Michigan owned and operated Emagine Entertainment, Inc. is pleased to announce that it intends to show the film The Interview starting on Wednesday, December 31st at its Canton, Michigan location. Tickets will be paid for by Emagine and offered to the general public on a first-come first-serve basis. At present, the film is expected to have a one week run and Emagine will distribute as many as 5,000 tickets free of charge to its guests.
Emagine is undertaking this special event in conjunction with a charity partner. They ask that its guests attending the free showing make a donation to The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund, a Michigan-based 501(c)(3) organization. Emagine’s box office personnel will be glad to accept donations in person or they can be mailed to P.O. Box 33099, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0003.
According to Jon Goldstein, Emagine’s operating partner, “Over the past week, our industry has had to make some challenging decisions based on the release of The Interview. While we are sympathetic to the plight of our partners at Sony, and regardless of their release tactics on this film, we are happy for the opportunity to show the film on the big screen as it was meant to be seen.” Paul Glantz, Emagine’s CEO added, “Emagine and its leadership team are committed to protecting America’s right to free speech. We are happy to make this film available for free to our customers and even happier that this creates a charitable opportunity to help wounded soldiers that have fought to protect our freedoms. Exhibiting the film at Emagine Canton ensures that moviegoers benefit, free of charge, from the exemplary experience of seeing feature films on the big screen. Emagine Canton is in the midst of a complete facelift and this will give moviegoers the chance to enjoy The Interview in our all-new powered reclining chairs. The theatrical experience is special and we are committed to keeping it special. We honor both filmmakers and audiences by exhibiting films in great theatres.”
Emagine Canton is located at 39535 Ford Road, Canton Twp. MI 48187-4310
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About Emagine Entertainment
Emagine Entertainment’s affiliates own and operate Cinema Hollywood in Birch Run, Clio Square Cinema in Clio, Emagine Theatres of Canton, Novi, Woodhaven, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, Macomb Twp. as well as Star Lanes at Emagine Royal Oak. Emagine operates theatres with a combined 12,000 seats and 89 screens. Emagine enjoys the honor and distinction of being named “Best Movie Theatre” for several years running by the Detroit Free Press, the Detroit News, and WDIV.
Emagine is a recognized innovator in the theatrical exhibition industry having been the first theatre chain in the world to convert to 100% digital projection. In 1997, Cinema Hollywood was the first theatre in Michigan to open with all stadium seating. Paul Glantz, the co-founder and chairman of Emagine Entertainment has been interviewed on CNN concerning his views and opinions on the operation of luxury theatres. Emagine has created 5th Avenue, an all luxury auditorium in Emagine Novi. It also offers luxury seating sections in most of its auditoriums, reserved seating, and other upscale amenities such as valet parking. All Emagine theatres offer adult patrons the option of enjoying their favorite cocktail, beer or wine. In conjunction with its new food and beverage partners from Ironwood Grill, Emagine is in the midst of rolling-out enhanced cuisine at all of its locations.
Emagine Entertainment has an excellent management team that maintains a high standard of customer service and a fastidious attention to cleanliness in its theatres. Emagine’s management team has established themselves as recognized leaders in quality and in providing their guests with the best possible movie-going experience.