Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Celebrate the Redford Theatre's 90th Anniversary

On January 27, 1928, the Redford Theatre opened its doors in Detroit. The movie theatre was known for its uniqueness, with Japanese inspired decor that you can still see today. Although the theatre has changed looks and owners over the years, it has remained open and in operation for the last 90 years. It lasted through many transitions and has seen a lot of history, getting its start when silent films were still in production. But, the organ that accompanied those silent movies is still used today, and the decor has been restored, giving the theatre the look and feel from when movie goers first filled the seats.

If you've never been to the Redford Theatre before, it is truly an awesome experience. Throughout the year classics, old and new, are shown on the screen. The organ player entertains the crowd before the film begins and again at intermission. The decor is beautiful, from the artwork on the walls, to the antique seats, to the twinkling ceiling, making you feel as though you are watching a movie under the stars.

This Saturday, January 27th, you have the chance to celebrate 90 years of this amazing place right on the Redford Theatre's actual birthday. To celebrate this monumental anniversary, the theatre will be showing That's Entertainment, starring Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Fred Astaire, among other big names. Tickets to see the movie are only $5 and can be purchased in advance here. As with any birthday party there will be cake, as well as a ton of great history and stories. The movie is set to start a bit earlier than usual, with a 7 p.m. showtime. So make sure to get there early for this big celebration and enjoy this awesome venue.


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