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A restored neighborhood movie theater on the southwest side of Detroit is increasing the number of classic movies that you can see on the big screen in the Detroit area. Average Rating: 4.9 out of 5 based on 189 user … Continue reading

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One of the great rewards of supporting historic theaters with classic film programs is the chance to see silent movies with live accompaniment. These performances are the product of a vibrant silent film community that has also helped to preserve … Continue reading

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Silent horror movies are a unique treat in the Halloween season, with their ancient shadows and limited dialog adding to the sense of mystery. When they are screened with the surging, moody sounds of a live theater organ, they become … Continue reading

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The four-year-old Cinetopia International Film Festival continued to grow in 2015. New venues this year included several well-known alternative film theaters (Maple Theater, Redford Theatre, and Senate Theater). Average Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 250 user reviews. [ … Continue reading

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This past fall has been a busy time at the Michigan Theater and its new partner a few hundred feet down the street—the State Theatre. Average Rating: 4.4 out of 5 based on 231 user reviews. [ | | | … Continue reading

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If you’re over the age of 40, you probably have memories of drive-in movie theaters scattered around the Detroit metropolitan area. Those drive-ins, which peaked in popularity in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, began disappearing in the 1980s when their … Continue reading

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A midsummer weekend turned into a cinematic journey through different eras, genres, and techniques when I visited the latest screenings in four classic movie programs on July 13, 14, and 15, 2012. Average Rating: 4.6 out of 5 based on … Continue reading

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If you’d like to take your movie going habits on the road this summer, just three hours away in Columbus, Ohio are a wide variety of film experiences that can be enjoyed by any regular patron of the Detroit Film … Continue reading

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While watching the ceremony to dedicate the new marquee at the Penn Theatre in Plymouth on June 25, 2009, I thought about all the influences that might have led to this magic moment. Average Rating: 4.7 out of 5 based … Continue reading

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The year 1928 was an amazing year for motion picture theater construction in the Detroit and Ann Arbor areas.  Movie palaces that opened that year include the Fox Theater in downtown Detroit, the Michigan Theater in downtown Ann Arbor, and two … Continue reading

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