Category Archives: Michigan Theater

When I walked out of the Redford Theatre on the afternoon of Saturday, February 29, 2020, my senses were energized from a big screen, Technicolor presentation of the 1945 melodrama Leave Her to Heaven. That turned out to be my … Continue reading

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Alfred Hitchcock’s last big critical and popular success was The Birds. This 1963 apocalyptic chiller was shown at the Michigan Theater on Sunday, August 6, 2017 as part of its Hitchcock Goes Hollywood series. Average Rating: 4.7 out of 5 … Continue reading

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A powerful new movie about World War I that I saw at the Michigan Theater on Sunday, May 28, 2017 added to my understanding of Memorial Day. Average Rating: 4.9 out of 5 based on 206 user reviews. [ | … Continue reading

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After I saw the fascinating new cat documentary Kedi at the Michigan Theater on March 20, 2017, I couldn’t wait to get home to see my own feline friend Dusky, to see how this film might have affected my view … Continue reading

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Two colorful widescreen musicals at the Michigan Theater and Redford Theatre helped take the chill off of the cold new year for many area moviegoers. Average Rating: 4.6 out of 5 based on 256 user reviews. [ | | | … Continue reading

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The weather was very cold outside the Michigan Theater on December 15, 2016, but inside the atmosphere was warmed up by the splendor and drama of the United States premiere of the PBS Masterpiece Theatre presentation of Victoria. Average Rating: … Continue reading

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Much of the magic of movies comes from the way they combine older arts like paintings, music, and theater. Films at the Detroit Film Theatre and Michigan Theater on October 27, 2016 showed how particular works of art can be … Continue reading

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Life during wartime is stressful, and the effects of war can be devastating. Two recent movies at the Detroit Film Theatre and Michigan Theater explored the possible and real effects of World War II. Average Rating: 4.8 out of 5 … Continue reading

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When the Michigan Theater and the Redford Theatre opened 88 years ago in 1928, their Barton theater organs were designed to accompany silent movies. The talking picture soon changed these plans, but these organs both returned to their original use … Continue reading

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The Michigan Theater’s screening of the 1953 MGM drama Julius Caesar on March 21, 2016 helped me understand that this filmed adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play is more than just a showcase for Marlon Brando. Average Rating: 4.6 out of … Continue reading

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