Showing posts with label Redford Theatre. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Redford Theatre. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Join the Redford Theatre's Watch Party this Thursday Night

This Thursday night, watch a classic flick from the comfort of your home, while watching online with dozens of other people. It isn't quite the same as going to a movie theatre, but it's as close as it comes without leaving your house! The Redford Theatre has been hosting Facebook watch parties featuring great movies that happen to be in the public domain. During the movie, the Redford Theatre and fellow watchers sometimes comment on the movie or throw out fun facts in the comments section, so it makes the experience a little more exciting than just watching a movie alone. The watch parties are free to attend, although you can show your support by making a donation to the Motor City Theatre Organ Society, which runs the theatre. Usually you can even make a donation right through Facebook during the movie. 

The Redford Theatre's weekly watch parties take place on Thursday evenings. This week's film is The Man with the Golden Arm, starring Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, and Eleanor Parker. The story follows illegal card dealer and recovering heroin addict Frankie Machine (Frank Sinatra) who gets out of prison and decides to straighten up. "Armed with nothing but an old drum set, Frankie tries to get honest work as a drummer. But when his former employer, small-time con man Schwiefka (Robert Strauss), and Frankie's old drug dealer, Louis (Darren McGavin), re-enter his life, Frankie finds it hard to stay clean." Check out the trailer for the movie below:


Thursday's Facebook watch party begins at 9:06 p.m. To watch, just head to the Redford Theatre's Facebook page here. To make a donation to the theatre and the Motor City Theatre Organ Society and help ensure that you can return to this historic theatre to watch a movie someday, click here


Friday, October 23, 2020

Hocus Pocus at the Redford Theatre

Life definitely isn't back to normal yet, but more businesses are reopening their doors. One of those businesses is the beloved Redford Theatre. The theatre officially reopened this past Friday with a showing of Young Frankenstein and their next movie is a favorite for many: Hocus Pocus

The historic theatre will be showing Hocus Pocus on Friday, October 30th. Capacity for the movie will be limited to 300 people, which is less than 20% of the capacity. Patrons will also be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. The concession stand will also look a little different, because they won't be selling popcorn. But, there will be other snacks available, including salty substitutes. You can find out more about the theatre's COVID-19 guidelines here

Since admission to the theatre will be limited, make sure you pick up your tickets in advance. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased online here


Thursday, September 24, 2020

Outdoor Movie Night at the Redford Theatre with The Three Stooges

We could all use a good laugh right now with all of the craziness going on in the world. And since the weather is still nice, your friends at the Redford Theatre have decided to host a fun outdoor movie night this Friday night! They will be showing classic episodes from The Three Stooges as well as some cartoons out in their parking lot. The lineup for the evening includes "Disorder In The Court" (1936), "Sing a Song of Six Pants" (1947), "Brideless Groom" (1947), and "Malice In The Palace" (1949). 

Tickets are required for this event and are limited to allow for social distancing. You can pick yours up for just $10 here.  There are also some guidelines in place to make sure this is a safe and fun event for all. 

  • We kindly ask that any guest who has a fever or is experiencing any Covid-19-like symptoms refrain from coming to our theatre.
  • If a guest has knowingly been in contact with any individuals who have been diagnosed with Coronavirus, we ask that you self-quarantine and avoid the theatre.
  • If a guest has purchased tickets and has experienced any symptoms related to Covid-19, you may request a refund.
  • Redford Theatre volunteers will all wear masks, wash hands every 30-60 minutes, and undergo health and temperature screening before serving our patrons.
  • All guests must wear a face mask whenever not seated that secures behind the ears and head. Valve masks and neck gaiters will not be allowed.
  • Masks may be removed while seated to enjoy items from our concession stand, but please replace masks when done drinking/eating.
  • Social distancing must be observed, and you must sit 8 feet from anyone who is not in your immediate party/household. Capacity will be reduced to ensure this is possible.
  • No alcohol.

Gates will open at 7 p.m. for this event. The pre-show starts at 7:30 and the movie begins at 8 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on because no seating will be provided. For more information on this fun event, click here.  


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Watch Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing" On the Big Screen

It may be cold as hell outside right now, but in 1989 in Brooklyn it was hot as hell outside. Well, at least on the day that the film Do The Right Thing takes place. This iconic film was created by Spike Lee, and although it wasn't his first film, it was the film that really put his name out there. The film takes place, "on the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence." It starred big names like Martin Lawrence, Rosie Perez, Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Samuel L. Jackson, and Spike Lee himself.

This weekend, you have a chance to see this iconic film on the big screen at The Redford Theatre. The historic theatre will be showing the film on Friday night, February 1st at 8 p.m. If you haven't seen Do The Right Thing before, it is a must seem film. If you have seen it, this is the perfect opportunity to watch it again. Tickets for Friday's showing are only $5 and can be purchased in advance here.

The Redford Theatre is located at 17360 Lahser in Detroit. For more info on this historic theatre and to see a full list of upcoming shows, head to


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Celebrate the Redford Theatre's 90th Anniversary

On January 27, 1928, the Redford Theatre opened its doors in Detroit. The movie theatre was known for its uniqueness, with Japanese inspired decor that you can still see today. Although the theatre has changed looks and owners over the years, it has remained open and in operation for the last 90 years. It lasted through many transitions and has seen a lot of history, getting its start when silent films were still in production. But, the organ that accompanied those silent movies is still used today, and the decor has been restored, giving the theatre the look and feel from when movie goers first filled the seats.

If you've never been to the Redford Theatre before, it is truly an awesome experience. Throughout the year classics, old and new, are shown on the screen. The organ player entertains the crowd before the film begins and again at intermission. The decor is beautiful, from the artwork on the walls, to the antique seats, to the twinkling ceiling, making you feel as though you are watching a movie under the stars.

This Saturday, January 27th, you have the chance to celebrate 90 years of this amazing place right on the Redford Theatre's actual birthday. To celebrate this monumental anniversary, the theatre will be showing That's Entertainment, starring Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Fred Astaire, among other big names. Tickets to see the movie are only $5 and can be purchased in advance here. As with any birthday party there will be cake, as well as a ton of great history and stories. The movie is set to start a bit earlier than usual, with a 7 p.m. showtime. So make sure to get there early for this big celebration and enjoy this awesome venue.


Monday, December 4, 2017

See Your Favorite Holiday Film at The Redford Theatre!

If you're looking to get in the holiday spirit, you have to make your way to the Redford Theatre this December! Every weekend this month, the historic theatre is playing your favorite Christmas movies on their big screen. The season kicked off this past weekend with Home Alone and A Christmas Story, but don't worry, there are still plenty of great Christmas classics for you to check out this month.

Coming up on Saturday, December 9th, you have a chance to catch two festive flicks. Elf, starring Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel will be showing at 8 p.m. But first, there will be a matinee showing at The Polar Express at 2 p.m. There will also be a matinee showing of The Polar Express on Sunday at 2 p.m. The weekend of December 15th and 16th, you have three chances to see White Christmas. It will be shown on Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m., as well as a matinee showing at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Then, on Sunday, December 17th there will be a mystery movie shown at 2 p.m. All the theatre is telling us is that it's a "classic holiday movie with a romantic holiday theme". What could it be? Last, but not least, the weekend before Christmas you can see It's A Wonderful Life on Friday and Saturday, December 22nd and 23rd at 8 p.m. and also on the 23rd at 2 p.m.

This is an absolutely great way to get in the mood for the holidays! The ambiance of the theatre is amazing, plus carols are played by the organ player before the film and during intermission and there's a super cute Christmas village set up in front of the stage. Tickets for all shows are only $5 and can be purchased in advance here. You can also buy tickets at the box office the night of the show, as long as it doesn't sell out. Make sure you bring extra money for concessions and souvenirs too! Both are super affordable!

The Redford Theatre is located at 17360 Lahser Road in Detroit. For a full list of upcoming events and to learn more about the theatre, head to


Friday, November 24, 2017

Spend Saturday Watching Cartoons at the Redford Theatre

Now that you've stuffed your gut and said thanks to all of your family and friends, hopefully you have sometime to kick back and relax this weekend. And if you're extra lucky, you might even have a long weekend off from work and real life. Well if you're looking to have some low key fun this weekend, make your way to the Redford Theatre in Detroit.

This Saturday afternoon you can enjoy some classic cartoons on the big screen in this classic theatre. The Redford is hosting their annual Classic Cartoon Festival this Saturday, November 25th. At 2 p.m. and again at 8 p.m. they will be showing some of your favorite classic cartoons as well as some cartoons that are a little more rare. The list of what the theatre will be shown is always kept secret, but in years past, selections have included Popeye, Tom & Jerry, Looney Tunes, Tex Avery, and more. Whatever the choices might be this year, we're sure this will be a super fun event where you can sit back, have some snacks, and just enjoy some great entertainment on the big screen without having to think too much. It is a Saturday after all. And we can't think of a better day of the week to spend watching cartoons!

Tickets to the Classic Cartoon Festival are only $5 and can be purchased in advance here. For more information on this event, click here.


Thursday, October 26, 2017

Get Spooky at the Cinema this Weekend

If you want to get in the Halloween spirit this weekend, but you're not too into costumes or cover shows, maybe seeing a spooky flick on the big screen is more your style! Some of the movie theatres around town are playing your favorite creepy classics this weekend, from Rocky Horror Picture Show to Psycho.

First on our list is Alfred Hitchock's Psycho, playing at The Redford Theatre. The classic thriller will be shown on Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. and there is also a matinee screening on Saturday at 2 p.m Tickets for the show are only $5 and can be purchased in advance here. Don't forget to get there early to hear the eerily beautiful sounds of the Barton Organ before the show!

Also showing at The Redford Theatre this weekend is Halloween. The 1978 film featuring Michael Myers will be shown at a special late night screening at 11:30 p.m. Tickets for this movie are also only $5, you can purchase yours in advance here.

If fishnets and fun is more your thing, you can also check out The Rocky Horror Picture Show this weekend. This fan favorite is playing at Cinema Detroit on Friday, Saturday and on Halloween night. There are showings at 10 p.m. each night, as well as 7:45 on Friday and Tuesday, and 8 p.m. on Saturday. Costumes are encouraged, but there are some rules to follow at these showings. You can get that info and pick up tickets here. You can also check out Rocky Horror at the Main Art's Midnight Madness on Friday and Saturday night. For more info on that, click here.

Head to the Senate Theatre if you want to howl at the moon with American Werewolf in London. The theatre will be playing this film on Friday night at 8 p.m. Tickets are only $5 and doors open at 7 p.m.

On Saturday night the Senate will be playing a double feature, Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein. This is about as classic as it gets! The movies will start at 8 p.m. and admission to see these two films is $10. For more info, click here


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Noir City Detroit brings Film Noir to the Redford Theatre

This weekend the Second Annual Noir City Detroit Film Festival will take place at the historic Redford Theatre in Detroit. The event will feature three nights of double features of classic noir films. For those that don't know, Film Noir is defined as, "a style or genre of cinematographic film marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, and menace. The term was originally applied (by a group of French critics) to American thriller or detective films made in the period 1944–54 and to the work of directors such as Orson Welles, Fritz Lang, and Billy Wilder."

During this festival each evening will feature two films, one popular flick and one that you may not have heard of before. The lineup is as follows:
Friday, September 22Out of the Past and Nightfall
Saturday, September 23Gun Crazy and Try and Get Me!
Sunday, September 24The Asphalt Jungle and Cry Danger

Noir City Detroit will be hosted by Turner Classic Movies host Eddie Muller, who will also be doing a Q&A at the event. VIP tickets to attend all three nights of films as well as a meet and greet and the Q&A session with Muller are only $25! Single night tickets to see the double features are $10 a night. You can purchase either type of ticket in advance here.

The films are set to start at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. For VIP ticket holders, the meet and greet with Eddie Muller will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday. For more info on Noir City Detroit, head over to the Facebook event page here. For more info on the Redford Theatre and other upcoming events at the theatre, head over to


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Redford Theatre Pays Tribute to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

2016 took its fair share of celebrities and loved ones throughout the year. It went out with a bang just before we rung in the new year when Carrie Fisher passed and then her mother, Debbie Reynolds, passed away the very next day. These two very talented women were loved by many and had amazing careers.

This Friday, January 6th the Redford Theatre will pay tribute to this mother and daughter with a special double feature for one night only. They will be playing The Unsinkable Molly Brown and When Harry Met Sally. The films are set to begin at 8 p.m. and tickets are $8. You can pick yours up in advance here.

These two legendary women will be missed by many! 

The Redford Theatre is located at 17360 Lahser Road in Detroit. The box office opens an hour before showtime. For more information on the Redford Theatre and this tribute, click here


Thursday, December 15, 2016

"It's a Wonderful Life" at the Redford Theatre

It truly is a wonderful life and this weekend the Christmas classic will remind you of that! This Friday and Saturday, December 16th and 17th It's a Wonderful Life will be showing on the big screen at the Redford Theatre. This classic movie tells the story of, "An angel [who] helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed." The 1946 film stars James Stewart and Donna Reed and always brings out all the feels! Take a minute to watch the trailer below.

It's a Wonderful Life will be shown at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night. There will also be a 2 o'clock matinee on Saturday afternoon. Tickets are only $7 and can be purchased in advance here. We highly suggest that you purchase your tickets in advance as the holiday events sometimes sell out. 

The Redford Theatre is located at 17360 Lahser Road in Detroit. The theatre and the box office open an hour before showtime. Make sure you get there early to hear an overture on the classic Barton organ too! The music typically starts about a half an hour before the movie begins. For more info on this weekend's festivities and the Redford Theatre, click here.


Friday, October 21, 2016

See "Young Frankenstein" at the Redford Theatre

One of the late great Gene Wilder's most popular films was Young Frankenstein. Created by Mel Brooks in 1974, this hilarious horror film tells the story of, "An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body." Over the years this movie has become a classic and favorite to many. Check out the trailer below.

This weekend you can see Young Frankenstein on the big screen at the historic Redford Theatre. The theatre will have showings on both Friday and Saturday night, October 21st and 22nd at 8 p.m. Tickets for each showing are only $5 and can be purchased in advance here. Tickets can also be purchased at the theatre box office starting an hour before showtime. 

The Redford Theatre is located at 17360 Lahser in Detroit. For more information on the theatre and to see a list of upcoming screenings, head to


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

It's a Wonderful Life at the Redford Theatre

If you're looking for a great way to get in the Christmas spirit this weekend, the Redford Theatre has you covered. They are playing one of the best Christmas classics of all time, It's a Wonderful Life

We all get a little down from time to time, and George Bailey (played by James Stewart) is no different. He's at the end of his rope, but just in time, his guardian angel shows him what the world would be like without him. Sure, it's not the cheeriest of Christmas movies, but it reminds us to be thankful and just how wonderful life is.

You have four chances to watch this film on the big screen at the Redford this weekend. It will be shown on Friday, December 18th at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are only $7 and they can be purchased in advance here. Don't forget to get there early to hear the organ player and to get your picture taken with Santa! Doors and the box office will open about an hour before showtime. 

The Redford Theatre is located at 17360 Lahser in Detroit. For more info, head over to 


Friday, April 3, 2015

See Singin' in the Rain at the Redford Theater

Although you might not be able to tell when you walk outside, spring is officially here! And given he season, the Redford Theater has picked a fitting movie to show this weekend.

This Friday and Saturday, April 3rd and 4th head to the Redford to see Singin' in the Rain. The classic film starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor will be shown on the big screen on Friday at 8 p.m. and on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased in advance here. Kids 12 and under get in for free!

It looks like the weather man is calling for rain this weekend, too! So this is the perfect way to spend the evening inside! The Redford Theater is located at 17360 Lahser Road, Detroit, MI 48219. Don't forget to arrive 30 minutes early to hear some tunes on the Barton Organ!


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Catch Breakfast at Tiffany's This Weekend!

This weekend the Redford Theatre will be showing the iconic film Breakfast at Tiffany's. This has become the movie that Audrey Hepburn is most known for. Pretty much every picture you see of her in stores or even on clothing is from this movie.

Made in 1961, the movie is about a young Manhattan socialite, Holly Golightly, that resistantly falls in love with a new guy in her apartment building. It is full of great outfits, great parties and great shots of New York. Check out the trailer below.

Breakfast at Tiffany's will be shown this Friday and Saturday, March 6th and 7th. Showtimes are Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased in advance here. The Redford Theatre is located at 17360 Lahser Road in Detroit.

This is a classic movie that we're sure you will love! And we cant think of a better place to see it than the historic Redford Theatre! 


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Falling for Michigan: Autumn activities in the Mitten - Part 3 of 4

Do you like scary movies? If you like your horror movie references pre-millennium, then you’ll want to grab a seat at the nearest indie theater this fall. Here’s the lowdown on where to find silent, but deadly, films, dark comedies, and sleep-with-the-lights-on thrillers. Check theater websites for show times and ticket prices.

Showing at the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak this October:
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
The Monster Squad (1987)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
According to, “No prop bags, they generally don’t allow much to be brought in, we recommend you call ahead.”

Showing at The Maple Theater in Bloomfield Hills this October:
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Showing at the Cinema Detroit in Detroit this October:
Halloween (1978)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
According to, “Theater-approved props are: Rice, rings, newspapers, flashlights, rubber gloves, noisemakers, toilet paper (Scott brand preferred), UNBUTTERED toast, party hats, bells, and cards.”

Showing at the Detroit Film Theatre in Detroit this October:
The Golem: How He Came Into the World (1920)

Showing at the Redford Theatre in Redford this October:The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
The Wolf Man (1941)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)

Showing at the Senate Theater in Detroit this November:
Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)


Friday, August 22, 2014

Your Chance to See Dirty Dancing on the Big Screen Again!

This Friday and Saturday night, the Redford Theatre is playing one of my favorite movies of all time, Dirty Dancing. This movie might not be as "classic" as what you are used to seeing on the screen at the Redford, but I'm sure many of you out there will agree that it is a great movie.

If you're like me, you probably grew up watching this movie and can still watch it over and over again. It's actually kind of funny to think about the fact that our parents allowed us to watch movies like this as children, but now parents shelter their children from some cartoons. Oh how times have changed! Then again, I was too naive to know what really happened to Penny in her cabin that night; I grew up thinking that someone came in and stabbed her. It wasn't until I was a teenager that it clicked. Those dancers sure did get down and dirty that summer!

This is a great reason to watch an old favorite and relive the summer of Baby and Johnny. And the Redford Theatre is a wonderful place to do it. In case you have never been to this venue before, it is a beautiful historic theatre with ornate decor, a balcony, and even an organ. You can take a virtual tour of the theatre here.

Showtimes for Dirty Dancing are Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. and there is also a matinee Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased in advance here. The Redford Theatre is located at 17360 Lahser in Detroit.