From a morning matinee to a classic movie night out, going to the theater any time of day never goes out of style. Take some time one weekend or weekday to unwind with your family, a group of friends or for a date night – and catch the latest blockbuster, cheesy rom-com or animated flick in one of the theaters below. Browse our list of top movie theaters in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.
AMC Forum 30
- Address: 44681 Mound Road, Sterling Heights
- Phone: 586-254-1381
Experience the latest motion pictures in 3D or in IMAX at this theater. Stop at the concessions stand or MacGuffins Bar if you’re looking for something to quench your thirst.
- Address: 15251 23 Mile Road, Macomb
- Phone: 586-372-3456
With cafeteria style concessions, take a trip back in time while choosing your favorite movie snacks from pizza to nachos. Check out the EMAX screen, which stretches wall-to-wall and ceiling-to-floor.
MJR Chesterfield Crossing Digital Cinema 16
- Address: 50675 Gratiot Ave., Chesterfield Township
- Phone: 586-598-2500
Get your tickets on MJR’s mobile app, its self-serve kiosks in the theater or in line before staring at the big screen in comfy reclining seats. For adult beverages, check out the Studio Bar and Lounge.
MJR Marketplace Digital Cinema 20
- Address: 35400 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights
- Phone: 586-264-1514
Before you pop into your seat, order a bag of popcorn. Treat yourself to free refills on popcorn and pop. Adult beverages available at the Studio Bar & Lounge.
MJR Partridge Creek Digital Cinema 14
- Address: 17400 Hall Road, Clinton Township
- Phone: 586-263-0084
Check out the latest Disney, Pixar or Dreamworks family-friendly film. When it’s over, there’s the option to spend some more family time in the mall. (Hint: the mall also has a really cool kids playground!).
AMC Star Great Lakes 25 & IMAX
- Address: Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, 4300 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills
- Phone: 248-454-0314
No one enjoys watching a movie with an empty stomach. Sink your teeth into tasty mozzarella sticks, chicken tenders, pizza and more. Wash it down with a Coca-Cola or an adult beverage at MacGuffins Bar.
AMC Star John R 15
- Address: 32289 John R Road, Madison Heights
- Phone: 248-585-4477
Sit back and relax in a smooth recliner seat. Whether you’re on a date with your partner or accompanied by your kids, take the time to lean back and enjoy the show over some buttery popcorn.
AMC Star Southfield 20
- Address: 25333 W. 12 Mile Road, Southfield
- Phone: 248-368-1802
Catch a good deal with early showtimes at this AMC location. Buy a bag of popcorn and your favorite soft drink from the Coca-Cola Freestyle machine.
Birmingham 8 Theatre
- Address: 211 S. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham
- Phone: 248-723-6230
If you consider yourself a frequent moviegoer, be sure to sign up for this theater’s Reel Fans club. You can earn points to receive free popcorn and drinks.
- Address: Fountain Walk, 44425 W. 12 Mile Road, Novi
- Phone: 248-468-2990
With four new auditoriums with luxury recliners, come out to the Emagine in Novi for movie magic and stylish comfort. If you think bigger is better, check out your movie in 3D or in the EMAX theatre.
- Address: 209 Hamilton Row, Birmingham
- Phone: 248-385-0500
Leave the kids at home and check out a rom-com with your partner. This theater also offers a Dinner and a Movie combo including two tickets, popcorn and drinks to a movie of your choice.
Emagine Rochester Hills
- Address: 200 Barclay Circle, Rochester Hills
- Phone: 248-243-3456
Mix it up this time around and instead of the standard movie concessions, try a handcrafted pizza made in a stone oven or Poppin’ Olive popcorn made with 100 percent olive oil.
Emagine Royal Oak
- Address: 200 N. Main St., Royal Oak
- Phone: 248-414-1000
Inside this theater, you will find the Grille Restaurant full of delicious food that will fill you up before the show begins as well as the Star Lanes Bowling Alley for a night of fun.
MJR Troy Grand Digital Cinema 16
- Address: 100 E. Maple Road, Troy
- Phone: 248-498-2100
Experience something different with the MJR EPIC Experience and take a sip of your favorite adult drink at the Studio Bar & Lounge. Order your tickets on the MJR mobile app in advance or when you arrive.
- Address: 30170 Grand River Ave., Farmington Hills
- Phone: 248-476-0060
With wall-to-wall screens and a bar serving cocktail, wine and beer, you can lean back with a glass while catching up on the latest movie.
The Lyon Theatre
- Address: 126 E. Lake St., South Lyon
- Phone: 248-446-9090
A trip to the movie wouldn’t be complete without buttery popcorn, a nice soft beverage and sweet candy. Get all three the next time you come out to the Lyon.
Goodrich Quality 16
- Address: 3686 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor
- Phone: 734-623-7469
If you’re looking to throw a party at the movies, ask about the party room available at this theater with all stadium seating and rocking seats.
Rave Cinemas Ann Arbor 20 & IMAX
- Address: 4100 Carpenter Road, Ypsilanti
- Phone: 734-973-8424
Check out your favorite actors and actresses on the big screen while chowing down on your favorite snacks.
AMC Classic Fairlane 21
- Address: Fairlane Town Center, 18900 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
- Phone: 313-982-0015
Catch a flick at this local AMC. This theater’s parental escort policy states ages 18 and under must be with a guardian over 21 after 5 p.m.
AMC Livonia 20
- Address: 19500 Haggerty Road, Livonia
- Phone: 734-542-3191
Enjoy a trip to the movies during the weekday or weekend. This theater features sensory friendly films, which includes turning the lights up or the sound down for those with special needs.
Bel Air 10 Theatre
- Address: 10100 E. Eight Mile Road, Detroit
- Phone: 313-438-3494
Take it easy with a night of entertainment at the Bel Air Luxury Cinema. Don’t forget to grab your favorite snack before you take a seat.
- Address: 39535 Ford Road, Canton
- Phone: 734-721-3456
Experience the magic of the movies with huge screens, a theater bar, luxury seating and the EMAX theatre. Don’t forget to reserve your seat or you can pay when you come through the door.
- Address: 21720 Allen Road, Woodhaven
- Phone: 734-561-1060
Take a seat in one of the 10 theater rooms, which features stadium seating. Before you sit down, try tasty handcrafted pizza or a glass of wine from the bar.
Goodrich Canton 7 GDX
- Address: 43555 Ford Road, Canton
- Phone: 734-844-3456
Come and see a fascinating movie on one of seven screens with stadium seating. Consider joining the rewards membership program to score free popcorn and drinks.
MJR Southgate Digital Cinema 20
- Address: 15651 Trenton Road, Southgate
- Phone: 734-284-3456
Head out to the show early for a discount or come later in the evening and grab a drink from the Studio Bar and Lounge. You can purchase your tickets at the self-serve kiosks or online.
MJR Westland Digital Cinema 16
- Address: 6800 N. Wayne Road, Westland
- Phone: 734-298-2657
Reserve a seat for you and your family in advance or buy a ticket upon arrival. Don’t forget to grab a bag of popcorn and candy before the show starts.
This post was originally published in 2016 and has been updated for 2018.