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Live acoustic guitar accents the 1934 Japanese silent film A Story of Floating Weeds at the DFT April 18.
The National Theatre in London broadcasts the dramatic War Horse at the Michigan on April 23.

Laugh your head off at Three Stooges comedies from the 1930s and 1940s at the Redford on April 25 and 26.

 

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June 1982

Step back in time to see what area movie theaters were presenting in June 1982. Film titles are linked to the Internet Movie Database.

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


As the Detroit Film Theatre took a summer break, the Afternoon Film Theatre finished its series of Japanese films with Double Suicide (1969) and The Man Who Left His Will on Film (1970). The AFT then screened newsreels that covered different periods from 1898 to 1945.

Music filled the air at the Redford with one of its all-time favorite movies, Singin' in the Rain (1952), on June 4 and 5. Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds starred in this highly acclaimed musical romantic comedy, which most recently played at the Redford in 1998, 2003 and 2006. Three weeks later, on June 25 and 26, Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy sang in their first film together, Naughty Marietta (1935).

The Michigan launched a tribute to director Howard Hawks with Twentieth Century (1934), His Girl Friday (1940), Bringing Up Baby (1938), El Dorado (1967) and Hatari! (1962). Foreign language films included Ashes and Diamonds (1958) and a double bill of Fellini Satyricon (1969) and Fellini's Roma (1972). "It's Showtime!" was a benefit for the Artworlds Center for Creative Arts that included dancing, mime and vaudeville.

June 11 brought the opening of the most popular film of the summer—Steven Spielberg's fantasy E.T. It played at the still-open Allen Park and Showcase Sterling Heights theaters, and at the following now-closed theaters: Beacon East, Dearborn, Movies at Oakland, Movies at Twelve Oaks Mall, Old Orchard, Quo Vadis, Showcase Pontiac, Towne, and Winchester. It also played at six long-gone drive-ins (Ecorse Rd., Galaxy, Grand River, Gratiot, Waterford, and Wayne).


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