DETROIT (WWJ) – Margaret Mitchell’s civil war classic, “Gone With the Wind,” starring Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh, will play this weekend at the Old Redford Theatre.

Kathleen Marccaccio is a local “Gone With the Wind” expert with national recognition. She plans to attend each performance, to offer movie-goers special insights into the history, characters and making of the film.

“I will be on stage for about 15 minutes before the movie starts to talk about some ‘Gone With the Wind’ facts and trivia, some things about the Detroit connection to ‘Gone With the Wind,’ some misconceptions as to how and where the film was made,” Marccaccio told WWJ’s Chrystal Knight.

Hailed as perhaps the greatest film ever made, “Gone With the Wind” is the story of author Margaret Mitchell’s memorable characters, Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler, against the back drop of the Civil War.

The special presentation of “Gone With the Wind” starts Friday at the Old Redford Theater and will run throughout the weekend. Admission is $4 and parking in a supervised area is free.

Special Show Times:

  • Friday, March 2 at 8 p.m. – Doors open at 7 p.m. with live organ beginning at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 3 at 8 p.m. – Doors open at 7 p.m. with live organ beginning at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March at 2 p.m. – Doors open at 1 p.m. with live organ beginning at 1:30 p.m.

The Redford Theatre is located at 17360 Lahser Rd., on the corner of Grand River, in Detroit. For more information, visit


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