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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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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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Spring is almost here, and plenty of great films are here, too!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Mat Hopson talks to Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins about the latest movie news and all of the new films arriving on the big screen this weekend.

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A touch of Sundance descended upon Ann Arbor this week, and we have the rundown!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair and Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins discuss last night's "Direct from Sundance" event and all of the new films landing on the big screen this weekend.


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The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony is now in the books!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Michael Jewett and Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins discuss this year's winners and surprises.  Plus, they'll talk about all of the new films heading to the silver screen this weekend.


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There's only a few days left until this year's Oscars are handed out, so now's a good time to catch up on your film viewing.  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 new flicks landing on the big screen this weekend.


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Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins is back from Park City, Utah with a lot of great stories to tell!  He joins WEMU's David Fair to talk about this year's Sundance Film Festival, as well as all of the new movies opening in theaters, for this week's edition of "Cinema Chat."


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It's cold outside, so let a good movie keep you nice and warm!  For this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Michael Jewett sits in for Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins to talk about all of the new films opening this weekend with WEMU's David Fair.


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Hollywood's biggest night is on the way, and if you want information on nominations, snubs, and Vegas odds, we have them for you.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair sits down with Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins to talk about the latest movie news and all of the new films coming to your local movie house this weekend.


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The Golden Globes were handed out this past weekend, and that's just the beginning for what's going on in the movie world.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair sits down with Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins for a conversation about the latest movie news and the latest flicks landing on the big screen this weekend.


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