AMC Interchange 30

30 Interchange Way,
Vaughan, ON L4K 5C3

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The AMC Interchange 30 opened in May 1999. Each of the 30 screens had stadium seating and SDDS. It was closed May 8, 2014.

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JCharles
JCharles on May 9, 2014 at 5:19 am

Looks like AMC may have finally pulled the plug on this place. As of today (May 9th, 2014), there are no movie listings available anywhere for the theatre and the showtimes phone number (416-335-5323) is no longer working.

If the Interchange 30 has indeed closed, their final line-up was:

2 States, About Last Night, American Hustle, Endless Love, Frozen, Gravity, Her, The LEGO Movie, The Monuments Men, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Non-Stop, Philomena, Ride Along, 300: Rise of an Empire,

telliott
telliott on May 9, 2014 at 6:39 am

I noticed that too. Too bad things didn’t work out. We went there opening weekend and it was a madhouse! Went there a lot over the years. It used to share big new releases with the Colossus, but eventually that got all the new releases. As David mentioned maybe AMC shouldn’t have entered Canada, but then most of them did have several good years. I had seen films in all of the Toronto area ones except Whitby. It will be interesting to see what becomes of the site, probably more restaurants.

DavidDymond
DavidDymond on May 9, 2014 at 11:05 am

In choosing this location AMC decided to go head to head with Famous Players Canadian Corporation against the Colossus and it serves them right.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on May 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm

I’m sure AMC selling off the Canadian theatres had more to do with the Wanda Corporation not wanting to deal with regulations of buying theatres in TWO separate countries. Didn’t they start selling them BEFORE Wanda bought AMC?

Also — how are theatres in Canada built differently than in America? What would make AMC arrogant about building the same theatre there as in the states? Cineplex Odeon did it for years…

DavidDymond
DavidDymond on May 10, 2014 at 6:39 pm

AMC was arrogant in building a 30 screen theatre directly opposite the Famous Players Colossus (14 screens). 30 screens was too big for the Canadian market. NOWHERE did Cineplex Odeon or Famous Players ever build a 30 screen complex — and now the resultant closing of the AMC interchange 30 is proof of what I said. The Canadian market is too small for a 3rd national chain to be successful.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on May 11, 2014 at 10:16 am

30-plexes have proven too large even for America. Most companies have agreed that anything over 20 is too much, and even then 20 is pushing it. So AMC’s 30-plex building wasn’t a failure only in Canada.

And in many places that AMC put down their 30-plexes, it drove other smaller theatres out of business so it’s not wholly unreasonable for them to think it might’ve done that in this instance. And who knows if it even cost them one cent to build the theatre there, my guess is that developers wanted theatres and may have built the entire thing for them… many chains give it a shot when the deal is sweet enough.

jmarellano
jmarellano on May 11, 2014 at 10:29 am

AMC lowered the screen count at Covina from 30 to 17. One wing is closed off completely.

When regal took over a 20 plex in San Bernardino they lopped off 6 screens to make it 14.

When AmStar took over the Grand 24, 10 screens were removed. And there are others that lowered screen counts.

rivest266
rivest266 on May 26, 2014 at 3:02 pm

This was the largest theatre since the Roxy in NYC to close with 5,854 seats. The Roxy had 5,886.

DavidDymond
DavidDymond on May 26, 2014 at 5:39 pm

CINEPLEX-ODEON are far better operators than AMC was in Canada — They are doing really well with the Yonge-Dundas 24!!

telliott
telliott on August 7, 2014 at 12:10 pm

I guess this site will have to be re-developed since it’s impossible to re-use a stadium seating theatre. Will probably be demolished and replaced with big box stores or restaurants.

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