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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 a performance by our talented organists on the historic Barton Organ, some popcorn and soda, and you’ve got a recipe for a classic summer evening all your own.

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The Great Escape

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on The Great Escape

The Great Escape

Plays July 4 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. Tickets available at Ticketweb.com. Originally released on the Fourth of July in 1963, THE GREAT ESCAPE is based on a true story of Allied prisoners of war who managed to escape from an allegedly impenetrable Nazi prison camp during World War II. The prisoners, led by Richard Attenborough, as the British soldier who masterminds the plan, develop a scheme where they will leave the camp by building three separate escape tunnels....

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The Producers (1968)

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on The Producers (1968)

The Producers (1968)

Plays Sunday, July 5 and Tuesday, July 7 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. Tickets available at Ticketweb.com. Click on the dates above to purchase tickets for the corresponding show. 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),...

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The Night of the Hunter

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on The Night of the Hunter

The Night of the Hunter

Plays Sunday, July 12 and Tuesday, July 14 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. Tickets available at Ticketweb.com. Click on the dates above to purchase tickets for the corresponding show. 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...

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Easy Rider

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on Easy Rider

Easy Rider

Plays Sunday, July 19 and Tuesday, July 21 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. Tickets available at Ticketweb.com. Click on the dates above to purchase tickets for the corresponding show. 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. 1969. Drama/Coming-of-Age. 95 minutes. Rated R. Sponsored by Mani Osteria | Isalita   Share...

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The General

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on The General

The General

Plays Sunday, July 26 and Tuesday, July 28 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. Tickets available at Ticketweb.com. Click on the dates above to purchase tickets for the corresponding show. FEATURING LIVE ORGAN ACCOMPANIMENT BY ANDREW ROGERS! Buster Keaton plays Johnny Gray, a Southern railroad engineer who loves his train engine, The General, almost as much as he loves Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack). When the opening shots of the Civil War are fired at Fort Sumter, Johnny tries to enlist —...

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The Thin Man

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The Thin Man

Plays Sunday, August 2 and Tuesday, August 4 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. Tickets available at Ticketweb.com. Click on the dates above to purchase tickets for the corresponding show. Filmed on what MGM considered a B-picture budget and schedule (14 days, which at Universal or Columbia would have been considered extravagant), The Thin Man proved to be “sleeper,” spawning a popular film, radio, and television series. Contrary to popular belief, the title does not refer to...

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Plays Sunday, August 9 and Tuesday, August 11 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. Tickets available at Ticketweb.com. Click on the dates above to purchase tickets for the corresponding show. 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. 1979. 132 minutes. Rated PG. Share...

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Duck Soup

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on Duck Soup

Duck Soup

Plays Sunday, August 16 and Tuesday, August 18 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. Tickets available at Ticketweb.com. Click on the dates above to purchase tickets for the corresponding show. 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...

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Mary Poppins Sing-A-Long

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Mary Poppins Sing-A-Long

Plays Sunday, August 23 and Tuesday, August 25 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. Tickets available at Ticketweb.com. Click on the dates above to purchase tickets for the corresponding show. Special ticket pricing applies for this show. Sing-A-Long Mary Poppins invites audiences of all ages to step in time with Mary, Bert and the gang. For this special engagement, a restored 35mm print of the classic 1964 film has been customized with on-screen lyrics so that audiences can join in the fun...

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Forrest Gump

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump

Plays Sunday, August 30 and Tuesday, September 1 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. Tickets available at Ticketweb.com. Click on the dates above to purchase tickets for the corresponding show. “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...

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Plays Sunday, September 6 and Tuesday, September 8 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. Tickets available at Ticketweb.com. Click on the dates above to purchase tickets for the corresponding show. Based on Truman Capote‘s novel, this is the story of a young woman in New York City who meets a young man when he moves into her apartment building. He is with an older woman who is very wealthy, but he wants to be a writer. She is working as an expensive escort and searching for a rich, older...

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Casablanca

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on Casablanca

Casablanca

Monday, September 7 at 7 PM. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. Tickets available at Ticketweb.com. Free for students with valid ID!  One of the most beloved American films, this captivating wartime adventure of romance and intrigue from director Michael Curtiz defies standard categorization. Simply put, it is the story of Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a world-weary ex-freedom fighter who runs a nightclub in Casablanca during the early part of WWII. Despite pressure from the local authorities, notably...

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Films, summer classics | Comments Off on Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Plays Sunday, June 28 and Tuesday, June 30 at the Michigan. Part of the Kerrytown Market & Shops Summer Classic Film Series. Tickets available at Ticketweb.com. Click on the dates above to purchase tickets for the corresponding show. 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...

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