AMC Dine-In Rosemont 18

9701 Bryn Mawr Avenue,
Rosemont, IL 60018

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BobbyS
BobbyS on May 22, 2019 at 9:08 am

Thanks DavidZornig for link. I miss that blade sign at night driving by. A real throwback to movie palaces of yesteryear! I bet the marquee will be re-done because they seem to have no interest to re-bulb the many burned out bulbs. With so many led lights today that actually shine as bright and surely last much longer than traditional bulbs you would think they would look into it.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on April 19, 2019 at 7:02 pm

Changes coming…

https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190419/redevelopment-at-amc-movie-theater-in-rosemont?fbclid=IwAR1A1nrX2ZHgNAGaECWL8ldIrJ21OJoYTr8NdVzjhnCL6Le2bXuBfeSwGfg

BobbyS
BobbyS on September 9, 2018 at 9:53 am

Not only the beautiful blade sign is gone, AMC must not like spending money to re-bulb the marquee. Half of the many light bulbs burned out. Looks like they are waiting for the rest to go so they can leave it off. Terrible!

Zootopialover98
Zootopialover98 on June 16, 2018 at 12:16 pm

This theatre is near the O'Hare International Airport

BobbyS
BobbyS on June 16, 2018 at 9:13 am

Passed the theater yesterday. AMC sign replaced Muvico 18 facing tollway. but was surprised to see the beautiful blade sign removed entirely…I am hoping it was sent somewhere to be changed from Muvico 18 to Rosemont and re-bulbed. But AMC is not known for splashy signage. So we’ll see!

BobbyS
BobbyS on April 26, 2017 at 10:35 pm

I went to one AMC Dine-in theater and it was terrible. People chewing and talking about the food. Waiters coming and going. And the sound was so loud trying to drown it all out!!! A crazy idea I think!

Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on May 19, 2016 at 8:35 am

Now called the Muvico Rosemont 18.

NicoToscani
NicoToscani on December 23, 2015 at 9:25 pm

Nice theatre. I hope the new owners do well.

Giles
Giles on May 5, 2015 at 3:09 pm

Auditorium #3 features:

“‘MuviXL’ is our giant screen format and will feature the largest and only MuviXL Bright White Screen that is over 72 feet diagonal, two 4K projectors with RealD XL 3D technology, and Dolby Digital 7.1 sound.”

is this the screen that is getting the new DTS-X sound system or is that another auditorium in the complex?

BobbyS
BobbyS on September 12, 2014 at 10:25 am

I am not surprised. I love passing this theater at night on the tollway. Probably will change the vertical & marquee to Rosemont 18 or maybe CARMIKE, Wonder if they have other theaters in Illinois.

Chris1982
Chris1982 on September 11, 2014 at 11:14 pm

Now under the Carmike Banner website

BobbyS
BobbyS on June 23, 2012 at 10:19 pm

I predict this theater will be sold to AMC(China Money) or Cinemark chain which itself was sold a few years ago. Muvico sold a few of their theaters in Florida to Cinemark. One was the beautiful Palace in Boca Raton and the Paradise. They spent a fortune to build these beautiful huge buildings and I believe they are deep in debt. Their plans to expand in the Chicago area fizzled and the business in Rosemont during the week is sparse at best.

rivest266
rivest266 on June 23, 2012 at 4:05 pm

September 14th, 2007 grand opening ad is in the photo section for this theatre.

Broan
Broan on June 4, 2011 at 5:53 pm

There are 48 D-box seats, and an adult D-box ticket costs $21.50. I guess they tilt, rock, and vibrate according to the action on screen. So now instead of the kid behind you kicking your seat, the theatre itself kicks your seat.

BobbyS
BobbyS on May 11, 2011 at 11:10 am

Your dad was correct. Michael Todd had the system. Also correct people were vomiting in the aisles. Being an usher there sure meant being challenged I would say.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on May 11, 2011 at 10:35 am

Similar, but limited to the shaking of that bank of seats only.
I posted over on the United Artists page about experiencing “Earthquake” with Sensurround when it came out. The UA had to hang mesh netting high up towards the ceiling to catch falling plaster shortly after the film opened.

My late father said Smell-O-Vision was tried at the Michael Todd on Dearborn I believe. But that people became ill when the artificial pipe smoke scent was pumped in for one scene.

BobbyS
BobbyS on May 11, 2011 at 8:55 am

I believe this probably is a form of sennsuround that some of the theaters installed back in the 70’s. I saw “Earthquake” at the Nortown Theatre in Chicago back then and they installed big boom boxes at the sides of the theater when the earth moved, so did the theater. Back in the 60’s, In remember the fad of smellavision.
This was installed in a downtown theater and the seats were wired with sensors to release smells when called for in the movie. Must have been a flop because it never went anywhere.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on May 11, 2011 at 6:54 am

Dean Richards of WGN TV did a piece on the Muvico 18 this morning. The theater has added a bank of seats equipped with “D-Box”. A film activated motion device that rocks the bank of seats along with the action on the screen. Like a flight/driving simulator or interactive space shuttle experience of sorts. The feature is reservation only, and appeared to be limited to a small amount of seats. Special prints of the films encoded to work with the equipment are needed. The upcoming “Pirates” sequel is one that is scheduled. So it’s obviously not limited to planes or cars.

BobbyS
BobbyS on April 29, 2011 at 10:46 pm

Scott, if you do come up I’ll meet you there. In person it is very impressive! I have heard from friends they were disappointed with the auditoriums not really looking like a movie palace. I suppose they thought the exterior was so ornate and colorful that the theaters inside would also be. Well there is a little decoration and the seats are plush. All the money was spent on the facade and the signage and the stunning lobby. I remind them this IS 2011! The era of over the top decorations and cupids and floating clouds are all long gone. But this theater gives you the flavor of that time.

BobbyS
BobbyS on April 28, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Scott, that is exactly what I meant. I didn’t even think about it until I read it in this post. We will never see the likes or anything comimg close to our Paradise or Marbro. For what I see around the country that are passing for movie complexes, this was a very bold & beautiful design and I commend Muvico. Their theaters in Florida are also very very nice but without the big marquee and vertical. This must be a new direction the company is taking. They have a Paradise, Palace and Parisian all with the themes throughout the theater. Impressive lobbys, marble floors and chandeliers, plush carpets and plenty of gilt-everything we love!

Scott
Scott on April 28, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Bobby, I can’t say that I see the similarity with the Chicago Paradise, except perhaps the galloping steed at the top of the facade being reminiscent of those on the Paradise proscenium. Still, for a modern day theatre it looks pretty impressive. Probably about as good as we can expect these days.

BobbyS
BobbyS on April 27, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Well Block 37 fell through in downtown Chicago as well as the Northbrook, Il. in the northern burb. Bank Of America took the property back (Block 37) after the developer went bust. There was also to be a Loews Hotel. The property remains mostly empty and unfinished. Northbrook was also against the theater because of the nearby AMC and the people felt too much traffic and noise. Too bad. The design would have been something. I agree with the thought the Parardise was the inspiration for the design, You can see the bright lights over a mile down the tollway. It reminds me of the Marbro Theater on the west side of Chicago with the brightness of the marquee!

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on January 18, 2009 at 8:46 pm

Now that David Barton Gym will be located at Roosevelt Collection instead of 108 N State, perhaps the Muvico’s seating capacity can be expanded.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on November 20, 2008 at 6:57 pm

Wow, I never knew this place existed. And they’re building one at block 37? Awesome.
I agree it will be great if they use the same type of vintage building style.

In hindsight, the great theaters of downtown Chicago might have survived longer even vacant, if they weren’t in the Midwest. (Of course they couldn’t be great Chicago theatres then).
Constant winters with little or no heat had to greatly accelerate the downward spiral of so many of the theatre’s structural integrity.
Since everything was virtually steam heat back then, or worse yet converted from coal, many owners probably just shut everything off when they ultimately closed, and walked away. Especially if they were already losing money.

It’s truly great that the long vacant Uptown has survived as it did through so many harsh winters. Good luck JAM, we’re all behind you.

Chicago229
Chicago229 on October 30, 2008 at 8:32 am

I am planning to go out to Rosemont to check this theatre out.

I am also anxiously awaiting the Muvico theatre at Block 37 in the Loop. I hope that Muvico’s design will strongly evoke some of the classic theatres of the Loop. The interior could re-create Randolph street of the 1950s and 1960s, with its colorful and carnival-like atmosphere. Why not? That’s the reason we go to the movies anyway, to escape for a few hours, so why not make the experience memorable?