In February, Metromode reported on the start of construction of a luxury movie theater in Farmington Hills. The Riviera Cinema is scheduled to open April 30 at 9 Mile Road west of Middlebelt Road, an updated and high-end version of the theater that once was there.
A Hollywood-style, red carpet cocktail party opening is scheduled for May 6 and will raise money for four charities: Jay’s Juniors, National Council of Jewish Women, Oakland Early College, and Sweet Dreamzzz. Tickets are $100 and include a strolling supper, signature cocktail, a live band, popcorn, snacks, and movies. Click here for tickets.
The Riviera will have nine auditoriums with wall-to-wall screens, the latest in film projection and sound technology, and new style theater seating with high-backed rockers and VIP recliners.
One auditorium will be for rent as a private screening room and a party and corporate event space.
The lobby, which was designed by Birmingham-based Ron and Roman with elegance as the guiding principal, will have a cocktail lounge and restaurant-like menu in addition to concession food.
The Riviera Cinema was developed in a partnership between Bloomfield Hills-based Cloud Nine Theater Partners and New York-headquartered DipsonTheatres. Cloud Nine operates 12 screens in metro Detroit, the others being at The Maple Theater. Dispon owns eight cinemas in New York, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.
Source: Ruth Daniels, spokesperson, Cloud Nine Theater Partners
Writer: Kim North Shine