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What were the first seven before that?
I learned today that the XD auditorium is actually an addition to the building. I haven’t been inside, but I assume they carved out one of the existing regular theatres to provide access to the XD screen, keeping the total count at 12.
Jordan — I think the article is referring to the Cinema 21 (originally the Marina Theatre) which was converted into a Walgreens and also houses a new Marina Theatre.
Quite a claim — they don’t have to drive 15-minutes down the road.
It is now the “Royal Range” where the E and G have been replaced with a similar font O and Y.
This is great! It’s details like this that I love. Similarly, the Krikorian (now Cinepolis) Pico Rivera 15 was originally supposed to have a giant screen concept added to it in the big empty field to the side of the building, but it never happened. So the theatre is built with theatres 2-15, and no theatre #1.
Since those are pretty standard AMC designs of the time, I assume that AMC remodeled to match the additions just without stadium.
I understand that the theatre isn’t part of the mall. But the current building doesn’t appear on historic arial maps until 2004 images. Prior to that the space where the current building stands is an empty field. That’s why I suspect the 1975 building is not part of the current complex, and actually stood somewhat west of the current building.
Judging by Historic Aerials, the current 8-screen building (and the easern part of the mall) did not exist at the time of their 1993 photo. I would say that the current 8-screen building is entirely new and not any part of the original 2/3 screen configuration.
I stand corrected – it is divided ten screens to the left, six screens to the right of the snack bar.
Picking up on various comments made on various North Dekalb pages here on CT, I visited the AMC 16 earlier this year and do strongly believe that the Market Square 4 is part of this 16-plex. This theatre after entering the lobby, to the right side of the snack bar are four slope-seating theatres. To the left of the snack bar is a long hallway that connects to what is essentially a 12-plex stadium style theatre. Pics soon to be up at Cinematour.com
This theatre was demolished late 2016 or early 2017.
Does anybody know about the screen count change? When I was there in 2011 it at least had interior signage indicating there were 18-screens. Wha happen?
Still there as of February 2017.
stevenj – that’s stock footage. All AMC Dine-In theatres show the same picture.
rayman – that’s a good point, but I think it would take somebody filing a lawsuit or bringing the DOJ back into it to make that happen again.
The 17th Screen is actually in a separate building in the same shopping/entertainment complex. and is listed on this site as the IMAX Discovery Theatre. Do with that info what you will, but in my head it means this is still a 16-screen theatre with a separate theatre nearby.
Also — some of these AMC 24-30 screens aren’t fully open anymore, often 10 screens are closed down/cordoned off.
It’s determined by annual attendance I believe. And if I’m not mistaken, this theatre is a stinker as far as attendance goes.
I want to go visit and see if it’s actually become any more “Dine-In” than it was before as Sundance. I think it’s somewhat misleading to call it a “Dine In Theatre” when it’s not one devoted to full meal service.
The Worcester Telegram reported on 2/28/17 that the building was being demolished.
Oh — and there used to be a blade sign down the front but it was knocked out in a storm a LOOOONG time ago (60’s? sooner?)
The theatre reopened well before 2004. Renovation work began in 1996 and I think it reopened in late 1996 or early 1997… I can’t remember, it’s such a blur. Sad to see it close, I helped a little bit with the renovation in 1996.
The name of the street it’s on is Fire Tower Rd. I’m assuming the street once lead to the town’s fire tower.
Curious if this information came from somewhere of if its anecdotal. Where specifically was it located besides “in Scottsdale”
Oh those lightbulbs! I’m sure the manager there loves them.