AMC Navy Pier IMAX

700 E. Grand Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60611

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AMC Navy Pier IMAX

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The Navy Pier IMAX Theatre was opened by Cineplex Odeon on September 1, 1995. In 2016 it was taken over by AMC.

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dave-bronx™ on January 25, 2007 at 10:41 am

This opened as a Cineplex Odeon theatre. According to the Dec. 1999 Loews directory, the address is 700 E. Grand Ave. Ste. 115 – and at the time the theatre had 440 seats. I think it was the only Cineplex Imax in the US. Loews left it sometime between Dec 99 and Apr 01. It is now operated by the IMAX Corporation.

Coate on March 21, 2007 at 10:38 pm

“300” is currently playing here in IMAX.

GFeret on March 17, 2008 at 11:49 am

I’d love to watch more IMAX films; have caught 2 over the past few yrs.

But unfortunately I doubt it’ll happen, because of the absolutely maddening way this location operates its ticket booth.

If you make it to the front of the line (wherever that may be that night), you could be so frustrated you’ll just skip it. Go buy some magnificent fudge over at Ryba’s a few steps further (the latter I assure you’s a much more satisfying outcome).

IMAX apparently is accustomed to crowds of people standing immobile in long lines at 6 Flags Great America, such is the captive audience. This abuse cannot serve to justify purchasing seats a la Fandango (no, it is not reserved seat).

Tim O'Neill
Tim O'Neill on February 28, 2010 at 11:28 am

Once upon a time, from 1996 until 2001, this Imax theatre had a wonderful little film series known as Late Night at the Max. It showed various films in either 35mm or 70mm. They ranged from TOP GUN to YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. They even showed a beat-up old 35mm print of Dario Argento’s SUSPIRIA. For 2 or 3 weeks, they showed 2001: A SPACE ODYESSEY in 70mm. I could go on and on. Unfortunately, when Loews Cineplex decided not to renew their co-management agreement with Imax, they took the 35mm/70mm projection equipment with them. And, thus, Late Night at the Max ended. It really was a throwback to the good old days of big wide screen presentations in a downtown single-screen auditorium.

Trolleyguy on May 17, 2016 at 4:43 pm

Currently showing first-run films.

Charles Garcia Jr.
Charles Garcia Jr. on June 25, 2016 at 2:35 pm

I remembered going to the Navy Pier IMAX to see Fantasia 2000 (2000) with my family to celebrate the new millennium, and Polar Express (December 2004) for a school field trip during my grade school days. I really want to go back there and see another good flick.

rivest266 on November 9, 2016 at 12:46 am

This opened on September 1st, 1995. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

cubdukat on November 16, 2016 at 6:02 pm

They just reopened this week and now they have IMAX Laser. Sadly, they probably no longer have the 15/70 equipment anymore.

Pichu8boy on November 26, 2016 at 7:31 pm

This theatre is now part of the AMC Theatres chain.

Khnemu on June 3, 2017 at 2:07 pm

The address for the AMC Navy Pier IMAX is 700 E. Grand Avenue, not 600.

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