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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.
Most of the movie theaters I go have never even had a marquee. I love how it looks on vintage theaters, but its no longer necessary. I get that you don’t like it, but most people don’t mind or don’t care. AMC is losing money, and if they are going to reduce operating costs, I’d rather they do it by eliminating marquees than something that actually lessens the experience inside.
riverst266, I found the theater you were talking about. It was the Coral IV and it was located on the other side of Coralville, not at the mall. It was added to the site yesterday.
Nikki Paul, who for decades worked at the box office of several movie theaters in Sioux City, most recently this one, has died at the age of 100. While she stopped working at the box office several years ago, she continued as a Walmart greeter until last year.
The Cameo did not open until 1969. In 1906 the entire building was still a department store, and stayed that way for another 10 years. It then became a music store, and after that closed, it became a mixed use building paving the way for the cameo to open in the first floor of the Nebraska Street Annex in 1969.
The part of the building the Cameo was in dates back to around 1902, and like Joe Vogel mentioned the building was originally a department store, and after it moved across the street it became a music store. The building became a mixed use building in the 1960s. Riverest266 is correct that the Cameo opened in 1969, and closed in 1988.
Anytime Fitness was the most recent occupant of the space once home of the Cameo. The 2nd and 3rd floors of the L shaped building were converted to apartments in the late 1990s. The original part of the building facing 4th Street was built in 1885 and is one of the oldest surviving buildings in downtown Sioux City. The building is now called the Century Plaza.
AMC has closed this theatre. Last day of operation was January 11th.
Yes, Sundance was the name of Carmike’s Dine In Theatres until they were purchased by AMC. Weird it said Carmike and not Sundance though.
When I checked earlier, I am guessing the theaters that were closed were probably undergoing renovations at that time.
Seems like AMC has changed the name due to confusion with the Kalamazoo 10, which has sued AMC due to the confusion. If the name change is permanent, seems like the lawsuit is moot.
This website is about all movie theatres, not just cinema treasures. As for the AMC Empire, it is one of the best theatres in the country today, and the preservation of the Empire Theatre structure was a brilliant way of incorporating the old with the new. The golden age of movie theatres is long over, but this theatre at least has preserved a small piece of it. Why criticize a movie theatre that at least salvaged a beautiful and historic movie theatre and uses it as its focal point?
Hard to tell, but by the showtimes, it seems they are only 18 screens open now.
Film streams has finished renovating the theater and it reopens today!
Nationwide fewer IMAX movies are being shown in 3D because attendance in 3D has declined. I checked the show times, and all I could find for Star Wars here in IMAX is 3D so I think you’re good.
Well, neither of those theatres in Anaheim are listed on here, and I overlooked theatres in neighboring towns. I guess the only loser of this theatre closing is AMC and people paying for Stubs membership, and people seeing Disney preview showings. (For example Coco had advanced screenings for annual pass holders)
That will not happen. The new hotel will be exactly where the theatre is, and their isn’t enough room in the new building. The first floor will contain other shops and restaurants that will be torn down, but those take up much less room than a movie theatre does.
I’m sure AMC or someone else where open a new theatre somewhere in Anaheim. Without the AMC Downtown Disney, Anaheim will be one of the the most populated cities in the country not to have a single movie theatre. It just doesn’t make sense to keep one on a property that contains two of the most popular theme parks in the world, and limited room for hotels, shops, restaurants, and parking. Those people need a place to sleep or a place to eat. There’s only two Disney theme park resorts in the United States, but thousands of places to see a movie.
According to an article from the Sioux City Journal, the Plaza switched from a first run to second around 1993.
AMC is doing that to all the second run theatres they got from Carmike. Its too bad second run theatres are almost extinct.
So the sign still say AMC? Wouldn’t AMC require them to remove the signs as soon as possible? I can’t believe AMC is not doing everything they can to get their name off locations they no longer own.
AMC Downtown Disney’s days are numbered. Disney has announced they are going to tear down the theatre and other buildings to make room for a new hotel.
No theaters found within 30 miles? Where was this theatre located, Antarctica?
The space is vacant, but the building is still standing. To the best of my knowledge, the chairs were sold, but I’m not sure about the projector or the rest of the theatre.
I am impressed that the office building will be be saved. A few decades ago a similar project would have just torn down the whole thing. This is a case of history vs economics. Unless a wealthy philanthropist were involved, realistically no one would save a historic live theatre if they can tear it down and replace it with something significantly more profitable. Hopefully what can be salvaged from it will be.
The manager of my Carmike/AMC said they are in the process of negotiating their lease so the can start remodeling in a few months. That was a few weeks ago so plans may have changed. They also just reduced the hours, but it only affects show times after 7:30 on Sundays and weekdays.
JOvieBuff AMC is still operating this location as a seconds run theatre. I assume it will eventually be converted to first run or AMC will close it altogether. AMC seems to be converting second run theatres to first run, but still less expensive than most theatres, for now. I don’t think AMC has any interest in second run theatres. In this day and age, they’re just not profitable.
This is 4DX.