AMC Loews Boston Common 19

175 Tremont Street,
Boston, MA 02111

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Ron Newman
Ron Newman on July 6, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Rocky Horror Picture Show with Full Body Cast will be moving here from the (closing) Harvard Square theatre, effective August 4.

danpetitpas
danpetitpas on January 12, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Just a short note to say that AMC has finally fixed (or replaced) the scrolling video sign below the marque. It had been broken for several years. It still doesn’t give you much information about what’s playing inside, however.

Archie1959
Archie1959 on November 30, 2010 at 9:29 pm

This place is going down hill ever since AMC took it over.
Not sure why they won’t invest in new seats or fix men’s room.
Will look at Showcase Cinemas first before AMC for a movie.
Showcase is all digital @ Randolph & Patriot Place.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 27, 2010 at 7:08 am

This was another of the theaters designed for Loew’s by architect David Rockwell.

Archie1959
Archie1959 on April 21, 2010 at 10:50 pm

No way I could see Iron Man 2 at Boston Common after reading the wicked local blog.
If I see the film in IMAX, Jordan’s in Reading for me.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on April 5, 2010 at 2:13 pm

From the Wicked Local blog: Boston gets a new IMAX theater, but it may not be as big as you think

They’re now aiming at May 7 for the opening of Iron Man 2, though it may be ready a week or two earlier.

chitchatjf
chitchatjf on March 30, 2010 at 9:13 am

From experience I can honestly say when you sit up front the IMAX effect is sort of intact on the IMAX digital screens.

However they have raised the prices even MORE! $17.50 at night for 3D compared to $11.50 at Jordan’s and $12.95 at the Aquarium

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 7, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Nice photo Jack,Thanks.

Archie1959
Archie1959 on March 7, 2010 at 12:35 pm

If you are wondering about fake IMAX for Alice in Wonderland, Boston Common went Real 3D for the movie. Shutter Island was being shown this weekend in their over 600 seat auditorium. Fake IMAX is still planned for the spring.

JackCoursey
JackCoursey on February 28, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Here is a 2009 photo of the AMC Loews Boston Commons

susanmaple
susanmaple on February 20, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Have been learning quite a lot on this fascinating thread, but now have a question perhaps someone like pmont can answer. I attended many, many, many movies in Boston during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s in such beautiful theaters. Does anyone know of a website(s) where I night find interior pictures of these beautiful movie houses, some with marble staircases and velvet drapes, one with a dome. As well as those downtown, I also went to the Exeter as I lived in Back Bay 2 blocks away. Now although I get to Boston frequently (I live in Vermont), I only get to about a dozen movies there a year, usually to the Common or Fenway. So I do understand a lot of the comments and explanations that have been posted.

AdoraKiaOra
AdoraKiaOra on February 18, 2010 at 2:31 pm

CWalczak, what a fabulous piece you linked there. Thank you so much.

I’ve been to these cinemas a number of times and the place is not always that busy. The place itself is OK and the auditoriums themselves are pretty big.
Very rude and idiotic staff sadly let the place down.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on February 18, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Imax digital is the new coke of Hollywood. Once it fails soon, then AMC will gut those screens and add real imax screens!!!

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on February 18, 2010 at 2:02 pm

It’s a licensing ploy by the IMAX and AMC to make you think that you are going to see a movie in the original IMAX process (specially projected 70mm film on a screen about six stories high) when all you get is a somewhat larger screen and digital projection. There’s a good article about this bogusness here: View link

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 18, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Fake IMAX? What is that?

MPol
MPol on February 1, 2010 at 12:52 pm

Hey dapetitpas! I saw the “:Yelp” blog. It seems cool. Not too crazy about the AMC Theatres, especially because they play such schlocky films, they’re overpriced, as are the concession stands, and they tend to be full of kids whose parents had no babysitters and couldn’t find another place to leave their kids, or tend to be full of rowdy kids who just get off on being rude.

Archie1959
Archie1959 on January 25, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Bad news.
Fake IMAX is coming.
For Alice in Wonderlad.
March 5th.
Saw the ad at AMC this week end.

chitchatjf
chitchatjf on October 5, 2009 at 6:32 pm

The “Fake” Imax is in Methuen and Danvers.

danpetitpas
danpetitpas on September 14, 2009 at 12:07 am

There’s a great review thread on this theater on Yelp.

danpetitpas
danpetitpas on September 13, 2009 at 12:31 am

I guess with the economy, AMC did not go ahead with its plans to convert one of the theaters to digital IMAX. The “coming soon” sign came down in October.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on May 5, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Since there are only two movie theatres in Boston, and this is the larger one (with 19 screens, vs. 13 at Regal Fenway 13), I’d guess that it is also the ‘busier’ one.

rsjones2
rsjones2 on May 3, 2009 at 9:17 pm

Can anyone tell me if this is the busiest theater in Boston? I never been to Boston but from what I read it doesn’t have as many theaters as markets it’s size has. If this isn’t the busiest one in Boston can someone tell me which one is?

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on February 22, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Loews Boston Common opened in 2001, so if you saw this movie here, it was more recently than ten years ago.

MPol
MPol on February 22, 2009 at 2:32 pm

The Boston Common AMC (formerly Lowes) Theatre is a huge, cavernous place. I saw the film “Apocalypse Now—Redux” there roughly ten or eleven years ago, which was pretty intense. I also like the fact that there are stadium seats, which means that one looks directly down at the movie screen, rather than at the backs of people’s heads the whole time.

MPol
MPol on February 22, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Hmmm..

Ron…I had no idea that the Neponset Drive-in down in Dorchester was still open. Or is it?

Just curious.