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Cinema Chat

Every Thursday during Morning Edition 7:50am & 9:50am, All Things Considered at 5:45pm

Host David Fair sits down with Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins for a most entertaining conversation on movies, culture and live events to be experienced in and around Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Michigan.

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The latest COVID-19 restrictions have forced the Michigan Theater and State Theatre to close their doors once again.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair gets in touch with Michigan Theater Foundation executive director Russ Collins to discuss the impact the latest closure and some of the  films that will available through the Michigan Theater's Virtual Movie Palace.


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As we enter mid-November, more movies are coming to your favorite Ann Arbor theaters!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's talks to Michigan Theater Foundation executive director Russ Collins about all of the upcoming films coming to the Michigan Theater and State Theatre this weekend.


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In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Michael Jewett talks with Michigan Theater Foundation executive director Russ Collins about all of the films coming your way at the Michigan Theater, the State Theatre, and for your own online viewing pleasure.  Also, Michael and Russ reflect on the life and work of acting legend Sean Connery.


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Things are getting a little spooky in the world of movies!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Mat Hopson talks to Michigan Theater Foundation executive director Russ Collins about the movies opening in Ann Arbor and online for the upcoming Halloween weekend.


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Whether you prefer heading downtown or staying at home, plenty of movies are heading your way, just in time for Halloween!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Michael Jewett talks to Michigan Theater Foundation executive director Russ Collins about all of the movies landing at the Michigan Theater, the State Theatre, and the Michigan Theater's Virtual Movie Palace this weekend.


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The movie world is starting to reopen.  The Michigan Theater and State Theatre in Ann Arbor are both up and running again, albeit on a limited basis.  In this week's edition of "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair gets in touch with Michigan Theater Foundation president and executive director Russ Collins to discuss the latest in-person and online films available to you. 


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For the first time in seven months, the Michigan Theater and State Theatre will open their doors to the public!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Foundation CEO and executive director Russ Collins discuss the reopening and the first round of films available to you.  


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Theaters across Michigan are finally seeing the light at the end of their tunnel, and we have all the details!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair chats with Michigan Theater and State Theatre executive director Russ Collins about what the re-opening will look and feel like, and they discuss some of the opening weekend films you have the opportunity to see.  Additionally, the Michigan Theater Virtual Movie Palace continues streaming films that are available at your convenience in your own home. 

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Schools are back in session, while movie theaters still have to wait.  Still, the movies keep coming your way.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins about the new flicks you can watch at home, courtesy of the Michigan Theater's 'Virtual Movie Palace.'


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In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks with Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins about the current state of Michigan's movie theaters and the new films you can check out online this Labor Day weekend.  Plus, they take a moment to remember actor Chadwick Boseman, star of such films as "42" and "Black Panther."


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Summertime may be reaching its end, but the movies will never stop coming.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair gets in touch with Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins to talk about the latest films you can enjoy at home, thanks to the Michigan Theater's Virtual Movie Palace.


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After a few weeks off, the Michigan Theater's Russ Collins is back for more film talk!  For this week's "Cinema Chat," he rejoins WEMU's David Fair to talk about the new films you can check out at home online, courtesy of the Michigan Theater's Virtual Movie Palace.


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There's still no telling when your favorite local theaters will open, but some good flicks are still heading your way.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair and Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins discuss the latest films and special screening becoming available at your online convenience this weekend.


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Summer rolls on, and a lot of great movies are coming along with it.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins about the latest films that are now available for your online viewing pleasure.


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It won't be long before the Michigan Theater opens its doors again, but this week's films should satisfy your cinematic craving.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the latest films you can watch by logging on to the Michigan Theater's Virtual Movie Palace.


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Celebrate America's birthday with a good flick!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Mat Hopson and Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins discuss the latest films and special screenings that you can enjoy at home this 4th of July weekend.


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The movie world is still at your fingertips, so what's to come this week?  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair gets connected with Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins to discuss the newest films and special screenings available this weekend through the Michigan Theater's Virtual Movie Palace.


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It won't be long before we can set foot in our favorite movie houses.  Still, there's a lot of good flicks available for home viewing.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Mat Hopson gets in touch with Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins to discuss the latest films and special screenings coming to the comfort of your home theater this weekend.

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Many theaters still have their doors closed, but we can still have a summer movie season!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins about all of the new films and special screenings that can view right from your home theater this weekend.


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Movie theaters across the land are getting closer to reopening, but you still enjoy a good flick at home.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks with Russ Collins about the newest films and special online events coming your way from the Michigan Theater's Virtual Online Palace. 


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Whether it's the silver screen or your screen at home, the movies keep on coming!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins about the newest films and special screenings that you check out at home this Memorial Day weekend, thanks to the Michigan Theater's Virtual Movie Palace!


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With the click of your mouse, an entire world of cinema opens to fulfill your entertainment needs.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," Michigan and State Theatre executive director Russ Collins joins WEMU's David Fair to discuss the new films and special screenings coming this weekend from the Michigan Theater's Virtual Movie Palace.


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In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins about all of the new flicks and special events the Michigan Theater is providing for your online viewing pleasure this weekend.  Plus, they talk about how WEMU and the Michigan Theater fared during this week's National Day of Giving.


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Entertainment has become extremely valuable during this difficult time, especially when it comes to a good flick.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair gets on the phone with Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins to talk about the newest films and special screenings becoming available this weekend for your online streaming pleasure.

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Theaters may still be closed, but the movie world is still open to you!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks with Michigan Theater director Russ Collins about the newest films and special screenings offered through the magic of your very own televisions and computers. 


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There's no better cure for cabin fever than a good movie!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins joins WEMU's David Fair to discuss the latest films the Michigan Theater is offering online.  Plus, a few special screenings and events are in the forecast, as well!


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We all have to stay home these days, but the show must go on.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," Michigan and State Theater executive director joins WEMU's David Fair by phone to talk about the latest films that you can watch online and, in some cases, share with others in the virtual world! 


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Movie houses across America are still closed, but Ann Arbor's specialty theaters are still finding ways to give you your movie fix.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins about the latest movie news and all of the films you can catch in the comfort of your own home, including some first-run films not available anywhere else! 


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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected so many industries worldwide, and the movie business is no exception.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair and Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins discuss how movie theaters, especially those found in Ann Arbor, are adapting to this difficult situation.


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In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair sits down with Michigan and State Theater executive director to discuss the latest movie news and all of the new flicks landing at your local movie house this weekend.  Plus, Leslie Raymond stops by to talk about this year's Ann Arbor Film Festival, including precautions being taken amidst the current public health crisis.


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