Saturday, January 26, 2013
Royal Oak parent finds new policy for moviegoers under 17 disappointing.
The following letter was sent to Royal Oak Patch by Sheryl Hunter, a Royal Oak resident: Most of us remember our first dates going to the movies. That has been recently eliminated at the Royal Oak Emagine Theatre. My 16-year-old son and his girlfriend were dropped off at the Emagine for a double date, meeting their 17-year-old friends. They were greeted by a Royal Oak Police officer at the ticket counter who informed them that they could not purchase tickets for any show after 6 p.m. without an ID showing that they are over 18. There was a misleading sign on the door that led them to understand that at least one person in the party had to be 17 or over. Upon calling the theatre, they said that their new policy is to allow 17 and older …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The fourth annual Berkley Education Foundation fundraiser will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 and have a new, lower price.
The Berkley Education Foundation is shaking up its annual "Off to the Races" fundraiser with a new venue, lower price and casual attitude. The fourth annual event will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Emagine theater and entertainment complex in Royal Oak and tickets will cost $25, Berkley School District Board of Education member Mary Jo Israel said during Monday night's board meeting. "Off to the Races" previously has been held at the Silver Garden in Southfield and cost $30. "We're excited about the energy in the new building," Israel said. "It will be a very casual, fun night." The evening will include appetizers, all-you-can-eat pizza, a cash bar, a silent auction and simulated horse racing, Israel said.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Kids flock to Michigan-made feature film premiere in Royal Oak.
Michigan’s hills are alive with the sounds of moviemaking. With the help of the Michigan film tax incentive, a project that was more than 10 years in the making came to life Wednesday with the world premiere of the Michigan-produced feature film, The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure, at the Emagine Royal Oak. The interactive children’s movie, which was filmed in locations throughout Michigan including Stony Creek, a diner in Canton and the Tulip Festival in Holland, Michigan, has even deeper roots in the Great Lakes State. It was written by Lathrup Village native Scott Stabile and funded by Macomb County residents Mike Chirco and Scot Moceri. In addition, nearly 95 percent of the film crew was from Michigan, according to Special …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Downtown theater displays photographs of movie houses of yesteryear.
Enlarged and framed photographs of long-ago theaters in Royal Oak line both walls in a corridor on the second floor of the Emagine Royal Oak thanks to the Royal Oak Historical Society Museum. Emagine's executives selected the photos from the museum’s collection, which includes more than 5,000 photographs grouped by decade beginning in the 1890s. Another assortment of photos from the museum's collection is displayed in Town Tavern on Fourth Street and yet another new establishment plans to review the collection for topical photographs suitable to display in its unique downtown location. The procedure is for a business or organization to borrow or scan the photographs it selects, have them enlarged, then return them. The museum receives an …