Category Archives: Holidays

As Time Goes By

For almost 70 years, the romantic drama Casablanca has endured as an audience favorite. Further proof of that appeal came on June 29-30, 2012 at the Redford Theatre. [ | | | ]

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Dear Friend

Gentle waves of laughter rolled across the main floor of the Michigan Theater, in response to the delicate wit of the 1940 romantic comedy The Shop Around the Corner. Moviegoers watched James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan travel a rocky road … Continue reading

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White Christmas

During December, the AMC cable channel ran the 1954 holiday classic White Christmas over and over, allowing viewers to dip into their favorite scenes of the movie again and again. On December 17 and 18, 2010, I got to enjoy … Continue reading

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M. Hulot’s Holiday

It’s M. Hulot’s breezy, absurd world, and we’re all part of it, in the sweet-tempered anarchy of the 1953 French comedy, M. Hulot’s Holiday, which played at the Michigan Theater on July 18, 2010 as part of its Summer Classic … Continue reading

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Christmas Double Feature

Most people’s favorite Christmas movies probably include the 1946 drama It’s a Wonderful Life and the 1954 musical White Christmas.  On December 20, 2008, I had the heartwarming privilege of seeing a big screen double feature of these two holiday classics at … Continue reading

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Christmas Comes to the DFT

With its unique focus on new art films and specially restored old movies, the Detroit Film Theatre usually doesn’t have Christmas-themed programming.  But on November 29, 2008, the Yuletide spirit filled the historic DFT auditorium, in the animated Emmet Otter’s … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

After a whirlwind of filmgoing that took me to all three of the Detroit Movie Palaces, I have many blessings to count in this season of Thanksgiving. [ | on this server. | | ]

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Christmas in the 1940s

The 1940s was a Golden Age for Christmas movies. It just seemed the right time for holiday movies, with World War II over and the post-war Baby Boom under way. Area moviegoers have a wonderful opportunity this year to see … Continue reading

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Christmas Comes to the Redford

As I walked across the parking lot of the Redford Theatre on the evening of December 1, 2007, the falling snow peacefully muffled the sounds of the city. As I passed the stage end of the building, I heard the … Continue reading

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Whole New Worlds

The Detroit Film Theatre saw many new worlds come alive during the first weekend of the public re-opening of the Detroit Institute of Arts on November 23-25, 2007. [ forbidden | forbidden | | ]

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