Emagine Entertainment, Michigan, USA, September 2015

Since opening their first site in 1997, Michigan-based Emagine now boasts 15,000+ seats and 80 screens across their nine USA sites. Emagine is recognized as an innovator in the theatrical exhibition industry, and as a chain investing in the advancement of cinema. They were the first theatre circuit in the world to convert 100% to digital projection, and their sites provide impressive representations of the movie theatres of the future.

Vista has been deployed throughout Emagine’s cinema sites since 2002, making Vista’s relationship with Emagine the longest-standing in the USA. With Vista the leading supplier of cinema management software worldwide, Emagine saw Vista’s cutting-edge products supporting their mutual interest in the future of cinema technology.

We’ve remained dedicated to the Vista platform due to the continued investment in state-of-the-art technology. In a rapidly changing world of customer behaviors and preferences, I believe Vista is the software company best positioned to meet our customers’ expectations.

Jon Goldstein, Managing Partner

Emagine staff are strong advocates of Vista software, enjoying its general look and feel, many features, and superior functionality. Several Vista products are installed throughout their sites, enabling Emagine to enhance the moviegoing experience for their guests.

Across their sites, Emagine offer comprehensive loyalty programs — Emagine Loyalty and Emagine Platinum. Vista’s robust and flexible Loyalty module has provided  insight into customer preferences, allowing Emagine to develop powerful rewards schemes. With benefits such as free tickets and concessions and other exclusive offers, Loyalty helps Emagine attract new customers, aid customer retention, and boost spend per visit.

Vista Cinema includes Vista’s POS for ticketing and concession sales. POS gives Emagine the flexibility to customize their POS profile displays, enabling them to create their own categories of food and drink. Quick and easy navigation and display options simplify the cashier’s role.

Emagine Novi’s Fifth Avenue auditorium with deluxe leather seating offers the ultimate luxury experience. All of the 170 seats can be reserved through Vista Cinema’s reserved seating capabilities, providing opportunities for private screenings and business meetings.

From the moment you enter Emagine Macomb, you will see and feel the difference. We are confident that we are building the movie theater of the future where guests can reconnect with movies in an environment that is as comfortable as their own living room but with one major improvement: we’ll clean up after them.

Paul Glantz, Co-Founder and Chairman of Emagine

Emagine Macomb is a strong representation of a top-level cinema, which emphasizes dining. Moviegoers are treated to a full-service cocktail bar and fresh made-to-order food from the Ironwood Grill. There are extensive menu options, including make-your-own hand-crafted pizza and desserts. Vista’s Food & Beverage lets orders be modified to a customer’s specific requirements at the time of sale. In-theatre dining and delivery of orders to patrons’ seats is taken care of, based on ticket purchases and reserved seating assignments. Orders are taken at one POS station, while the customer pays for their order and adds additional purchases at a second station.

To avoid duplication of work at each location, Emagine uses Vista’s Head Office to centralize management and ensure consistency across sites. Head Office enables Emagine to define concessions, tickets, and box office pricing from a central location before sending this information to all sites simultaneously. 

Emagine and Vista both benefit from their long partnership. Emagine’s feedback has contributed to Vista’s strategic direction, while Emagine has had the advantage of having a software partner responsive to their vision of the future of cinema.

We have absolutely enjoyed working with Paul Glantz, Jon Goldstein, and the team at Emagine for many years. Their continued leadership and innovation within the cinema industry is impressive and Vista is dedicated to assisting them maintain that top role.

Derek Forbes, Vista USA President

 About Emagine Entertainment, Inc.

Emagine Entertainment Inc.’s (Emagine) affiliates own and operate Cinema Hollywood in Birch Run, Clio Square Cinema in Clio, Emagine Theatres of Canton, Novi, Woodhaven, Rochester Hills and Royal Oak, as well as Star Lanes at Emagine Royal Oak.  Emagine operates theatres with a combined 15,000+ seats and 80 screens. Emagine enjoys the honor and distinction of being named “Best Movie Theatre” by the Detroit Free Press, the Detroit News, and WDIV, for several consecutive years.

Visit: www.emagine-entertainment.com

Twitter: @EmagineTheatres