AMC Downtown Disney 12

1565 Disneyland Drive,
Anaheim, CA 92802

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Zootopialover98 on April 6, 2018 at 9:47 pm

That is good news AMC Is reopening the other theatre so there will still be a movie theatre in anaheim

CTCrouch on March 10, 2018 at 10:11 pm

AMC will be reopening the former Movie Experience/Ultra Star Garden Walk theatre (the side which wasn’t converted in to the House of Blues). So, the area will have a movie theatre after Downtown Disney closes.

jeffpiatt on March 10, 2018 at 5:44 am

current name is AMC Downtown Disney 12

rayman29 on November 27, 2017 at 6:50 am

Well, neither of those theatres in Anaheim are listed on here, and I overlooked theatres in neighboring towns. I guess the only loser of this theatre closing is AMC and people paying for Stubs membership, and people seeing Disney preview showings. (For example Coco had advanced screenings for annual pass holders)

jmarellano on November 26, 2017 at 9:00 pm

rayman29 – Anaheim still has a couple theaters inside the city (Edwards Festival 14, Cinema City 12). Plus a few right on the city limits (Century Orange Stadium for example).

moviebuff82 on November 26, 2017 at 6:44 am

This leaves the amc theater in Disney springs as the only theater located near a disney theme park in the us if the plan goes through.

Zootopialover98 on November 25, 2017 at 10:50 pm

rayman29 maybe Disney will relocate the theatre outside of Downtown Disney

rayman29 on November 16, 2017 at 8:05 pm

That will not happen. The new hotel will be exactly where the theatre is, and their isn’t enough room in the new building. The first floor will contain other shops and restaurants that will be torn down, but those take up much less room than a movie theatre does.

I’m sure AMC or someone else where open a new theatre somewhere in Anaheim. Without the AMC Downtown Disney, Anaheim will be one of the the most populated cities in the country not to have a single movie theatre. It just doesn’t make sense to keep one on a property that contains two of the most popular theme parks in the world, and limited room for hotels, shops, restaurants, and parking. Those people need a place to sleep or a place to eat. There’s only two Disney theme park resorts in the United States, but thousands of places to see a movie.

Zootopialover98 on November 15, 2017 at 7:09 am

I really hope Disney will at least save this theatre or have it in the new hotel

rayman29 on October 25, 2017 at 3:21 pm

AMC Downtown Disney’s days are numbered. Disney has announced they are going to tear down the theatre and other buildings to make room for a new hotel.

Zootopialover98 on August 30, 2017 at 11:14 am

I been here 5 years ago and it was a nice place

rivest266 on August 11, 2016 at 2:15 pm

January 12th, 2001 grand opening ad in photo section.

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!!!

Bway on April 27, 2009 at 8:13 am

Probably does good on rainy days…..

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 June 12, 2006 at 5:54 am

Why would they take the THX ability away?

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?

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.

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

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.

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.


Ron Newman
Ron Newman on February 11, 2005 at 9:16 am

Do you have to pay for admission to Disneyland before you can attend this theatre? Or is it outside the gates?