AMC Universal CityWalk 19

100 Universal City Plaza,
Universal City, CA 91608

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AMC Universal CityWalk 19

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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Chris Utley
Chris Utley on June 3, 2017 at 5:53 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 on June 3, 2017 at 10:22 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 on July 12, 2017 at 12:23 am

it’s new official name is “Universal Cinema an AMC Theatre” according to it’s official yelp page. But AMC’s internal systems including the website still use the AMC Citywalk 19 name.

Lionel on August 23, 2017 at 1:34 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.

TristanM2002 on September 30, 2017 at 6:48 am

I’ve been to this theater both when it was still AMC Universal Citywalk and when it was renamed Universal Cinema. Back when it still had it’s old name, I went to this theater on a trip to California 2 years ago, and saw ‘'Ant-Man’‘(in IMAX 3D) and ’‘Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation’‘(I really liked both films, but I thought that ’‘Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation’‘ was a bit better than ’‘Ant-Man’‘, but I think both of them are really good films) in their IMAX theater. Their screen was large and huge and had amazing sound, but that was nothing to the huge renovation it got. When I next went to this theater this summer(when it was renamed Universal Cinema), it really had a massive renovation. Recliners, some auditoriums featuring Dolby Atmos sound, and a huge overhaul to their IMAX theater, now with the IMAX Laser system. I saw ’‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’‘(in IMAX 3D) in their new IMAX theater, and wow. What an awesome experience it was. Not only was the movie awesome(it’s one of my favorite films of 2017 so far), the screen was still massive, but the image quality and sound got a major overhaul. The image quality looked a lot better than the old IMAX theater, and the sound. Wow. EXTREMELY LOUD, BUT VERY SATISFYING. If I went back to California, I would definitely go to this theater again. It’s awesome and very worth it.

moviebuff82 on September 30, 2017 at 2:54 pm

Happy belated 30th!!! Looking at the pictures of when it first opened it was ahead of its time. The success of this theater laid the groundwork for other megaplexes, although it lacked stadium seating when it first opened.

leowtyx on November 20, 2017 at 12:29 pm

I just saw Justice League, I notice they seem to be shown in ratio 1.89:1.

And since Justice League is 2.35:1 (on imdb), does that means they crop out the sides?! What the heck!?

Lionel on November 20, 2017 at 12:34 pm

I followed the news about Justice League because it has a 70mm release and people who saw it in that format regretted that it was in 1.85 aspect ratio instead of the full-frame 2.20 ratio of standard 70mm. So I guess you saw it in the intended aspect ratio but IMDB wasn’t accurate on this one. It rarely happens but it does in a few cases unfortunately.

jeffpiatt on November 24, 2017 at 9:32 am

This location has AMC’s new self service concessions stand setup called “The Marketplace”

Zootopialover98 on February 17, 2018 at 7:57 pm

I went to Universal Studios yesterday for my birthday and I saw this theatre

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