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The weather’s heating up, and we’re here to help you cool down! Every week this summer, we’ll be playing favorites from across the history of film every Sunday afternoon at and Tuesday evening in our air-conditioned auditorium. Add some popcorn and soda and you’ve got a recipe for a classic summer evening all your own.

Stay tuned: we’ll be announcing more Summer Classics over the next few weeks!

All published times subject to change. Please check back for the most up-to-date information.

The Godfather

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The Godfather

Plays Sunday, June 21 and Tuesday, June 23 at the Michigan. Part of our Summer Classics series. Popularly viewed as one of the best American films ever made, the multi-generational crime saga The Godfather is a touchstone of cinema: one of the most widely imitated, quoted, and lampooned movies of all time. Marlon Brando and Al Pacino star as Vito Corleone and his youngest son, Michael, respectively. It is the late 1940s in New York and Corleone is, in the parlance of organized crime, a “godfather” or “don,” the head of...

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Plays Sunday, June 28 and Tuesday, June 30 at the Michigan. Part of our Summer Classics series. In this film, married couple George (Richard Burton) and Martha (Elizabeth Taylor) know just how to push each other’s buttons. Tiring of attacking each other, George and Martha invite newcomers to join in the invective. After an evening of sadistic “fun and games,” the truth about the couple’s son comes to light. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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The Producers (1968)

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The Producers (1968)

Plays Sunday, July 5 and Tuesday, July 7 at the Michigan. Part of our Summer Classics series. Theatrical producer Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) was once the toast of Broadway. Now he lives in his seedy office, cadging cash contributions from wealthy old ladies in exchange for sexual favors. Even worse, he’s reduced to wearing a cardboard belt. Max’s new accountant, Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder), the soul of honesty, suggests that Max produce a hit to try to recoup his losses, but Max knows that it’s too late for that. Offhandedly,...

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The Night of the Hunter

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The Night of the Hunter

Plays Sunday, July 12 and Tuesday, July 14 at the Michigan. Part of our Summer Classics series. Adapted by James Agee from a novel by Davis Grubb, The Night of the Hunter represented legendary actor Charles Laughton‘s only film directing effort. Combining stark realism with Germanic expressionism, the movie is a brilliant good-and-evil parable, with “good” represented by a couple of farm kids and a pious old lady, and “evil” literally in the hands of a posturing psychopath. Imprisoned with thief Ben Harper (Peter...

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Easy Rider

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Easy Rider

Plays Sunday, July 19 and Tuesday, July 21 at the Michigan. Part of our Summer Classics series. After scoring cocaine in Mexico, then re-selling it in California, two bikers set off on a cross-country trek to New Orleans. Stars Peter Fonda, Jack Nicholson, and Dennis Hopper, who also co-wrote and directed. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Plays Sunday, August 9 and Tuesday, August 11 at the Michigan. Part of our Summer Classics series. When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine and hopefully stop it. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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Duck Soup

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Duck Soup

Plays Sunday, August 16 and Tuesday, August 18 at the Michigan. Part of our Summer Classics series. Arguably the Marx Brothers‘ funniest film, this comedy masterpiece contains several famous scenes, including the hilarious mirror sequence. A wealthy widow offers financial aid to the bankrupt country of Freedonia on condition that Rufus T. Firefly be made leader. But his chaotic, inept regime bumbles into war with neighboring Sylvania. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

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Forrest Gump

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Forrest Gump

Plays Sunday, August 30 and Tuesday, September 1 at the Michigan. Part of our Summer Classics series. “Stupid is as stupid does,” says Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks in an Oscar-winning performance) as he discusses his relative level of intelligence with a stranger while waiting for a bus. Despite his sub-normal IQ, Gump leads a truly charmed life, with a ringside seat for many of the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century. Entirely without trying, Forrest teaches Elvis Presley to dance, becomes a football...

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