MJR Theatres to Bring ScreenX to MJR Waterford

MJR Theatres, a State-of-the-Art Multiplex Cinema Operator with ten Michigan locations and over 160 screens, and CJ 4DPLEX, the world’s leading producer of premium film formats and cinema technologies, announced today that guests visiting MJR Waterford will soon be able to enjoy the first and only ScreenX theater in the state of Michigan.

ScreenX is the world’s first multi-projection cinema that enhances the traditional movie-going experience by seamlessly extending the screens onto the surrounding walls of the auditorium. This revolutionary approach offers viewers a captivating 270-degree panoramic viewing adventure. Through its unique presentation of key scenes and exclusive scenic elements, ScreenX immerses audiences in an unparalleled visual environment, reimagining the way movies are experienced.

The first film to debut in ScreenX at MJR Theatres will be Universal Pictures’ Twisters, arriving in theaters nationwide July 19. A current-day chapter of the 1996 blockbuster, Twisters marks the return of the epic studio disaster movie with an adrenaline-pumping, big-screen thrill ride that puts audiences in direct contact with one of nature’s most wondrous—and destructive—forces.

From the producers of the Jurassic, Bourne and Indiana Jones series, Twisters is directed by Lee Isaac Chung, the Oscar® nominated writer-director of Minari, and stars Daisy Edgar-Jones (Where the Crawdads Sing), Glen Powell (Top Gun: Maverick) and Anthony Ramos (Transformers: Rise of the Beasts) as equal forces, with opposing motivations, who come together to try to predict, and possibly tame, the immense power of tornadoes.

“We are thrilled to bring ScreenX to our MJR Waterford Cinema location and to be the first cinema in Michigan to offer this groundbreaking technology,” said Joel Kincaid, Vice President of Operations for MJR Theatres. “Our commitment to enhancing the movie-going experience is unwavering, and the introduction of ScreenX reflects our dedication to delivering the latest and most exciting advancements in cinema. We can’t wait for our guests to experience movies in a whole new way.”

Featuring a Barco Laser projector, the ScreenX auditorium will deliver a superior image, with exceptional brightness levels, an increased contrast ratio and vivid colors for a radically improved viewing experience.

“Partnering with MJR Theatres to introduce ScreenX to Michigan is an exciting milestone for CJ 4DPLEX,” added Don Savant, President & CEO, CJ 4DPLEX America. “We are confident that Michigan moviegoers will be captivated by the enhanced storytelling and dynamic 270-degree differentiated experience that only ScreenX can provide.”

In addition to fully powered reclining chairs throughout the auditorium, select rows will also offer VIP Seats, MJR’s exclusive luxury seating concept featuring premium heated reclining chairs, two convenient side tables, storage compartments for purses, coat hooks and a surrounding privacy enclosure designed to provide additional personal space.

About MJR Theatres:

MJR Theatres is a State-of-the-Art Multiplex Cinema Operator with ten Michigan locations and over 160 screens. For over 40 years, MJR has been committed to consistently delivering the ultimate movie-going experience, while providing superior customer service to guests throughout metro Detroit. As innovative leaders in the industry, MJR offers a wide-range of premium amenities including plush reclining chairs, a full-service Studio Bar & Lounge, The Epic Experience, Laser Ultra, and VIP Seats, a market-exclusive seating concept designed to bring privacy, convenience, and luxurious comfort to the theatrical experience.


CJ 4DPLEX is a leading, next-generation cinema technology and content production company, headquartered in Seoul with international offices in Los Angeles and Beijing. The company has created innovative cinema technology for theaters worldwide that include ‘ScreenX’, ‘4DX’, and ‘ULTRA 4DX’ providing an entirely new cinematic experience through state-of-art technology to consumers. CJ 4DPLEX can be found at www.cj4dplex.com

CJ 4DPLEX is a part of the CJ Group conglomerate that also includes the entertainment powerhouses CJ CGV, the sixth largest multiplex theater company in the world, and CJ ENM (CJ Entertainment & Media).

ScreenX is the world’s first multi-projection cinema system with an immersive 270-degree view. By expanding the screen to surround the audience with exclusive story-enhancing imagery, ScreenX places the audience directly at the center of the story, creating a visually immersive viewing experience unlike any other. To date, there are over 392 ScreenX auditoriums around the world in 43 countries.

4DX provides moviegoers with a multi-sensory cinema-going experience, allowing the audience to connect with the movies through motion, vibration, water, wind, snow, lightning, scents, and other special effects that bring the story to life. With an innovative in-house creative studio, each 4DX auditorium incorporates motion-based seating that has been synchronized with carefully crafted effects that deliver total immersion. To date, there are over 794 4DX auditoriums around the world, spanning over 71 countries.

ULTRA 4DX is a powerful combination of the “first” and “best” of our premium immersive theatre technology, ScreenX and 4DX in one auditorium. ULTRA 4DX provides the ultimate cinema experience which is a never-before-seen experience to cinemagoers. To date, there are 47 ULTRA 4DX auditoriums installed around the globe.

About Twisters:

From the producers of the Jurassic and Bourne series, and the Oscar-nominated writer-director of Minari, Lee Isaac Chung, comes the return of the epic studio disaster movie. Kate (Daisy Edgar-Jones), a former storm chaser haunted by her past, her friend Javi (Anthony Ramos), and Tyler (Glen Powell), a reckless social-media superstar storm chaser, come together to try to predict, and possibly tame, the immense power of tornadoes. As storm season intensifies, terrifying phenomena never seen before are unleashed, and Kate, Javi, Tyler and their crews find themselves squarely in the paths of multiple storm systems converging over central Oklahoma in the fight of their lives.

Tickets on sale now.

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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