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Dinner And A Movie Detroit !FREE!

Emagine offers a full-service restaurant experience for guests. Menu options range from the traditional movie snacks of popcorn and candy to dinner options like pepperoni pizza and turkey burger sliders. More about the food options later.

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Hocus Pocus has been a perpetual Halloween fan favorite since its debut almost 30 years ago. The story revolves around three witches who were executed in 17th century Salem. After they are awakened by a curious young boy, his sister and hopeful girlfriend, mayhem ensues. The movie stars Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker.

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Enter: the Freep Film Festival at Frame. 4 Nights. 4 Films. 4 Chefs; our first-ever progressive film series of food documentaries thoughtfully paired with chef dinners, plus wine and cocktails inspired by the genre of each film.

April 28, 29, 305:00PM arrival.At Checkout ChooseFilm and Dinner for a 5:15PM Film Start with Dinner FollowingorDinner and Film for a 5:15PM Dinner Start with Film FollowingPlease note that these are 3 to 4 hour Frame experiences, as movie run times vary per film.

Films are shown in our Screening Room Under the Tent @ FramePaired Chef Dinners are served inside our Dining Room and in the Yurts @ Frame$100.00 per person + fees + taxParties of 1 to 8+ will be seated indoors for dinnerParties of 6 will be seated in our Yurts for dinner.

Detroit restaurants where you can wine and dine your date with a romantic dinner are in no short supply. Looking for an elegant place with a menu full of Italian specialties? Make reservations at a classic Detroit favorite: Amora de Roma, also known as the Roma Cafe, 3401 Riopelle St, Detroit, MI 48207.

Enjoy complimentary valet parking for the entirety of the event with purchase of an entrée. Alibi Rooftop Lounge sits at University and Myrtle. Enjoy small plates and incredible craft cocktails and the beautiful Tempe horizon overlooking ASU and Gammage Auditorium. Valet your car at Alibi Rooftop Lounge (Canopy Hotel), have a wonderful dinner and drink experience, then take the short 7-minute walk to ASU Gammage. Stop in again before you leave.

Enjoy complimentary valet parking for the entirety of the event with purchase of an entrée. Alter Ego Kitchen & Cocktails sits at University and Myrtle, just a short walk to ASU Gammage. Enjoy fun, approachable fusion made with local ingredients. Valet your car at Alter Ego (Canopy Hotel), have an incredible dinner and drink experience, then take the short 7-minute walk to ASU Gammage. Stop in again before you leave.

Evening includes dinner and an exciting lecture titled "Art of the 1960s and the Quirks of a College Collection" with the curator Lynn Boland, Ph.D. from the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art at Colorado State University. Also guests can enjoy a 2002 video by Off Kilter exhibition artist Ray Johnson called How to Draw a Bunny, directed by Detroit native John W. Walter. The video explores the life of Johnson, a Detroit-born pop, collage and performance artist.

The theater was loaded in extravagant details, from its auditorium to its four-story, 1,000-square-foot, mirror-paneled, black-and-white checkered-floor Grande Lobby. The lobby was complete with columns and red velvet hangings, marble archways, lavish towering columns, baskets of flowers and large crystal chandeliers. A lovely wide staircase with carved balustrades and covered in lush red carpet stood at the other end. A grand piano entertained guests waiting for the movie to start. Between every pair of columns was an oil painting, works of art by the National Academy, such as Thomas Hovenden's "The Story of the Hunt," Douglas Volk's "Puritan Girl" and Edwin Blashfield's "A Modern Rebecca." All of the sculptures, busts, intricately carved furnishings, paintings and onyx pedestals filling the Michigan's lobby made it seem as much a museum as a movie theater.

The mezzanine level was initially reserved for black-tie invited guests and had gilded foyers and subdued lighting and also was decorated with paintings. There also were luxurious lounges and "cosmetic rooms" for women and "retiring rooms" for men. A large replica of a fifth-century Roman sculpture depicting a horse and chariot stood there. It was said that ushers often had to shoo the kids who climbed into the "driver's seat." This horse and chariot, a replica of a sculpture in the Sala Della Biga (the Hall of the Chariot) at the Vatican, is believed to have been the largest sculpture in any U.S. movie palace. Another large sculpture, "Cupid and Psyche," was a replica of a work by 18th-century artist Antonio Canova.

The huge auditorium featured six aisles of seats on each level, side boxes, 10-foot crystal chandeliers dangling eight floors above the seats below, a stage with orchestra pit and a 5/28 Wurlitzer organ that could be raised to the stage. Because films were silent until 1928, conductor Eduard Werner's Michigan Symphony Orchestra and the 2,500-pipe Wurlitzer would set the moods for movies. At the time it opened, the Free Press wrote that the Michigan's stage was so large, it "could house a circus." Indeed, it continued, the stage could "accommodate the most colossal stage production likely to ever be required." While that was a little 1920s hyperbole, one opening night beholder still described the theater as "a castle of dreams and an ocean of seats," the Detroit News Magazine wrote in September 1968.

Stars like the Marx Brothers, Frank Sinatra, Jack Benny, Louis Armstrong, Red Skelton, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Doris Day, the Dorsey Brothers and Bette Davis all appeared on the Michigan's stage. But by the late 1940s, changing times led the Michigan to focus mostly on movies.

With sound fully established in theaters, the orchestra was expendable - as was the Wurlitzer, one of only three five-manual organs the company built. In 1955, the mighty Wurlitzer was sold to Fred Hermes of Racine, Wis., who installed it at his home the following year. Today, the organ still resides there, where performances are given in Hermes' Basement Bijou, a two-story addition done up like an old movie palace.

The Michigan's large, vertical, blade marquee was condemned by the city and later removed in 1952, and was replaced with a less exciting standard marquee. To keep up with the times, a wide screen was installed in 1954, which damaged the proscenium arch. In 1953, the Michigan was one of only 12 theaters in the country showing 3D movies like "House of Wax" with Vincent Price.

With the rise of television and suburban theaters, attendance at Detroit's movie houses dropped off dramatically by the 1960s. One by one the grand movie houses' marquees went dark: the Annex in 1949, the Oriental the year after, the Majestic the year after that, the Hollywood in 1958. And that's not taking into account the dozens upon dozens of small neighborhood theaters that closed up shop. Many of those who weren't closed were relegated to subpar flicks, second-run status, or worse - porn.

By the mid-1960s, the Michigan was among those that had become unprofitable. United Detroit Theaters sold the theater and office tower on March 1, 1967, for $1.5 million (about $9.7 million today). But the new owners cared only about the Michigan Building and had little interest in running a movie house. The theater would close four days later, on March 5, 1967, after a double billing of "The Spy With a Cold Nose" with Laurence Harvey and "A Thousand Clowns" with Jason Robard.

But the touch-ups couldn't keep the majestic Michigan afloat, and it briefly closed three years later, at 12:13 a.m. on Dec. 3, 1970. She went out with bells on. "The last day was something special," Bob Warsham wrote in a letter published in a Theatre Historical Society book on the Michigan. "All the lights and coves were lit. Several areas were lit that in 3 years of bi-weekly movie going I had never seen before. The original paint job is still in the upper areas of the auditorium and is in rose, creme and old gold and despite the fact that it is slightly soiled, it still looked impressive. The loge and mainfloor areas are repainted tastefully and the 'diamond' horseshoe of the loge was all lit in royal blue."

Sam Hadous took out a 16-year lease on the theater with the owners of the Michigan Building and set out on a $500,000 renovation to transform the movie palace into a giant super club. "I'm not a rich man," Hadous told the Detroit News in January 1972. "I can't afford to have any doubts at all about the location. The suburbs may now have all the (first-run) movie houses, but I'm going to have something that nobody else has in the state - a 1,500-seat club offering the biggest name talent available."

Join us for an event that is very different from a traditional murder mystery dinner show. Our actors are not dressed in costume and are hidden in the audience! This results in a fun, social and interactive evening suitable for all adults.

RE-OPENING FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2022!DURING NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2022, Seminole Gulf Railway will donate 10% of All Ticket Sales to the HARRY CHAPIN FOOD BANK for Hurricane Ian Relief and Holiday Meals.All aboard the Murder Mystery Dinner Train for a one-of-a-kind theatrical and culinary experience! Enjoy a five-course dinner with a choice from three entrees, prepared fresh onboard the train while a live murder mystery show is played out in the dining cars during your 3-hour, twelve-mile round trip from Colonial Station in Fort Myers, Florida. 350c69d7ab


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