2021 Spark Of Hope Tribute Gala Guiding Light Honoree

Paul Glantz
Co-Founder and Chairman, Emagine Entertainment, Inc.

Paul Glantz is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Troy, Michigan-based theatre chain Emagine Entertainment, Inc.

Glantz has raised over $150 million in capital to develop 11 world-class entertainment venues and in doing so has brought his concept of an exemplary entertainment experience to reality. Glantz is regarded as an expert in the cinematic exhibition industry. He has been at the forefront of technological change in the theatre industry by leading the transition to high-definition digital presentation, being among the first to deploy “4K” digital projectors, opening Michigan’s first all-laser projection theatre, by introducing Dolby’s revolutionary Atmos(TM) sound systems to the Michigan marketplace, and by building some of the nation’s largest premium large format movie screens: Emagine’s Super EMAX auditoriums.

Glantz holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with high distinction from Wayne State University and a Master of Science degree in taxation from Walsh College. He has been recognized by Wayne State’s Business School which awarded him its Distinguished Alumnus Award, by Wayne State’s Irvin D. Reid Honors College which named him its first ever “Pillar Award” recipient, by Ernst & Young as a Michigan and Northwest Ohio Entrepreneur of the Year, and by Walsh College with its Distinguished Alumnus Award.