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Looking Back

July 1981

Step back in time to see what area movie theaters were presenting in July 1981. Film titles are linked to the Internet Movie Database.

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


The Detroit Film Theatre continued its summer vacation. It gave way to the Afternoon Film Theatre, which presented a series of "Hollywood whodunits" that screened at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays through Sundays in the Lecture/Recital Hall or the Holley Room of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Films in the series included Phantom Lady (1944), Murder, My Sweet (1944), Mildred Pierce (1945) and The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946).

At the Michigan, the Michigan Community Theatre Foundation presented an Independence Day Vaudeville show on Friday, July 3. It included organist Don Haller, the Galliard Brass Ensemble and the film Sergeant York (1941).

The Classic Film Theatre continued picking most of the Michigan movies, including the foreign language films Cousin, Cousine (1975), Autumn Sonata (1978), and Small Change (1976). Also shown was a rock'n'roll double bill of Monterey Pop (1968) and Gimme Shelter (1970).

Two famous duos appeared at the Redford. On July 10 and 11, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn starred in Adam's Rib (1949). Two weeks later, the Laurel and Hardy Festival included Sons of the Desert (1933), Brats (1930) and Saps at Sea (1940).


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