If you can't tell by now, I love movies. Especially old classics. A few months ago, I got to see one the best Audrey Hepburn films, and one of my all time favorite movies ever, Charade, at the Redford Theatre. It was so cool to see it on a big screen in a theatre instead of sitting on my couch and watching it on my small T.V. Seeing an older movie on a big screen makes more of a difference than you might think it would.
Lately it seems like a lot of theatres around Detroit are starting to play the classics again, and I for one am pretty stoked. Thursday night, even the Magic Bag had a Grease sing-a-long for their brew-n-view. There isn't much that is better than watching a good movie while enjoying a good beer with your friends.
Something I'm really excited for are the upcoming movies at the Cass City Cinema in the Burton Theatre. The Cass City Cinema shows all sorts of movies- classics, new and local, made in Detroit movies. Right now they have True Romance playing, and The Yellow Submarine AND The Big Lebowski are coming up soon! They advertise as also being a place for filmmakers, meaning you can rent the space for screenings and events, too. Make sure to keep an eye on their upcoming movies for one of your favorites. Plus, tickets are only $5!
I've talked about it before, and it is one of my favorites, but the Redford Theatre has some great classics playing this summer, as well. This old theatre is so beautiful! It's definitely a unique place to see a movie, and only costs $4. And as a bonus, before each movie they have a 30 minute organ performance and then they play old cartoons instead of previews! Don't be wary of the organ music, they usually play stuff you know, and it is surprisingly great. This weekend, American Graffiti is playing and throughout the summer the Wizard of Oz, North by Northwest and Cool Hand Luke. In September, Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds will be playing and you can actually spend a VIP evening with Tippi Hedren (known for her roles in Hitchcock films)!
It's a bit farther away, but the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor has The 2012 Bell's Summer Classic Film Series and it is well worth it. They are playing some of the best movies ever- Bringing up Baby, To Kill A Mockingbird, Mary Poppins (sing along!), Jaws (dun-dun, dun-dun...), The Jerk ('Waiter, there are snails in my soup!'), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Casablanca and more. It's a bit of a random mix of movies, but an awesome mix nonetheless. The series is going on all summer long, Sundays at 1:30 and Tuesdays at 7. Tickets are $10, but with a student ID they are only $8.
I know it's warm out and I'm supposed to be spending time outside in the sun, but sometimes, well most times, I can't stand the heat. So, this summer, if you're like me and need a break from the heat, check out one of these places, in addition to the New Center Park of course!