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Reopened last night with the showing of The Lion KING(2019). It has been completely renovated and has the same manager as the State in Holstein. The rest of the staff is volunteers, much like the State. The State’s success partially influenced Ida Grove to reopen their theatre as well.
The AMC sign placed over the very visible Carmike labelscar looks terrible. I would much rather AMC and other theater owners spend money in the theaters, but that needs to be fixed badly.
Also, the JCPenney is gone, the building is now home to the Sioux City Public Museum.
The profile picture is of the 1928 Orpheum on Pierce Street, not the Capitol on Nebraska Street.
No word about the future of this movie theater, but the hotel has been cancelled.
Now the AMC CLASSIC Johnston 16. AMC needs to stop changing the names so frequently!
steventonysmith, that’s not really a photo of what the theater will look like. AMC uses that photo on the theater page of many of their theaters on AMC’s website. Basically its a stock image used to give an idea of how the theater looks, but each theater is different.
AMC has dropped classic from the name. Renovations are finally in the works!
I’ve had pretty good experiences with AMC since they bought Carmike. As for marquees and newspaper ads, they’ve become unnecessary. AMC has their problems, but they’re one of the better companies operating theaters today, at least based on my experience.
Glad to hear more history about the theater Donett. It really is a nice theater, and while AMC is know know known for operating theaters much larger than the Yankton 5, AMC seems committed to keeping this wonderful little theater open, and as good as ever.
Yesterday was the final day of operation.
TomMc11 is correct. The theater closed as a result of Interstate 29 being redone and some of the land was needed for the redesigned Riverside exit. That and declining business.
I think the land would be a good spot for a new movie theater, but with 26 screens in Sioux City as if today, there probably isn’t a need for more.
Marcus' last day of operation of this theater was on Sunday, and Alamo Drafthouse will reopen it in the fall.
The U.S. release date for Avengers was moved a week forward so the release date would be the same for most countries around the world. Disney was concerned it would hurt the U.S. box office to have it released in other countries first because spoilers would be out before people could see it in the U.S. or people would be able to pirate it before its in theaters. Expect release dates for big movies to be pretty much the same worldwide from now on. They’ve become less and less spread out in recent years.
The Promonade will be renovated this summer. New features include reserved seating, recliners, a new bar, and other improvements.
CMX Mall if America opens May 4, and will according to them will be the first movie theater with a food hall.
You are not the first person I’ve seen have so many complaints about an AMC that was formally Carmike. Carmike was far from the best movie chain, but it seems that in general the quality has stayed the same, or has gotten worse. I’ve had no major issues at any AMC, former Carmike or not, but that does not seem to be the case for many people. Hopefully AMC will fix their issues at their theaters, and not be so focused on growing if they cannot handle the growth.
The fact that a Stubs membership was required for the discount as soon the names changed was a bad decision. They should have kept it the same for at least a few months. They also should have given existing Carmike Rewards members a one time discount for Premire. AMC made a lot of mistakes about how quickly they changed policies, and they’ve lost business as a result.
Its a popular site to review places. Based on the other reviews you’re not the only one that doesn’t like this theater.
That’s too bad, but maybe Yelp would be a better site to post your opinion.
I disagree. There are more theaters and showtimes now than 30 years ago. Some shows sell out but most don’t. The smaller capacity is actually more profitable due to higher prices. Why go to a theater if its more comfortable to stay at hone? Its helping ticket sales. Recliners are becoming the norm braces on most cases, they increase profits.
AMC has closed this theater.
Its a bland and generic design, but the color or lack of it makes it worse. If won’t ever be a masterpiece, but it would help. Most AMCs aren’t any better design wise, but the color scheme makes up for it a bit.
It is an ugly building, but the new AMC sign makes it look better. Now all it needs is new paint job. The main reason its so ugly is it lacks color.
I think Waverly is large enough to support a for profit movie theater. They don’t have any locations in Eastern Omaha, but it needs to be operated by someone like Main Street Theatres of Omaha, which besides Sioux City and Omaha only have theaters in large towns and very small cities. I think the major problem was management. A three screen theater in a town of nearly 10,000 people can be profitable if run well. Sounds like they operated it expecting it not to be profitable, so they didn’t put the effort to make it profitable.