Birmingham 8 Honors 90 Years of United Artists Films With 'Best of the Best' Film Festival

Celebrate the heyday of cinema at the United Artists 90th Anniversary Film


Mar 26, 2008, 01:00 ET from Ilitch Holdings, Inc.

    BIRMINGHAM, Mich., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Uptown Birmingham 8
 theatre in Birmingham, Mich., will showcase some of the best films from the
 iconic United Artists at a 90th Anniversary Film Festival March 31 - April
 3, 2008. The Birmingham 8 is one of only 20 stops for the festival and the
 only theatre in the area bringing United Artists classics back to the
 screen for this milestone celebration.
     "Great movies are vital to the success of theatres," said Barb Zanetti,
 senior director of Uptown Entertainment, which includes the Palladium and
 Birmingham 8 theatres. "We are proud to celebrate the anniversary of United
 Artists, a company that has brought us so many wonderful films over the
 last ninety years."
     United Artists is the studio responsible for some of the most popular
 film franchises in history including, Rocky, Pink Panther and James Bond.
 As part of the special celebration, the theatres will show two classics
 each night. Festival-goers can enjoy both films for just $5. Show times at
 the Uptown Birmingham 8 are:
-- Monday, March 31, 5:00 p.m. - Annie Hall (PG) - 1977 Academy Award(R) for best picture -- Monday, March 31, 7:30 p.m. - West Side Story (R) - 1961 10 Academy Awards(R) including best picture -- Tuesday, April 1, 5:00 p.m. - From Russia with Love (PG) -- Tuesday, April 1, 7:30 p.m. - Raging Bull (R) -- Wednesday, April 2, 5:00 p.m. - Coming Home (R) -- Wednesday, April 2, 7:30 p.m. - Midnight Cowboy (R) - 1969 Academy Award(R) for best picture -- Thursday, April 3, 5:00 p.m. - Dr. No (PG) -- Thursday, April 3, 7:30 p.m. - Goldfinger (NR) United Artists was founded in 1919 by Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, D.W. Griffith and Mary Pickford, giving each star the authority and autonomy to create films they were passionate about. In the 1980s, United Artists merged with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc., creating one of the world's biggest libraries. Over its history, United Artists has created more than 900 works, including the longest-running franchise in Hollywood history, James Bond. About Uptown Entertainment Uptown Entertainment includes the Palladium and Birmingham 8 theatres and is owned by Detroit entrepreneurs Michael and Marian Ilitch. Long known for their investments in Detroit, the Ilitches own businesses in the food, sports and entertainment industries. Other Ilitch-owned businesses include: Little Caesar Enterprises, Inc., the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, Champion Foods, and Uptown Entertainment. In addition, Michael Ilitch owns the Detroit Tigers, and Marian Ilitch owns MotorCity Casino Hotel. For more information about Uptown Entertainment, visit

SOURCE Ilitch Holdings, Inc.