AMC Loews Waterfront 22

300 Waterfront Drive West,
West Homestead, PA 15120

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rivest266
rivest266 on September 21, 2014 at 2:41 pm

May 5th, 2000 grand opening ad in photo section.

SusanD
SusanD on March 26, 2010 at 9:32 pm

Oh I hope nobody inferred anything racial by my above comment.

SusanD
SusanD on March 26, 2010 at 8:05 pm

John,

That’s why I prefer the Manor, even if it’s a little dingy.

John Fink
John Fink on March 26, 2010 at 6:24 am

It can happen anywhere, I now live in Buffalo and Walden Galleria had the same problems as this theater, the solution: a very visible security force. The problem with that: God forbid minority teens come to the mall to do what white teens do – shop, hang out and see a movie. I’ve always said rich white kids in Simsbury, CT do exsactly what black teens in Clifton, NJ do: hang out in front of their local theater, in both cases its annoying. Walden has an over 18 policy, interesting to see who is stopped frequently at the mall and asked to show ID. As for the theater, it’s the most over policed block in all of greater Buffalo I think, Regal Cinemas and the mall must pay a fortune for this kind of service.

I don’t know what security is like at the Waterfront but I can see how that developers and theater owners need to strike the right balance, another theater (Loews in Wayne, NJ) I hate going to is often a police state, the Wayne PD sometimes check tickets at the door and are rude and condescending to patrons. At that point going to the movies ceases to be entertaining setting a bad tone right from the start of the screening – management of coarse doesn’t care, there’s nothing they can do about the security and police they hire. At AMC Garden State I complained about their security, a guard used his cell phone in the theater during the show, and I’ve been given a free pass by management. All I really wanted for the security guard to apologize to me and acknowledge that he should never under any circumstances do that ever, management told me as a subcontractor that was not possible, I told them they need to hire better vendors. As you can see it’s a problem when you have police and security that are as moronic, if not more moronic than the patrons they are paid to guard against.

SusanD
SusanD on March 26, 2010 at 6:03 am

TSLOEWS,

It’s in the Waterfront, which is a shopping center/“lifestyle center” built on the site of the old US Steel Homestead Works. Where once high paying industrial jobs existed, now low-paid sales clerks ring up sales of goods made in China at places like Target and Abercrombie & Fitch.

The Waterfront itself is okay, but the rest of Homestead remains devastated by the loss of the mills and it’s ancillary businesses like Mesta Machine. Check out my reviews of the Waterfront View link here. Be sure to click on the two Youtube clips for songs about Homestead.

And despite what I said above, and despite that I like this place’s archeitecture, I’m beginning to dislike this theatre.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on November 10, 2009 at 1:16 pm

The theater must be in a rough part of town. Sounds like bad planning.

John Fink
John Fink on March 17, 2009 at 5:53 pm

I’m shocked no one commented on the shooting death of a patron in the lobby while the theater was showing 50 Cent’s Get Rich or Die Trying. The film’s wikkepedia page: ( View link) ) discusses its controversies including incidents at a few theaters. Therefore this theater (which I’ve never been) has had some problems with patron behavior.

SusanD
SusanD on March 17, 2009 at 1:17 pm

I went here with my husband and some of our friends to see “Coraline”. I hadn’t been here before ‘cos I see almost all my movies in my nieghborhood. The Squirrel Hill Theatre is within walking distance and the Manor is right around the corner from our house. The Waterfront is a pretty decent megaplex.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 10, 2009 at 6:34 pm

Come January 23rd, an IMAX theater will open in auditorium #13 and “The Dark Knight” will be its first movie.

bamtino
bamtino on June 13, 2005 at 1:20 pm

Architect needs to be updated to “David Rockwell/Rockwell Group.”

bamtino
bamtino on January 15, 2005 at 1:32 pm

Loews Jersey Gardens in Elizabeth, NJ shares the same design as the Waterfront. However, during construction of that facility it was discovered that the theatre would not be able to acquire a liquor license and the mezzanine level sat empty, instead of housing the intended “Loews Club” area.

bamtino
bamtino on January 15, 2005 at 1:27 pm

On Christmas Day, 2004, eight teens were arrested for disorderly conduct at this theatre when, according to local police, approximately nine hundred juveniles overran the theatre despite the presence of twelve police officers and two police dogs being paid by Loews Cineplex to provide security.
The theatre closed early, cancelling eight shows, and the local PD is requesting that the facility remain closed on Christmas and Easter in the future. LCE is, obviously, resistant to the suggestion.