Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘To Catch a Thief’ at the Redford Theatre

Last weekend, the Redford offered up a screening I couldn’t miss: Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief. It was a digital presentation — not the preferred format for a classic film revival, but still very exciting, since I’ve loved this film for so long and have never seen it on a screen larger than a LIFE magazine. (Okay, maybe a screen the size of two … Continue reading Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘To Catch a Thief’ at the Redford Theatre

‘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

‘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

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 ‘Rope’ at Detroit’s Senate Theater

Yesterday I had the great pleasure of attending a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s fantastic 1948 film Rope at the historic Senate Theater in Detroit. Most well-known for its organ concerts performed on a 1928 Wurlitzer organ originally housed at the Fox Theater, the Senate also hosts film festivals, premieres and classic screenings throughout the year. (Heads up: In May, they’ll be showing Buster Keaton’s The … Continue reading Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Rope’ at Detroit’s Senate Theater