Detroit Movie Palaces
Your Guide to Classic Movie Theater Filmgoing!
Detroit Film Theatre
Step back in time to see what area theaters were presenting in the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.
For more information about these theaters, see Cinema Treasures or Water Winter Wonderland.
For information on when famous movies opened in Detroit and Ann Arbor, see Opening Dates.
Michigan Theater and Redford Theatre open in January 1928, as the silent movie era ends.
Early Talkie era, with stage shows and orchestras.
Peak years of moviegoing.
Movies face challenge of TV with widescreen, color, 3-D, and drive-ins.
Final glory days of downtown movie theater district.
Detroit Film Theatre opens in January 1974.
Early years of current programming.
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