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 February 1981. Film titles are linked to the Internet Movie Database.
For more information about these theaters, see Cinema Treasures or Water Winter Wonderland.
Susan Stark of the Detroit News reported that the next season of the Detroit Film Theatre would open in August with Francois Truffaut's award-winning The Last Metro. Foreign language film lovers flocked to Akira Kurosawa's Kagemusha at The Towne (Greenfield near 10 1/2 Mile Road).
The Michigan offered "Old-Fashioned Entertainment at an Old-Fashioned Show Palace at Old-Fashioned Prices." February films included Modern Times (1936), Rocky (1976), and the French language The 400 Blows (1959). A Valentine Vaudeville Show included live music, theater performances, and the 1934 film It Happened One Night.
The Redford also put on a Valentine's Day concert. Its two films for February in its four-year old Classic Film Series were Funny Girl (1968) and The Women (1939).
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