AMC Dine-In Theatres Marina 6

13455 Maxella Avenue,
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

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Chris Utley
Chris Utley on December 5, 2012 at 6:36 am

Don’t knock it till you try it, Brad. And it’s really not as intrusive as you think. The only “interuption” I had was the waitress (SILENTLY) placing the bill on the edge of my table midway through the screening.

BRADE48
BRADE48 on December 3, 2012 at 8:04 am

I’m never going to be convinced this is a good thing. I hate interuptions and talking during films. IMO this will never replace Arclight as far as quality in film exhibition. Common…Really? If this is the future of Cinema then I am going to quit going. AMC is killing film exhibition. They are the worst.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on December 3, 2012 at 8:00 am

Those are weekday prices, Danny. Don’t know the weekend matinee price, but weekend evenings jump up to $17.50.

The theatre’s official opening is today (December 3, 2012).

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on December 2, 2012 at 10:41 pm

The AMC website lists ticket prices as much cheaper than the LA Times article above — $10 matinee, $12.50 evening.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on December 2, 2012 at 8:39 pm

The room I was in (Auditorium 1) was happily side masking. :)

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on December 1, 2012 at 11:07 pm

How was the masking Chris? :P

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on November 29, 2012 at 8:55 am

Theater is now called “AMC Dine-In Theatres Marina 6.” They conducted their soft opening starting the Saturday after Thanksgiving 2012. I attended said soft opening on Sunday 11/25. AWESOME AWESOME THEATRE! Great food, awesome power reclining seats, film and sound presentation top notch!

I think that if AMC builds more of these around LA, ArcLight will have it’s first real, legitimate competion in town!

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on November 28, 2012 at 7:59 pm

An article about AMC’s converting this theater to its dine-and-view concept can be read here.

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on April 29, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I don’t know about you, but a good steak paired with a good movie sounds like a great night.

BRADE48
BRADE48 on February 11, 2012 at 10:46 am

I think people are figity enough watching a film without having the interputions of a waiter taking pates and filling glasses. Movies should be movies and restuarants should be resturants. I’m just a old grouch who wants a good film with a great presentation. No 3D! No food service! No taking and texting! Just a quiet well mannered audience to watch a film with.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on February 10, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Brad- you wouldn’t say that if you had been to an Alamo Drafthouse.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on February 10, 2012 at 7:40 am

It condenses a night out at the movies. Combining the two allows people to go see the 7:00 show and be out by 9. Many people don’t want to stay out until 11 just to see a movie. So if it puts more butts in the seats then I’m all for it.

Also — if you don’t want to eat during a movie (or have others around you eating) don’t go to a dining theatre.

BRADE48
BRADE48 on February 10, 2012 at 7:17 am

I do not understand the appeal of DINE-IN movies. Can’t we just have nice theatres with a nice presentation and comfy seats? What is the appeal oh having a steak brought to you while you are watching a film? There should be no distractions at all when watching a film. AMC is really a trashy theatre chain. They are wrecking film exhibition.

William
William on November 28, 2011 at 7:39 am

The last two Full-Service projectionist Cineplex houses were Cineplex Universal City Cinemas (“The Hill”) and Cineplex Century Plaza Cinemas.

BobSe
BobSe on November 28, 2011 at 7:29 am

Edward Havens: which Cineplex did you work at? I had the dubious honor of doing much of the training of managers and assistant managers at the Marina, under the direcion of then District Manager Larry Oya, and Local 150 IATSE Business Manager Ralph Kemp. The 1992 contract between Cineplex and Local 150 was essentially a “phase out” contract: we got 5 years of security in exchange for losing about half of our union operator jobs, including Meredith Rhule’s at the Marina.

William
William on March 11, 2010 at 10:27 am

The seat capacity for the complex was 1850.

Meredith Rhule
Meredith Rhule on November 11, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Edward Havens, sorry, but I was fired in 91 by Loews. Garth Drabinsky was in trouble, and the projectionist were reduced from 14 to five shifts per week. Bob Seeling had senority and got to stay. It could have been that Loews was just managing for Cineplex. Who knows??? Who cares???

Meredith Rhule
Meredith Rhule on November 11, 2009 at 10:02 am

Wow Ken, my baby still looks nice to me. Thanks for the photos Ken!

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 13, 2009 at 1:47 pm

The Chinese restaurant next to theater has closed, along with a couple more stores on the second floor. The tbeater was empty at four in the afternoon today.

Edward Havens
Edward Havens on July 19, 2009 at 12:24 am

Granted, I spent less than two years with Cineplex, from July 1991 to June 1993, but I’d like to correct some of Ms. Rhule’s errors above. The Loews/Cineplex merger happened in 1998, not 1991. In 1992, Cineplex did threaten to lock out the union projectionists, and many of the Cineplex assistant and general managers were sent to the Marina Marketplace to train as projectionists should the lockout occur. I had run my own booths during my four years at United Artists (1986-1990), so I ended up helping out with the teaching, but the lockout thankfully never materialized. Of all the years I have worked in exhibition (23 years and counting), the two years at Cineplex were the only time I have ever had union projectionists, and I was damn glad to have them.

As for the theatre itself, it was a minor version of the Universal City complex, which had opened the year earlier. A nice theatre, overall, and one I continued to enjoy attending even after I left Cineplex. I love that it has those huge windows in the lobby to let in natural light… although I am certain they can be a distraction to the concessionists who have to work near them when the sun is setting. I haven’t been there in a good 14 or 15 years, but it looks like it held up well.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 28, 2008 at 11:55 am

When I moved to LA in 1984, both sides of Maxella between Lincoln and Glencoe were empty lots. Over the years the mall was built along with a Tower Records and Good Guys across the street. All of the buildings on the south side are now closed, with the exception of the Barnes & Noble on the corner. The mall on the north side isn’t doing much better. Here is a picture of the theater that I took today:
http://tinyurl.com/2ec9v3

Senorsock
Senorsock on November 21, 2007 at 10:17 pm

This six-plex is a small, somewhat dingy theatre in what appears to be a dying mall. It is surrounded by empty storefronts. The lobby has a fairly low ceiling and is a bit claustrophobic. I don’t know about the rest of the screens, but the one I saw “American Gangster” on was small, though the sound and projection were fine. They do keep the place clean, but in a world with so many entertainment choices, I wouldn’t be surprised if we were to go one day and discover this was now just another empty storefront.

William
William on April 11, 2006 at 6:46 am

The Cineplex Marina Marketplace Theatre opened on Friday, December 9th. 1988.