AMC Theatres at Downtown Disney

1565 Disneyland Drive,
Anaheim, CA 92802

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AMC Theatres at Downtown Disney

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The AMC Theaters are right in the middle of Downtown Disney. The theater auditoriums are designed with great care in a modern day retro look reminiscent of the golden age of theaters. The entry way is full of bright neon and meticulous ironwork. The front lobby is sort of rounded, and where the ticket area is located. In addition to live ticket takers, they also have automated ticket purchasing windows, where you can use a credit card if you so choose.

From the ticketing area, you then pass through glass doors into the concession area. The theaters are nicely designed and have loveseat-style stadium seating, THX Surround Sound and many other state-of-the-art amenities.

Contributed by Bway Chris

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Bway on February 11, 2005 at 11:02 am

No, you don’t have to pay admission to Disneyland to go to the movie theater. It’s outside both theme parks in the shopping, entertainment, and restaurant area. Downtown Disney is in the area that separates the California Adventure Theme Park and the Disneyland Theme Park. There is also a special parkinglot that you park in that is totally free for 3 hours (so you don’t have to pay a Disney parking fee like you have to do for the Theme parks), and if you stay longer such as one of the many restaurants in Disney, or go to the movie theater, you just use you movie ticket stub as a validation, and I think that is good for free parking for at least 6 hours, more than enough time.

This AMC Downtown Disney is sort of the sister multiplex for the much larger one in Pleasure Island in Downtown Disney in Florida.


jmarellano on February 11, 2005 at 3:15 pm

I took a tour of this theatre. The basement level (yes basement) holds the receiving room for the kitchen and offices. There is a huge employee breakroom down there with a private bathroom.

There are two elevators down to the basement, either through the regular lobby elevator or by the freight elevator in the kitchen.

Third level mezzanie has the entrance for handicapped to the big houses as well as the two side projection rooms.

There is a fourth level where the upper projection room is for the two main houses.

Stratos on April 24, 2005 at 12:43 pm

Does anyone have specific info on this theater? For example: How much does each auditorium seat? How big are the screens? Is the sound really good (and loud)? Thanks

Stratos on April 24, 2005 at 12:43 pm

Does anyone have specific info on this theater? For example: How much does each auditorium seat? How big are the screens? Is the sound really good (and loud)? Thanks

HiTek21 on May 11, 2005 at 12:43 am

Aud 5 & 10 (the big houses) Seat 520+
Aud 1 – 3 Seat 120+
Aud 4 Seats 90+
Aud 6 Seats 200
Aud 7 Seats 299
Aud 8, 9, 11 & 12 Seat Approx. 250
All auditoriums have stadium seating with rocking seat backs.

Screens are pretty much wall to wall, can’t remember the exact dimensions but they are some of the largest screens I have seen.

All 12 theaters are SDDS Equipped and were once THX Certified.
5,7,& 10 are DTS equipped.

Parking is free for 3 hours and additional 2 are available with validation that can be done at the ticket drop station. Parking rates are $6 per hour (charged in 20 min increments $2per 20min)

This is a fairly low traffic theater due to it’s location so if you want to watch a movie without bumping elbows with other people this is a good choice.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on May 24, 2006 at 9:41 am

I thought the auds here still were THX Certified. When did that change?

Bway on June 12, 2006 at 5:54 am

Why would they take the THX ability away?

scottof83 on July 6, 2006 at 8:12 pm

Actually, the capacity of screens goes like this.

Aud 5 and 10 – 521
Aud 7 – 295
Aud 12 – 261
Aud 8, 9, and 11 – 251
Aud 6 – 191
Aud 3 – 104
Aud 1 and 2 – 99
Aud 4 – 86

total capacity – 2930

This is a very nice theater. It barely gets crowded unless a big gun opens, and Dinsey movies always do the best here.

Bway on April 27, 2009 at 8:13 am

Probably does good on rainy days…..

moviebuff82 on March 17, 2012 at 4:44 pm

The world premiere of the Prometheus trailer (which was streamed on amc’s website and through their facebook page) took place tonight at this theater, along with a lenghty q&a featuring Ridley Scott and Damon Lindeloff wearing their 3d specs. Amazing trailer!!!

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