AMC Showplace Galewood 14

5530 W. Homer Street,
Chicago, IL 60639

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Kerasotes' third theater located in the city of Chicago (in addition to the City North and Webster Place) opened on June 29, 2007.

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CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on August 16, 2007 at 5:57 pm

I tried going here when they were offering free movies, but we couldn’t get in because there was a block long line wrapping around the parking lot. But I’ll come back again soon.

bigred
bigred on August 16, 2007 at 7:44 pm

I wouldn’t expect quality if I were you. Kerasotes isn’t know for quality( unless you count extremely poor). They have very poor quality concessions. The popcorn tastes like it’s a year old if your lucky. They are very good at breaking films and have even been known to get the movie upside down.

I’ve even been to Kerasotes on first show of the day and still got stuck to the floor because it wasn’t that time of year to clean it yet.

They even had a theatre that gave orders not to clean the concession stand except counters. They didn’t even clean out the popcorn bins for over a month because it was cheaper. They had so many cockroaches in and around the conc stand and in the ice bins and popcorn bins.

They do have mob connections.

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on August 16, 2007 at 8:25 pm

Humm, I go to the Kerasotes @ Golf Mill at times, and I never had a problem with the theater. It’s always clean, popcorn is pretty good, projection is up there with AMC River East etc… There was only one thing I encountered there: When I saw Casino Royale there, about three seconds were upside down. But when I went back, the problem was fixed. So maybe the quality is poor depending on the theater & manager.

bigred
bigred on August 23, 2007 at 8:59 pm

I’ve been to about a dozen Kerasotes and poor quality is normal at all of them. One of the theatres had shadows on the screen every show. It was fixed on the rare case they had a projectionist who knew how to fix it and would tell them the secret. It wasn’t actually a secret but any ave. projectionist with and IQ could figure it out.

They have another theatre they built that you don’t what to use the mens restroom in. The put the sink and urinals so someone could be going to the bathroom on you while your washing your hands. They also had to buy some extra buckets for rain because of all the leaks in the roof including over the projectors. Another proplem was when it rained it washed the mud across the street because they didn’t excavate right. The owners of the codo across the street were less than happy.

There was a small company that Kerasotes offered to buy that the owners told Kerasotes what they can do with it. Less than a week later one of the theatres burned to the ground and they sold the other theatres to Kerasotes and got out of town.

GFeret
GFeret on November 13, 2007 at 9:45 am

‘A’ is how I’d rate this new inner-city multi. This place opened for the 4th of July weekend rather unexpectedly, in a location formerly a large railroad yard (the ‘Homer St’ of the address is somewhat imaginary). It’s really off-street, with plenty o' parking. You enter off of the (recently re-built) Central Ave overpass. Needs more landscaping, apparently still in progress.

Been there many times already; just can’t beat their weekend pre-noon discount admission for 1st runs. All screens are large (enough), sound excellent, seats and line-of-sight just fine.

If there be any negative, the picture focus is typical for automated installations. That is, close but not quite 100% accurate or uniform. There’s a little ambient light spilling onto the corners of the screens from exit signs—I think could easily be corrected w/ simple shrouds. Plus a few too many commercials lead-off a showtime (I’d prefer more trailers instead).

Saved the best for last: I lost my car keys in an auditorium, and would you believe they were found and kept at the customer service desk? I had them back in but 2 days. Kudos to Kerasotes, and lucky me I had a hunch where I might’ve lost them.

sqevans
sqevans on September 10, 2008 at 4:58 pm

Don’t ride your bike to this theater!
The bike rack can be seen fron the nearby (elevated) road, but the rack is out of the way, on the side of the theater and away from prying eyes, which means any bike locked up there is an open invitation to any bike thief riding by on Central.
I should have been warned by the remains of another bike lying there – just the frame, no tires or anything else (real classy, Galewood!) – but I didn’t have a problem the last few times I locked a bike there, so I naively assumed it’d be okay.
Well, they cut the thick (Kevlar!) cable and stole my bike (a nice Trek hybrid).
So, if you take your bike to Galewood, it’s like giving it to the professional bike thieves.
Thanks a lot, Galewood!
‘Security’ hassles me over carrying a plastic bag with a Chips Ahoy I bought at Wal-Mart, while thieves prowl their lot, and they oblige by putting all the bikes where no one will bother the hard-working thieves!
Not going there again.

GFeret
GFeret on September 30, 2008 at 7:35 am

I’m not sure the above post’s complaining the Galewood bike-rac’s too easily seen or too concealed. IMHO it is in plain view and that to me is the preferred way. But….

Nevertheless I too was a victim. My bike didn’t get stolen (cable locked)—my bike HELMET (not cable locked) disappeared there! It was in my bike basket while I was watching TROPIC OF THUNDER L-D weekend afternoon. Now who’d wanna steal somebody’s scuzzy used helmet anyway?

That there’s a bike carcass still there at the rac isn’t remarkable, it just means that was one lock the thieves couldn’t cut (and bikes can be just abandoned). You see bike carcasses at so many bike racs over town, the city eventually puts a warning sticker on it so owner can claim before they come and send the thing to its 2-wheeled grave.

Still a fan though, and the theatre appears to be doing better-and-better business.

GFeret
GFeret on October 1, 2008 at 9:40 am

P.S.: to the posting above mine about the stolen TREK bike, I say go now to the Craigslist Chicago website and you’ll actually find there someone wanting to return a stolen TREK HYBRID (search this, posted 9/28) bike to its rightful owner (in case this be yours) for $1.

Dan Matson
Dan Matson on October 15, 2009 at 12:02 pm

WOW! Talk a bout a flashback. I grew up in this neighborhood in the 60’s. In those days the area where the Showplace is was the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad switching yards and next to it was Central Soya a soy bean processing plant. Both places weren’t very pretty.
On Saturdays Mom and Dad would send us off on the bus to either the Rockne, Tiffen, or the Will Rogers so they could get a little time away from my sister & me.

rivest266
rivest266 on June 27, 2012 at 1:09 pm

I posted the grand opening ad for this theatre here.

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