Christmas

10/14/54 (Radio City Music Hall)

10/28/54 (Michigan)

11/3/54 (Michigan)

West Side Story

10/18/61 (Rivoli)

2/14/62 (Madison)

10/25/62 (State)

The Music Man

8/23/62 (Radio City Music Hall)

7/20/62 (Michigan)

7/27/62 (Michigan)

The Birds

3/28/63 (RKO Palace and Sutton)

4/4/63 (Palms)

5/5/63 (Michigan)

A Hard Day's Night 8/11/64 (multiple theaters) (opened in London on 7/6/64) 9/2/64 (United Artists and multiple suburban theaters) 9/3/64 (State)

Jaws

6/20/75 (multiple theaters)

6/20/75 (Vogue and multiple suburban theaters)

6/20/75 (State)

 

 

 

 

 


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