April 16, 2022 8:00 pm
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“Sunset Boulevard”: Michigan Theater.

(Billy Wilder, 1950). Acclaimed darkly comic film noir starring William Holden as a struggling screenwriter and Gloria Swanson as a larger-than-life former silent film star who draws him into her demented fantasy world. As she tells him, “It’s the pictures that got small.” Erich von Stroheim plays her butler, and the film has cameos by former Hollywood powerhouses Cecil B. DeMille, Buster Keaton, and Hedda Hopper, all playing themselves.  Mask and proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12. Tickets $10.50 unless otherwise noted (children under 12, students, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8) in advance online (recommended) & at the door. For updated schedule, see MichTheater.org.