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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. It's impressive that the Redford has thrived without the support that is enjoyed by the Detroit Film Theatre (as part of the Detroit Institute of Arts) and the Michigan Theater (as part of the college and business community of Ann Arbor).
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.
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. For Veteran's Day, the Redford Community War Memorial Association salutes veterans, with a color guard, speeches, tributes to each service branch, and a military-themed movie.
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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