AMC Metreon 16

101 4th Street,
San Francisco, CA 94103

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This sizeable multiplex includes IMAX screens in addition to conventional ones.

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terrywade on December 6, 2016 at 7:46 pm

Visited this cinema today and they are busy putting in the new recliners in about half of the cinema’s at one end of the building. Cinema #13 (the largest screen non Imax in the theatre) is being turned into SF’s fist Dolby Vision Cinema. They removed the small candy counter they never used in front of the new Dolby Cinema entrance. Go visit in the next few weeks to see the old worn seats before they are removed in cinemas #7-#12. Be ready for noisy hammering going on during your movie from the next door cinemas they are working on. Many people left and got a refund! They need to put a sign up in the lobby on the remodel noise going on. Once a former Loews/Sony large complex theatre the seating will be way reduced by the larger seats at the SF Metreon. Same old problem in Cinema#7 and most of the spaces, the red aisle lights shine on the bottom right and left part of the curved screen. At least AMC still has masking that moves not like Cinemark/Century that keeps everything open with boring white screen shown. Things hope to ready with the new seats in some auditoriums by Christmas. They have turned up the sound I think to drown out all the hammering. Bring the workers in at night to do the work please.

stevenj on December 7, 2016 at 6:43 pm

2 years of posts are missing from this page. I’ve noticed that some of my posts for other theaters were deleted also. ???

re terrywade – Cinema 13 was the theater that had a Dolby Atmos sound system installed for Gravity. Dolby Vision Cinema will still use the Atmos sound system, add more comfortable seating and the latest in digital projection.


HowardBHaas on February 23, 2017 at 4:18 am

I don’t get it. That link doesn’t refer to any particular city. What city is the real laser IMAX? Why write in code & mystery?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 23, 2017 at 6:08 am

I think hdtv might be referring to the Metreon itself. The IMAX web site lists only 17 theaters with laser IMAX in the US and Canada, and 22 more in the rest of the world. I don’t think many of them have screens as big as the Metreon’s, though.

terrywade on June 2, 2017 at 8:10 pm

The big AMC remodel job is almost over at the Metreon Theatre in San Francisco. One of the worst changes is the removal of the dark blue cove lights in the long hall. AMC replaced them with bright ugly white LED lights that shine in your face when you walk around to go into your auditoriums. They trashed about 50% of the nice large candy counter display popcorn and drink signs in the lobby. They did make a big change in the Dolby Cinema #13 for the better after my last visit 6 months ago and reduced the red lights on the aisles so they don’t shine on the curved Dolby VisionĀ® screen on the bottom corners. I did enjoy the new Pirates movie in Imax 3-D in their only Imax screen in the building even though they had a 10 minutes delay at the start at a 12:45 mat because of a chiller problem in the Imax projectors. The people that do these remodel jobs for AMC have no showmanship, at least they could have put in multi color LED lights so the manager could change to what ever color he wanted in the lobby halls but now we are stuck with boring no class white bright lights.

bigjoe59 on July 20, 2017 at 3:23 pm


i haven’t been out to San Francisco for maybe 10? years. to which i was shocked to hear the Northpoint closed. i always liked the theater during my trips out to your city. so why did it close? lack of business or the landlord sold the land? i looked at theater’s page but non one has posted there for well over a year so i thought i’d ask here.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 20, 2017 at 9:27 pm

A Cineplex Odeon spokesperson said at the time of the Northpoint’s closing that the lease was up and the house had been losing money for some time, so the lease wasn’t renewed. Apparently nobody else wanted it either. SF Gate Story.

bigjoe59 on July 21, 2017 at 2:49 pm


to Joe Vogel thanks for the info about the Northpoint. I guess the story with the Northpoint is similar to the recently closed Ziegfeld in Midtown. no one I know had any complaints about the theater in terms of the projection, sound etc…..but the last few years any big film that played the Ziegfeld also played 10 to 12 other theaters in Manhattan. plus lets be honest even if it were making money what multiplex chain wants to spend the time to operate a large single screen movie theater. its sad the only 1st run single screen movie theater left in Manhattan is the Paris.

leowtyx on October 9, 2017 at 9:18 pm


Are there sources confirming the screen size to be 97 by 76 ft? Because I read that some claim to be 100 by 80 ft.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on October 10, 2017 at 3:39 am

Probably safe to call this straight up AMC Metreon… all Loews signage has finally been removed inside and outside the building.

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