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  • The Theory of Everything, Spirited Away, Mean Girls, and more! November 20, 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 wonderful film with two Oscar-worthy performances by Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) as scientist Stephen Hawking and Felicity Jones (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”) as his Cambridge classmate Jane, “The Theory of Everything” is an extraordinary ...
  • Whiplash, The Zero Theorem, Citizenfour, and more! November 13, 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 “Whiplash” Andrew (Miles Teller) is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite music conservatory. Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), an instructor equally known for his ...
  • The Two Faces of January, Camp X-Ray, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and more! November 7, 2014 Interstellar in 35mm “Interstellar” follows a group of space explorers making use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. Their explorations are motivated by a hope for humanity in its darkest hour – set in the not so distant future. ...
  • Birdman, Bjork, Grave of the Fireflies, and more! October 30, 2014 Opening Downtown Opening Friday is one of the best reviewed films of this year; “Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton, who is already getting Oscar buzz for his performance) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount ...
  • 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. ...
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 ...