Best Theatres in Metro Detroit

sXeMare By sXeMare, 4th Oct 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Happen to be in the area? Want a nice time with your family or friends? Here's where to go; there's a place for everyone.

Best Theatres:

Southwest Michigan's Metro Detroit area is serviced by tons of movie theaters- some much better and some much worse than others. Like any moviegoer, I look for a balance between price and quality, which can be difficult to find in today's market. Let's face it: you expect that you're either going to pay top dollar for a 'pretty good' experience, or spend a couple bucks on a terrible one. There are, however, a few places nearby that won't drain your wallet but will show you a great time.

AMC 'Star' Theatres


• Matinee shows = $4.75
• Adults (Fri-Sun- after 11:55 am but before 3:55 pm) = $7.25
$9.50 after 4 pm Fri-Sun
• Children: Mon-Thurs, and before 3:55 Fri-Sun = $4.75
$6.25 after 4 pm Fri-Sun

These are pretty much all over the place, but by far the best one in the area is the Star John R in Madison Heights, Michigan. The staff members are generally lively and energetic, and the theaters are kept clean. At $4.75 during the week, shows are pretty cheap, and the $9.50 on weekends is still better than the $11 places. 3D movies are only about $3 more than the normal ticket price, which is lower than the area's average. The food, however, isn't cheap, and you may very well spend almost twice as much on your food than on your ticket. This is third-best theater around.

The Palladium


• Matinee shows = $5.00
• Regular shows: $9.50, with varying discounts for seniors and children
Tickets available in advance for an extra $1.25

Located in Birmingham, the Palladium is considered by many to be a very upscale theater, and for good reason. They have many offers available, such as the $27 dinner-and-a-movie (unlimited buffet, drinks, and popcorn) and $100 3 month unlimited movie passes. Though parking can be difficult to find if the structure is full, the building itself is very well-kept and lends itself well to the big crowds that tend to accumulate for those big summer releases. The building actually has two floors, with theaters and concession stands on the second floor. The theaters are nicely sized, with big, Tempur-Pedic chairs for you to sink into. Armrests can be lifted up and out of the way, as well, which is a big plus for me. The screens are huge, literally stretching from one wall to the other. One of my greatest movie-going memories was had here, when I went to see 'Inception' with a group of friends. It's easily the second best theater in the area.

Emagine Theaters (Novi)


• Matinee shows (Every day before 6:00 pm) = $5.00
• Evening Adult shows = $9.50
• Evening Student/Senior shows = $7.50
• Evening Children shows = $6.50

This theater is, without a doubt, the best in the Metro Detroit area. Located in Novi, the theater sits comfortably in a plaza containing various restaurants, making it a great area to spend the night. The ticket prices are about the same as the other two theaters mentioned, but Emagine is the only theater that has luxury seating (for an extra $2.50 per ticket) and motion seats for an extra $8.00. The theaters are very large, but fill up pretty quickly. The luxury seating area is located at the top of the theater, with large, comfortable seats that are generously spaced. The concessions are standard movie fare, and there is the obligatory selection of arcade games and such. The thing that really makes this theater stand out (besides the seating) is the HUGE screens and excellent sound. The acoustics truly put you into the movie, and will have you eagerly waiting an excuse to return.


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