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 in July 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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br91975
br91975 on March 20, 2017 at 10:31 am

The former Back Lot space is currently used for storage.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on March 20, 2017 at 10:33 am

That seems like a very wasteful use of a prime space in a luxury hotel building.

theatrefan
theatrefan on March 20, 2017 at 11:06 am

Yes, such a prime location could be better put to use than just storage. It’s a shame the Back Lot was not commercially successful, perhaps a Loews Club would have done better back in early days.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on March 20, 2017 at 1:08 pm

What was the Back Lot? I can’t find a reference even by googling.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on March 20, 2017 at 1:11 pm

It was a bar specifically for moviegoers.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on March 20, 2017 at 1:17 pm

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):

http://cinematreasures.org/comments?page=5&theater_id=10382#comment-44980

theatrefan
theatrefan on March 20, 2017 at 7:26 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
HowardBHaas on March 20, 2017 at 9:33 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 10:15 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
theatrefan on March 21, 2017 at 7:54 am

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

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