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The 2018 Oscar Nominated Documentary Short Films screen at the DFT on February 10, 18, and 22.
Throne of Blood continues the Enter the Samurai series at the Michigan on February 26.

Paul Newman's on the run in Cool Hand Luke at the Redford on February 23.


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February Looking Back: 1927 1931 1932 1956 1957 1962 1964 1981 1982


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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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