Construction begins on new theater in Royal Oak

posted by CSWalczak on August 31, 2010 at 7:45 am

ROYAL OAK, MI — After mentioning it last month with concerns about parking having been resolved, work on the construction of a new ten-screen multiplex in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak got underway during the week of August 23. The facility, estimated to cost $14 million, will have, in addition to its cinemas, sixteen lanes of “boutique bowling,” a banquet room, and cocktail service. The new theater will be a part of the growing Emagine Entertainment company, which is also remodeling the former AMC Star Rochester to the tune of $4 million, and expects to reopen that theater by Thanksgiving.

“Downtown Royal Oak always changes; it always grows. What stays the same is that we are very popular — and that brings parking and traffic issues.

“But, ultimately most of us agree it’s a very good thing for the city,” Ellison said.

The full story is in the Detroit News.

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