Category Archives: Redford Theatre

Preserving a Community

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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Detroit Movie Hosts

When famous Detroit television movie host Bill Kennedy went to Hollywood in the early 1940s, he set in motion a chain of events that led to a very heartwarming and entertaining day at the Redford Theatre on Saturday, November 3, … Continue reading

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Holiday Cartoons

In the 20 years that I’ve regularly attended the Redford Theatre, Thanksgiving weekend has usually meant no movie as Redford volunteers busily set up the Christmas decorations that help attract many people to the theater at the end of each … 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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Disney Milestones

The Detroit Film Theatre and the Redford Theatre recently celebrated the coming of spring with the two most significant feature films released by the Walt Disney studio during its founder’s lifetime. [ | | | ]

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Birth of the Stooges

The Three Stooges made their latest trip to the Redford Theatre on April 7 and 8, 2017. As always, the energy of their antics was matched by the many outbursts of laughter in the auditorium of this 89-year-old theater. [ … Continue reading

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Musical Tributes

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. [ | | | ]

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Fading Glory

While watching The Sound of Music at the Redford Theatre on November 18 and 19, 2016, I felt like I was experiencing the end of an era. [ | | | ]

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Into the Darkness

The flickering shadows of the Redford Theatre auditorium were filled with mystery and intrigue on the weekend of September 23, 24, and 25, 2016 when the theater hosted a film noir festival. [ | | | ]

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Judy, Judy, Judy

Judy Garland’s tragically short life of 47 years was made up of three phases that were separated by her triumphant performances in The Wizard of Oz in 1939 and A Star is Born in 1954. Visitors to the Redford Theatre … Continue reading

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