AMC Classic Arizona Center 24

565 N. 3rd Street,
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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Scott Neff
Scott Neff on January 17, 2018 at 6:27 pm

I think they may have just added new carpet. The entire development (not just AMC) was being renovated so perhaps AMC is hoping there’s some life left in this place.

jaye123 on January 16, 2018 at 10:00 pm

I find it odd that they are renovating classic theaters…

rayman29 on January 12, 2018 at 8:51 pm

When I checked earlier, I am guessing the theaters that were closed were probably undergoing renovations at that time.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on January 12, 2018 at 5:46 pm

I visited last month and can confirm all 24-screens are still open and operating. Some of them looked like they had brand new carpet, didn’t look like they were preparing to shut down any portion soon.

Zootopialover98 on December 5, 2017 at 8:41 pm

I’ve been to Phoenix but not to this theater altough I had been receiving e-mail from Grand Canyon University so chances are if i get accepted to that college I will propably catch a movie here and see if they still have 24 screens maybe AMC is doing this to add in extra space for other things.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on December 5, 2017 at 7:11 pm

This one isn’t your typical layout so it may not lend itself to the typical “shut down a hallway” so it’s hard to say. I’ll be in PHX next week, I’ll try and stop by and figure it out.

rayman29 on December 5, 2017 at 6:45 pm

Hard to tell, but by the showtimes, it seems they are only 18 screens open now.

jaye123 on December 5, 2017 at 6:24 am

anyone know if this theater still utilize all 24 screens?

Zootopialover98 on April 30, 2017 at 5:08 am

I think they should not close it because it would be a hige waste of screens

rayman29 on April 30, 2017 at 2:13 am

It sounds like AMC either needs to work to improve this theatres attendance or close it. Giving one of their larger theatres the brand name that’s mostly used on small and medium sized theatres is a way of saying this theatre is a failure, it the name is based on attendance.

Puppygnu on April 29, 2017 at 2:43 am

If Harkins gets this theatre, I might be more disappointed. I like it as simply AMC. I wish the signage still looks like this (like it used to be) instead of “AMC CLASSIC” alongside a modernized Carmike logo:

amc 24

Also, this could stink in terms of attendance because of paid parking, the fact that the AMC Esplanade 14 Dine-In Theatres (also formerly regular AMC) – as well as some Harkins locations, is only minutes away, and the fact AMC did not remodel this theatre and get recliners in it. I like movie theatres with recliners, but to me, many AMCs that now have recliners seem to be blander than it used to be now that inside they have a common design. Cinemark is also remodeling their theatres in the same vein – even when they get recliners.

Puppygnu on April 29, 2017 at 2:31 am

Also, in Arizona Carmike was unheard of, with only one theatre in the entire state during its existance. I wonder if that theatre gets that branding as well. I wish this would still be just AMC, like it used to be. Scott Neff can you post a list of the 24-30 screen AMC locations that are closed off? I’m pretty sure many AMC 30s have only 17 screens open, with 13 screens closing sometime after enough of those 30 screens receiving digital projection.

Puppygnu on April 29, 2017 at 2:24 am

I used to go here when I was a little kid. It’s disappointing to see one of my favorite theatres get the AMC Classic branding. At least it hopefully retains its original look and feel, as I haven’t been there since 2008. If it continues to have low attendance, Harkins might be interested in acquiring this theatre.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on April 27, 2017 at 9:08 pm

Also — some of these AMC 24-30 screens aren’t fully open anymore, often 10 screens are closed down/cordoned off.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on April 27, 2017 at 9:07 pm

It’s determined by annual attendance I believe. And if I’m not mistaken, this theatre is a stinker as far as attendance goes.

rayman29 on April 26, 2017 at 12:06 am

I thought AMC would not use the Classic brand on anything with more than 12 screens. Guess I was wrong.

Zootopialover98 on April 25, 2017 at 8:43 pm

Now AMC Classic Arizona Center

rivest266 on November 19, 2015 at 12:07 am

March 6th, 1998 grand opening ad in the photo section.