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Michigan Theater
The Michigan Theater / michtheater.org

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.


Michigan Theater
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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.


State Theatre
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

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. 


State Theatre
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

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.  


Michigan Theater
Michigan Theater / Facebook

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. 

Michigan Theater
The Michigan Theater / Facebook

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.'


Michigan Theater
The Michigan Theater / Facebook

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."


The Ark
Jennifer Patselas

Like all entertainment venues across Washtenaw County, The Ark on Main Street in downtown Ann Arbor closed its doors to customers several months ago due to COVID-19.  But they have found new and creative ways to connect with the community and keep the music playing.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Marianne James, the executive director of The Ark, about how they have been able to do that and sustain the live music venue while its doors remain closed to the public.


Michigan Theater
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

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.


Michigan Theater
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

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.


Michigan Theater
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

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.


Michigan Theater
The Michigan Theater / Facebook

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.


Michigan Theater
Michigan Theater / Facebook

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.


Michigan Theater
Bradley Pritts / Michigan Theater Facebook

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.

Michigan Theater
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

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.


Michigan Theater
The Michigan Theater / Facebook

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. 


Michigan Theater
The Michigan Theater / Facebook

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!


Michigan Theater
The Michigan Theater / Facebook

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.


Michigan Theater
The Michigan Theater / Facebook

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.


Michigan Theater
Bradley Pritts

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.

Jeff Daniels
Purple Rose Theatre Company / purplerosetheatre.org

Award-winning actor and musician Jeff Daniels is home in Chelsea right now quarantined like the rest of us due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Like all other entertainment venues, Daniels had to shut down the Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea to curb the spread of the virus.  He talks with WEMU's Lisa Barry about an idea he has to raise support for the theatre and fills us in on the many other projects he's been working on in film and TV.


Michigan Theater
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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. 


Gretchen Whitmer
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

Governor Gretchen Whitmer says details will be released soon on her plans to re-start parts of the state’s economy.  As we hear from Rick Pluta, Whitmer says she wants the plans to allow more activities to resume in phases.


Michigan Theater
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

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!


Journey of Faith Christian Church of Ann Arbor / journeyoffaitha2.org

Christians across Washtenaw County will celebrate Easter Sunday this weekend in a new way.  WEMU’s Jorge Avellan reports.


Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor / annarborvineyard.org

Many churches in Washtenaw County will observe Good Friday this year online because of the coronavirus crisis.  


Michigan Theater
Omari Rush

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!