Kristen Stewart’s CAMP X-RAY Starts Exclusive Premiere Run 11/7

The United States military prison camp in Guantamao Bay, Cuba, houses what are presumed to be some of this country’s most dangerous adversaries in the war on terror. But it has also been the source of cAdd a descriptiononflict over the legality, ethics and politics of this unique situation. Camp X-Ray, an extraordinary dramatic film and a Sundance  Film Festival Award nominee, tackles this very subject. Starring Kristen Stewart of Twilight fame, it starts its Exclusive Theatrical Premiere run Friday, November 7 here at Cinema Detroit. Stewart is a revelation as a tough but also naive soldier who begins a rotation at Guantanamo, only to find herself buffeted by her relationships with the other guards, and the prisoners themselves.

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Showtimes through Thursday, October 30

TICKETS are available at the box office or online HERE. This post is for CURRENT features, for upcoming shows, visit the Coming Soon page. Check out the About page for location info.

STARTING FRIDAY OCTOBER 24
Evolution of a Criminal
Documentary – NR – 81 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Fri, Oct. 24: 7:30 p.m.
Sat, Oct. 25: 7:30
Sun, Oct. 26: 5:30
Mon, Oct. 27: 7:30
Tues, Oct. 28: 7:30
Wed, Oct. 29: 7:30
Thurs, Oct. 30: 7:30

HELD OVER
Felony
Thriller, suspense – NR (suggested rating R) – 105 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Wed, Oct. 22: 7:15, 9:30 p.m.
Thurs, Oct. 23: 7:15, 9:30
Fri, Oct. 24: No screenings
Sat, Oct. 25: 7:00
Sun, Oct. 26: 5:00
Mon, Oct. 27: 7:00
Tues, Oct. 28: 7:00
Wed, Oct. 29: 7:00
Thurs, Oct. 30: 7:00

Halloween (1978)
Horror, thriller – R – 91 min – Tickets $10 – Get tickets online
Wed, Oct. 22: 7:00, 9:00
Thurs, Oct. 23: 7:00, 9:00
Fri, Oct. 24: No screenings
Sat, Oct. 25: 9:15
Sun, Oct. 26: 7:15
Mon, Oct. 27: 9:15
Tues, Oct. 28: 9:15
Wed, Oct. 29: 9:15
Thurs, Oct. 30: 9:15

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Comedy, Musical – R – 100 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Fri, October 24: 11:30 p.m.
Sat, October 25: 11:30 p.m.

ONE NIGHT ONLY
Viktor
Thriller – NR – 90 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Fri, Oct. 24: 7:00p.m.

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One Night Only – VIKTOR – Friday, October 24

After spending seven years in jail for an art heist, Frenchman Victor Lambert (Gerard Depardieu) returns to Moscow to uncover the circumstances behind his son Jeremy’s brutal murder. He is assisted by his lover Alexandra (Elizabeth Hurley), and by his ex-partner-in-crime, choreographer Souliman (Eli Danker).

In a series of fierce, action-filled scenes that tear through Moscow and Grozny, Viktor brutally hunts down his prey until he finally comes face to face with the man responsible for his son’s death.

Viktor is a film of revenge and redemption set against a backdrop of a gorgeous, modern-day Russian Federation that finds its inspiration in the tradition of action films like Clint Eastwood’s “Gran Torino” and Sam Mendes’ “Road to Perdition.”  Told in a powerful, visually stunning cinematic style, Viktor highlights Moscow’s thriving art scene, seductive nightlife, and stunning architecture while Chechnya’s beautiful natural landscape and extraordinary redevelopment is seen through Viktor’s eyes.  A father’s sins are redeemed as he avenges his son’s death, and a bitter, burned man finds his heart.

Viktor
Drama, action – NR – 90 min – Tickets $8
One night only – Friday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m.

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Showtimes through Thursday, October 23

TICKETS are available at the box office or online HERE. This post is for CURRENT features, for upcoming shows, visit the Coming Soon page. Check out the About page for location info.

STARTING FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17
Felony
Thriller, suspense – NR (suggested rating R) – 105 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Fri, Oct. 17: 7:15 p.m.
Sat, Oct. 18: 7:15, 9:30
Sun, Oct. 19: 5:15, 7:30
Mon, Oct. 20: 7:15, 9:30
Tues, Oct. 21: 7:15, 9:30
Wed, Oct. 22: 7:15, 9:30
Thurs, Oct. 23: 7:15, 9:30

Halloween (1978)
Horror, thriller – R – 91 min – Tickets $10 – Get tickets online
Fri, Oct. 17: 7:00, 9:00 p.m.
Sat, Oct. 18: 7:00, 9:00
Sun, Oct. 19: 5:00, 7:00
Mon, Oct. 20: 7:00, 9:00
Tues, Oct. 21: 7:00, 9:00
Wed, Oct. 22: 7:00, 9:00
Thurs, Oct. 23: 7:00, 9:00

ONE NIGHT ONLY
Default
Thriller – NR – 88 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Fri, Oct. 17: 9:30p.m.

Ribbit
Animated – NR – 87 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Fri, Oct. 17: 5:00p.m.

LAST CHANCES
Finding Fela
Documentary – NR – 119 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Wed, October 15: 8:00 p.m.
Thurs, October 16: 8:00 p.m.

Purgatorio
Documentary – NR – 80 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Wed, Oct. 15: 7:00, 9:00
Thurs, Oct. 16: 7:00, 9:00

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One Night Only: RIBBIT – Friday, October 17

A fantastic journey sometimes begins with one tiny little hop. Ribbit is a frog with an identity crisis. Unlike most frogs, he hates hopping and has a strong aversion to water. He is a misfit full of questions about his life… and so together with his best friend, a flying squirrel, he embarks on a soul-searching journey for the truth and his rightful place in this world. Set amid the breathtaking backdrop of the Amazon rain forest, they surge ahead in their quest for the answer to life’s mysteries… encountering a zany variety of colorful characters, both friend and foe, along the way. Featuring the voices of Sean Astin, Tim Curry and Russell Peters, among others. “Family approved” by Dove.org.

Ribbit
Animation – NR – 87 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Friday, October 17 at 5:00 p.m.

Check out this “making of” Ribbit featurette:

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One Night Only: DEFAULT

A news crew is taken hostage on an airplane set to take off from the Seychelles by a gang of Somali pirates whose leader is driven by one goal: to be interviewed by a prominent member of the crew, legendary journalist Frank Saltzman.

Default
Thriller – NR – 88 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Friday, October 17 at 9:30 p.m. only

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THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW – October 24 and 25

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We’re shivering with antici…pation.

Do you remember doing the Time Warp? We sure do, and we can’t wait to throw our own Transylvanian Convention right here in Midtown. Our screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25 are the only ones in the Detroit city limits, at the only venue where the eccentricity of the film matches the quirkiness of the space.

On both nights, festivities will begin at 11 p.m. and include a costume contest and other fun surprises for our Unconventional Conventioneers. Tickets are $8. Prop bags will be available for $5 and include rice, rings, newspapers, flashlights, rubber gloves, noisemakers, toilet paper (Scott brand of course), UNBUTTERED toast, party hats, bells, and cards.

Categories for the costume contest include Brad, Janet, Riff Raff, Criminologist (Narrator), Magenta, Columbia, Rocky, Eddie, Dr. Scott, plus “Best Transylvanian,” awarded to whoever has the most detailed and authentic party-goer costume. The winner in each category will receive a Cinema Detroit pass good for 12 free tickets, one per month for the next year (some restrictions will apply).

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Comedy, Musical – R – 100 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Fri, October 24: 11:30 p.m. SOLD OUT
Sat, October 25: 11:30 p.m.
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Restored and remastered HALLOWEEN (1978) starts Friday, October 17

The people who attended the gala premiere of John Carpenter’s 1978 indie, Halloween, probably had no idea they were witnessing the birth of a new genre mainstay, the slasher film, or a even a new series of films. After all, the film had been made in around 20 days, for then-paltry sum of $300,000, and debuted, not in Hollywood, but Kansas City. Since then, this film has spawned a legion of sequels and a ton of imitators. But viewing it now, it still seems fresh and it’s still scary.

We are pleased to present this digitally restored and re-mastered print, painstakingly created frame-by-frame under the supervision of Halloween‘s world renowned cinematographer, Dean Cundey. In the film, villain Michael Myers has spent the last 15 years locked away inside a sanitarium under the care of child psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasance). On October 30, 1978, Myers escapes and makes his way back home to Haddonfield, turning a night of tricks and treats into something much more sinister for three young women, including Laurie Strode, played by Jamie Lee Curtis in her breakout role. Dr. Loomis is their only hope, but will he find his shadow-dwelling patient in time?

Halloween (1978)
Horror, thriller – R – 91 min – Tickets $10 – Get tickets online
Fri, Oct. 17: 7:00, 9:00 p.m.
Sat, Oct. 18: 7:00, 9:00
Sun, Oct. 19: 5:00, 7:00
Mon, Oct. 20: 7:00, 9:00
Tues, Oct. 21: 7:00, 9:00
Wed, Oct. 22: 7:00, 9:00
Thurs, Oct. 23: 7:00, 9:00
Wed, Oct. 22: 7:00, 9:00
Thurs, Oct. 23: 7:00, 9:00
Fri, Oct. 24: No screenings
Sat, Oct. 25: 9:15
Sun, Oct. 26: 7:15
Mon, Oct. 27: 9:15
Tues, Oct. 28: 9:15
Wed, Oct. 29: 9:15
Thurs, Oct. 30: 9:15

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FELONY starts Friday, October 17

Rarely have we screened a movie that is as critically acclaimed and appreciated by audiences as Felony…it’s got a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with good reason. It’s a layered, tense thriller that kicks off as a cop (Joel Edgerton), celebrating a big drug bust, makes the unfortunate decision to drive home after too many beers. He accidentally hits a newspaper boy, and when the ambulance arrives, denies all involvement. His boss (Tom Wilkinson) covers for him, but the department’s newbie (Jai Courtney) suspects something isn’t right and is soon conducting his own investigation. Things get complicated fast, as the boy remains in a coma, and all involved are desperate to resolve the situation, even while they put up a front in their daily lives.

“Thanks to Saville’s tightly controlled direction and a superlative cast, the mere exchange of glances builds as much suspense as the kinetic action sequence that opens the pic.” – Variety

Felony
Thriller, suspense – NR (suggested rating R) – 105 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Fri, Oct. 17: 7:15 p.m.
Sat, Oct. 18: 7:15, 9:30
Sun, Oct. 19: 5:10, 7:30
Mon, Oct. 20: 7:00, 9:00
Tues, Oct. 21: 7:15, 9:30
Wed, Oct. 22: 7:15, 9:30
Thurs, Oct. 23: 7:15, 9:30

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Showtimes through Thursday, October 16

TICKETS are available at the box office or online HERE. This post is for CURRENT features, for upcoming shows, visit the Coming Soon page. Check out the About page for location info.

STARTING FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10
Finding Fela
Documentary – NR – 119 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Fri, October 10: 9:15 p.m.
Sat, October 11: 8:00 p.m.
Sun, October 12: 5:00 p.m.
Mon, October 13: 8:00 p.m.
Tues, October 14: 8:00 p.m.
Wed, October 15: 8:00 p.m.
Thurs, October 16: 8:00 p.m.

Purgatorio
Documentary – NR – 80 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Fri, Oct. 10: 7:00, 9:00 p.m.
Sat, Oct. 11: 7:00, 9:00
Sun, Oct. 12: 5:15, 7:00
Mon, Oct. 13: 7:00, 9:00
Tues, Oct. 14: 7:00, 9:00
Wed, Oct. 15: 7:00, 9:00
Thurs, Oct. 16: 7:00, 9:00

ONE NIGHT ONLY
#Stuck
Comedy – NR – 84 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Fri, Oct. 10: 7:30 p.m.

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