Detroit Movie Palaces
Your Guide to Classic Movie Theater Filmgoing!
Detroit Film Theatre
Step back in time to see what area movie theaters were presenting in November 1967. Film titles are linked to the Internet Movie Database.
For more information about these theaters, see Cinema Treasures or Water Winter Wonderland.
Cool Hand Luke with Paul Newman opened in the Detroit area on Wednesday, November 15 at the Palms, Gateway, Radio City, Redford, Terrace, Vogue, and Wyandotte Main.
At the Redford, Cool Hand Luke succeeded a twin bill of Point Blank (Lee Marvin) and The Endless Summer.
" 'Sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.' says Paul Newman as Luke, inmate of a prison camp in the South. It sounds true since he's raking in a poker pot after bluffing with a miserable hand," wrote Ken Barnard in the Detroit Free Press on November 15. "And with a nothin' hand in life, he becomes for his fellow prisoners a hero figure, 'Cool Hand Luke,' the title character of the outstanding new film at several area theaters."
Other downtown Detroit movies when Cool Hand Luke opened were The Comedians (Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton) at the Adams; Suburban Roulette and The Killers (Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson) at the Fox; Tony Rome (Frank Sinatra, Jill St. John, Sue Lyon) at the Grand Circus; a 70-millimeter revival of Gone With the Wind (Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh) at the Madison; Far from the Madding Crowd (Julie Christie, Terence Stamp) at the Summit; Camelot (Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave) at the United Artists; and Barefoot in the Park (Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Charles Boyer) and Gunn (Craig Stevens) at the Telenews.
Also in the Detroit area on November 15 were The Producers (Zero Mostel) at the Towne; The Sand Pebbles (Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Richard Crenna, Candice Bergen) at seven suburban theaters; Reflections in a Golden Eye (Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando) at the Mercury, La Parisien, and Punch & Judy; Thoroughly Modern Millie (Julie Andrews) at the Northland; and Rosie! (Rosalind Russell, Sandra Dee) at five suburban theaters.
Art house films on November 15 included I, a Woman in its 23rd week at the Trans-Lux Krim; Ulysses at the Studio-8 and Esquire; 17 at the Studio I; The Birds, the Bees and the Italians at the Studio-North; and A Man for All Seasons at the Studio New Center.
Cool Hand Luke played at the Redford until December 21, before being replaced with The Graduate (Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross).
Ann Arbor audiences were treated to the opening of Cool Hand Luke at the State on Thursday, November 16 after a run of The Sand Pebbles (Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Richard Crenna, Candice Bergen).
Also playing in Ann Arbor on November 16 were Ulysses at the Vth Forum; Grand Prix (James Garner, Eva Marie Saint) at the Fox Village; The Trip (Peter Fonda, Susan Strasberg) at the Campus; To Sir, With Love (Sidney Poitier) at the Michigan; and Jack of Diamonds and The Wild Angels at the University Drive-In.
Hand Luke played at the State until December 6. It was followed
(Rosalind Russell, Sandra Dee).
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