AMC South Barrington 30

175 Studio Drive,
South Barrington, IL 60010

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rivest266 on June 23, 2012 at 4:36 pm

March 20th grand opening ad for this cinema an the Cantera 30 has been uploaded here.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on July 18, 2011 at 10:00 am

I’d be pretty sure that all the 30-plexes were just about identical.

Senorsock on July 17, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Interesting this theater is a complete duplicate of the AMC 30 in Covina, CA. I’ve been to both and other than the enclosed ticket area to accomodate the cold Illinois winters, it is the same.

NinjaMurasaki on May 25, 2009 at 2:04 pm

This theater has a new Imax screen now. Has anyone tried it yet? I saw two movies on it so far. It’s pretty nice. Big screen and great sound. It’s on one of the screens by the main concession stand, so it’s in one of their biggest rooms.

Broan on September 8, 2007 at 11:16 am

Cinemark announced plans in 1996 shortly after AMC to build a 20-to-30 screen at I-88 and Rte. 59 in Naperville, and later a 20-24 across the street at Barrington and Lakewood (this would be Hoffman Estates). The struggle was related to an annexation battle; the property the 30 sits on was de-annexed from South Barrington and would have been annexed to Hoffman, but was re-annexed contingent on approval of the 30. The name was also going to be AMC Studio Centre (thus the street name) but was changed shortly before opening. It opened March 1998.

Architect was William Timper, at the time AMC’s chief architect.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on July 31, 2006 at 5:55 am

Apparantly they are showing Bollywood films here too!

Broan on April 3, 2006 at 6:53 am

There was originally a plan to put a AMC 30 in Burr Ridge, too

David Wodeyla
David Wodeyla on January 14, 2006 at 5:20 pm

I’d go wait by the exit doors and sneak in.

NinjaMurasaki on January 14, 2006 at 4:34 pm

From the AMC website.



(Ages 2-12)

(Ages 13+ with Valid Student ID)

(Age 55+)

Matinee Pricing until 6:00 PM daily.
Student Ticket Prices:
— $2 Off Adult Price Monday – Thursday and non-Holiday periods
— $1 Off Adult Price Friday – Sunday and Holidays
All prices are in US Dollars

RobertR on October 3, 2005 at 3:56 am

Whats the admission price here? I am curious how it compares to NY?

hpkid on October 3, 2005 at 2:12 am

Too expensive. In most cases I can wait 3 months and buy the DVD for less than the cost of 2 tickets.

NinjaMurasaki on January 16, 2005 at 12:47 pm

Nice big theater. If it’s not showing here, then you probably can’t see it anywhere. Tad expensive, but they have the best seating. Stadium, and you can’t see the persons head who sits in front of you. The armrests can be lifted up to give you two seats if you need more room or if you want to sit next to someone you love. The armrests are also padded. They had, and maybe still do have digital projectors every once in a while for certain special showings of movies, and I’ve seen a few movies in digital. I wonder if it will ever catch on. This is probably one of the biggest theaters in the world.