AMC 30 at the Block

20 City Boulevard West,
Orange, CA 92868

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AMC Block 30

The AMC 30 at the Block opened in fall of 1998 at the Block of Orange. It did great business, but when “The Blair Witch Project” opened (it was one of 27 theaters that booked it), it put this theater on the headlines. The Block of Orange became a hugely popular meeting spot for teens and young adults. The theater has four large auditoriums that (that seat 575 and 400, two each), and has 26 other auditoriums with sizes that range from 90 – 270. Today, it is still one of the top three visited AMC’s in the country.

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Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on June 15, 2011 at 6:32 am

It was sad to see AMC give the two largest auditoriums the ETX and LieMax treatments… Despite being top-masked, they were always GREAT screens to watch movies on. (Now, you’ll have to fork over a hefty premium.) The slightly-smaller neighboring two houses remain very nice, but don’t have quite the same wow factor. The rest of the complex has pretty crappy, small auditorium design (most houses aren’t even 200 seats, I don’t think), but somehow it avoids the ‘bulky megaplex’ feel that so many less elegantly-built Edwards of the same period are plagued by.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on March 19, 2012 at 4:04 am

We had a church in one auditorium when I worked at the AMC La Jolla 12… in fact, they effectively used three auditoriums, because the neighboring two had to be kept vacant during services because the singing/music were easily heard through the walls.

CSWalczak on March 19, 2012 at 6:14 am

The use of Theater 15 as a church appears to have been a one-time-only event, and wrapped up around 11 a.m. on Sunday 03-18-2013. The screening room was back in cinema use by noon. Apparently the congregation will be moving to a hotel conference room until it finds a permanent locale, according to the article cited above.

RogerA on July 12, 2012 at 7:22 pm

The walls at most AMC theaters are pretty thin so the sound does travel. Of course they set the volume so low that it is hard to hear especially when there is a large crowd. Showmanship is dead and AMC helped kill it.

Zootopialover98 on September 24, 2016 at 12:24 am

What are the 3 most visited AMC theatres in the country?

Zootopialover98 on March 2, 2017 at 5:40 am

no hdtv267 i don’t

Zootopialover98 on March 2, 2017 at 5:42 am

as there are other most visted AMC Theatres and not all of them are in the top 3

Zootopialover98 on April 24, 2017 at 12:45 am

I was here for the autfest well because i have autism, adhd and ocd

Zootopialover98 on April 24, 2017 at 1:12 am

I think i know what the 3 most visited amc theatres are. this one, AMC Empire 25 and AMC Studio 30 the one in Kansas

CTCrouch on April 24, 2017 at 12:46 pm

The Empire (NYC) and Burbank (Burbank, CA) are the top two most visited AMC locations. Third place varies slightly week to week.

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