Emagine Entertainment Inc., an American cinema chain, may be relatively small with just 208 screens but it’s among the foremost chain in the United States. The chain, after all, consists of luxury theaters in several cities across Illinois, Minnesota, and Michigan. The theaters offer luxurious seats with the modern features movie-goers look for, as well as alcoholic drinks for adults.
The chain has also garnered awards for its luxurious facilities and amenities. This is especially true in the metropolitan Detroit market where its movie theater has been awarded “Best Movie Theater” for several successive years by the Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press, and the WDIV television channel.
Below are the estimated Emagine ticket prices.
|Children (ages 2-11) - 2D Starting Price||$6.51|
|Adults (ages 12 & up) - 2D Starting Price||$9.50|
|Seniors (ages 55+) - 2D Starting Price||$7.51|
|Children (ages 2-11) - 2D Matinee Starting Price||$5.01|
|Adults (ages 12 & up) - 2D Matinee Starting Price||$5.01|
|Seniors (ages 55+) - 2D Matinee Starting Price||$5.01|
|Children (ages 2-11) - 3D Starting Price||$9.00|
|Adults (ages 12 & up) - 3D Starting Price||$12.00|
|Seniors (ages 55+) - 3D Starting Price||$10.00|
|Children (ages 2-11) - 3D Matinee Starting Price||$7.51|
|Adults (ages 12 & up) - 3D Matinee Starting Price||$7.51|
|Seniors (ages 55+) - 3D Matinee Starting Price||$7.51|
3D EMAX Atmos Movies
|Children (ages 2-11) - 3D EMAX Atmos Starting Price||$11.00|
|Adults (ages 12 & up) - 3D EMAX Atmos Starting Price||$14.00|
|Seniors (ages 55+) - 3D EMAX Atmos Starting Price||$12.00|
|Children (ages 2-11) - 3D EMAX Atmos Matinee Starting Price||$8.01|
|Adults (ages 12 & up) - 3D EMAX Atmos Matinee Starting Price||$8.01|
|Seniors (ages 55+) - 3D EMAX Atmos Matinee Starting Price||$8.01|
EMAX Atmos Movies
|Children (ages 2-11) - EMAX Atmos Starting Price||$8.50|
|Adults (ages 12 & up) - EMAX Atmos Starting Price||$12.00|
|Seniors (ages 55+) - EMAX Atmos Starting Price||$9.50|
|Children (ages 2-11) - EMAX Atmos Matinee Starting Price||$7.01|
|Adults (ages 12 & up) - EMAX Atmos Matinee Starting Price||$7.01|
|Seniors (ages 55+) - EMAX Atmos Matinee Starting Price||$7.01|
Emagine isn’t just about a luxurious movie experience, far from it! The chain is also a recognized innovator in the industry with several innovative features incorporated into its movie theaters. Indeed, such is its innovative spirit that it has made many firsts including:
- The world’s first theater chain to use digital projection in all its theaters
- The first theatre in the State of Michigan with stadium seating (then Cinema Hollywood, now renamed Emagine Birch Run; 1997)
- The first theater in the City of Detroit to introduce 4K projection
- The first three of 100 Dolby Atmos technology systems used worldwide were installed in its theaters
The Super EMAX auditorium at its megaplex in Novi, Michigan features the largest screen in the state, too. Here, audiences appreciate the high-definition, nearly life-like, images generated by the laser projection technology.
On February 28, 2018, Emagine Entertainment has also entered into an agreement with Big Sean to develop innovative live music and cinematic entertainment centers, with the first in Detroit. The Detroit center is expected to be opened by 2020.
Luxury Cinema Experience
Such is the established reputation for luxurious movie-going experiences of Emagine Entertainment that its current Chairman, Paul Glantz, has granted interviews about his experiences and views concerning luxury theaters. He has, in fact, been interviewed on CNN about it and, in the process, continues to shape our views about luxury theaters and its services.
Every Emagine theater is designed to ensure the customers’ utmost satisfaction in a luxurious cinematic experience. For one thing, the entire theater is fastidiously cleaned that no stray morsel, sticky gum, and stains from spilled drinks can be seen on the floor, chairs and arm rests. The chairs have thick padding and soft upholstery resulting in a great look and feel, as well as equipped with the best features like reclining feature, large cup holders, and ample seating space.
There’s also ample leg room so getting in and out of your chair, such as when going to the restroom, is easier than expected. Even tall people find the spaces between chairs sufficient to stretch their legs.
The reserved seating makes it easy to book seats for an entire group, which may be for school field trips, corporate events, and special occasions (e.g., birthdays). Be sure to book your tickets well in advance of the screening date to ensure that you will get your preferred seats, especially when booking seats for blockbusters.
For another thing, the gourmet food and drinks available make the movie-going experience almost akin to dining at a five-star restaurant, albeit with a more limited selection. Alcoholic drinks, such as cocktails, wines and beers, are available for adults. The food and drinks can also be delivered to your seats (i.e., in-seat service).
There are also other upscale services including valet parking. Keep in mind that these upscale services come with a price – and it shows in the higher-than-standard Emagine ticket prices. But if you’re the type who wants the best value for your money even when it means paying a premium for it, then Emagine theaters are your best bets.
EMAX, or Emagine Maximum, is the flagship brand, if you will, of the Emagine theaters. This consists of premium large format (PLF) auditoriums equipped with the largest screens in the country, as well as world-class Dolby Atmos surround sound system. There are also 4K projectors in many theaters.
The result of the use of these state-of-the-art audio-visual technology: Audiences say that they feel like they are in the movie! The high-definition screens highlight even smaller details while the sound system has a balanced feel to it.
Buying tickets is easy, too. Customers can either buy their tickets online or buy them at the kiosks and box office. The website also lists the current and upcoming movies. Some movies have advanced tickets and select shows so be sure to check back regularly for more information on these features.
Military discounts are also available for all military veterans and active military members, as well as their entire party. Terms and conditions, such as in-person ticket purchases and valid identification, apply.
Special engagements are also offered. These are movies that play alongside the regular schedule; pass restriction will apply on these features.
Ticket exchanges and refunds are available subject to terms and conditions. For example, ticket exchanges are allowed via phone but refunds can only be made in person.
Customers 15 years old and below are not allowed for admittance past 6 p.m. unless in the company of an adult guardian or parent. Age restrictions on movies also apply; valid identification to verify the age may be required.
To find an Emagine near you, visit their official website.