AMC Classic Carbondale 8

1263 E. Main Street,
Carbondale, IL 62901

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AMC Classic Carbondale 8

ShowPlace 8 was opened by Kerasotes Theatres on May 15, 2003. This theater has stadium seating, digital sound and shows first run movies.

It was taken over by AMC Theatres in June 2010 and they closed it on May 10, 2018.

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rivest266
rivest266 on June 9, 2012 at 4:54 pm

This was opened by Kerasotes and taken over by AMC in 2010.

rivest266
rivest266 on July 23, 2015 at 3:29 pm

This 1,322-seat cinema complex opened on May 15th, 2003 by Kerasotes. Grand opening ad in photo section.

Khnemu
Khnemu on June 3, 2017 at 2:54 pm

This theater is now called the AMC Classic Carbondale 8.

https://www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/carbondale/amc-classic-carbondale-8

Khnemu
Khnemu on May 6, 2018 at 3:28 pm

AMC has announced that the last day of operation for the AMC Classic Carbondale 8 will be Thursday May 10th. AMC will continue to operate the AMC University Place 8 across the street.

http://thesouthern.com/news/local/communities/carbondale/the-movie-theater-in-the-carbondale-mall-is-closing/article_20cabc32-8af5-5ea8-b212-4c5befdea047.html

bodkin6071
bodkin6071 on June 30, 2018 at 4:28 pm

Did AMC ever give the reason why they closed this theater? Makes no sense to close their newest theater, at 16 years old and leave the much older Univerity Place 8 (31 years old) open…

If anything is a true definition of a “fly by night” outfit, it’s AMC Theaters. Taking down the outside signs that advertise shows, taking the showtimes out of the local newspapers.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on July 2, 2018 at 10:21 am

I agree. AMC was a great chain for all the years I loved in Florida. I think since the Chinese corporation bought them they are a fly by night chain. I was so happy when they purchased the Carmike chain. Well, the theater was bad enough when Carmike had it, it has gotten even worse since AMC took over in March of 2017. I refuse to ever go there again.

Norman Plant
Norman Plant on July 2, 2018 at 4:32 pm

If I may speculate, my guess is the lease arrangement was much more favorable across the street at the University Place. Plus AMC had put some money into the University Place as well. If one had to go, it made sense that it was this one.

rayman29
rayman29 on July 2, 2018 at 6:13 pm

I’ve had pretty good experiences with AMC since they bought Carmike. As for marquees and newspaper ads, they’ve become unnecessary. AMC has their problems, but they’re one of the better companies operating theaters today, at least based on my experience.

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