Holiday Break Film Series

December 26 2018 | 11:00am to December 30 2018 | 11:00am

Visit the Detroit Historical Museum during your holiday break! We'll be open regular hours (9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays & 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekends) from Wednesday, December 26 to Sunday, December 30 and feature daily screenings of film series favorites. Admission to the museum and the films is FREE.

11 a.m. and 1 p.m. screenings daily:

"Detroit: Remember When, Made in the Motor City"
Better Made Potato Chips, Sanders Fudge, Velvet Peanut Butter and Gratiot Auto Supply are among the brands, landmarks and people that played a major role in defining Detroit and Detroiters’ identity to the rest of the country. Narrated by broadcast legend Erik Smith, this documentary takes viewers cruising through the Woodward-Gratiot automotive corridor, dining at American Coney Island and Buddy’s Pizza, while listening to the voices of famous Detroit personalities such as Jo-Jo Shutty McGregor and Ken Calvert. The film also includes interviews with the likes of Brian Jefferson, the CEO of Sanders Fudge and Keith Wunderlich, the author of Vernor’s Ginger Ale. Shown at the Detroit Historical Museum. Running time: 120 minutes.

"Detroit, Remember When: Motor City Memories and Hometown Traditions"
Travel back in time and experience Detroit traditions that live on in rare films, old photographs, and fond memories in this extraordinary documentary. From Briggs Stadium to Boblo, Black Bottom to the Boulevard, this made-in-Detroit documentary captures the spirit of the city in reminiscences of what used to be and remembrances of what once was. Summer days at Belle Isle, the Vernors soda fountain, Jefferson Beach and Edgewater Park are among the sites revisited in footage and from Detroit-area family collections and media archives. Running time: 44 minutes. 

And don't forget to join us for our free, family friendly New Year's Celebration, Noon Years Eve, on December 31!