AMC Classic Southern Hills 12

4400 Sergeant Road,
Sioux City, IA 51106

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rayman29 on January 31, 2018 at 3:43 pm

Nikki Paul, who for decades worked at the box office of several movie theaters in Sioux City, most recently this one, has died at the age of 100. While she stopped working at the box office several years ago, she continued as a Walmart greeter until last year.

rivest266 on October 14, 2017 at 9:40 am

All 12 screens opened on May 18th, 1990. Another ad posted.

rivest266 on October 14, 2017 at 9:31 am

Expanded on April 6th, 1990

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ad in photo section.

rivest266 on October 14, 2017 at 9:12 am

This was taken over by Excellence theatres in 1988 giving Excellence the first-run monopoly in Siouxland until 2004.

Mikeoaklandpark on October 13, 2017 at 6:27 pm

Rayman29 unfortunately AMC put a hold on all renovations to the Carmike chain theaters they purchased until 2018 or early 2019. The merger caused them to get into a desperate financial situation. Carmike sucked as a chain like this theater my local theater here was opened in 1996 and Carmike did nothing to keep it up or renovate it.

rivest266 on October 13, 2017 at 4:14 pm

This opened on March 28th, 1980. Grand opening ad in the photo section and below.

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rayman29 on March 30, 2017 at 3:42 pm

Now the AMC Classic Southern Hills 12. AMC has made few changes so far. AMC has said the “classic” theatres will operate on a tighter budget, so I know it won’t be as nice as traditional AMC locations. I hope they do make some much needed renovations soon, even if it will be nowhere near as nice as AMC’s flagship theatres. This theatre really needs it.

rayman29 on January 24, 2017 at 5:28 pm

Despite what someone said above, almost nothing has changed at the theater since being converted to stadium seating in 2002, and besides stadium seating, almost nothing has changed since I started going to this theater in the late 90s. The seats are the same ones that were in the theaters before the stadium seating conversion. I assume improvements will finally be made in the next few months as a result of AMC buying Carmike.

dhaefstheatre on January 31, 2013 at 11:29 am

It is fairly nice today. However, I prefer Promenade! Last show I saw there was The Hobbit in 3D. It was awesome

rayman29 on November 2, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Went to this theatre for several years until the Promenade opened up downtown. I have only seen a couple movies here since then, the last one was in November 2010. The theatre was in terrible shape. Carmike needs to relies they aren’t the only theatre in SC anymore and update it.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 5, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Dan E.Welcome to cinema treasures hope to read alot more from you on old theatres.

Dan70sFan on January 5, 2010 at 6:17 pm

I believe the Southern Hills Cinema opened up on September,1980 as a four screen theatre. (The Southern hills mall opened up in 1980).