AMC Studio 30
12075 S. Strang Line Road,
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The AMC Studio 30 Theatre (originally AMC Olathe Station 30) was one of three new megaplexs to open on December 19, 1997. The other two megaplexes to open that day are AMC Town Center 20 and AMC Barrywoods 24. The name of this theatre when it opened was Olathe Station 30 for the name of the shopping center it was in but the name only lasted about a year and it was renamed to its theme name as Studio 30.
This theatre features 29 screens including one IMAX screen in three themed wings ranging from 100-550 seats. The theatre also features a concession stand in each wing, a small coffee shop in the main wing, an arcade room and plenty of bathrooms areas.
The middle wing of the theatre is Cyberspace themed wing and is where the four biggest screens in the theatre are and where the IMAX screen is, The IMAX screen opened on June 15, 2005 replacing one of the main screens leaving this theatre with three 35 mm main screens. The Cyberspace wing also features brushed-aluminum walls and movie clapper directional signs.
The wing to your left is the Action/Adventure Wing which has 13 screens (and one dark screen), it has bamboo and rock directional signs, color changing eyeballs look at you in the hallways, and has the look of a rain forest.
The wing to your right is the Animation Set Wing with 14 screens, it features ceiling tiles that are supposed to look like clouds in a blue sky but look like giant popcorn instead, and it features blimp directional signs.
Like some of the other 30 plexes in the AMC chain they had darken three of its screens (theatres 1-3) in 2000, because there wasn’t enough product to fill those screens and AMC wanted to see if they could put a restaurant in that spot. But AMC never put a restaurant in that spot and reopened two of those screens (theatres 2 and 3) a couple of years later leaving one of them dark. The one that was left dark was claimed to be used for testing stuff (I don’t know what they’re testing for in a 100 seat theatre) to put in new AMC theatres. To this day theatre 1 is still dark and this theatre continues to operate with 29 screens.
There are two other AMC theatres to use the Studio theme that I know of, the Studio 30 in Houston, TX and AMC Mesquite 30 in Mesquite, TX (Dallas/Fort Worth area).
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