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Emagine Entertainment Closes Movie Theaters Until Further Notice Amid Virus Concerns

Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:10 PM

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Michigan-based Emagine Entertainment, which operates theaters in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, announced recently that they are closing all their locations pursuant to directives by the state governments involved.

Following is a letter by Paul A. Glantz, co-founder and Chairman of Emagine Entertainment, included here in full:

March 16, 2020

Dear Emagine Guests,

Public officials in Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, and Wisconsin have asked us to close our theatres in their states pursuant to an abundance of caution and in a continuing effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19. In accordance with these directives, Emagine will be closing all theatres in those states effective Monday, March 16 until further notice.

To obtain a refund for tickets purchased via 3rd party apps such as Fandango or ATOM tickets, please contact your respective 3rd party provider. If you purchased your tickets directly from Emagine, please look for the refund to be posted automatically to your credit card statement within 5 to 10 business days. If we can provide further assistance, please contact our guest service department.

When we open our doors again you can rest assured that our theatres will have been thoroughly deep cleaned and disinfected with recommended sanitizing products meeting CDC guidelines. We will continue to update you with respect to our planned re-opening via our website and on social media platforms as all of us at Emagine look forward to serving you again soon.

Thank you for your patronage.


Paul A. Glantz
Co-Founder / Chairman

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Many theaters are restricting seating, performing extra cleaning, and taking other precautions in order to keep moviegoers safe, including closing down temporarily. The situation is very fluid, and changes and updates continue to happen in real time. (For more on this, please see Curious How Theaters are Handling Coronavirus Concerns?)

You can find what movie theaters are still open and playing movies by going to the Movies section and finding the movie you are interested in. However, since theaters are moving at a rapid pace, please confirm that the theater you want to attend is expecting to be open for the show in question by visiting their official web sites, Facebook pages, and Twitter feeds for official notifications.

If you're not able to attend a theater to see a movie, there are plenty of great movies to watch at home! Please see our Movie Downloads and Streaming Options page in the Gift Shop for some possibilities!

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