Category Archives: Other Theaters

Movies at the Senate

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. [ | | | you don’t have permission to access … Continue reading

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Silent Film Community

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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Phantom of the Senate

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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Cinetopia Buffet

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). [ | forbidden | 403 forbidden | you don’t have permission to … Continue reading

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Change of State

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. [ | on this server. | forbidden | ]

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Under the Stars

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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Classic Film Fest

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. [ | apache/2.4.35 (win64) php/7.2.10 server at 188.165.193.163 … Continue reading

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Discovering Columbus

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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Another Magic Movie Moment

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. [ forbidden | apache/2.4.35 (win64) php/7.2.10 server … Continue reading

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The Kunsky Touch

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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