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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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 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 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 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 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.

SilverPlaqueVII on October 16, 2014 at 10:53 am

I doubt it’ll be redeveloped into an NHL-sized arena as rumours swirl about Toronto getting a “2nd” team.

TheatreGuy98 on January 1, 2015 at 11:32 am

At night time, there is still lights on inside the building! I wonder why!! Sometimes I dream that they’re renovating to open a brand new theatre, but since Colossus is right across, it will probably be demolished :(

rivest266 on April 27, 2015 at 3:16 pm

Google street view shows the AMC logo removed.

sunseeker on July 23, 2016 at 5:51 pm

I worked at amc back in the early 2000s and it was a great time. I ran the projectors for half of the theatre since it was too big you needed two people upstairs. At least when you went on a slow day to watch a movie you had your own private theatre all to your self.

But yes it was too big and over priced for what they offered compared to colossus.

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