This blog is part of the Detroit Movie Palaces web site, which promotes the film programs of three Detroit-area movie theaters that are more than 80 years old the Detroit Film Theatre, the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, and the Redford Theatre in Detroit.

Visitors to this blog are encouraged to comment on the different entries. That will greatly help the mission of this web site to build a community of interest in these three theaters, which show unique films that are not usually shown in mainstream commercial theaters.


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    1. Laura Gabriel says:

      Hi Bob,

      It was nice to see you at the Redford Theatre for Willy Wonka. I came to look for you after the Q & A was over and I couldn’t find you. Sorry I missed you.

      I thought their VIP ticket experience was great and I look forward to other special events that they will do in the future. Did you hear the organist play? Justin LaVoie is amazing!!!

      Thanks for writing your blog. How can I subscribe so I get updates as you release them?

    2. Administrator says:

      Hi Laura,

      I enjoyed your question to Peter and Paris about the scene where Charlie and his grandfather float up in the air, and I’m sure Peter and Paris did too. I was there with my brother, sister, and mother as a birthday present for my mother. We didn’t stay for the movie and left right away. I did attend the Friday movie and blogged about it at

      Thanks for your interest in subscribing. The blog host (WordPress) has an RSS link at the bottom of the page – I’m not sure how that works. I’ve been doing about 1-2 a month, so if you check around the first of the month you should always see something new.

      The Redford has done a great job with the meet-and-greet events. They’ve just announced their next one with Shirley Jones and The Music Man on September 14 (

      Justin is great. I’ve heard him do everything from a Frank Sinatra ballad to Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen.


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