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Michigan-Based Co. Invests $1.43 Million to Return First-Run Films with First-Class Amenities, To Open Western Ohio's First Theatre with Dolby ATMOS

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Celebrating the State-Wayne Theatre
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Every seat in every auditorium will be a large love-seat style (with adjustable middle armrest), fully reclining, heated chair with 75 inches of leg room

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The Michigan based Phoenix Theatres was founded in 2000 and has four Michigan theatres in Wayne, Monroe, Livonia, and Grand Rapids. Two theatres are located out of state in Dubuque, Iowa and Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Operating a total of 50 movie screens across the country.

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Film Festival Brings Sci-Fi Classics Back to the Big Screen at Phoenix Theatres Dec. 10-11
December 05, 2022

A Special Anniversary Screening of "Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Director's Edition" Leads Weekend of Films, Discussion, Including "2001: A Space Odyssey," "Blade Runner," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and More

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Phoenix Theatres to Relaunch Theatre at Northtowne Mall
September 18, 2022

Michigan-Based Co. Invests $1.43 Million to Return First-Run Films with First-Class Amenities, To Open Western Ohio's First Theatre with Dolby ATMOS

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Celebrating State-Wayne Theatre's 75 Years
August 11, 2022

The State-Wayne Theatre is having a 75th anniversary celebration and reunion party for the theatre staff from the past 7 decades.

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PHOENIX THEATRES WOODLAND MALL ANNOUNCES GRAND OPENING THURSDAY, APRIL 14th
July 27, 2021

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Phoenix Theatres to Relaunch Theatre at Woodland Mall
July 27, 2021

Michigan-Based Co. Invests $4 Million to Return First-Run Films with 1st-Class Amenities, To Open West Michigan's First Theatres with Dolby Atmos

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Phoenix Theatres Beacon Cinema Announces Re-Opening Date of February 26th
February 9, 2021

Returning to The Movies with Confidence

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Phoenix Theatres Announces Re-Opening Date of Friday, October 9th
October 5, 2020

Returning to The Movies with Confidence, Just in Time for Our 20th Anniversary - Our Long Intermission Is Over

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JDIFF Festival Tour to Showcase Offical Selections at Midwest Theatres
August 17, 2020

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Phoenix Theatres Kennedy Mall Announces Re-Opening Date of August 27th
August 17, 2020

Returning to The Movies with Confidence, Just in Time for Our 20th Anniversary

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PHOENIX THEATRES ANNOUNCES SOLUTION TO SAFELY PROVIDE A NEW LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
July 19, 2020

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Phoenix Theatres hopes to serve beer and wine with popcorn at Livonia location
Hometown Life - Aug 12, 2022

Cory Jacobson wants his guests to kick back and enjoy a cold one when watching the latest Marvel movie. The owner of Farmington-based Phoenix Theatres has asked the city of Livonia allow the theater at 17310 N. Laurel Park Dr., to operate with a Class C liquor license, which would allow them to serve alcohol to guests seeing a movie.

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By the numbers: New Phoenix Theatres opens Thursday
Wood TV 8 - April 12, 2022

The newly revamped theater at Woodland Mall will welcome its first moviegoers Thursday. The grand opening of Phoenix Theatres at Woodland Mall comes about a year after Phoenix Theatres owner Cory Jacobson first stepped into the shuttered cinema.

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Phoenix Theatres at Woodland Mall to open next month
Wood TV 8 - Mar 13, 2022

The Michigan-based movie theatre chain is converting the stadium seating of the former Celebration Cinema into platforms that'll fit heated reclining seats. All 14 auditoriums will get 4K projection screens; several will house the premium Dolby Atmos sound system, complete with subwoofers installed in each seat.

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Phoenix Theatres builds new moviegoing experience at Woodland Mall
Wood TV 8 - Mar 13, 2022

When Phoenix Theatres owner Cory Jacobson signed on to take over the Woodland Mall theater, he had his work cut out for him.

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Grand opening date set for Phoenix Theatre Woodland Mall
FOX 17 News - Mar 12, 2022

The new movie theater will feature 4K digital projection and Dolby ATMOS auditoriums with fully reclining heated seats in every auditorium.

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Movie theater opening in Kentwood
GR Business Journal - Mar 14, 2022

The theater also will have 30 photographs spanning over eight decades of movies in Woodland's promenade hall. Each auditorium will be named after a theater that represents West Michigan history.

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Renovated theater featuring ‘spectacular' audio, visual equipment opening at Woodland Mall
MLIVE - Apr 13, 2022

Phoenix Theaters is reopening a 14-screen theater at Woodland Mall that was closed in 2020 by its former operator, Celebration Cinema. Phoenix Theaters, based in Farmington Hills, has made $4.3 million in renovations to the theater, including new screens, a new sound system and projectors, new seating, as well as new carpeting, décor and more.

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While some theaters struggle, the Beacon Cinema in Pittsfield finishes 2021 with a flourish
The Berkshire Eagle Feb 7, 2022

While the country's second largest movie chain has closed its cinema complex in the Berkshire Mall, the owners of the Beacon Cinema in Pittsfield topped off 2021 with a financial exclamation point.

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Movie theater reopens
Grand Rapids Magizine - May 10, 2022

The pandemic did a number on movie theaters (and the movie industry as a whole), but an area movie house is rising from the ashes.

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Phoenix Theatres is bringing the ultimate movie-going experience to West Michigan
MIX 95.7 West Michigan - Apr 15, 2022

Grand Rapids movie buffs and casual fans alike have a reason to be excited because starting this weekend, one of the world's premier movie going experiences is coming to West Michigan for the first time.

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Phoenix Theatres bringing movies back to Woodland Mall in April
13 ABC News - Mar 30, 2022

Each auditorium is full of heated recliner seats and a few are outfitted with Dolby Atmos sound systems, a first for a West Michigan theater.

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Michigan-based Phoenix Theatres is latest major tenant at Woodland Mall
MIBIZ - July 27, 2022

Phoenix Theatres LLC plans to invest $4 million to refurbish the Woodland Mall's movie theater space formerly occupied by Celebration! Cinema.

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Sneak Peek: New theater to fill empty space at Woodland Mall
13 ABC News - Nov 17, 2022

13 ON YOUR SIDE got a sneak peek at the updates on Wednesday, which includes reclining theater seats, a 4-K projection system and a new sound system.

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Phoenix taking over theater space in Woodland Mall
Woodland TV 8 - Jul 26, 2021

The movie theatre company will invest $4 million to refurbish the space Celebration Cinema used to be in, Phoenix Theatres and Woodland Mall owner PREIT announced during a press conference Tuesday.

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Phoenix Theatres owner supports theatrical exclusivity
Monroe News - Jul 21, 2022

The owner of Phoenix Theatres in Monroe said he fully supports a recent statement from the National Association of Theatre Owners that says the subpar performance of Marvel Studios' latest film proves that theatrical exclusivity is the way forward for theaters and studios alike.

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The mall operator that just set a sales per square foot record is…
Chain Store Age - Mar 29, 2022

PREIT, the mall owner which years ago set a minimum average sales-per-sq.-ft. number as a marker for dispossession, now finds itself with record-high receipts.

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Phoenix Theatres expands into West Michigan, confident about rebound from pandemic
Crains Business - Sept 01, 2022

Despite the ongoing pandemic limiting public outings and uncertainty within the industry, Farmington-based Phoenix Theatres is expanding.

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Phoenix Theatres reopening plan in works
Monroe News - Sept 28, 2020

Nearly seven months after screens in cinemas across Michigan went dark, theater owners are considering the economic viability of reopening under new guidelines issued by the state as it continues its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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3 Michigan theaters to play new 'Star Wars' movie for 30 hours straight
Detroit Free Press - Dec 13, 2019

In honor of Star Wars fanatics, Phoenix Theatres will be showing the upcoming, "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker," for 30 hours non-stop when it hits theaters Dec. 19.

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Phoenix Theatres launches heated seats
13abc Action News - Nov 02, 2018

The heaters were added to the chain's signature red electric recliners, which are operated by the users who can adjust the seats with the push of a button. The chairs also automatically extend footrests.

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Phoenix Theatres aims to buy Beacon Cinema by early December
The BerkshireEagle - Nov 29, 2018

Phoenix Theatres owner Cory Jacobson made his first purchase Thursday for the Beacon Cinema: an auto-playing baby grand piano. He'll place it in the front window area of the North Street business, he said, as a symbol that going to the movies these days is about ambiance and fun. His company plans to close on the property Dec. 10.

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"Rogers Park" premiering at Classic State Wayne Sept. 26
FOX 2 Detroit - Sep 26 2018

Former "Empire" castmate and Michigan native Antoine McKay is in a new movie called "Rogers Park." He joined us on The Nine to tell us more about the film, which you can see at its Michigan premiere Tuesday night at 5 p.m. It's playing at the Champions of Wayne - Red Carpet Movie Premieres event.

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Newly renovated movie theater opens in Dubuque
DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - April 6th, 2018

With the help of new owners, an old movie theater building in Dubuque is now renovated and open to the public. After about four months of construction, the new owners have updated the lobby with fresh carpet, paint and concession stand equipment.

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New movie theater in Dubuque to open next week
DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - March 26th 2018

Movie goers will soon have a new cinematic experience in Dubuque. Phoenix Theatres is renovating the building that was the former home of Mindframe Theaters and it will open next Friday, April 6.

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Phoenix Theatres to open at Kennedy Mall in Dubuque
DUBUQUE (KWWL) - Jan 15th 2018

A new movie theater is coming to Dubuque. Phoenix Theaters, an independently-owned movie theatre company, has signed a lease to reopen the six movie screens at Dubuque's Kennedy Mall. The space was recently occupied by Mindframe Theaters, which closed down last month.

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Local film 'Kid Brother' premieres at State Wayne
Hometown Life - Sept 19th 2017

The film "Kid Brother" was written and produced by a pair of area brothers, Bryce and Devin Cameron, the latter also taking on the directing duties. The recent premiere at the State Wayne Theater - red carpet and all - was a benefit for the Champions of Wayne program.

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Fox 2 Detroit meteorologist Alan Longstreet stars in new indie film
FOX 2 News - Sept 10th 2017

Alan Longstreet spends most of his time talking about high temperatures and low pressure fronts as a meteorologist for Fox 2 Detroit's morning newscasts. "Kid Brother" will premiere Wednesday night with a cast meet-and-greet and screenings at the Phoenix Theatres State Wayne.

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Encore Holiday News Ad
Monroe News - Monroe, MI

Happy Holidays... The 65-foot screen stands over 30 feet tall and the newly developed mini-perforation pattern built in to the Encore screen surface

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Metro Detroit Theaters To Play 'Rogue One' For 30 Straight Hours
WXYZ Detroit - November 25, 2016

Due to the national ground swell of demand for this film and the massive excitement the Star Wars brand always generates, Phoenix Theatres

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Phoenix Theatre gets expansion
13abc Action News - August 21, 2015

The Phoenix Theatre at the Mall of Monroe has been undergoing a major new expansion. It is set to open this upcoming Thursday, August 25, 2016. The new auditorium has 300 seats and they all recline. Not only do the seats lean back, they also extend underneath to prop up your legs and feet.

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Metro Detroit Theaters To Play 'Rogue One' For 30 Straight Hours
CBS Detroit - November 28, 2016

Because of high demand, Phoenix Theatres will play Rogue One for 30 continuous hours at all three of its Michigan locations, including its

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Kick Back... Relax... Recline!!!
The Wayne Dispatch - December, 2014

Ready for a great family movie weekend? State Wayne Phoenix Theatre is ready to wow you with an enhanced movie going experience. They have completed renovations that include all new carpet

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Co-writer of "Mother's Day" organizes benefit screenings
He helped organize special screenings at the Phoenix Theatre at the Mall of ... The owner of Phoenix Theatres, Cory Jacobson, tells 13abc he's

13abc Action News - April 30, 2016

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