Novi Town Center 8

Address: 26085 Town Center Dr
City: Novi
State: MI
Zip: 48375
County: Oakland
Open: 1988
Capacity: 2500
Owner History: Goodrich Quality Theatres
Number of visits to this page: 8481
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Info Updates:
1/8/2016 - ThomasA

This cinema was originally owned/operated by General Cinema or GCC. It was the first in 1993 to have Dolby Surround sound for the movie Jurassic Park in theaters 1 and 4. (each 350+persons) Theaters 2,3,6, and 7 were smaller theaters, that were in fact stadium type seating. 1,4,5, and 8 were pit style meaning they were on a gradual slope going down into the theater.

This theater put the United Artist theater in Twelve Oaks Mall out of business. It had a good location compared to what some are saying. (worked there off and on from 93-97). Diamond Jim Brady's and Cup of Joe were right next door making it perfect for dinner and movie night. The box office was outside unlike what the indie house did with it. We had multiple gold star awards in customer satisfaction back then and best movie theater awards. I will be uploading some of the older/better days pics in the future. These pictures here do not do the theater justice at all!.

5/7/2011 - Unknown
The theater is completely demolished now, as well as most of the buildings that were connected to it. Driving by the site, you would never known this place existed.
4/24/2011 - Unknown
Demo work has started on this theater, to make room for a Walmart.
9/25/2010 - Unknown
This location will be closing on Sept. 30, reportedly to be replaced by a Super Walmart.
6/11/2008 - Unknown
This theater is now operated by Phoenix-Adlabs.
2/11/2008 - Bashin

This theatre is up and running. They play Indian movies as well as Hollywood movies. I have been there a couple of times to see two Indian movies. The last time I went there was Mid-2007 and this theatre has the WORST sound. The speakers just scream and the picture quality is just about okay. The seating in NOT stadium seating.

Overall, a really bad place to go and waste your money. For the Indian movie goers there is no better option in Michigan and I think that''s why this theater may be surviving because I don''t see any point in someone going there and watching a Hollywood feature when you can watch the same movie in much better sound and picture very easily somewhere else.

12/8/2005 - Jeff
Hello... The Novi Town Center 8 reopened on Dec 2, under new management, SR Movies. It has retooled its programing to include top Bollywood movies, as well as mainstream Hollywood movies.
11/29/2005 - WaterWinterWonderland

The Novi Town Center 8 passed quietly into history on 11/27/2005. Not all that suprising as it was never a great theatre to begin with, even for a multiplex. It was a bit dated in terms of the seating and sound. The location was somewhat obscure as well, sitting behind the large Town Center Complex. It was only a matter of time before the more modern eMagine complex nearby would seal its fate, although that is hardly a great theater either.

The folks at Goodrich indicated that the theatre would be re-opened under new management, showing primarily foreign films. Whether the North Oakland County folks will support that idea in sufficent numbers remains to be seen. It seems to be a bit of a gamble as I have never seen an 8 screen house showing foreign films in Michigan before. The late Showcase Sterling Heights dabbled in some foreign language films near the end of its life but to no avail. Thanks to JT for the tip.

9/11/2004 - Jay
I have a friend that works there and he told me that they are updating the theaters and adding new seats. You may want to check that out.
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Novi Town Center 8 - FRONT ENTRANCE
FRONT ENTRANCE
Novi Town Center 8 - MARQUEE
MARQUEE
Novi Town Center 8 - LOBBY
LOBBY
Novi Town Center 8 - OPENING AD JUL 8 1988
OPENING AD JUL 8 1988
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