‘Gone with the Wind’ at the Redford Theatre

Once again I found myself spending my Friday night at the Redford Theatre, and once again I had a great experience! This one was extra-special. And I feel like I say that about most of the screenings I take in at the Redford, but it’s especially true this time, because I was treating my sister to her first Redford experience, a screening of a film … Continue reading ‘Gone with the Wind’ at the Redford Theatre

‘Pandora’s Box’ at the Redford Theatre

Though I attend screenings at the Redford Theatre pretty regularly, I’d only ever seen one silent film there — He Who Gets Slapped, which is one of my favorite silents. When I saw Pandora’s Box pop up on their schedule, projected from a 35mm print and accompanied by John Lauter, I couldn’t pass it up. Things were a little bit different at this screening than … Continue reading ‘Pandora’s Box’ at the Redford Theatre

‘All About Eve’ at the Redford Theatre

Kicking off their 2015 programming, the Redford Theatre spent January 9 and 10 hosting screenings of All About Eve, starring the incomparable Bette Davis as well as Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Gary Merrill, Hugh Marlowe and Celeste Holm. Bette Davis is one of my all-time favorite actresses, and All About Eve is one of her greatest films, so I couldn’t pass up the chance to … Continue reading ‘All About Eve’ at the Redford Theatre

Christmas Vacation at the Redford Theatre

The Christmas season does not officially begin for me until I’ve had the opportunity to visit my old friends, the Griswold family. Christmas Vacation, and the other Vacation films, have been staples of my re-watch rotation for my entire life. This year I had the special privilege of getting myself into the Christmas spirit with a trip to see Christmas Vacation on the big screen, … Continue reading Christmas Vacation at the Redford Theatre

Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much at the Redford Theatre

This weekend’s Redford Theatre feature, screening on Friday and Saturday at 8 pm with an additional showing at 2 pm on Saturday, was Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956). Never one to pass up a Hitchcock screening, I also took the opportunity to continue converting my dad into a classic film fan. This is the third Hitchcock film we’ve seen on the … Continue reading Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much at the Redford Theatre

Valentine’s Day at the Redford!: Casablanca

Yesterday was my greatest Valentine’s Day ever, because I got to spend part of it at my favorite place: the Redford Theatre! Since my life is devoid of romance, I did what no other 22-year-old lady in the world would do for this holiday: I spent the day with my parents. The first half of the day was spent eating Mexican food and attending a … Continue reading Valentine’s Day at the Redford!: Casablanca

Victor Sjöström’s ‘He Who Gets Slapped’ at the Redford Theatre

Another weekend, another stellar event at the Redford Theatre! Fresh off of the great success of their Friday night screening of The Shining (which attracted over 600 film fanatics to the Lahser Road movie palace), the Redford’s Saturday program offered a single 8 pm screening of the somewhat obscure 1924 Lon Chaney film He Who Gets Slapped for only six bucks per ticket. Though not … Continue reading Victor Sjöström’s ‘He Who Gets Slapped’ at the Redford Theatre

Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Notorious’ at Detroit’s Redford Theatre

Back in April I posted about how awesome it was to see Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope on the big screen at Detroit’s Senate Theater. I knew that screening would be really hard to top on my list of “greatest screenings I’ve ever attended,” because the Senate is a wonderful theater operated by a bunch of incredibly lovely and dedicated people who adore classic film as much … Continue reading Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Notorious’ at Detroit’s Redford Theatre