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August 1982

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

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


" 'Passion d'Amore' is the first picture in the new fall season of the Detroit Film Theatre, that once-precocious series which all of a sudden is in its ninth year," wrote Lawrence DeVine of the Detroit Free Press on Aug. 5, 1982. This dark Italian romance opened the DFT season on Aug. 6 and was followed the next weekend by the French crime drama Garde vue, with Michel Serrault and Lino Ventura. (Garde vue video courtesy of YouTube)

" 'Diva' is a luminous, daring, enchanting experience in filmmaking," wrote Diane Haithman in the Aug. 19 Detroit Free Press about this French DFT film. The month ended at the DFT with the documentary The Atomic Cafe. The Afternoon Film Theatre continued its science fiction series, with Invaders from Mars (1953), The Thing (1951), 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957), The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) and Tarantula (1955).

On Aug. 13 and 14, Redford audiences said Hello Dolly! to Barbara Streisand. Walter Matthau also starred in this 1969 musical that was directed by Gene Kelly. Laughter echoed through the Redford on Aug. 27 and 28 when Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis starred in Billy Wilder's 1959 comedy, Some Like It Hot.

It was an epic month at the Michigan Theatre, which showed Gone with the Wind (1939), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), and Dr. Zhivago (1965). Rock fans enjoyed double features starring Mick Jagger (Gimme Shelter, 1970; Performance, 1970) and John Lennon (How I Won the War, 1967; Let It Be, 1970). The Howard Hawks tribute continued, with twin bills of westerns (Red River, 1948; Rio Bravo, 1959) and comedies (I Was a Male War Bride, 1949; Monkey Business, 1952). Foreign Language films included Werner Herzog's Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970) and Roman Polanski's Knife in the Water (1962).


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