Groundbreaking for new Troy Grand Digital Cinema Thursday

Locally owned movie theatre chain expands Michigan investment

Author: Lisa Ray, Managing Editor, ClickOnDetroit.com, @ClickOnLisa, lray@wdiv.com
Published On: Oct 02 2013 02:56:16 PM EDT
TROY, Mich. -

MJR Digital Cinemas will host a groundbreaking  for their new MJR Troy Grand Digital Cinema 16, on Thursday at 100 E. Maple Rd.

The new MJR Troy Grand Digital Cinema will house 16 screens with 3200 seats in 76,000 square feet, and will bring 70 new jobs to the area. MJR expects to draw over 800,000 patrons per year to the site.

The MJR Troy Grand in addition to having all the  amenities you have come to love at MJR, including a preview screen in the lobby showing continuous movie previews, four 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.  However this new 16.0 million dollar project will have the MJR Epic Experience™ in one of the 16 auditoriums.  This large 440 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.  This will be the best and most unique movie experience in Michigan.  In addition this theatre will feature the MJR Studio Bar & Lounge in the lobby.

"Troy has great demographics and is a great community to build a brand new and truly state of the art facility and MJR is very excited about this great opportunity and is looking forward to being an active participant in the Troy business community" said MJR CEO and Founder Michael Mihalich.

"The City of Troy is so proud to partner with MJR in transforming the Maple Road-Livernois corner into a first class entertainment destination," Mayor Dane Slater said.  "MJR is an outstanding Michigan owned and operated company bringing quality entertainment to our community."

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