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not really as this location has reserved seating and most movie goers use online ticketing now.the few theaters who still have them just swapped them to always maving the message to call them or visit there site for showtimes. AMC is just straight out replacing the old marquees with new AMC neon signs with the gold circle background under it.
This location has it’s AMC sign installed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3dSRPAIOHo
now amc has it under the “AMC Classic brand. it’s current name is AMC Classic Springfield 1 https://www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/nashville-tn/amc-classic-springfield-1
well this confirms that AMC is keeping the neon sign.
AMC has the advantage of actually working on full theater rehabilitation currently. New vision is basically the Carmike management who didn’t move to AMC restarting digiplex. Regal only seems to be doing single auditorium remodels to add RPX to locations.
hopefully one of these two get installed during the upgrade cycle that should be coming soon in 2018 or 2019.
AMC is working to get all locations LEED complient or Energy star rated. the last remodel i was in had the paper towels replaced with the Dyson hand driers and signs explaining how the new restrooms were greener.
the locations current menu.
Ovation was the only brand that Carmike had the abilty to expand without extra royalties like the Bogart’s or was blocked by contract terms as was the case with Sundance as Sundance Group sold the theaters under that condition. the setup of both the Sundance locations and the movico locations caused AMC to create an express version of the dine in brand as both lack normal dine in setups.
Rstewart I agree if they have to pick one to renovate first the Allentown 16 should be the first to get gutted and refit to the “AMC amazing” spec. Center Valley is in better shape just due to it not being an carmike by build.
now the AMC Mountainside 10
New vision has rebranded this theater as “New Vision Theatres Cranford Theatre”
New vision currently has this theater branded as the “New Vision Theatres Rialto Theatre”
Has Odeon gotten around to changing the signs over to there brand from AMC.
This theater acts as the 2nd screen of the Civic theater of Allentown who also runs the 19th street theater. while that location is closed for renovations all of the staff is at the 514 building.
the 19th street theater is currently closed for renovations according to the morning call.
the signs are down and replaced by banners.
the AMC theater nearby is now rebranded ad a 16 screen. https://www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/myrtle-beach/amc-broadway-17
a lot of the former carmikes seem to be delayed in getting upgraded beyond the flexible signs.
rayman29 Sundance was one of 3 names Carmike used for Dine-in locations. They also had Bogart’s Bar & Grill in Movico theaters and Ovation Cinema Grill.
Carmike acquired the Sundance Cinemas chain from Sundance Group on October 6, 2015 Basically Carmike made it a 4th brand but all the standard consumables were Carmike branded and the locations sold and refilled the Carmike popcorn bucket.
carmike had this one restriction from Sundance on the use of the name “Carmike can continue to operate the theaters using the Sundance brand but can’t use it elsewhere.”
now AMC Dine-In Houston 8 https://www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/houston/amc-dine-in-houston-8
TYoung that job is usually handled by the box office LCD display menus at the upgraded locations.
AMC corporate is removing them as part of the “new branding alignment” the CEO decided to start after buying Carmike and decided having 7 brand names on the locations was going to get confusing. the main mission is to get every AMC owned theater to get an AMC neon sign installed. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170301005839/en/
they decided to standardize on three brands that act as feature set concepts. Dine-in locations have full commercial kitchens on site, “AMC” locations have the extended hot foods menu and are getting the full location upgrades first. Classic is a discount first run brand for smaller low traffic locations and have more discounts for rewards members mainly reusing the better ideas of Carmike.
just the standard and not the Dine-in version of the sign?
it looks like it was 95%done before amc got control of Carmike as it looks like the default carmike theater look was already installed before they could switch it over to the AMC standard look. the inside looks like they got it in time to get the AMC signs up and get the Bar installed with there branding.