AMC Universal CityWalk 19

100 Universal City Plaza,
Universal City, CA 91608

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AMC Universal CityWalk 19

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Opened July 1, 1987 by Cineplex Odeon, the Universal City Cinemas contain 18 “regular” motion picture auditoria and one IMAX screen, with a total seating capacity of 5,485. The theatre is situated inside Universal’s popular City Walk entertainment and retail complex at Universal Studios.

Since 2007, operated by AMC. In December 2016 it was renamed Universal Cinema.

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Edward Havens
Edward Havens on March 16, 2016 at 8:21 pm

When I worked at the Cineplex Odeon Universal City Cinemas in 1991, the seating was as follows:

1: 787 (607 on the main floor, 180 in the balcony) 2 and 13: 283 3, 4, 11 and 12: 280 each 5 and 10: 324 each 6: 221 7: 220 8: 219 9: 225 14: 780 (612 on the main floor, 168 in the balcony) 15: 174 16: 175 17: 173 18: 177

1, 6, 10 and 14 were 70mm capable. 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13 and 14 were THX certified.

When I worked for AMC in 2013-2014, the seat counts had changed considerably:

1 and 14: 376
2, 3, 4, 11, 12 and 13: 163 each
5 and 10: 217 each
6, 8 and 9: 131 each
7: 130
15 and 17: 98 each
16 and 18: 93 each
IMAX: 369

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on December 9, 2016 at 11:07 am

Looks like this theatre has been renovated and officially renamed Universal Cinema. They’ve added reserved seating, recliners and all auditoriums are now running Laser Projection.

Giles
Giles on December 18, 2016 at 11:05 pm

it also sounds that ALL the auditoriums are outfitted to playback in Dolby Atmos as well

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on December 28, 2016 at 10:35 am

Went here on 12/27. Fabulous looking redo. Dolby Atmos is indeed equipped in all the regular auditoriums.

muviebuf
muviebuf on December 28, 2016 at 11:02 am

I guess those recent upgrades don’t come cheap. It is now $17.75 (not including any online purchase surcharges)for a general admission ticket in the evenings for a non 3D show.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on December 30, 2016 at 12:41 pm

Price is just about $1 more than the Arclight that’s a few miles away…and STILL a ton cheaper than El Capitan and Chinese.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on June 3, 2017 at 4:53 am

The AMC listing online may still say AMC Universal CityWalk 19…but there are photos in the Photos tab that clearly show this theatre’s name as Universal Cinema. A name update – with an AKA – should settle the confusion.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 3, 2017 at 9:22 am

Ok. I think the theme park is more popular than the cinema here. AMC should also renovate the Universal cinema in Orlando too.

jeffpiatt
jeffpiatt on July 11, 2017 at 11:23 pm

it’s new official name is “Universal Cinema an AMC Theatre” according to it’s official yelp page. https://www.yelp.com/biz/universal-cinema-an-amc-theatre-universal-city But AMC’s internal systems including the website still use the AMC Citywalk 19 name.

Lionel
Lionel on August 23, 2017 at 12:34 pm

I’ve posted pictures of the cinema when it opened in the eighties (exterior, lobby and large auditorium). Credits to the Mesbur+Smith Architect office, who designed the original complex. Pictures are copyrighted Cineplex Corporation Corporation, photographer name unknown.

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