Mall Cinemas

2218 N. Cove Boulevard,
Panama City, FL 32405

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Mall Cinemas

Opened by AMC Theatres on August 20, 1976. Later taken over by Carmike Cinemas. This is a second-run "dollar" theatre located in Panama City Mall, amongst its food court. When we moved to Panama City in December 2003, admissions were $1 weekdays, $3 weekends; within a year or so, a flat fee of $1.50 was instituted. This was raised to $2, and is now $2.50 all times. It has a strong resemblance to AMC or GCC mall theatres from the 1970’s & 1980’s.

The theatre and its auditoriums have an unmistakably rundown look, and for the entirety of the summer of 2005, it had no air conditioning. Movie prints vary from very good to fair. Despite its many problems (mainly poor management), it is an incredibly popular cinema, esp. on weekends. In March 2017 it was taken back by AMC Theatres. It was closed January 11, 2018. In the fall of 2018 it was taken over by VIP Cinemas and reopened as Mall Cinemas.

Contributed by John Abramson

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

John on February 18, 2008 at 1:30 pm

After writing a complaint, recently, to the company, via their website, about the conditions of this theatre, their district manager assured me measures had been or would soon be taken regarding staff training, lighting issues, and, one would hope, film quality; he also informed me that as of February 29, 2008, the ticket cost would revert back to $1 each. I can only assume I wasn’t the only one to complain about the cost (especially in relation to the quality of the movie-going experience).

rivest266 on October 9, 2011 at 4:05 pm

This was opened by AMC on August 20th, 1976. Its grand opening ad has been posted at the photo section of this theatre.

rayman29 on January 18, 2018 at 5:44 am

AMC has closed this theatre. Last day of operation was January 11th.

Yahir_Puga_52 on November 17, 2018 at 8:19 am

In Fall 2018, VIP Cinemas will Reopened the 4-Screen Theatre and the Name will be Mall Cinemas.

Yahir_Puga_52 on December 7, 2018 at 8:32 am

This Theatre is Now Reopened and It Now Showing Movies.

fred1 on December 8, 2018 at 12:13 am

While the mall is closed, the public can use the side entrance for access.

davidcoppock on December 8, 2018 at 12:48 pm

Opened with on screen 1 with “Harry and Walter go to New York”, screen 2 with “Murder by death”, screen 3 with “Drive-in”, and screen 4 with “The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings”.

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