AMC Loews Broadway 4

1441 Third Street Promenade,
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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CSWalczak
CSWalczak on December 16, 2012 at 10:28 am

AMC has withdrawn their proposal to build a new theater in Santa Monica: view article

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on August 4, 2011 at 1:52 am

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.

Hammerklavier
Hammerklavier on August 4, 2011 at 1:20 am

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.

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on December 8, 2010 at 7:25 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:

http://www.smdp.com/pdf/120810.pdf

BradE41
BradE41 on June 16, 2010 at 12:34 am

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
DonSolosan on April 19, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Editorial on page 4:

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

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.

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on April 9, 2010 at 5:47 am

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.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on April 9, 2010 at 5:44 am

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.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on April 9, 2010 at 4:41 am

The future of this theater may have become murky; according to this article, although AMC wants to close the theater; the building’s owner wants to keep it as a cinema: View link

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on March 24, 2010 at 5:52 am

If Fandango does not have a misprint—questionable—then AMC has equipped the place with a digital projector. Must not be doing TOO poorly if true.

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on February 18, 2010 at 1:57 am

See my post from Sept 11…

tlsloews: the exterior is vintage, but the insides look like any other soulless multiplex theater.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 18, 2010 at 1:44 am

Thanks for the info CWalczak.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on February 18, 2010 at 1:19 am

This theater’s days are probably numbered; AMC is in negotiations with the City of Santa Monica to build a new theater nearby, and the closing of this theater appears to be a condition for the project to move ahead. The City wants to avoid an “oversaturation” of theaters. Here is an article about the situation: View link

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 17, 2010 at 11:32 pm

Nice looking theatre.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on September 12, 2009 at 9:26 pm

But someday this place will be turned into a Sephora or something even less glamorous than a 90’s era Cineplex Odeon. Snap a few shots for posterity.

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on September 12, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Scott, to answer your question (nearly two years later!) as someone who has gone to all of these theaters many times — the insides of all of the 3rd St Promenade theaters are fairly recent (90s era) and so are pretty plain. That’s why I’ve never bothered to take any photos inside them. I can’t speak for others.

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on September 11, 2009 at 5:33 pm

Ken, yes, the El Miro was mostly demolished. As that poster stated, the facade was preserved. It’s one of those odd situations…

The Santa Monica Daily Press today stated that the city is demanding that if AMC replaces their 7 screener with a 12 screen facility, that they must promise to shut the Broadway 4 (which they also operate) to prevent “oversaturation of movie theaters.” The problem is, they only lease that facility, and once they give up the lease have no control over it.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 6, 2008 at 6:58 pm

Regarding the opening comments, I believe the El Miro was demolished before the Broadway was built. The El Miro has its own page on CT. Here is a photo of the Broadway from a few years ago:
http://tinyurl.com/6g6o5n

markinthedark
markinthedark on November 1, 2007 at 6:28 pm

I have seen a couple films here but try to avoid. Very late 80’s/early 90’s Cineplex Oden interior. Gray walls, lots of purple/turquoise carpet, smallish theatres etc.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on November 1, 2007 at 6:25 pm

Does anybody see movies at this place? (or any on 3rd St?) I never see any photos from the interior or any of the theatres.

markinthedark
markinthedark on November 1, 2007 at 5:54 pm

Anyone know how many seats in each audtitorium?

KJB2012
KJB2012 on August 13, 2007 at 6:40 pm

This house seats 1,200.

bradley
bradley on October 15, 2002 at 11:05 pm

I remember when this theatre was called the Cinema on the Mall in the mid-70’s, saw a double feature of Airport 1975 and The Black Windmill. Century Cinema Circuit ran it. It was a cool theatre with a walk up balcony.