AMC Showplace Niles 12

301 Golf Mill Center,
Niles, IL 60714

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The Showplace 12 at Golf Mill opened on November 17, 2006 in the Golf Mill Shopping Center in Niles. Unlike the old Golf Mill Theater (which was located on the east side of the mall facing Millwaukee Avenue), this theater is located on the west side of the mall facing Greenwood Avenue.

The theater contains stadium seating and luxurious high back rocker-style seats with flip-up armrests.

Two of the screens are known as the “big units”. They have 500 seats in each auditorium (similar to the Cinemark Melrose Park’s theater #5 and #6) to have the biggest presentation.

It was taken over by the AMC chain in July 2010 and renamed AMC Showplace Niles 12.

Contributed by James Piscitelli

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jimpiscitelli
jimpiscitelli on November 29, 2006 at 5:34 pm

Preview day movies include “The Da Vinci Code”, “The Devil Wears Prada”, “X-Men:The Last Stand”, “Monster House”, “The Ant Bully”, “The Lake House”, “Tellageda Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby”, “Click”, “Superman Returns” and “Lady In The Water”.

Opening day movies include: “Casino Royale” and “Happy Feet” (in the “big units”). Others include “Saw III”, “The Prestige”, “The Santa Clause 3”, “Borat”, “The Departed”, “Horrorfest – 8 Movies To Die For” and “Let’s Go To Prison”.

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on December 2, 2006 at 2:17 pm

Here’s my info on Showplace @ Golf Mill.

found the theatre to be really great for a megaplex. The design is a departure from Kerasotes older designs, which is a good thing if you ask me. The box office and entrance is around the back of the mall. The entrance and ticket booth is very identical to River East, the lobby is very spacious and has a lot of cream color and a bit of brown in there(from what I can remember right now). The bathroom’s got a lot of toilets and stalls to make sure nobody has to wait. And now for the auditoriums: I was in theatre 1, one of the “big units”. The screen could’ve been a lot larger, but that could’ve cut into the parking spaces. The seats are indentical to River East(red cushion, black backs), except Showplace 12’s are a bit wider and longer. The walls have red and black drapes/padding with lights on them. The sound was perfect, just what I hoped for. “Happy Feet” was in theatre 2, the second “big unit”. Before we left, I snuck into #3, which was playing “let’s go to Prison”. That room is almost like a medium screen at Randhurst or River East.

All in all, I highly recomend it. It was worth the 30 miles we drove to get there. I will return. While it probably won’t hold up with the original Golf Mill’s huge screen and style, it’s a wonderfull replacement. More that what you could hope for in this day and age of shoeboxes being put up. I just wish the “big units” were a little bigger. But it’s okay though. But if the design of Showplace 16 @ Roosvelt Collection is anywhere near Shoplace @ Golf Mill’s, then that place is gonna rock. Now if Kerasotes could just give Webster Place the remodel it deverves…..But that’s for another story.

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on December 2, 2006 at 2:21 pm

Humm, I ment to say, I found the theatre to be really great for a megaplex.

Also, I went to see “Deja Vu” here last Sunday for free. We caught the 10am showing and got free popcorn and free pop with it. We were in auditorium #7, which looks just like auditorium #1.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on December 4, 2006 at 8:11 pm

CinemarkFan, thanks for all that great info!

Broan
Broan on December 4, 2006 at 8:21 pm

I went here on Saturday. Great place, classy atmosphere. However, a few seconds of Casino Royale were spliced in upside down. The free refills are a nice touch. I think this place gives, say, Century Evanston a run for its money. Definitely the best in the immediate area. At least until Muvico Rosemont Walk rolls in.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on June 16, 2007 at 12:19 am

Passed it yesterday. Looks nice from the outside anyway.

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on June 29, 2007 at 7:10 pm

I’ll be checking out the new Showplace at Galewood tomorrow. They’re showing movies for free before noon. I’ll give everybody a report when I get back.

Broan
Broan on October 1, 2007 at 5:13 am

Recent photos of this theatre are HERE

nancylia
nancylia on July 13, 2010 at 8:50 pm

How do I find out what’s playing at this theater?

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on July 13, 2010 at 9:10 pm

As this now an AMC theater, go to the AMC website: http://www.amcentertainment.com/ and search for the theater using its zipcode of 60714.

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