AMC Atlantic Times Square 14

450 N. Atlantic Boulevard,
Monterey Park, CA 91754

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AMC Atlantic Times Square 14

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The Loews Atlantic Times Square was first conceived in 2004 to be included in the Atlantic Times Square Center in Monterey Park, with completion in 2006.

At this time, Loews signed a long term, 20 year lease to operate this theater. This was to be Loews first new theater in Los Angeles (as many were former Cineplex Odeon locations).

However, financial issues and delays kept the project from getting off the ground. It was in 2006 that AMC acquired Loews, including this site. Delays kept the project from getting off the ground until mid-2008. Finally after a 4 year delay, the project was started with a projected completion in early-2010.

Weather this time delayed the project even more. And finally, on August 27, 2010, the theater was opened to the public.

This theater is the last ever Loews, as it was their last theater designed and built, opening 4 years after AMC acquired Loews. Even though it may not have the Loews name, the Loews spotlights are prominent in the design of the theater on the outside.

Contributed by Jeff Arellano

Recent comments (view all 15 comments)

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on August 26, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Thanks Jeff for the photos.

jmarellano
jmarellano on August 26, 2010 at 8:47 pm

Opening weekend features:

Charlie St. Cloud
Cyrus
Flipped
Get Low
Grown Ups
Into the Fire
Step Up 3D
Takers
The Kids Are All Right
The Last Exorcism

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on August 26, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Opening at 12:01 am tonight with The Last Exorcism and Takers.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on August 29, 2010 at 12:20 pm

How bout some photos, now that it’s done, inside and out, before it gets dirty, and more info?

jmarellano
jmarellano on August 29, 2010 at 12:43 pm

No photos yet. I’m too busy to go over there and nothing I want to see. I live in the city of Monterey Park. Once I do have any they will be sent to Cinematour for archive.

According to the sgvtribune:
theater is the newest in the AMC chain and features four 3D auditoriums and 10 digital-projection auditoriums.

It is all digital projection.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on August 29, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Actually, the now closed Magic Johnson Theatres on Crenshaw/MLK was the first Loews built in Los Angeles. Yeah…it wasn’t Loews branded, but the design of that theatre is just like the other Loews multiplexes.

jmarellano
jmarellano on August 29, 2010 at 6:12 pm

Wasn’t that a Sony design, Chris?

John Fink
John Fink on August 29, 2010 at 6:28 pm

I believe it was of the “Star” design vintage which was from the partnership Loews had with Star Theaters – the folks that ran that chain were hired to run the chain under Sony – they were excellent. When they sold out to the Canadians and formed Loews Cineplex, everything went to hell shortly thereafter – at that time they were transitioning I believe from a hybrid of the Star design with more theming to less theming which looks more like the Cineplex Odeon big box style, with Loews Alderwood in WA being the first that comes to mind that was of the Cineplex vintage.

jmarellano
jmarellano on September 21, 2010 at 2:04 am

I took my first trip to the ATS and its amazing. Its so Loews, yet so AMC. It has the Loews spotlight design on the outside design and inside the carpet has the loews spotlights. Three auditoriums (1, 2 and 14) are handicap accesible on the top. Definity you don’t see that much anymore. It is an odd design as its all one long hallway with 12 theaters and 2 in the main corridor. Stairs take you from the lobby to the theaters and a ramp hidden behind a false wall for handicap. The theaters are also numbered counter clockwise which is rare.. Especially for AMC. It has large screens even in the smaller auditoriums. It took a step away from AMC in the auditorium design.

Pictures have been sent to cinematour.

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