AMC Century City 15

10250 Santa Monica Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90067

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HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on June 10, 2021 at 5:38 am

The downtown Warner still exists, but as a jewelry mart so there’s no Last Remaining Seats movies there. The United Artists is the other downtown palace that ought to be included in your fine short list of ones to experience a movie at a special event. And El Capitan should be added to your short list that includes the Chinese and Westwood Fox for movies.

frank gagliano
frank gagliano on June 9, 2021 at 9:44 pm

I attended opening night at the AMC 15 Century City in 2005, King Kong with Jack Black was showing that night. The theater is the flagship of the AMC chain and, as such, has incredible technology and a unique and grand entry design that’s quite impressive and very Hollywood.

The large auditoriums are the best to see a popcorn movie, screens are huge and sound is incredible. Unfortunately, staff are not very well trained, incompetent and apathetic are better adjectives. Often, there is not an adult to be seen managing the place. Prices are outrageous but this is the Beverly Hills area and Century City Mall was recently completely renovated at a cost of more than a BILLION dollars.

The AMC 15 Theater itself was not remodeled but has recently added new technology to a couple of its auditoriums. Nice, but there are substantial up-charges to these auditoriums, prices are in excess of $20. Yes, prices are high unless you have an AMC card that allows you to see any three movies a week for $25 a month; that’s a deal. The card also provides credits and discounts for the concession stand where a large popcorn is regularly $9, but refills are free.

LA is a movie theater aficionado’s paradise with a number of great drive-ins and movie palaces remaining, such as the Chinese Theater and the Westwood Fox still showing movies. Also still existing are a number of the grand movie palaces of Downtown LA, such as the Orpheum, the Los Angeles, the Palace, the Loew’s State, the Million Dollar, the Warner, and others. These theaters no longer show movies, except on special occasions such as the wonderful Last Remaining Seats series each summer. Imagine seeing Charles Laughton in the silent version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame with a full orchestra and a Mighty Wurlitzer organ in the fully renovated, as new, Orpheum movie palace. Wow!

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on September 20, 2020 at 10:15 pm

Please update total seats 2548

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on August 27, 2019 at 3:22 pm

Please correct, AMC Century City 15 open on December 14, 2005. Please update

Ftopel
Ftopel on December 10, 2017 at 7:43 pm

Added pics from a visit today.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on December 1, 2010 at 2:47 pm

ETX is on the 3rd floor. It’s an IMAX'esque unmaked full screen with speakers on the sides, back and CELING (!!!) of the auditorium. Widescreen shot films sit dead center of the screen ala IMAX, too.

William
William on May 3, 2010 at 9:47 am

They have finished the conversion to all digital now.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on April 8, 2010 at 10:32 am

AMC’s new ETX large format auditorium has been installed in this theatre. I haven’t been here since it opened so I don’t know which floor it’s on. I would assume it’s on the 3rd floor since the IMAX is on the 1st floor.

BradE41
BradE41 on December 18, 2009 at 4:00 pm

True. I just find the AMC CENTURY 15 an unpleasant theatre. But I do agree getting the seats ahead of time is the best thing about filmgoing these days.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on December 18, 2009 at 3:40 pm

Brad: I was a non-believer in that whole assigned seating business…until I tried it. After experiencing the joy of not having to stand in line for opening night of Star Wars Episode 3 (and will experience the same joy with “Avatar IMAX” tomorrow night), I saw the light and am not looking back! :)

The earlier you buy your seat, the less crappy it’ll be. Remember: the early bird always catches the worm!

BradE41
BradE41 on December 18, 2009 at 3:33 pm

All assigned? I guess it helps to pickup your crappy seat ahead of time. :–) It works for Arclight, but everything works for the Arclight Hollywood.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on December 18, 2009 at 3:03 pm

Yeah…and $20-30 bucks a ticket – FOOD NOT INCLUDED!

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 18, 2009 at 1:09 pm

What about the new one in Pasadena, that has the waiters? Is that assigned seating as well?

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on December 18, 2009 at 12:21 pm

Just found out that this joint is switching to an all assigned seating policy. This makes the 5th theatre in LA County that’s all assigned seating. The Bridge also has all assigned seating but only in selected auditoriums.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on September 1, 2009 at 2:28 pm

65ft side masking screens…MUSIC TO MY EARS!

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on September 1, 2009 at 1:37 pm

I agree Chris. Here in Chicago, AMC’s River East 21 is just like this. That’s why I can’t wait for Kerasotes to show them how it’s done at the Roosevelt Collection with their planned 65ft side-masking screens.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on September 1, 2009 at 1:22 pm

I come here pretty regularly. The auds are more spacious than the old 14 plex – but I really can’t stand the fixed length screens at this and all the newly built AMC’s. The screens are super large for 1:85 projected films, but for 2:35 widescreen films, they mask both the top AND the bottom of the screen which makes the screen look smaller. LAME!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 7, 2008 at 11:08 pm

This complex was designed by STK Architects.