Emagine Theatres Expands Content to Include Foreign Language Films at Select Locations

Emagine Entertainment continues to expand their film genera to include more foreign language films for their guests. New films will be announced weekly. Feature run dates will vary by film. Don’t miss out on your chance to view these films on the big screen.


Opening Thursday, November 2, 2023

Synopsis: A hilarious group that takes on a challenge of a lifetime when they decide to make quick money by planting a cockroach into a soft drink bottle. Will they hit the jackpot? Rated PG-13

Playing At:

  • Minnesota: Emagine Lakeville
  • Indiana: Emagine Noblesville
  • Illinois: Emagine Batavia

FREE (Spanish with English Subtitles)

Opening Thursday, November 2, 2023

Synopsis: For centuries, many men and women have left everything to give their lives to contemplation. FREE is a journey into the inner self of man. We have obtained permission to enter and talk to people who rarely utter a word, in places that remain closed to the world: THE MONASTERIES.
What leads a person to strip himself of the world he knows, to withdraw from it for the rest of his life? How does such a person think? FREE approaches great questions of man’s existence, with only one objective: to listen to them. Rated PG-13.

Playing At:

  • Michigan: Emagine Canton, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak
  • Illinois: Emagine Batavia


Opening Friday, November 3, 2023

Synopsis: In the midst of a frozen Minnesota winter, a Japanese drum master and a Korean adoptee from North Dakota join forces to assemble the world’s greatest Taiko drummers in a bold effort to claim a cultural spotlight that has historically been reserved only for men. Their rhythm revolution includes rock stars from the world of Taiko: Tiffany Tamaribuchi, Kaoly Asano, Chieko Kojima, Megan Chao-Smith, and Jennifer Weir. Through grueling rehearsals, Jennifer weaves together their disparate voices and styles as vulnerability, pain, and joys are shared—and we quickly see bonds of friendship form as these talented women navigate through differences in culture, age, language, and performance styles. As the clock ticks toward their first performance, it becomes clear that their story has become much larger than Taiko.

Through the perspective of the five main artists, “Finding Her Beat” explores the themes of cultural and racial identity, the challenges professional marginalized gender artists face, the artists’ passion for a subculture designed to keep them on the outside, and the burgeoning hope that this historic event marks the beginning of a new era of Taiko – for everyone. Told both verbally and nonverbally, in silence and thundering percussion, the film organically unfolds in the lived moments of these artists. By providing a character-driven format, not only is the subject matter fresh to the majority of audiences, it creates a challenge and narrative tension for Japanese performers whose traditional culture stresses the importance of the separation between private and public lives. “Finding Her Beat” artists opened their hearts, followed by a massive public performance – the last before COVID-19 changed the world of performing arts. This is an important story of women paving their own road by banging their own drum.

“Finding Her Beat” is directed by Dawn Mikkelson and Keri Pickett who is also the director of photography; produced by Jennifer Weirand Dawn Mikkelson.

Playing At:

  • Michigan: Emagine Novi

TIGER 3 (Hindi)

Opening Saturday, November 11, 2023

Indian Hindi-language action thriller film directed by Maneesh Sharma and produced by Aditya Chorpra under Yash Raj Films. The film stars Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Emraan Hashmi. It is a sequel to Tiger Zinda Hai and is the fifth installment in the YRF Spy Universe.

Playing At:

  • Michigan: Emagine Novi, Canton
  • Indiana: Emagine Noblesville
  • Illinois: Emagine Batavia


Opening December 11, 2023

Synopsis: Anime Expo Cinema Nights invites you to celebrate TOKYO GODFATHERS, the acclaimed holiday classic from master director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Perfect Blue), as it returns to theaters to celebrate its 20th anniversary with a 4K restoration under the supervision of the original art director and producers. On Christmas Eve, three homeless companions stumble upon a baby girl in a garbage heap. They name her Kiyoko, and vow to care for her as they track down her family. Haunted by memories of their own broken pasts and pursued by a cast of shadowy characters from Tokyo’s nightlife, Hana, Gin and Miyuki overcome their differences and learn to trust one another as a new, makeshift family. With the New Year fast approaching, the mystery behind baby Kiyoko deepens, and these unlikely heroes discover the surprising — and sometimes miraculous — connections that have brought them all together. Co-written by Keiko Nobumoto (Cowboy Bebop) and featuring a whimsical score by Keiichi Suzuki, TOKYO GODFATHERS is a masterpiece by turns heartfelt, hilarious and highly original, a tale of hope and redemption in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. Rated PG-13.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.emagine-entertainment.com, at the box office, or on the Emagine App.

On-Sale dates vary. 

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

About the author

Becky is an entertainment writer in Metro-Detroit. She is currently an active member of the MMCG and within the local community. You can reach her at becky@week99er.com

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