AMC Santa Monica 7

1310 Third Street,
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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AMC Santa Monica 7

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The AMC Santa Monica 7 is one of three new cinemas which opened along Santa Monica’s fashionable Third Street Promenade in the early-1990’s. It opened March 16, 1990.

Contributed by Kirk J. Besse

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Scott Neff
Scott Neff on April 14, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Sadly I think it has something to do with antiquated laws/regulations concerning parking:seat ratios. Back in the days of singles and twins it was fairly predictable to say a city needs X spaces to accomodate Y seats. Now this predictability is gone since theatres have learned to minimize downtime and ensure a constant steady stream of customers. It’s just my guess but I think the city is probably bound to operate under the outdated regulations and the theatres take advantage of that.

At least I hope so because if politicians can’t understand that twice as many choices might draw twice as many customers then we truly do elect some strange individuals.

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on April 19, 2010 at 8:50 am

Editorial on page 4:

http://www.smdp.com/pdf/041910.pdf

Is AMC playing fair to get the rights to build a new theater?

ThomasB70
ThomasB70 on May 18, 2013 at 4:15 am

I worked here from 1993 to 1996. Had a great time. Loved working the AFM festivals.

BRADE48
BRADE48 on January 14, 2014 at 8:16 am

I recieved this e-mail this morning.

As a valued ArcLight Member, you are among the first to hear the exciting news we just announced. ArcLight Santa Monica at the Santa Monica Place will be our newest LA-based ArcLight Cinemas and is slated to open in the spring of 2015.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on January 14, 2014 at 9:48 am

AMC had better turn this place into another Dine-In. It’s the only way the theatre will compete against ArcLight. And Laemmle.

BRADE48
BRADE48 on January 14, 2014 at 10:16 am

I would assume this will be the last year the Broadway 4 Theatres will be in business. A dine in Theatre could be the only way AMC7 would stay open. Arclight SM would be the promenent theatre in SM and would really eat away at the competition.

RobertAlex
RobertAlex on January 14, 2014 at 10:29 am

I think they just need to change the seats to recliners like they did with the Fallbrook location. That alone turned Fallbrook 7 into a destination theater for the West Valley. Every time I go there it is so crowded, you have to get your seats at least a day early for popular films. Not every tourist will want to pay $16 for a matinee.

Will this be Arclight’s first built from the ground up theater since the first one in Hollywood?? I think it will be. I wonder if they will still leave the same footage as the screen height between the front row of seats and the screen as they have in Hollywood?

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on January 14, 2014 at 11:12 am

I believe the La Jolla (San Diego), Chicago (opening later this year) and Virginia (opening in 2015) ArcLights are built from the ground up.

RJwestla
RJwestla on May 8, 2015 at 3:44 pm

AMC is currently renovating this place after hours.

OCRon
OCRon on May 9, 2015 at 11:37 pm

The Grand Opening ad from March 16, 1990 is now in the photo section

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