Rent the Theatre to Host Your Event

Our all volunteer staff is at your service to insure that your event is successful.

For more information, please contact Steve Overstreet at 313-799-3484 or use the form below.




Our seating capacity of 1,610 guests including 17 spots that are wheelchair accessible. There are no supporting pillars to impede the view, so sight lines are excellent from any seat in the house. Where else can you find an auditorium with both a main floor and a balcony.

Stage productions are no problem at the Redford. Our full-size stage is equipped with a state-of-the-art dimmer system to operate a full assortment of stage lighting, large fly space and a 4 story dressing room tower.

The Redford Theatre is fully equipped for film presentations. From the booth, which is equipped with those marvelous Norelco Todd-AO projectors and Dolby CP-750 Allowing for Digital and Film Decoding sound processor, to the stage with its 40 foot wide projection screen and enough speakers to handle 6 discrete channels of sound, we are ready to provide the ultimate in film exhibition.

Video presentations show brilliantly on either our regular projection screen or, for extra impact, on our auxillary high gain silver screen.  Two digital projectors (4,100 Lumen HD and 18,500 Lumen 2K Cinema) are available at an additional rental cost.

Various areas inside the theatre are ideal for media production. Our experienced volunteer stage staff can assist in completing your production on time.

An option in any rental is the opportunity to make use of the superbly maintained theatre pipe organ manufactured by the Bartola Music Company in 1927 specifically for installation in the Redford Theatre. Several of our members are accomplished keyboard artists and can provide a variety of musical stylings.

The lobby areas of the theatre can be used in a variety of ways. The completely restored three story inner lobby adds just the right touch of elegance to any activity.

Parking is available on the two large free lots on the theatre property.

Are you looking for a permanent space to rent? From time to time the stores along the front of the building or office space above the theatre becomes available.

Specifications:
Auditorium Seating Total – 1611
Main Floor – 888
Loge – 200
Balcony – 523
Auditorium has an atmospheric ceiling with lighted stars and cloud projectors Auditorium and lobbies are air conditioned

Stage
Wing Space – Stage Left – 9′
Wing Space – Stage Right – 19′
Grid Height – 60′
Number of Lines Total – 20
Number of Lines Fixed – 8
Number of Lines Changeable – 12
One grand traveller
One midstage traveller
Three circuit borders – 3
Three circuit footstrips – 3
4′ X 8′ platforms – 8
18′ A-frame ladder
Maximum Proscenium Height – 23′ Maximum Proscenium Width – 40′ Motorola radios for communication – 7 Stage Depth – 0′ 0″ to Back Wall – 25′ 6″

Stage Depth – 0′ 0″ to Main Drape – 2′ Stage Door Width – 7′ 2″
Stage Door Height – 7′ 7″
Load-in at ground level

  • Black teasers and tormentors are provided
  • Full grid for occasional rigging
  • A variety of drapes, scrims and drops are available

Lighting Systems
Strand Century Programmable GSX light board with 55 – 2.4K dimmers located at rear of house 46 dimmers are for stage use, 9 dimmers are dedicated for house lighting
35 general purpose ellipsoidal fixtures
8 – 1000W parcans
Power for additional lighting – 220V single phase @ 400 amps

Sound Equipment
One Soundcraft 24 channel mixer (at back of house)
One Mackie 14 channel mixer with 4 stereo and 6 mono inputs 4 powered speakers for house sound (located on stage)
2 QSC 350W/channel amps
1 24 channel snake from stage to rear of house
2 stage monitors
7 Shure SM-58 microphones
5 Audio Technica UHF wireless microphones
3 Audio Technica choir microphones
2 dual cassette players
1 CD player
1 mini disc player
Sound controls are located at rear of house

Dressing Rooms
Four Floors Located Stage Left
5 Rooms 8 ft. X 9 ft. to hold approx. 4 persons
1 Room 12 ft. X 17 ft. to hold approx. 15 persons 1 Quick Change Room
Restroom on each floor
Each room has a mirror and sink
Interior and Exterior Access to dressing rooms

ADA Support
WilliamSound Wireless Hearing Assistance System Operating on channel E
Wheelchair seating for 17
Easy access seating for 10 (arm rests swing outward to allow access from the side)
All main floor areas of the theatre are barrier free with the exception of the restrooms which require 3 steps down

Projection Booth

Nominal Throw from Booth to Stage 115 ft. @ 15 degrees
16 mm Projection – Bell and Howell w/arc lamp
35 mm/70 mm Projection – Two Norelco AA-II fitted with Ashcraft Carbon Arc Lamps
Mitsubishi FD730U 4,100 Lumen HD Digital Projector (Located on Front of Balcony with DVD/Blu-Ray Playback and HDMI In From Sound/Light Booth on Main Floor)
Barco DP2K-20C 18,500 Lumen Digital Cinema Projector (In Projection Booth)
Oppo Networked Smart Blu-Ray Player (For use with Barco Cinema Projector Only)
Optical Apertures – Academy (1.37:1), Wide (1:66:1), Spherical Panavision (1.85:1), 70 mm (2.00:1), Cinemascope (2.35:1)
Sound Formats – Mono, Analog Dolby, Multichannel Magnetic, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital: True HD, [DTS/DTS-MA (Blu-Ray Only)]
Dolby CP-750 Digital Audio Processor
Dolby CP-200 Analog (Film) Audio Processor
5 Voice of the Theatre speakers onstage plus surround speakers throughout the house
Slide Projection – Kodak Ekatgraphic
Picture Sheets – 20 ft. X 40 ft. pearlescent standard screen; 19 ft. X 25 ft. high gain silver screen Limited house light and grand drape control from the projection booth

168 cars on two lighted lots on the theatre property
Arrangements can be made for additional parking on lots adjoining the theatre property Parking lot supervision can be provided through a third party contractor

Additional Equipment
Lectern with reading light
6 folding tables
40 metal folding chairs
Grand piano on stage
Baby grand piano – normally located in the lobby
3 manual 10 rank theatre pipe organ permanently installed in the auditorium
Upright piano permanently installed in the auditorium and playable from the organ console
Concession area is operated solely by MCTOS members
Display areas available for an additional fee
Box office uses the services of Vendini for in-house ticket sales

Staffing

Staffing (by MCTOS members) is available for all areas of the theatre. At least one MCTOS member must be in the building during a rental.