AMC Loews Broadway 4

1441 Third Street Promenade,
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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This theater is located on Santa Monica’s popular Third Street Promenade, in the heart of downtown Santa Monica. It opened October 27, 1989 as Cineplex Odeon Broadway Cinemas. It was closed in May 2015 for renovations to be carried out and reopened in July 2015.

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Scott Neff
Scott Neff on April 8, 2010 at 11:44 pm

I enjoy that the building owner wants the tennant to make a capital investment in their property. In my experience in the theatre business that’s not usually how it works. If the landlord wants AMC to stay, he needs to make a capital investment.

DonSolosan on April 8, 2010 at 11:47 pm

Again, see my post from Sept 11…

This has been the problem all along. The city and AMC may want the Broadway closed, but they don’t own the building. It’s good to hear that the owner is fighting them, however. What it seems like to me is that the city is working with AMC to reduce competition. So much for our free market economy.

DonSolosan on April 19, 2010 at 10:49 am

Editorial on page 4:

Did AMC lie about closing the Broadway to gain an advantage in the bidding process? Stay tuned.

And Scott: Regency Theatres' deal with the owner of the Fairfax involved them assuming more responsibility for building upkeep for a lower overall rent. And it’s not that the landlord wants AMC to stay, it’s that he wants to continue doing business as a theater — something that will be denied him if the city refuses to renew his CUP.

BradE41 on June 15, 2010 at 6:34 pm

Pacific and Arclight had a proposal on the table also. Too bad AMC is steamrolling ahead. A SM Arclight would be fantastic and classier than anything AMC errects. AMC is just awful.

DonSolosan on December 8, 2010 at 1:25 pm

There’s an article in today’s Santa Monica Daily Press about the attempt to close the Broadway. It starts on the front page:

Hammerklavier on August 3, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Sounds like this theater will be around until their lease expires in 2014. What a waste of space. Would be great to have an Arclight and a new arthouse theater on the promenade, instead of 3 shoddy multiplexes.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on August 3, 2011 at 7:52 pm

I think I posted it on the Santa Monica 7’s page… but why do city councils think a reduction in seats will mean a reduction in traffic? All those old tired regulations about X parking spaces per seat make no sense in a day where people are coming to see a convenient showtime. If anything it’s the number of screens that dictates traffic.

With the AMC 7 and the Criterion 6 closing, the new 12-plex would be one less screen and one less convenient showtime that would get people into their cars and into a parking space.

CSWalczak on December 16, 2012 at 4:28 am

AMC has withdrawn their proposal to build a new theater in Santa Monica: view article

RJwestla on May 8, 2015 at 5:43 pm

This theatre is currently closed. As small signs state in the box office, improvements underway. And I could tell that is indeed the case.

RJwestla on August 8, 2015 at 6:38 pm

Went to see Shaun the Sheep at this place today. It reopened back in mid July. All Cineplex odeon decor is totally gone. AMC said there is more work to be done. I took some cellphone pics.

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