Emagine Novi drive-in theater welcomes moviegoers this weekend

Posted at 5:55 AM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-17 06:01:11-04

NOVI, Mich. (WXYZ) — Emagine Entertainment, Inc.'s drive-in theater at their Emagine Novi location opens Friday, July 17.

The drive-in theater is located along the south side of Emagine Novi theater in the parking lot of the Twelve Mile Crossing at Foundation Walk.

Since March, Emagine theatres have remained closed due to government mandates, which Emagine Entertainment says inspired them to bring back the movie going experience with this outdoor screening option.

The Emagine Novi Drive-In will show their first movie on July 17 at 9:30 p.m. and will be feature nightly showings every weekend.

In addition to feature films, the Drive-In will showcase concert events. The first concert event is scheduled for July 25 with an all-new performance featuring Blake Shelton, who will be joined by very special guests Gwen Stefani and Trace Adkins.

The Drive-In will operate under a limited capacity of 120 vehicles of vehicles per show time and provide social distancing between all vehicles. The large outdoor movie screen will be placed along the south side of the theatre over the current signage for Emagine, which will be temporarily removed for the screen installation.

All ticketing will be done online through Emagine’s website or app, which will provide a contactless check-in for all guests. Vehicles will be socially distanced parked in the order they arrive, with larger vehicles parked in the back rows.

The Emagine lobby will be open for carry out or car delivery concessions, which include favorites like popcorn, nachos, chicken tenders, candy, cotton candy, pretzel bites, cookie dough and more. There will also be an option for direct delivery of concessions to your car. No outside food or beverages allowed.

Guests will also have access to the restrooms within the lobby of Emagine. The lobby’s will be following social distancing and limited capacity guidelines. Emagine says staff will operate under CDC guidelines, including masks and gloves worn by all employees.

Movies will be scheduled to show every Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights starting at 9:30pm, with the gates opening at 7 p.m. prior to each showtime.

Emagine Novi Drive-In’s first movie will be Bohemian Rhapsody this Friday, July 17th. Ticket will be $30 per vehicle (no more than six people per. RV’s and limousines are not permitted) and must be purchased online on Emagine’s website or app.

Movie tickets will be available starting at 5pm on Tuesday, July 14. The first few weeks movies are listed below and subject to change:

  • Friday, 7/17: Bohemian Rhapsody (rated PG-13)
  • Saturday 7/18: Jurassic Park (rated PG-13)
  • Sunday 7/19: Iron Man (rated PG-13)

  • Friday 7/24: Jumanji: The Next Level (rated PG-13)
  • Saturday 7/25: Blake Sheldon Concert w.s.g. Gwen Stefani and Trace Adkins**
  • Sunday 7/26: The Greatest Showman (rated PG)

  • Friday 7/31: Back To The Future (rated PG)
  • Saturday 8/1: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (rated PG-13)
  • Sunday 8/2: Jaws (rated PG)
**In partnership with Encore, Drive-In Nights will launch the must-see concert feature experience of the summer, with shows to air at drive-in and outdoor theaters across the United States and Canada. The Drive-In at Emagine Novi in Twelve Mile Crossing at Foundation Walk will be one of the exclusive venues featuring these events. These all-new performances will be filmed exclusively for each one-night-only event and include cinematic interviews and storytelling. The concert experience will deliver a front-row look at the world’s most iconic recording artists to fans across North America. The series kicks off on July 25 with an all-new performance featuring Blake Shelton, who will be joined by very special guests Gwen Stefani and Trace Adkins. Encore Drive-In Nights series is presented by leading event production company Encore Live. The concert event will be on July 25th at 9:30pm with gates opening at 7:00pm. Tickets go on sale on July 14th at 12pm exclusively at Tickets are $114.99 per car or truck. (All guests must have a seatbelt. No more than six people per vehicle. RVs and limousines not permitted.) No outside food or beverages allowed. The exclusive, family-friendly concert will adhere to guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as all state and local public health mandates. Encore Live has partnered with leading health experts to establish procedures for staff and fans.

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