Normally, barricades around your favorite historic theater are not the sort of thing you like to see. In this instance, it’s very exciting since it signals the start of the Detroit Film Theatre staircase restoration project! The DFT will be on hiatus this summer for vital structural repair work. Construction began on June 4, with a scheduled reopening of the DFT series on Friday, Sept. 14. The DFT 101 series will be running in the Lecture Hall on selected weekend afternoons. Check www.dia.org/dft for a complete schedule. And look for before and after construction photos on the DFT Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/DIAs-Friends-of-Detroit-Film-Theatre/230583470924.