AMC Promenade 16

21801 Oxnard Street,
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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AMC Promenade 16

This is the venue that introduced the on-coming megaplex building boom of the late 1990s to The San Fernando Valley. Opened in Spring 1996, this newly-erected edifice within the Woodland Hills Promenade of Warner Center brought in droves of patrons ranging from upper class to common folk to a mall which had, up to that point, been largely dismissed as “elitist”.

Along with recently added stores that appealed to a wider range of shopper, this two-story megaplex was a cornerstone of the Westfield Corporation’s expansion and reimaging of The Promenade througout the ‘90s. Upon first stepping inside the AMC 16, you immediately knew this would be something different. Equipped with stadium-style seating, huge screens and super sound systems, the experience of seeing films like “Twister” upon its initial release blew you away!

This is also the venue that screened an early preview of director George Lucas' re-edited release of “Star Wars” in 1997. Truly a great structure providing enough amenities to help it keep pace in the movie-going industry for years to come.

Contributed by Lavar Burkhart

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CTCrouch on April 20, 2007 at 6:33 am

This theatre is located in the shell of a former retail department store; as a result, the venue is divided up on different floor levels (1-6 and 7-16), accessed via escalators, with seperate concession stands for each level. A basement level exists under the complex, but the huge space was left unfinished (ceilings too low for auditorium use, theatre exclusive access limitting any other use); a caged off theatre storage area stands as the floor’s sole occupant.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 8, 2008 at 7:46 am

This complex was designed by STK Architects

Midnight Noon
Midnight Noon on February 8, 2017 at 6:24 pm

With the building of the Westfield Village between the Promenade and Westfield Topanga malls in 2015, the Promenade mall has fallen into disrepair. Most spaces in the mall are now vacant, with the exception of the movie theater and a few restaurants. As of this writing Westfield is planning to demolish the Promenade and relocate the theater to a former Sears space in the Topanga mall.

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