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Dedicated Volunteers

The Redford Theatre has loads of personality, thanks to the committed volunteers whose labors of love have helped the theater survive. They do almost everything, from ticket sales to announcing upcoming shows from the stage.

Much of the Redford's appeal is the friendly familiarity of these volunteers. In the outer lobby, you'll often hear animated conversations about the old days in Detroit. You'll almost feel like you're among family, in a home-like setting that through the years has accumulated many personal touches.

That personal touch has included visits by many film personalities, like Shirley Jones, Tippi Hedren (The Birds), Mary Badham (To Kill a Mockingbird), and Peter Ostrum (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory). These guests interact with the audience in question-and-answer sessions and autograph signings.

The Redford has helped its neighborhood survive through all of the challenges of life in the city of Detroit. Redford patrons often stop for a snack at the nearby Sweet Potato Sensations bakery or the Motor City Java House coffee shop. You can get a good haircut at a reasonable price at Paul's barbershop at the corner by the parking lot.

The Redford makes a special appeal to United States patriotism, with patrons standing respectfully for a singing of the Star Spangled Banner before each film.

If you're looking for a fun group activity, the Redford can accommodate you. Social clubs often include the Redford on their calendar of events. Buses drop off patrons in front of the theater, including residents from assisted living facilities. Crowds of children often gather around the Barton organ; special holiday displays; or the concession stand with its many snacks and treats.

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