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Film & Video Studies / Screen Arts & Cultures

Selected resources useful for conducting research on moving image media of all kinds, including cinema (popular movies, documentaries, animation, etc.), television, and digital media (video games, etc.).

Combined Listings

Independent Theaters in Ann Arbor

U-M Campus Film Series

Animania: U-M Japanese Animation Film Society Sponsors free, monthly screenings of anime, and an annual four-screen, day-long marathon.
Mostly held in auditoriums in the Modern Languages Building, 812 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor.
Center for Chinese Studies Film Series Sponsors free screenings on the U-M Ann Arbor campus at various locations and times.
Center for International and Comparative Studies: Global Lens Film Series
Sponsors free screenings on the U-M Ann Arbor campus at various locations and times.
Center for Japanese Studies Film Series Sponsors free screenings on the U-M Ann Arbor campus at various locations and times.
Center for Korean Studies Film Series Sponsors free screenings on the U-M Ann Arbor campus at various locations and times.
Center for Russian & East European Studies Sponsors occasional free screenings on the U-M Ann Arbor campus.
Center for South Asian Studies Sponsors occasional free screenings on the U-M Ann Arbor campus.
Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program Sponsors occasional free screenings on the U-M Ann Arbor campus.
M-Flicks Free screenings and sneak previews sponsored by the U-M University Activities Center (UAC).
Mostly held in the Krause Natural Sciences Building Auditorium, 830 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor.

Independent Theaters in the Detroit Metropolitan Area

Detroit Film Theatre Weekly screenings of contemporary and classic cinema in the Detroit Institute of Arts' 1,100-seat auditorium.
5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit (40 miles east of Ann Arbor). Theatre entrance at rear of building, on John R Street.
Ford Drive In Five screen outdoor complex, "the largest drive-in theater in the world."
10400 Ford Road at Wyoming Road, Dearborn (35 miles east of Ann Arbor).
Penn Theatre Non-profit, community-run theater screening classic and near-first run Hollywood films.
760 Penniman Avenue, Plymouth (17 miles north-east of Ann Arbor).
Redford Theater

The Redford Theatre, with its historic original 3 manual, 10 rank Barton Theatre Pipe Organ, has served as a Metro Detroit entertainment center since it opened on January 27, 1928.

The non-profit Motor City Theatre Organ Society owns and operates the Redford Theatre at 17360 Lahser Road, Detroit, MI 48219. Enjoy the classic film series, organ concerts or your special event, enhanced by this beautifully restored setting.