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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CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on July 25, 2007 at 11:51 am

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 11:46 am

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 11:40 am

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 27, 2010 at 11:55 pm

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 23, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Officially all-digital as of 7/22.

Tim O'Neill
Tim O'Neill on July 24, 2011 at 1:09 am

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

rayman29
rayman29 on November 2, 2011 at 1:59 pm

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

hdtv267
hdtv267 on November 7, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Nice complex of theaters. Saw “Whiplash” there on 11/6/14 and was in theatre 5, which per Darquil’s post above is one of the medium sized auditoriums.

Very nice lay out, couple trips up escalators- iconic movie images making up the hallway design, one large banner of Joilet Jake and Elwood Blues greet you as you head up the first bank of escalators ( fitting welcome in Chicago)

If any of the fine readers of this board have been to the AMC Bay Street in Emeryville, the layout, auditorium set up, concession area strongly resembles that.

As I type that line I realize I spend too much time in the cinema when I go on vacation. However I do like to spread the wealth and explore other venues, not become obsessed by one complex.

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