Redford Theatre

17360 Lahser Road,
Detroit, MI 48219

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rivest266 on November 4, 2015 at 3:38 pm

January 22nd, 1928 grand opening ad in photo section. It was quite small.

Khnemu on April 5, 2015 at 5:24 pm

The Redford is seen (inside and out) in an early scene in the recent film, It Follows.

DWAtkinson on March 26, 2015 at 6:07 am

I was at The Redford last weekend. With the exception of the projection and sound problems, the show was great. Many noticed and I will bet few complained.

DavidZornig on March 23, 2015 at 7:20 pm

Redford Theatre’s Facebook page has some photos. Copy & paste to view.

CSWalczak on October 14, 2012 at 11:04 pm

An article about octagenarian former teacher Peggy Grimshaw, who knows to keep increasingly rare film prints coming to the Redford, can be read here.

William on October 9, 2007 at 5:00 pm

The Norelco DP-70 projectors (70MM/35mm) came from the former Summit Cinerama Theatre (aka: Cass Theatre) before that theatre was razed.

TEWinkes on March 9, 2007 at 9:19 am

My wife and I saw “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” along with a Bugs Bunny cartoon last weekend. Four dollar? They should charge more!! The price at the concessions was great! The organ music before, at the intermission and the end was fantastic. WE WILL BE BACK!

Kaimannaa on January 2, 2007 at 3:12 pm

She’s a beautiful place. My husband and I were there all the time while dating and engaged. We really miss it now that we’re in PA! How is the artist’s space/lounge in the back doing? It was really exciting to get a peek at that.

allenfitz on November 2, 2005 at 7:16 am

As one of the people restoring the Redford I want to say thanks for all the complements. We still need your help. Bring all you friends to see the Redford.

BoxOffice70MM on November 1, 2005 at 5:29 pm

I hope to be able to come for IMITATION OF LIFE, that is one of my all time favs !!

jawalker on September 9, 2005 at 9:02 am

I saw Phantom of the Opera (1925 – Lon Chaney), Some like it Hot (M Monroe) and The Mark of Zorro back in the early 90’s. Only classics were being shown then, and just one of two showings a month. But a memorable experience with the organ.

sevenyritch on August 20, 2005 at 5:13 pm

I love the Redford. If only the city of theatres could have held onto a few more..

mistertom on July 15, 2005 at 8:24 pm

Only the Redford would be able to have a master organist playing along with the opening credits of Ben Hur! I can still hear the organ chimes.

mistertom on July 15, 2005 at 8:21 pm

Favorite moments at the Redford (early 80’s) include a winter power failure (when a local transformer exploded). First, we all sat around and sang songs as one of the organists pulled out an old upright piano. After an hour or so, they realized we couldn’t finish the movie (Paint Your Wagon), so they opened the side door of the theater and drove in a Volkswagen Beetle! The driver pointed his headlights out into the auditorium so everyone could safely exit. We sang all the way home.

bobalooy on July 7, 2004 at 6:55 pm

I used to attend Mr. Michigan and Mr. Great lakes bodybuilding contests there back in the 1970’s and 1980’s.

JimRankin on June 14, 2004 at 6:43 am

Turns out that this CT page’s account of the Los Angeles LINDA LEA THEATRE, is one of but three that once graced that city in Japanese style: /theaters/3493/

brian74 on June 4, 2004 at 12:33 pm

I saw “Born Free” there and also “Sands of the Kalihari”.

JimRankin on April 16, 2004 at 5:55 am

Perhaps the only other Japanese themed theatre in the US is on this page here: /theaters/1356/

sdoerr on December 1, 2003 at 11:46 am

LOL, thanks for the info gfinn, funny to think about them covering the decor! Are they all still Japanese decor? Anyone have any interior pictures? I am curious to see what it looks like inside

gflinn on May 29, 2002 at 2:47 pm

This theater was designed with a Japanese decor which was covered over after December 7, 1941 for obvious reasons. The original decor has been restored in recent years.

BrianCarmody on March 7, 2001 at 2:48 am

A beautiful theatre lovingly restored by the Motor City Theatre Organ Society! You can’t beat the Redford for movie classics!