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  • Direct From Sundance, Force Majeure, The Babadook, and more! January 22, 2015 Direct From Sundance The Michigan Theater is honored to continue its relationship with the Sundance Film Festival by hosting an exclusive premiere at the Michigan Theater on Thursday February 5 at 7:30 PM. Stay tuned for the title and special guest announcements! Opening Downtown “Force Majeure,” winner of the Un Certain Regard jury prize at last year’s Cannes ...
  • Direct from Sundance, Cake, Diplomacy, and more! January 15, 2015 Coming Soon: Direct From Sundance The Michigan Theater is honored to continue its relationship with the Sundance Film Festival by hosting a special screening of a 2015 Sundance Film Festival film with guest appearances on Thursday February 5 – and unlike in years past, the Michigan is the ONLY theater outside Utah participating with Sundance this ...
  • Selma, Foxcatcher, Noir, and more! January 8, 2015 Opening Downtown “Selma,” directed by my very talented acquaintance Ava DuVernay, chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (David Oyelowo) led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the ...
  • Antarctica: A Year on Ice, Selma, Science on Screen, and more! January 1, 2015 Opening Downtown “Antarctica: A Year on Ice” is a visually stunning journey to the end of the world with the hardy and devoted people who live there year-round. The research stations scattered throughout the continent host a close-knit international population of scientists, technicians and craftsmen. Isolated from the rest of the world, enduring months of unending ...
  • The Imitation Game, The Interview, Wild, and more! December 25, 2014 Opening Downtown “The Imitation Game” begins during the winter of 1952, when British authorities entered the home of mathematician and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of ‘gross indecency’, an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense ...
  • Wild, The Imitation Game, It’s a Wonderful Life and More, and more! December 18, 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 In “Wild,” with the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) has lost all hope. After years of reckless behavior, she makes a rash decision: with absolutely ...
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  • 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 ...