Must-See Virtual Cinema Picks For This Week

Reba McEntire, Michael Gross, Fred Ward, and Kevin Bacon in Tremors. 1990, Universal Pictures.
Reba McEntire, Michael Gross, Fred Ward, and Kevin Bacon in Tremors. 1990, Universal Pictures.

Cinemas aren’t open yet, but you can support your favorite arthouse theater with a virtual cinema experience.

Here are some of the best offerings for the week of Friday, May 22!


Join the Michigan Theater staff on Twitch for a Tremors watch party at 9pm on Saturday, May 23. Staff will be providing trivia and background on the film and taking questions and comments from you. Tremors is an homage to 1950’s B horror/monster movies that stars Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, and Reba McEntire. The film was so popular it spawned several sequels. For a fun night at the movies, you really can’t go wrong with this 90s classic. Click here for details. 


Winner of the Queer Lion from the 75th Annual Venice Film Festival, José lives with his mother in Guatemala. It’s a tough life in one of the most violent and religious countries in the world. When José meets Luis, he’s thrust into new-found passion and pain.

Join the Michigan Theater at 7pm on Thursday, May 28 for a Q & A with director Li Cheng and lead actor Enrique Salanic to discuss the film. Click here to register for the Q& A event and to rent the film online for $12. Half of the ticket proceeds will benefit the Michigan Theater Foundation. 

Hail Satan?

This documentary landed on our best of the year list for 2019. The Michigan Theater will be offering this gem for only $5 starting June 5!

Cinema Detroit

Cinema Detroit is offering some great short movie programs. Why check out short films? There are some truly wonderful new cinematic voices to be discovered, and they are usually only screened at festivals and can be difficult to find elsewhere. 

Introduce the art of cinema to your children with two Kid Flicks collections from the New York International Children’s Film Festival. Kid Flicks 1 features fun, clever stories of transformation, and Kid Flicks 2 (for slightly older kids) tackles big ideas and big feelings. 

Take a cinematic journey to France with New French Shorts 2020, showcasing some of the most exciting new voices in French cinema! 


Coolest Places To Fill Your Growler (While Supporting Local Breweries)

One of the things Michigan is most known for is our breweries. And nothing beats the delicious taste of a cool beer from one of our favorite breweries. With the addition of growlers, we can enjoy our favorite beers from our favorite local breweries from the comfort of our own home. We live in a

Project 206 continues to push the limits of jazz with new ‘Volatile’ EP

Project 206 masterfully melds freak-out jazz sensibilities with progressive rock tendencies on their instrumental, four-track sophomore EP, Volatile.

Venue Spotlight Series: The Ark

All live music venues are vital. That’s our starting point for this series. The stories we’re sharing here demonstrate that local establishments hosting performances by local musicians should never be taken for granted— particularly in a post-pandemic world.  When it comes to the Ark, you could argue that there’s been a dedicated constituency that has

The Truth About Human Trafficking: Local expert Bridgette Carr dispels common myths and offers real solutions

The phrase “human trafficking” can conjure up terrifying images of teenage girls being snatched up at the local mall— a problematic misconception about the realities of human trafficking.  Bridgette Carr, director of the University of Michigan Law Human Trafficking Clinic, explains that “buying into this type of narrative is harming those who are actual victims