Boxing Fans, Barstool Sports Rough N Rowdy Coming to the Big Screen

The highly-anticipated Barstool Sports’ Rough N’ Rowdy 16, an amateur boxing Pay Per View event, is coming to select local Emagine Theaters

Metro Detroit, MI — December 7th, 2021

Boxing fans this is one you won’t want to miss. Barstool Sports’ Rough N’ Rowdy 16, an amateur boxing PPV event featuring nonstop action and endless haymakers, will be shown on the big screen at Emagine Novi located at 44425 West Twelve Mile Road in Novi, MI, Emagine Canton located at 39535 Ford Road in Canton, MI, and Emagine Royal Oak located at 200 North Main Street in Royal Oak, MI on Friday, December 10.

Through an arrangement between Barstool Sports and Joe Hand Promotions, the leading provider of live content to theatres, bars, restaurants, and other public viewing venues, Rough N’ Rowdy fans can view the event with their friends in the comfort of an Emagine Theatre at select locations.

Barstool Sports

Produced by Barstool Sports, Rough N’ Rowdy 16 features 20 matchups of amateur boxing with NO HEADGEAR at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center in Charleston, WV, on Friday, December 10 at 8 p.m. The action will be offered at select Emagine Theatres across the United States through Joe Hand Promotions.

The main event of Rough N’ Rowdy 16 features Jeff Nadu and Jersey Jerry, two brawlers from very different backgrounds with real hate in their hearts for each other. It’s bad blood vs. blue-collar determination, all rolled into one incredible showdown.

Also featured is the rematch of Hot Wheelz vs. Cherry Bomb for the Women’s Title, plus the returning fan-favorite, Shizzat Da Rizzat, will face Scarface for the Lightweight Title. The rest of the night includes a match-up between two fighters under 4’5”, lots of West Virginia locals brawling with no headgear, a live ring girl contest after the final bell, and pure chaos you have to see to believe!

Photo Courtesy of Barstool Sports

Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy and Dan Katz will call the action LIVE from Charleston Coliseum.

Online Ticket Sales

Tickets are on sale now at $15 and can be purchased in advance at

“Rough N’ Rowdy is the funniest, most action-packed three hours you’ll ever have,” said Barstool Sports’ founder, Dave “El Pres” Portnoy. “I guarantee at some point you’ll have tears in your eyes laughing because you will have NEVER seen anything like it.”

“We are thrilled to bring Rough N’ Rowdy 16 to Emagine Theatres as theaters look for new and exciting ways to bring customers back. We’re honored to partner with Barstool Sports and offer the up-and-coming RnR PPV in Novi, Canton, and Royal Oak,” said Joe Hand Jr., President of Joe Hand Promotions.

“We are proud to partner with Barstool Sports and Joe Hand Promotions to bring such a unique event to our venues,” said Anthony LaVerde, CEO of Emagine Entertainment.  “Bringing events like this is part of our commitment to bringing the magic of movies and more to our guests.”

Tickets are available at

About Emagine Entertainment

Emagine Entertainment’s affiliates own and operate luxury theatres in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Emagine operates theatres with a combined 23,141 seats and 244 screens. Emagine has led the way in bringing luxury theatres to the metropolitan Detroit market. Emagine enjoys the honor and distinction of being named “Best Movie Theatre” for several years running by the Detroit Free Press, the Detroit News, and WDIV television. Emagine has been named “Best Theater to See a First Run Movie” by Hour Magazine consecutively for the past 9 years.

Emagine is a recognized innovator in the theatrical exhibition industry having been the first theatre chain in the world to convert to 100% digital projection. In 1997, Cinema Hollywood (now Emagine Birch Run) was the first theatre in Michigan to open with all stadium seating. Emagine was the first to introduce 4K projection to the Detroit market and it boasted three of the first 100 Dolby Atmos®immersive sound systems deployed worldwide.

On December 15, 2017, Emagine began operating the largest movie screen in the State of Michigan with the opening of its Super EMAX auditorium (featuring laser projection technology) at its megaplex in Novi, Michigan, and on December 19, 2019, Emagine opened the largest CinemaScope screen in the Midwest at its Emagine Canton/Westland location. Paul Glantz, Chairman of Emagine Entertainment has been interviewed on CNN concerning his views and opinions on the operation of luxury theatres. On February 28, 2018, Emagine Entertainment, Inc., and 7-time BET Award-winning and Grammy® nominated superstar Big Sean (Sean Anderson), announced their joint venture agreement to develop, Sean Anderson Theatre, powered by Emagine, a world-class cinematic and live music entertainment center in Detroit and potentially at other sites around the U.S., as well. The new partnership is actively scouting prospective sites in Detroit.

Emagine’s luxury experience incorporates not only reclining chairs but also gourmet snacks, reserved seating, in-seat service, and other upscale amenities such as valet parking. All Emagine theatres offer adult patrons the option of enjoying their favorite cocktail, beer, or wine while concurrently maintaining a genteel and welcoming environment for families.

Emagine Entertainment is proud of its excellent leadership team dedicated to maintaining the highest standard of customer service and a fastidious attention to cleanliness in its theatres. Emagine’s management has established themselves as recognized leaders in quality and in providing their guests with the best possible movie-going experience.

About Barstool Sports

Founded in 2003 by David Portnoy, Barstool Sports is a leading digital sports, entertainment, and media platform that delivers original content across blogs, podcasts, video, and social media, supported by nearly 100 dedicated personalities. Barstool engages and entertains approximately 147M loyal followers across six platforms and 6M monthly uniques across its blog and app.

The core of Barstool’s fans fall within the Millennial and Generation Z generations. In 2020, Barstool Sports grew by approximately 57%, delivering nearly $150 million in revenue from digital and audio advertising, eCommerce, events, and licensing. Barstool Sports is a strategic partner of casino operator Penn National Gaming and home to The Barstool Fund for small business relief due to the impacts of COVID-19.

About Joe Hand Promotions

Joe Hand Promotions is the leading provider of live content to bars, restaurants, and other public viewing venues. Joe Hand Promotions has been bringing fan communities together to watch sporting events since 1971. Over its history, Joe Hand Promotions has presented more than 25,000 events to commercial establishments, helping them boost their food and beverage sales, expand their customer base, and increase their late-night revenues.