Extreme Makeover: Theater Edition

After months of construction and $8.5 million dollars, the AMC at 15 Mile and Gratiot is fully renovated.

Updated with reclining seats, higher audio and video quality, new readers to improve payment systems, as well as upgraded food/drink machines and a full bar titled MacGuffins (in reference to a term created by filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock), the theatre is once again fully open and business is booming. “It’s picked up quite a lot,” says A.J. Hurtibise, senior and employee at AMC. “Rushes can last for hours on end, especially when the weekend comes around.”

Of course, creating a movie watching experience that’s unforgettable took some time. “The construction took about four months,” says Hurtibise. During this period, many sections of the building were guarded off with walls, leaving hopeful guests brimming with anticipation as they were unable to have even a glimpse into the wonder in the works.

Although the renovation was overall for the best, it was a bit of a nuisance for the workers at the time being. “The down fall I noticed the most was the difficulty with space. We had nowhere to put anything,” says Hurtibise.

No matter the time nor the downfalls, an unparalleled experience was built, from comfort to convenience. With movies like Split, Hidden Figures, and Oscar Nominee La La Land, there’s no time like the present to stop in and treat yourself to a show.


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Editor-in-Chief of the Shoreline.