AMC Loews Boston Common 19

175 Tremont Street,
Boston, MA 02111

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jeffpiatt on April 11, 2018 at 8:55 am

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

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 6, 2018 at 3:26 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.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on April 6, 2018 at 1:40 pm

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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):

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

It was a bar specifically for moviegoers.

HowardBHaas on March 20, 2017 at 1:08 pm

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

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.

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.

br91975 on March 20, 2017 at 10:31 am

The former Back Lot space is currently used for storage.

theatrefan on March 19, 2017 at 7:13 pm

Also it has a great art-deco inspired vertical, very simple but elegant at the same time. Lincoln Square could have used one like this, I hope they don’t get rid of it completely. What every took over what used to be the “Back Lot” in this venue?

theatrefan on March 11, 2017 at 9:49 am

Always thought the concession stand here was much nicer than the one on 34th Street, I have pictures I took during the Loews era I will have to find and post here.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 10, 2017 at 5:18 pm

Loew’s Boston Common 19 was designed by the Rockwell Group. The firm’s founder, David Rockwell, also won the 2016 Tony award for best scenic design of a musical, for “She Loves Me.”

theatrefan on March 10, 2017 at 3:35 am

The Legacy Loews exterior signage will be removed and replaced by the AMC Brand –

sconn on October 19, 2016 at 12:09 pm

Love this little Loews. Saw A Most Violent Year (with Jessica Chastain – I’m an extra in her latest movie!) there a few snowy Januarys ago.

SethLewis on January 28, 2016 at 3:29 pm

A disgrace that this is the only theatre in downtown Boston…Loews had a bit of class in booking studio and art films

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on January 28, 2016 at 1:29 pm

There will be competition in the future for this cinema because this week ground was broken for the big “The Hub” building on Causeway street on the site of the old North Station and the old Boston Garden. The first phase of The Hub will include a 60,000 sq.ft. Star Market and a 60,000 sq. ft. 15-screen ArcLight Boston cinema. There will also be a music hall for live acts run by Don Law & Ed Kane. This news is from a long article in the business section of today’s Boston Herald.

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

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

danpetitpas on January 13, 2012 at 12:13 am

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 on November 30, 2010 at 10:29 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 8:08 am

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

Archie1959 on April 21, 2010 at 11:50 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.