Updated: Apr 29
Eric Welch, Staff Writer- Arts and Entertainment
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A short car ride west of The University of Michigan- Dearborn campus is Canton, Michigan, home of the Emagine Theater.
Emagine has made Tuesday night the best night of the week for movie lovers. With their free reward program, a person can buy a ticket to a first run movie for only five dollars every Tuesday and the popcorn is free! Sign up for free, online or in the theater. With each purchase, a reward member also earns points toward other free items, including movie tickets.
Once the tickets are bought and you have your popcorn, it’s time for a drink. Step up to the bar for a fun movie- themed cocktail. If spirits are not for you, then check out their giant soda fountain where thirsty movie goers can create their own sugary, caffeinated, and icy treat. My favorite is Cherry Vanilla Coca-Cola.
After the snacks, find your seat and put up your feet. All Emagine theaters are designed for maximum comfort with reclining and heated seats. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show!
This week’s movie selection was the murder mystery Death on the Nile, based on the 1937 novel written by Agatha Christie. The story finds the legendary detective Hercule Poirot, played by Kenneth Branagh, aboard a luxurious river boat for an exotic, Egyptian vacation. The vacation is cut short when he is forced into action to hunt a killer.
The film also stars Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, as well as Armie Hammer, Annette Bening, Letitia Wright, and Russell Brand.
The story begins in 1930’s London and moves to Egypt and the Nile River. The settings are beautiful, the costumes are sharp, and the champagne is bubbly. There are also breathtaking views of pyramids and other Egyptian landmarks.
The movie, directed by its star Branagh, is a fun escape with many twists and turns that will keep the audience guessing right up to the shocking ending as Detective Poirot tries to solve the mystery.
Death on the Nile is a sequel to another famous Christie mystery classic, Murder on the Orient Express, which was released as a film in 2017. Although this film also follows the adventures of Hercule Poirot, it is not necessary to see the film first in order to enjoy Nile.
See you next Tuesday when I’ll be enjoying a free bucket of popcorn with a Cherry Vanilla Coca-Cola while watching The Batman!