Rivertree Court Cinemas closed
VERNON HILLS, IL — It appears that AMC has closed the curtain on Rivertree Court Cinemas in Vernon Hills. According to the Vernon Hills Review, the theater will be converted to a Gordman’s department store.
Rivertree Court was opened in 1988 by the now defunct Cineplex Odeon chain and had the distinction of being one of the few Chicago area theaters left with the original CO decor. It was closed once before by Loews Cineplex in 2000, before Kerasotes purchased and reopened it in 2001. After AMC purchased Kerasotes earlier this year, the writing was probably on the wall as AMC also purchased the Showplace 8 (also in Vernon Hills) which is much newer.
The last day of shows was Thursday, December 2nd. Among the last features shown were “The Last Three Days”, “Due Date”, “Secretariat”, “Skyline”, “Life As We Know It”, “The Social Network”, and “Morning Glory”.