AMC Showplace Village Crossing 18

7000 Carpenter Road,
Skokie, IL 60077

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Village Crossing 18

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The Crown Village Crossing 18 Theaters opened in May 2001. It is best known for showing independent movies as well as traditional Hollywood movies. It features stadium seating on all 18 screens.

One screen features a DLP (digital light projector) for movies shot using a digital projector. One of the DLP movies included “Star Wars Episode II: Attack of The Clones” (which was shot in digital) and was featured at the Village Crossing 18.

In March 2007, the theater was taken over by the Kerasotes Theatres chain, and is now operated by AMC.

Contributed by James Piscitelli

Recent comments (view all 10 comments)

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on November 28, 2005 at 12:03 pm

My parents, senior citizens, come to this place often. One would think that people in their 70s would prefer older theatres. However, my father who has great difficulty seeing in the dark, likes places like this which have wider aisles and track lighting in the aisles and good sightlines.

jimpiscitelli on March 2, 2007 at 8:11 am

As of March 2, 2007, it is now part of Kerasotes Theaters along with the Crown Glen 10 theaters.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on March 2, 2007 at 2:27 pm

It is a nice place. Lacks 1920’s glory of course. I don’t like some of the color schemes either. But it is a good building.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on March 2, 2007 at 6:10 pm

Interesting that Kerasotes took it over. Most everybody I know calls this place “The Crown.”

If everyone starts calling it “Village Crossing”, it’ll sound too much like the infamous Village Theatres!

rnfnr1 on October 10, 2007 at 10:10 am

This theatre is horrible. Its always dirty. From what i heard from someone that works there they passed their health inspection by only a couple points. AND they were on the news for one of the worst public basthrooms in the chicagoland area. Plus the picture and sound quality is horrible there. I’m glad they opened the new Muvico theater in Rosemont. They know what movies are all about.

KenC on October 16, 2008 at 9:31 pm

The seating capacity for Village Crossing 18 is as follows: Auditorium #1- 512 seats, #2-170, #3-NA, but I suspect 170, #4-224, #5-224, #6-271, #7-NA, but may be 271, #8- 271, #9-271, #10-147, #11-147, #12-147, #13-147, #14-217, #15-217, #16-170, #17-NA, but I’m guessing 170, and #18- 512. Approximately 4,258 seats. I’m impressed by the Crown(still use that name): plenty of parking, more clean than not(including the washrooms),and really friendly employees. Picture and sound quality is fine. Would recommend this place to everyone- Monday through Thursday, anyway. But beware Friday and Saturday nights. I’ve been told it gets really crowded- and noisy- and the clean washrooms can get filthy.

Cam on November 3, 2009 at 1:28 pm

I’m with Ken: I’ve been visiting this theatre for years, and it’s always seemed just fine. Some recent pics are here:

jimpiscitelli on July 14, 2010 at 3:54 pm

AMC Theatres has taken over this theater since May 25, 2010.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 18, 2015 at 8:58 pm

The Village Crossing 18 was designed for Crown Cinemas by architect James Thomas Martino.

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