AMC Loews Factoria Cinemas

3505 Factoria Boulevard SE,
Bellevue, WA 98006

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AMC Loews Factoria Cinemas

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The Factoria Cinemas were built on the site of the Sunset Drive-In.

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R Norenberg
R Norenberg on September 3, 2014 at 7:17 pm

I would also like to note that AMC is leasing the building from SRO. SRO would like to redevelop the property this is a quote from the SRO website “The building is currently an eight screen theater. Zoning allows SRO to construct a six story 135,000 sq. ft. office building. A full building user has the opportunity to participate in the design process.” So I would be willing to bet that is why they will only do 2 year lease. see this link

markinthedark on November 29, 2014 at 7:18 pm

Went there with my youngest today to catch Penguins of Madagascar and the friendly employee told me that they had reached an agreement with the property owner and will be upgrading soon with “new seats and digital projection”. Digital conversion starts in the next couple weeks. Did not get any clarification if the new seats would be the recliners.

I am happy the Factoria will have new life but sad about the loss of 35mm and that the theater will lose some SRO-ness.

If AMC is investing in upgrading the theater I wonder if they will finally take down the confusing Cineplex Odeon signage outside. Aside from the box-office there is nothing that says AMC on the exterior of the theater. Last time I went a confused patron walked up to the box office and asked where the AMC Loews theater was located, not knowing he had already found it.

amcbayplaza13 on December 1, 2014 at 6:07 pm

Anyone know if AMC is gonna renovate this theater

markinthedark on December 10, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Seems like some work is happening there next week. Not sure if this is digital conversion or new seats or both. On the schedule for Monday-Thursday 2 to 3 screens per day seem to be shut down. On the website Interstellar goes from being “Interstellar on 35MM film” to just plain “Interstellar” on Tuesday. Hobbit opens Wednesday on 2 screens with a total of 6 screens operating that day.

markinthedark on August 31, 2015 at 5:53 pm

Temporarily Closed. On the AMC Website: This theatre is temporarily closed while we make changes that you’re going to love. Please check back later for updates.

The digital projection went in last Christmas so perhaps this is a seating upgrade. What will make me sad is if they fully AMC-ize it. It still has 3 generations of SRO interior, though with Cineplex Odeon carpet.

markinthedark on September 1, 2015 at 1:36 pm

Sign outside says recliners coming. Work crew was pulling out old seats. Reopening in November.

markp on September 1, 2015 at 3:20 pm

I Worked on a reno of an old Loews last summer. Sorry to say it will be AMC looking thru out. We put in new screens, new drapes, new carpet, new concession. You wont recognize it.

pnelson on September 1, 2015 at 6:56 pm

Always was a nice place. Keep it open for the next few years. Too many ugly huge office buildings in Bellevue.

rvrinsea on September 2, 2015 at 1:55 pm


you seem to know this theater very well. Clarification, you talk about the theater going from three screens, to five screens, to eight screens. Were the final three screens an addition to the building, or did they simply twin the original three screens?

markinthedark on September 2, 2015 at 2:09 pm

Sorry I am not TSilver729 but I know the answer – there was no twinning involved. Each addition was an addition to the original building. At first glance on the exterior and interior you would never know. But when you go into each auditorium you get 3 distinct styles depending on what wing you are in. I am hoping that when AMC installs the new seats they preserve the curtains on the walls of the auditoriums. Probably depends on how much investment they want to commit to the theater.

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