Beat the Art Fair Heat (or Rain) at the Michigan Theater
Beer, brats, daily organ concerts on tap for July 15-18

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Once again, the historic Michigan Theater will become a refreshing entertainment oasis during the Ann Arbor Art Fairs on Wednesday, July 15 through Saturday, July 18.

Visitors will be treated to FREE organ concerts on the theater’s historic 1927 Barton Pipe organ at 1:30 PM each day. The talented organist line-up includes:

· Wednesday, July 15 Henry Aldridge
· Thursday, July 16 Stephen Warner
· Friday, July 17 Andrew Rogers
· Saturday, July 18 David Hufford

The theater patio will be open from noon – 8 PM on Wednesday through Friday and noon – 6 PM on Saturday for weary fair visitors looking for a cool seat and a bite to eat. Grilled bratwurst and hot dogs, signature Michigan Theater popcorn, soft drinks, and bottled water will be available for purchase, as well as beer and wine for customers with valid ID (no membership needed!). Guests can choose to enjoy their snacks at tables in the air-conditioned Grand Foyer – or, if they prefer to stay outside and people-watch, on patio seating in front of the theater.

Those looking to appreciate a different kind of visual art can pop into any of the theater’s current art house movies...which will play daily after 5 PM. They include:

Amy: The Documentary follows the life of Amy Winehouse, the soulful voiced singer-songwriter who even in her young passing remains one of the biggest music icons in British history. Documentary. 128 minutes. Rated R

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared: After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he leaps out of a window and begins an unexpected, quirky journey. Based on the internationally best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasson. Adventure/Comedy. 114 minutes. Rated R.

Mr. Holmes: Opens July 17 - In this twist on the world’s most famous detective, Ian McKellen stars as the aging former investigator, who must grapple with the diminishing powers of his mind as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement. Also stars Laura Linney. Crime/Mystery. 104 minutes. Rated PG.

Visit michtheater.org for a complete schedule and show times.

About the Michigan Theater: Now celebrating its 88th year, the Michigan Theater is Ann Arbor's award-winning non-profit historic center for fine film and performing arts. The Michigan Theater welcomes more than 250,000 visitors each year to its art house films, concerts, lectures, live theater, and special programs such as Sundance Film Festival USA and Cinetopia International Film Festival.

The Michigan Theater also owns and operates the historic State Theater located just up the street at 233 State Street. The Michigan Theater is located in downtown Ann Arbor at 603 East Liberty Street. Visit michtheater.org or call the 24-hour information line at (734) 668-TIME for schedule and ticket information.

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