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Luxury seats coming to State Wayne Theater

Luxury seats will be installed by this December. Photo by Phoenix Theaters

Luxury seats will be installed by this December. Photo by Phoenix Theaters

Are you looking to enhance your movie-going experience? Phoenix Theaters State Wayne is undergoing renovations and will feature fully reclining seats in every auditorium with the latest in digital picture and sound technology. These state-of-the-art features will not change the historic features of the classic movie house. State Wayne will keep its small town movie house charm while offering a luxurious and enhanced setting. All of this with no increase in ticket prices.
“We remain true to our mission at Phoenix Theatres of focusing our attention on making the customer experience the best we can offer, where every seat in the house is the first class section,” said Phoenix Theatres’ owner Cory Jacobson. “We are significantly upgrading our newest property, the State Wayne, and will offer plush recliners with power-lift footrests, better sightlines, in a completely new environment coupled with fully updated digital picture and sound. We are also leaving our current ticket price policy in place, providing what we hope to be the finest movie-going value anyone can find anywhere in Michigan.”
Phoenix Theatres owns and operates the theatre at The Mall of Monroe and recently purchased the State Wayne Theatre building from the City of Wayne in mid-September. It also operates the theatre at Laurel Park Place in Livonia, which will become the company’s third theatre to install plush power-reclining seats, by the end of December 2014.
“Phoenix Theatres is currently the only theatre that is not raising prices for the luxury of reclining while experiencing the latest Hollywood releases – all part of our effort to maximize customer comfort, convenience and value,” said Jacobson.
These renovations will be completed in all four auditoriums at State Wayne. Every seat in the theater will be replaced with large, electric power, leather recliners.
There will also be Loveseat pods for two, with a flip-up middle armrest and drink holders.   In addition to providing relaxation the new luxury seats will also provide lumbar support. The new features coupled with the old charm will provide a great source of entertainment.
“We see great promise in the other historic buildings in downtown Wayne and want to be a part of the resurgence and revival of businesses there for the long run,” Jacobson said. “We plan on keeping the history-telling mural on the exterior east wall that shows the great progress of Wayne over the years.  We want to preserve that part of how the City of Wayne tells its story to visitors and young people in the community.
“And without question, the classic wrap around marquee with its 1,152 lamps is the character of the theatre and one of the most unique historical marquees in the country – it’s part of what drew us to Wayne in the first place,” Jacobson added. “I personally have a great love for the classic movie theatres across America and the State-Wayne is one of the finest in Michigan, a real gem right here in our own backyard.”
State-Wayne already offers Christie Digital Projectors, and Dolby’s latest 7.1 Digital sound systems, new QSC speakers and amplification – all run from GDC computer servers and RealD XL 3-D presentations.
Renovations are already underway and the full project is scheduled to be finished by December – just in time for the holiday movie season.
Phoenix Theatres opened its first Detroit-area theatre in 2001 and currently operates 10 screens at Laurel Park Place in Livonia, 8 screens at the Mall of Monroe in Monroe and 4 at State-Wayne. For more information, visit www.phoenixmovies.net.

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