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Detroit Institute of Arts announces new Detroit Film Theatre App - App for iPhone features schedule, ability to buy tickets

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

(Detroit)—The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) announced a new Detroit Film Theatre (DFT) app available for iPhones that features the DFT schedule, Crystal Gallery café menu, and information about past DFT movies. Users can also purchase tickets and add movies to their calendars.

“We are delighted to have this app available in time for our upcoming fall season,” said Elliot Wilhelm, DIA curator of film and video. “The app will make it much easier for people to check what films are playing and offers the convenience of buying advance tickets right from your iPhone.”

The app also links to the DIA’s mobile website, and has information on how to become a member of Friends of Detroit Film Theatre, an auxiliary that supports DFT initiatives.

The upcoming season focuses on animated films, many in conjunction with the exhibition Watch Me Move: The Animation Show, which opens Oct. 5. These include a series on the history of animation from the early 20th century to today’s computer-generated effects. The new season also offers a mix of new and classic films in a variety of genres. A highlight of the season is D.W. Griffith’s 1916 epic film Intolerance, which many critics consider one of the most influential movies of all time.

The DFT app is available for free from the iTunes store.

Hours and Admission
Museum hours are 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesdays–Thursdays, 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county residents and DIA members. For all others, $8 for adults, $6 for seniors ages 62+, $4 for ages 6–17. For membership information, call 313-833-7971.


The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the United States, is home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. From the first Van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum (Self-Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera's world-renowned Detroit Industry murals (1932–33), the DIA’s collection is known for its quality, range, and depth. The DIA’s mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning in art.

Programs are made possible with support from residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. 
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