Celebration! Careers

WHAT WE ARE ALL ABOUT:

We do a lot more than provide a place to watch movies, we create space where story happens! The story may be that of a first date that leads to marriage, a movie that inspired a guest to take an epic road trip, a conversation that forms a deeper connection between family members and millions of others! The popcorn we pop, the tickets we tear and the smiles we deliver provide a framework for these stories!

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR:

We love to receive/give smiles and offer genuine friendliness to everyone who enters our lobbies. We hire people who have an abundance of both of these traits! Big smiles and being able to connect with others in a friendly way is what we depend on you to bring to every shift. We will teach you the rest of the job—no worries!

“I just like to smile!
Smiling’s my favorite!”
--Buddy, Elf 2003

We exist to create space where story happens...

Gil's Story

Harrison's Story

Caitlin's Story

BEGIN YOUR STORY WITH CELEBRATION!



A CELEBRATED CAST!

Our Cast Members are at the very center of activity inside our theatres, working in a variety of areas as they seek to deliver an unparalleled movie-going experience to each guest who visits. Cast Members will need to be friendly and outgoing, smiling and engaging! Tasks associated with this position include selling tickets, preparing and serving delicious food and beverage, maintaining clean, safe theatres and lobbies and directing guests to their theatre.


FOOD & BEVERAGE

Our Servers, Line Cooks are an integral part of our enhanced food + beverage operation. A few of the tasks associated with this position include preparing menu items, completing both prep and clean-up and maintaining both food quality and cleanliness/
sanitation standards.


CUSTODIAL

The third shift Cleaning Crew is a vital part of our theatre operation. They are the stage setters. Our Crew Members take care of both cleaning and maintenance tasks, using commercial cleaning equipment. Areas covered include our theatre auditoriums, lobbies, restrooms and parking lots.


MANAGEMENT

The Managers are leaders and role models in each of our locations. They ensure that their staff is motivated and inspired to provide guests with an outstanding guest experience. They also are charged with monitoring and maintaining each part of the theatre building itself.


CORPORATE

Our Corporate team is both behind and in front of the scenes. Keeping the entire theatre circuit in mind, they are challenged with keeping the business operating efficiently and excellently, while focusing on future innovations and new ideas that will make the guest experience better.

The Perks!


Oh, cool. -And plus, the benefits, man.
Garden State (2004)


Free movies passes


& a sudden increase in popularity among your friends!


Ridiculously Discounted Concessions!


A buck fifty will buy you a world of deliciousness!


Flexible Schedules


We work really hard to accommodate your life!


Tuition Reimbursement


A benefit both you AND your folks will appreciate!


Opportunities to grow!


Many of our leaders started as an usher and worked their way up the ladder! You can too!

Celebrate Community

OUR COMMUNITY MISSION:


Celebration! Cinema values the work of many regional community partners. We aim to use our unique resources to support community needs and to champion stories of organizations that contribute to the health and vitality of West and Central Michigan. Learn more...

SOME OF OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS:

SCHOOLS FOR SIERRA LEONE:

While the majority of Celebration! Cinema’s community contributions are focused locally in West & Central Michigan, we also provide support to an elementary and secondary school in the West African country of Sierra Leone. This is a region in which the Loeks Family has personal relationships, and we are excited about new methods of teaching literacy that are being piloted. Learn more...

Celebration! History

THE CELEBRATION! STORY:

At Celebration! Cinema “We create space where story happens” on our screens, in our lobbies and in our communities. Our company history also has a good story that includes three generations of the Loeks family. Learn more...



Beginning in 1944 Jack Loeks opened The Foto News (later became The Midtown Theatre) in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. In years that followed Loeks expanded the number of theatres to include single and double screen small town theatres, drive-ins, and large multiplex theatres including the world’s largest multiplex theatre, Studio 28 with 20 screens!


“If we take care of our
employees, the bottom-line
will take care of itself”
--Jack Loeks, Founder

INDUSTRY LEADERS:

Family owned and operated for over 70 years, we focus on running a great company that delivers celebrated service. From pioneering the multi-plex theatre to being among the first to digital cinema and connecting IMAX screens to movie theatres – we are always looking for innovative ideas that makes a better movie experience.

JD Loeks
President

TODAY & THE FUTURE:


The best people in the industry got us
here. Weekly team meetings and
daily “huddle” gatherings ensure we are measuring the right things to run our business. But the immeasurable part is at the heart of our employees. We need fun, excited, smart and teachable people to help lead us into the future.

Emily Loeks
Director of
Community Affairs