Russ Collins

Michigan Theater Executive Director
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The 88th Annual Academy Awards will take place this weekend!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins and WEMU's David Fair preview the Oscars and talk about all the new movies opening this weekend.


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In this week's "Cinema Chat," Michigan Theater Executive Director and CEO Russ Collins talks with WEMU's David Fair about all the big news coming out of Hollywood and the movies opening this weekend.


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In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU program director Patrick Campion fills in for David Fair and talks with Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movies opening this Valentine's Day weekend.


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Another Sundance Film Festival has wrapped up.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins discusses Sundance's big winners, plus other movies opening this weekend with WEMU's David Fair.


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Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins is back from the Sundance Film Festival!  In this week's installment of "Cinema Chat," he talked about his time at the festival, plus other movies opening at in theaters this weekend with WEMU's David Fair.


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Academy Award nominations were announced today. Check out Golden Globes winners and Razzie nominees as part of WEMU's 'Cinema Chat!'   David Fair and Russ Collins  also preview your movie options for the coming weekend. 


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It's the relative calm before the holiday season movie storm. Still, there are new movies opening for you this weekend, and David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director and CEO Russ Collins have them covered for you in this week's edition of "Cinema Chat!" 


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New movie openings, special  screenings, ongoing film series, a movie star appearance in Ann Arbor and Hollywood news. It's all here for you on "Cinema Chat' this week with WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater CEO and Executive Director, Russ Collins. 

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Great new movies are opening downtown this week and there are some great special screenings available, we well. Get the details in this week's edition of 'Cinema Chat' with David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director and CEO Russ Collins.  

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Hollywood news, local movie news, movie previews and some special events. It's all here in this week's 'Cinema  Chat' with David Fair and Russ Collins. 


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Get a preview of this week's movie offerings in the area with the latest edition of Cinema Chat. Additionally, we cover Hollywood news and the latest on the film festival circuit. 


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Patrick Campion and Russ Collins on what's playing downtown and around town:


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Michigan Theater Director and CEO Russ Collins joins David Fair for a a wrap-up of the Academy Awards and a preview of this week’s film offerings. That includes the Will Smith movie “Focus”,  the Olivia Wilde vehicle “The Lazarus Effect” and a a very special screening from the New York Film Critics…Find out about that event, and more.


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Once again, there is plenty of Hollywood news to cover! David Fair and Russ Collins have that and previews of this week's movie offerings in 'Cinema Chat'. 

  

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There is plenty of Hollywood news to listen to in this week's installment of Cinema Chat. David Fair and Russ Collins cover that for you, and fill you in all your new movie options for the week.

                                                                                               

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  There is plenty of Hollywood and movie related news this week, and there are some new films showing this weekend. 89.1 WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director and CEO, Russ Collins, have the breakdown for you.

 

It's Cinema Chat and you can listen right here:

 

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This week's edition of Cinema Chat, Michigan Theater Director, Russ Collins sits down to talk with WEMU's Program Director, Patrick Campion to talk about about the latest upcoming movies downtown and around town.

 

Cinema Chat is a regular feature heard each Thursday during Morning Edition on 89.1 WEMU.

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 the Ypsi-Ann Arbor area each week.   Russ calls in for this edition of 89.1 WEMU's Cinema Chat due to the wintry road conditions. 

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 In this week's installment of Cinema Chat,WEMU's Bob Eccles and Michigan Theater Director Russ Collins look into what's playing downtown and around town.

 

Cinema Chat is a regular feature heard each Thursday during Morning Edition on 89.1 WEMU.

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Every Thursday is movie day on WEMU's Morning Edition. David Fair is  joined by The Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins for the weekly feature, Cinema Chat.


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Click below to listen to "Cinema Chat" with WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins.

The Michigan Theater Book -- goes on sale Tuesday, November 19 at Michigan Theater

The Michigan Theater has been featured in commercials, billboards, films, and even a music LP from the 1960s, but has never had its own book – until now. Dr. Henry Aldridge, an Eastern Michigan University film professor emeritus and theater scholar, has written a new full-color, photo-illustrated book that explores the first 80 years of the theater’s life and how it ties into the histories of Ann Arbor and film. He also includes key local figures from along the way: manager Gerry Hoag, organist Paul Tompkins, Ann Arbor mayor Lou Belcher, philanthropist Margaret Towsley and her daughter Judy Rumelhart, and the theater’s staff and volunteers.  Aldridge has a deep connection to the Michigan Theater. In 1979, he and a group of other concerned citizens helped rescue the theater and its rare Barton organ from the wrecking ball. He continues to lead the theater’s organ program, give visitor tours, and teach a film appreciation course. Despite his extensive knowledge of the theater, Aldridge still spent three years immersed in the University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library archives, Michigan Theater Foundation meeting minutes, Ann Arbor News articles, and interviews with past and present staff members. “Unlike most histories of individual theaters,” Aldridge says, “this book is thoroughly researched, carefully documented, lavishly illustrated, but written in a style that general readers will find interesting and colorful.”  A paperback edition of the book will be available for purchase starting the week of November 19 at the Michigan Theater, Nicola’s Books, Literati Bookstore, Bookbound Bookstore, Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tearoom, and Kaleidoscope Books & Collectibles. The Michigan Theater will also carry a limited edition hardcover and provide a discounted price to Michigan Theater members for both versions.

Cinema Chat: Halloween 2013 Edition

Oct 31, 2013
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Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins paid his weekly visit with David Fair for this week's installment of Cinema Chat:

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In this week's installment of Cinema Chat, WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director and CEO Russ Collins cover Hollywood news and a look at the gamut of movies available in the area over the coming weekend.

Bruce Dern, Will Forte and a sneak peak of an Oscar contender!

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This week's Cinema Chat with David Fair and Russ Collins:


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