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If you are interested in understanding the historical background of the Detroit Film Theatre, Michigan Theater, and Redford Theatre, the following books are a good place to start:
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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