Whether filmed in or set in the Motor City, there’s no shortage of Detroit movies. Movies filmed in Detroit are many: Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino was shot on-location there, as was Eminem’s 8 Mile. Other movies about Detroit skipped out on an authentic backdrop, such as Dreamgirls, the 2006 film based on The Supremes, which was filmed in Hollywood, and Robocop, which was set in Detroit but shot mostly in Dallas. It’s only fair, then, that Detroit movie theaters live up to the city’s storied film history. Some, such as the 1920s-era Redford Theatre, take viewers back in time. Other spots such as Emagine Theatre brim with modern niceties such as luxury seating, leaving audiences to contemplate how filmmakers make lava in comfort.

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