Category Archives: General Topics

Recommended Reading

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Silent Film Festival

The Cinetopia International Film Festival this weekend is one of many examples of area movie enthusiasts combining their interests and ambitions to create major film events. [ cialis pharmacy generic | what if i take too much viagra | order … Continue reading

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My 25-Year Old TV Set

Twenty five years ago today, I walked into the old Highland Superstore on Michigan Avenue in the west end of Dearborn. A little while later, I walked out with my first color television set and my first video cassette recorder. … Continue reading

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Michigan History

On a cold, blustery night a few days before Thanksgiving, Ann Arbor movie and movie theater lovers gathered at the downtown Ann Arbor main library to hear a speech about a new history of the Michigan Theater that was written … Continue reading

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Continuing Education

More than 30 years ago, Eastern Michigan University professor Henry Aldridge helped educate the Ann Arbor community about the value of the Michigan Theater, which faced an uncertain future after the Butterfield Theater Company stopped operating the Michigan in 1979. … Continue reading

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Fifty Years Ago (1961)

During my Memorial Day weekend trip this year to the Cinevent movie memorabilia convention in Columbus, Ohio, I picked up some old movie magazines from the 1960s. These magazines included the April 1961 issue of Motion Picture, whose cover featured … 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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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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Keeping Memories Alive

To better appreciate the preservation of the Detroit Film Theatre, Michigan Theater, and Redford Theatre, think about the outpouring of memories and emotions that have come this past week because of the demolition of Tiger Stadium. And just imagine the news stories … Continue reading

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A Novel Idea

The recently published mystery novel Frames is partially set in an old movie theater in Los Angeles.  Reading this entertaining book by Michigan author Loren D. Estleman was made a lot more fun by my experiences at the Detroit Film Theatre, Michigan … Continue reading

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