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50675 Gration Ave., Chesterfield MI
  • Sure, it's great to stay home with the husband and kids and curl up on the couch to see a movie, but sometimes, I like the thrill of watching it with a crowd of strangers, because sometimes, half the fun is watching the reaction of others
  • I just love the feel and experience of a movie theater
  • And, oddly enough, watching the previews is one of the best parts of going to see a movie for me, so this is a great part of the theater as far as I'm concerned
  • My husband actually got ill after eating their nachos one night and had to leave the movie half-way through, but I think that was a rare occurance
  • The picture and sound quality is well worth the price of the movie tickets, and I have to say that I love the fact that the individual chairs rock a little


    • by Anasuya
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      I like to go see a movie in theaters. Sure, it’s great to stay home with the husband and kids and curl up on the couch to see a movie, but sometimes, I like the thrill of watching it with a crowd of strangers, because sometimes, half the fun is watching the reaction of others. My husband can’t understand it, but I’m the type to go to a theater in the middle of the afternoon and watch a movie all by myself. I just love the feel and experience of a movie theater. There’s something very old-world and 50’s drive-in about the whole scenario for me. And, over the years, I’ve been to some really nice and some really not-so-nice theaters. The MJR theater in Chesterfield is one of those that actually has been both nice and not-so-nice. A few years ago, the first time I went, it was a rather old theater, and needed some serious work to bring it into the 20th century. The chairs were uncomfortable and the fabric was ratty and unraveling, and

      everything creaked. Since then, they’ve done a load of work on this place.

      It’s really a very pretty theater now. The ticket and food stand area isn’t as spacious as it needs to be for the crowds they get there during the weekend nights, but it’s clean, nice to look at, and there’s large screens all over the place playing previews for some upcoming movies. And, oddly enough, watching the previews is one of the best parts of going to see a movie for me, so this is a great part of the theater as far as I’m concerned. The ticket prices are pretty typical at about $8.50 for an evening feature film, and the food is, of course, ridiculously priced. My husband actually got ill after eating their nachos one night and had to leave the movie half-way through, but I think that was a rare occurance. Though the nachos still aren’t a favorite of mine, and they charge you for extra cheese, the other foods and typical movie garbage to eat and drink is nice ...


      • enough. Not sure I like paying the price for it unless it’s gourmet, but I guess it’s part of the experience.

        The theaters themselves are very large, and all of them have been outfitted with fantastic digital surround sound theater systems. The picture and sound quality is well worth the price of the movie tickets, and I have to say that I love the fact that the individual chairs rock a little. This could be obnoxious in a completely crowded theater, if you’re knocking the knees of the person behind you, but it’s still a nice feature regardless. The aisles could be a little more spacious, because as is, you’re practically tripping over everyone if you have to leave your seat and scoot through the aisle to get to the bathroom, and God forbid you’re in a hurry to get there! But, this also seems pretty typical of theaters in general. The neighborhood is decent enough, though I guess some unsavory types come and go on occassion. A friend of mine was practically followed the whole night

        once, and we had to alert “security”, which is really nothing more than a regular theater employee who has the unpleasant task of kicking out the undesireables. But, management is usually pretty good about making the experience a good one, and if you have a problem with rude or obnoxious movie-goers (and we have had this on occassion), you just tell management about it, and those people are promptly removed. I like the idea of being able to enjoy my movie with friends and family in peace and have never understood why parents (being one myself) would dare bring a crying infant into a theater and sit there with that screaming baby the whole time! This is also something else management took care of, though with a lot more discretion and tact. Some parents just don’t know when it has passed the border of RUDE to keep a screaming kid in a full theater.

        In the end, this MJR theater is a lovely one, and it’s always my first choice when a new movie hits the big screen.




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