DreamWorks Animation in Concert

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 09-02-2016 under

For one-night only, see scenes from “Shrek,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Madagascar,” “Kung Fu Panda” and many more of your favorite movies, in HD on the big screen, featuring the original soundtrack...

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Movie Review: "The Lobster" at the UICA

by (KCAD)

Submitted 06-14-2016 under OPINION

As a film coordinator, I spend a lot of time watching and studying the best independent cinema available and I’m usually presented with 
the same old traditional three-act-structured narrative. Whether it’s drama, comedy, horror, etc.,...

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New Community Media Center club unites lovers of film

by (Briana)

Submitted 05-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

On Wednesday, I joined a small group of movie and media lovers and a handful of fellow CMC employees in the Koning Micro-Cinema inside of Wealthy Theatre to watch Rouben Mamoulian's pre-Code era film "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" for...

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Contemporary Conversation: UICA discusses independent vs indie film

by (KCAD)

Submitted 05-24-2016 under NONPROFITS

Did you know that there’s a movie theater downtown? You might not know it, but there is a cinematic gem located in the heart of Grand Rapids that film fans have been frequenting for years. The UICA Movie Theater, located on the corner of...

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UICA prepares for spring season loaded with conversations around guns, Pantone colors, local artists

by (KCAD)

Submitted 01-12-2016 under NONPROFITS

Coming Home, a series of exhibitions featuring works by emerging and established Michigan artists, is now on view at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts. Coming Home features work by artists who are from Michigan, are currently based in...

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Vote now to pick Summer 2016's Movies in the Park

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 12-22-2015 under NEWS

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) now has a poll open to pick this coming summer's Movies in the Park series. This first round of voting narrows the competition down to 10 movies, with the voting lasting until January 3, 2016. “DGRI...

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Why we need a Feminist Film Festival

by (lydiavanhoven)

Submitted 09-08-2015 under OPINION

In the top 100 highest grossing films of 2014, women represented a total of 30% of all speaking characters, often as a wife or mother. When we break down the numbers by race and gender, the statistics are even more bleak. Out of that small 30%, only...

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Movies in the Park begins June 5 with E.T.

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 06-02-2015 under NEWS

Movies in the Park begins this Friday June 5 with E.T. at Ah-Nab-Awen Park. Started as a community idea in 2013, Movies in the Park has quickly become a signature event in downtown Grand Rapids. "Film titles for Movies in the Park is crowd-...

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GR Reads: The Movies – The Haunting

by (grpl)

Submitted 05-28-2015 under

In this 1963 classic, a scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind. Tickets are available at or at the box office. Show your GRPL library card for...

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Founders, Celebration! Cinema partner for beer-themed film series

by (mackenziebush13)

Submitted 04-08-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Celebration! Cinema and Founders Brewing Company have partnered for a film and beer series. Each classic film will be paired with a special beer: Grand Rapids residents can watch "Shawn of the Dead" while drinking Founders Pale Ale or...

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