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Michigan Theater Foundation

Russ Collins
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Russ Collins has served as the executive director of the Michigan Theater Foundation since 1982.  In his tenure, he has led capital campaigns that have resulted in the the award winning restoration of the Michigan Theater and the more recent overhaul of the State Theatre.  Over the weekend, he was honored by the League of Historical American Theaters with this year's Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution.  Russ made a special appearance at WEMU to talk about this award.  

Michigan Theater
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There's a lot going on in the world of movies this week, including special announcements regarding the State Theatre and the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movie business and all the flicks coming to your local theater this weekend.