The power of Emagine-ation

Wm. Molnar Roofing installs multiple roof systems on a movie theater

Emagine Entertainment is a chain of Michigan-based luxury movie theaters with a combined 76 screens at six locations. It is the first theater chain in the world to convert to 100 percent digital projection, and in 1997, its Cinema Hollywood theater was the first in Michigan to feature all stadium seating.

The newest Emagine Entertainment location is Emagine Royal Oak and Star Lanes in Royal Oak, Mich. Construction of the 71,000-square-foot facility, which includes a 10-auditorium theater, 16-lane bowling center, restaurant and bar, began in August 2010. The project's general contractor, Ronnisch MICCO Joint Venture, Birmingham, Mich., invited Wm. Molnar Roofing Co. Inc., Riverview, Mich., to bid the facility's roof system installation, and Wm. Molnar Roofing won the project.

"We were asked to furnish and install TPO roofing for the building's low-slope roof area; metal copings; a metal mechanical screen wall; metal roofs on the curved tower and canopy; and composite wall panels at the tower, as well as hoist solar panels and flash solar rack penetrations into the low-slope roof and build and install vertical louvered metal gates," says Rob Molnar, Wm. Molnar Roofing's project manager.

A challenging job