Detroit Film Society Takeover

Special Event at Giant Screen Experience

  • March 25, April 8, April 22, May 6 & May 20, 2017
  • Time: 7pm

What if you could take over the Giant Screen Experience?

Searching for Sugar Man

March 25   MORE INFO 

Heavy Metal Parking Lot

March 25  

Sunshine

April 8   MORE INFO 

Upstream Color

April 22   MORE INFO 

Drive

May 6  

Two-Lane Blacktop

May 20  

Featured Films

The films selected for the Takeover speak to Detroit's rich history of music, cars, science and innovation.

March 25: Searching for Sugar Man (2012)


Enigmatic Detroit folk singer Rodriguez, long thought dead, discovers that he is a cultural phenomenon in South Africa. Come celebrate this almost-forgotten icon of Detroit music history. Rated: PG-13

Heavy Metal Parking Lot (1986)


A wild and comedic look at the scene outside a Judas Priest concert in the 1980s. Documentary short film. Not rated (some foul language).   

April 8: Sunshine (2007)


Celebrated director Danny Boyle's lost film. In the near future, a team of international astronauts is sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb. Rated: R.  
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April 22: Upstream Color (2013)


A man and a woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives. Not rated.   
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May 6: Drive (2011)


A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor. Why don't you revisit this amazing tribute to car films? Rated: R.  
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May 20: Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)


A two-man drag-racing team drives across the U.S. in a primer-gray '55 Chevy, picking up strangers as they go. James Taylor and the Beach Boys' Dennis Wilson star in one of the greatest road movies ever made. Rated: R.  
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Giant Screen Experience

Classic Films Member Non­member
Senior (62+) $7.75 $9.00
General Admission (12-61) $8.50 $10.00
Youth (3-11) $6.25 $7.50
Children (2 & Under) $6.25 $7.50

* 3D Films, add $1 to all ticket types
* Ticket prices are subject to change.

About Detroit Film Society

The Detroit Film Society is a vibrant community of film goers and filmmakers in Detroit with the mission to empower independent creative minds. .
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Cinetopia International Film Festival

June 1-11, 2017

Created for the people of southeastern Michigan, the Cinetopia International Film Festival features the best feature-length dramas, comedies, and documentaries from the world’s best film festivals.

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Cinetopia International Film Festival

June 1-11, 2017

Created for the people of southeastern Michigan, the Cinetopia International Film Festival features the best feature-length dramas, comedies, and documentaries from the world’s best film festivals.
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Throwback Thursday Nights

Select Thursday Evenings | Doors open at 6pm. Movie begins promptly at 7pm.

Each month, we're staying open on select Thursday nights to rediscover popular classics and cult films. Experience them again on the Giant Screen.

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Throwback Thursday Nights

Select Thursday Evenings | Doors open at 6pm. Movie begins promptly at 7pm.

Each month, we're staying open on select Thursday nights to rediscover popular classics and cult films. Experience them again on the Giant Screen.
  Get Details