Emagine Entertainment ranked among the largest theater chains in North America – Daily Tribune

When Paul Glantz closed the theaters in the Emagine Entertainment chain at the height of the pandemic there was no telling what would happen to the company or the entertainment industry in general after that.

But instead of worrying about what he could not control Glantz carried on.

“Warren Buffett once said that ‘you should be growing when others are fearful, and fearful when others are greedy,’” said the co-founder and chairman of Emagine Entertainment, whose midwest theater chain not only reopened but since that dreadful day has grown .

It is now ranked among the top 10 largest theater chains in North America, according to the 2022 Giants of Exhibition report from The Boxoffice Pro, which is a premiere publication in the theater industry. Emagine’s growth includes the acquisition of seven locations in 2021, adding 87 new screens in Michigan, Illinois and Indiana, bringing its total to 28 locations and 342 screens. Emagine’s additions in Michigan include one in Birmingham, Kochville Township and Woodhaven. The largest theater chain is AMC Entertainment, followed by Regal and Cinemark.

AMC operates theaters in Sterling Heights and Clinton Township as well as Madison Heights and Auburn Hills in neighboring Oakland County.

“Becoming the 9th largest theater chain in the country is a remarkable achievement for us,” Glantz said. “Our leadership team has put us in a great position for growth despite the pandemic and challenges other operators in our industry have faced.”

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