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  • Nosferatu, Dear White People, Pride, and more! October 24, 2014 Did you make your pledge to Public Radio? Support the radio version of Cinema Chat by tuning into WEMU – TODAY, Thursday, October 23 from 6:00-9:00AM and make a pledge to support our locally focused NPR news and music outlet. Go to WEMU.org or call 888-299-8910. Thank you! Dracula and the Return of the Barton Organ! “Nosferatu,” ...
  • The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Pharaoh, 1,000 Times Good Night, and more! October 17, 2014 Opening at the Multiplex In “Fury,” as the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, the men face overwhelming odds in their attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. ...
  • Love Is Strange, Finding Fela!, A Five Star Life, and more! October 9, 2014 Opening Downtown In “Love Is Strange,” after nearly four decades together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan. But when George loses his job soon after, the couple must sell their apartment and – victims of the relentless New York City real estate market ...
  • Last Days in Vietnam, The Illumination, Three Corpse Circus, and more! October 2, 2014 You can also listen to WEMU’s Cinema Chat, a regular feature heard each Thursday during Morning Edition on 89.1 WEMU: Opening Downtown “Last Days in Vietnam” takes place during the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon and as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempted to escape. ...
  • The Skeleton Twins, Medea, Jump, and more! September 25, 2014 You can also listen to WEMU’s Cinema Chat, a regular feature heard each Thursday during Morning Edition on 89.1 WEMU: Opening Downtown A hit at Cinetopia 2014, “The Skeleton Twins” follows estranged twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) as they feel they’re at the end of their ropes. But when an unexpected reunion forces them ...
  • My Old Lacy, The Princess Bride, A Short Film About Killing, and more! September 18, 2014   Opening Downtown In “My Old Lady,” down-on-his-luck New Yorker Mathias (Kevin Kline) inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father – the ONLY thing his recently deceased father has left him in his will. Mathias has spent his last dime getting to Paris from America, and he’d like to sell the apartment as soon as possible. ...
Inside the Michigan Theater
  • Manhattan Short Film Festival voting results are in! October 8, 2012 Gold Medal winner – SUPERMAN, SPIDERMAN OR BATMAN, which received the 2nd highest number of votes at the Michigan Theater’s screening. Silver Medal winner – A CURIOUS CONJUNCTION OF COINCIDENCES, which received the highest number of votes at the Michigan Theater’s screening. For more results, visit www.manhattanshort.com.
  • Cinetopia Audience Awards June 6, 2012 The results are in! Cinetopia film ballots have been tallied and the Audience Award goes to… HIPSTERS, the candy colored musical set in Moscow 1955 at the height of the Cold War. And the Cinetopia Festival Laurels go to… MISSED CONNECTIONS, The comedic romance about a guy named who has been trying to get over a traumatic ...
  • FREE Admission For Veterans This Weekend May 24, 2012 MICHIGAN THEATER HONORS US MILITARY PERSONNEL WITH FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL MOVIES MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND The Michigan Theater is pleased to once again recognize the contributions to our country by members of the U.S. military. Throughout Memorial Day Weekend—Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28—both military veterans and active personnel with ID will be admitted FREE to ...
  • Summer Classic Film Series Kicks Off Sunday, June 3rd May 24, 2012 Series to run Sundays and Tuesdays through Labor Day This summer, the 2012 Bell’s Summer Classic Film Series at the Michigan Theater will bring Westerns and Musicals, Comedies and Blockbusters to the silver screen for one of the best Summer Classic Film Series yet. There will be eye-popping 3D, giant sharks, classic literary adaptations, and a ...
  • Cinetopia Festival Guide is Online May 17, 2012 The FULL festival guide is here! Pages 10 & 11 show which films are playing in each time slot. View the Cinetopia Festival Guide
  • Program Announcement – N.A. Independent Films May 1, 2012 Tuesday, May 1 – The Cinetopia International Film Festival presented by AT&T, announced today the North American Independent portion of the inaugural event, to take place May 31-June 3 at three Ann Arbor landmark locations: the Michigan Theater, the State Theater, and Angell Hall at the University of Michigan.  The more than 30 films on tap ...