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Gene Kelly will be Singin' in the Rain at the Redford on April 3-4 (1952 Detroit premiere).

The Israeli legal drama Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem opens at the DFT on April 3.

Helen Mirren searches for stolen family posessions in Woman in Gold at the Michigan starting April 1.

 

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February 1956

Step back in time to see what area movie theaters were presenting in February 1956. Film titles are linked to the Internet Movie Database.

For more information about these theaters, see Cinema Treasures or Water Winter Wonderland.


The Movie Guide of the Detroit News suggested to husbands, "Make Your Wife Happy, Take Her to a Movie." At the Redford, patrons enjoyed double bills of movies first released in late 1955, including Rebel Without a Cause (James Dean), Artists and Models (Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis), and The Tender Trap (Frank Sinatra and Debbie Reynolds).

Visitors to the Michigan were treated to Walt Disney's live action The Littlest Outlaw (along with a 19-minute cartoon, Johnny Appleseed). The science fiction classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers also opened, with Shack Out on 101 as a second feature.


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