Once the province of IMAX theaters, stadium seating is mandatory in the newer megaplexes. In fact, many older theaters have been renovated to include them. And why not? Stadium seating provides comfortable chairs and an unobstructive view.
The Palladium was built in 1927 in the heart of downtown Birmingham. It has since been renovated to include eight screening rooms, the design of which is recognized architecturally. The theater has eight screens.
Unlike its older namesake, the Uptown Palladium was designed to incorporate the most advanced movie-viewing technologies. In addition to stadium seating, all of the 12 screening rooms have wall-to-wall curved screens.
Emagine theaters offer a full bar in the evening. They also offer a wide variety of concessions, including pizza and soft pretzels. Prices include a $5 matinee. Otherwise, the cost of a ticket is $9/adult, $7/senior and $6/child.
The original theater was extensively renovated in recent years to provide seven screens and stadium seating. Competing with Emagine located just down Ford Road, the theater started a matinee war. These days, the afternoon is $4.00 a person. Prices for seniors and students are always $4. General admission is $7.
The MJR Chesterfield Crossing Cinema has 16 screens. Tickets are $6 to $8.50. Matinee prices range from $4 to $6.50 depending on the exact time of day.
AMC Star Fairlane has 21 screens. Online ticket ordering is available through Fandango.com
not available. Matinees are available for $5 a ticket. General admission is $10/adult/seniors and $5/child.
The Detroit Film Theatre is the latest incarnation of the 1200-seat theater occupying the Detroit Institute of Arts. The theater was designed in 1927 by Paul Philippe Cret and includes a balcony. Classic, independent and documentary films are showcased. The theater also offers a summer-film series and weekend matinees, including a monster-movie double feature on Saturdays. Tickets run $6.50 to $7.50, but a discount pass card is available for five admissions for $30.
Tickets run from $5 to $8. The theater also offers $5.50 matinees.
Emagine Theaters were probably the first to offer a full bar in the evening and a wide-variety of concessions. Tickets are generally $9/adult, $7/senior and $5/child. The theater also offers a $5 matinee.
The theater has seven screens. Tickets run from $5.50 to $7.75. The theater also offers a Twilight Show for $4.50.