Emagine Expands Specialty Screenings to Additional Theatre Locations

Join Emagine Entertainment this January as they host a variety of specialty screenings for their guests. Each month guests can watch some of the newest film releases with an enhanced experience. Open Caption screenings provide subtitles for those with hearing impairments. Sensory Friendly Screenings provide modifications to the theatre atmosphere without modifying the film for those who experience sensory issues. Dementia Friendly screenings provide exclusively selected classic movies and musicals and encourage audience participation while providing guests with special door-to-door service. The Breakfast and a Movie and Lunch and a Movie allow guests to enjoy a full meal and concessions while they enjoy their film.  

Emagine is bringing specialty screenings to more movie goers in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Beginning in mid-January, all Emagine Theatre locations will be hosting Open Caption and Sensory Friendly film screenings where guests will be able to watch some of the newest releases with an enhanced experience.


Select Emagine locations will host Open Caption showings of some of the newest film releases on Sunday and Wednesday afternoons all month long. Guests who experience hearing impairments will be able to enjoy the movie-going experience with audio subtitles displayed on the big screen for all to see. 

All open caption movies are shown in 2D. *Note: there are no modifications made to the film.

Locations for January 7 & 10 Showings: (Michigan) Novi, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, Hartland, Quality 10 Powered by Emagine, (Wisconsin) Geneva Lakes, (Illinois) Frankfort, (Indiana) Noblesville, Portage 

Locations for January 14 and Beyond Showings: All Emagine locations


On-Sale dates vary. Check the website or Emagine app for theatres and showtimes.


  • Sunday, January 7
  • Wednesday, January 10


  • Sunday, January 14 
  • Wednesday, January 17 
  • Sunday, January 21


  • Wednesday, January 24


  • Sunday, January 28


  • Wednesday, January 31


Select Emagine locations will host a unique, sensory friendly screening twice a month, with specific modifications made to ensure an enjoyable experience for individuals with sensory needs and their supporters. Their sensory friendly programing makes going to the movies a more enjoyable experience for families, children, and teens with sensory needs. All sensory friendly films will be shown in 2D. *Note there are no modifications made to the film.

What does Sensory Friendly mean? 

First, it means sensory friendly experience (lights up a bit, sound down a bit).  Second, if your child needs to get up, move, dance, sing…No problem.  Third, guests are welcome to bring a safe snack for any food allergies or food avoidance/restrictions. 

Locations: All Emagine locations


First Showing of the Day. On-Sale dates vary. Check the website or Emagine app for theatres and showtimes.


  • Saturday, January 13


  • Saturday, January 27


Dementia Friendly Screenings include exclusively selected classic movies and musicals presented in a unique setting with softer sound and ambient lighting. Guests are able to interact during the presentation and encouraged to talk back, clap, tap their feet, sway, sing along and get up and dance.

Emagine works with local organizations to provide guests with a special door-to-door experience guided by a team of dementia friendly “Purple Angels.” These staff and volunteers act as guides for the guests beginning the moment they arrive until the moment they leave.

More information can be found on Emagine’s website under Dementia Friendly Films. 

Location: Emagine Saline & Emagine Canton


Showings are the second Wednesday of each month.


  • Wednesday, January 10 
  • Pre-Show Mingling: 1:15-2:00pm
  • Film Begins: 2:00pm


Each month, Emagine Royal Oak hosts a special Senior Citizen Lunch and a Movie. Tickets are $30 each and include a full lunch buffet, a 44oz. popcorn and a 21oz. fountain drink as well as a ticket to the showing. This offer is valid for guests aged 55 and up. 

Location: Emagine Royal Oak

Film: On-Sale dates vary. Check the website or Emagine app for more information. 


  • Tuesday, January 16
  • Lunch Buffet: 11:00 A.M. / Film Begins: 12:30 P.M.

Location: Emagine Royal Oak


Emagine Royal Oak offers a one-of-a-kind feature that takes movie going to a whole new level of luxury. During Dine n’ View movies, there is no need to wait in the concessions line for food and drink, you can head right over to your select theatre, sit back, relax, and be waited on by an Emagine employee. A full-service restaurant experience can be had from your theatre seat featuring the newest and biggest movie releases. Movies are marked with “Dine n’ View” before the film title to designate a special feature.

Dine n’ View films are scheduled weekly at Emagine Royal Oak.

*Guests are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes prior to the film’s showtime to allow enough time to order.

Location: Emagine Royal Oak


On-Sale dates vary. Check the website or Emagine app for theatres and showtimes.


  • Friday, January 5, 2024


  • Friday, January 12, 2024


  • Friday, January 19, 2024


Tickets are available at the box office, online at Emagine-Entertainment.com or through the Emagine App.

To purchase tickets and for a full list of showtimes visit Emagine-Entertainment.com

On-Sale dates vary. 

All films, locations, dates, and times are subject to change. 

Michigan Locations:

Emagine Birch Run / Emagine Canton / Emagine Hartland / Emagine Macomb / Emagine Novi / Emagine Palladium/ Emagine Rochester Hills, Emagine Royal Oak, Emagine Saline, Emagine Woodhaven / Quality 16 Powered by Emagine / The Birmingham 8 Powered by Emagine / The Riviera Powered by Emagine

Illinois Locations:

Cinema Chatham Powered by Emagine / Emagine Batavia / Emagine Frankfort

Minnesota Locations:
Emagine Delano / Emagine Eagan / Emagine East Bethel / Emagine Lakeville / Emagine Monticello / Emagine Rogers / Emagine Waconia / Emagine White Bear / Emagine Willow Creek

Wisconsin Locations:

Emagine Geneva Lakes

Indiana Locations:
Emagine Noblesville / Emagine Portage



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