City of Troy, MJR Digital Cinemas have $16 million deal to building new theater

MJR Troy Grand Digital Cinema 16 slated to open in 2014 with 16 screens

Author: Halston Herrera, Senior News Editor for ClickOnDetroit.com, @ClickOnHalston, hherrera@wdiv.com
Published On: May 20 2013 10:19:56 AM EDT   Updated On: May 20 2013 10:20:34 AM EDT
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TROY, Mich. -

A new movie theater is in the works for Troy.

MJR Digital Cinemas and the city have inked a $16 million deal for the new MJR Troy Grand Digital Cinema 16. 

Ground breaking is scheduled for September 2013 and the new theater will open in late April or early May of 2014. 

This new project, located at the southeast corner of Maple Road and Livernois in the City of Troy, will house 16 screens with 3,200 seats in 74,000 square feet. 

MJR Troy Grand will bring 70 new jobs to the area, and the project expects to draw over 800,000 patrons per year to the site. 

The MJR Troy Grand will have all of  the amenities patrons have come to love at MJR, including a preview screen in the lobby showing continuous movie previews, five auditoriums equipped to show movies in the high definition 3-D format, MJR’s free refill policy on pop and popcorn, and their free, patron friendly, Movie Rewards Program.

In addition to the fabulous amenities, this new 16 million dollar project will have the MJR Epic Experience™ in one of the 16 auditoriums.

This large 460 seats auditorium will feature an 80 x 48 foot screen, over stuffed leather like loungers chairs with 56 inch spacing that are 3 to 4 inches wider than typical movie theatre seating, and the Dolby Atmos sound system. In addition, the theatre will feature the MJR Studio Bar & Lounge in the lobby.

This will put MJR’s screen count at 148 screens in 9 locations. MJR Digital Cinemas have been serving Southeastern Michigan’s entertainment needs for over 33 years, a Michigan company locally owned and operated.