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AMC Loews Boston Common 19

175 Tremont Street,
Boston, MA 02111

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AMC Loews Boston Common 19

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This state-of-the-art Loews megaplex opened July 20, 2001, as part of the Millennium Place/Ritz-Carlton Towers development in Boston’s theatre district. It occupies the former site of the Astor (Tremont) Theatre, which had been demolished two decades earlier.

It is now the only movie theatre in downtown Boston.

Contributed by Ron Newman

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Ron Newman
Ron Newman on March 20, 2017 at 10:11 am

It was a bar specifically for moviegoers.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on March 20, 2017 at 10:17 am

If you go back to old comments, you will find discussion of the Back Lot, especially in this comment by Ian Judge (who managed the theatre in its early years):

theatrefan on March 20, 2017 at 4:26 pm

They were a bit ahead of the times, because nowadays having a bar in your theatre is very in vogue with chains like Alamo Drafthouse and such.

HowardBHaas on March 20, 2017 at 6:33 pm

Thanks Ron for the description. As to theatrefan’s point, though at least sometimes simply in the main lobby, some regular mainstream multiplexes like AMC also have bars now, not only the movie theater chains that began with bars.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on March 20, 2017 at 7:15 pm

And I believe this theatre now has a bar in one of the lobby levels called MacGuffins, but it’s much smaller and less fancy than the original Back Lot lounge.

theatrefan on March 21, 2017 at 4:54 am

Regal also has one that is called Cinebarre but it’s only in 7 of their locations so far.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on April 6, 2018 at 10:40 am

In the print edition of today’s Boston Herald there is a review of the new movie “Chappaquidick” which is playing here at the Boston Common, as well as the Kendall Square cinema in Cambridge. But it’s also playing at two other local cinemas: the “Kerasotes Showplace Icon Boston” and the “South Bay Center”. I never heard of the former and only recently heard of the latter. Where are they located? What are they like? Anyone know? (the movie gets a Grade A review).

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 6, 2018 at 12:26 pm

Internet says the Showplace Icon is on Seaport Boulevard. It opened earlier this year. Here is an article with lots of photos. It looks pretty nice.

jeffpiatt on April 11, 2018 at 5:55 am

MacGuffins is AMC’s Bar brand that that is installed in Dine-in and AMC locations.

rivest266 on July 27, 2018 at 2:17 pm

This opened on July 20th, 2001. Grand opening ad in the photo section

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