AMC River East 21

322 East Illinois Street,
Chicago, IL 60611

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AMC River East 21

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This theater opened in Fall of 2002, one block over from the late, great McClurg Court Cinemas. The new twenty one screen movie theater is equipped with stadium seating, digital picture, closed captioning/DVS, digital surround sound, automated box office and a VIP special events program.

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Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on December 13, 2006 at 11:03 am

WHAT I DON’T LIKE ABOUT THE RIVER EAST 21

1) It killed the McClurg Court before I ever had the chance to go there. And it’s probably taking patronage away from the 600 North Theatre too.

2) It’s almost always very crowded.

WHAT I DO LIKE ABOUT THE RIVER EAST 21

1) The amenities, including family washrooms, are good.

2) It actually has some ambiance to it, what with murals of famous movie stars, past and present, on the walls of its corridors.

3) The sightlines are good and I don’t feel like the screen is in my face like at the 600 North Theatre.

4) Presentation is good as is the staff.

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on July 25, 2007 at 7:51 pm

I would like to add that auditorium #7 is equipped with DLP. I’ve seen Zodiac & Pirates 3 in DLP @ #7.

rsjones2
rsjones2 on July 13, 2009 at 7:46 pm

This theater does great business, defiantly one of AMCs gems. From the AMC marque outside the theater, to the pool hall and bar located inside. It’s sad that the AMC/Loews a few blocks down can’t get anywhere near this theaters business. Chicago loves there quality, ALOT.

Tim O'Neill
Tim O'Neill on April 20, 2010 at 7:40 pm

The River East 21 opened in the fall of 2002 and the McClurg Court Cinemas closed at the end of summer, 2003.

darquil
darquil on October 28, 2010 at 7:55 am

Per box office attendant, the seating capacity for the various screens are as follows:
1 – 107
2 – 107
3 – 107
4 – 114
5 – 150
6 – 96
7 – 240
8 – 61
9 – 256
10 – 410
11 – 312
12 – 397
13 – 174
14 – 62
15 – 88
16 – 174
17 – 88
18 – 62
19 – 96
20 – 165
21 – 149
Total seats: 3,415

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on July 24, 2011 at 1:13 am

Officially all-digital as of 7/22.

Tim O'Neill
Tim O'Neill on July 24, 2011 at 9:09 am

Hey, Cinemark Fan; any news on the Pipers Alley?

rayman29
rayman29 on November 2, 2011 at 8:59 pm

I saw a movie on here while on vacation in summer of 07. A great theatre.

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