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2/15/10

Pre-Code Hollywood @ Redford Theatre 2/19-20

Flying Down to Rio - 1933 –35mm print

RKO – 1 hr. 29 min.

and Gerald McBoing-Boing cartoon (Oscar) 1951, from a script by Dr. Seuss.

The Redford Theatre presents Flying Down to Rio, a pre-code Hollywood* musical romance featuring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in their first screen appearance together. There will be three screenings this Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $4 general admission. Showtimes are Friday, February 19 @ 8pm and Saturday, February 20 @ 2 & 8pm. Box office and doors open 1 hr. before showtime.

Red Wings hockey organist Dave Calendine will play the Redford's famous Theatre Organ for all three shows. Regular Redford Theatre attendees know that the movie is only part of the fun, and true to form, Calendine and Royal Oak Arthur Murray Dance Studio instructors will lead the audience in a Conga Line dance around the auditorium to the immortal strains of "The Carioca" (Oscar nominated Best Original Song). More side attractions include the opening live lounge piano music which segues into the unique atmosphere created by the Theatre Organ overture.

The Redford Theatre is located at the NE corner of Grand River and Lahser Rd. in the heart of Detroit's Old Redford neighborhood.

From the original theatre organ to the restored splendor of the 1928 interior appearance the dedicated volunteer staff keeps things authentic by screening real film on vintage quality projection equipment. Our candy counter stocks the largest selection of old and new candy favorites along with delicious popcorn with real butter. Prices are very affordable; there is no candy item over $2, a large drink is only $1.50 and popcorn costs only $1.50 for a small bag.

Coming March 5 & 6: A Day at the Races - 1937 –starring Groucho, Chico and Harpo Marx with Margaret Dumont.

* Pre-Code Hollywood was the era in the American film industry when sound films were introduced in the late 1920's and the enforcement of the Hays Code censorship guidelines in 1934. Until then movie content was restricted by local laws and public opinion.