AMC Chestnut Hill 5

27 Boylston Street,
Chestnut Hill, MA 02167

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General Cinema Corporation

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Originally a two-screen theatre, this was General Cinemas flagship house. I believe the building was converted from a Filenes Department Store before they moved down the street to the mall. The Chestnut Hill Cinema had more plush decor than most of their theatres at the time, because GCC’s corporate offices were in the next-door section of the building.

It was closed on January 17, 2013.

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Recent comments (view all 74 comments)

marco1 on October 26, 2011 at 7:16 am

I love this theatre, I try to go in once a week. It’s got character, love the popcorn and there isn’t any rif raf like the other larger theatres.

CSWalczak on June 22, 2012 at 12:32 am

According to this article, this theater will be closed and a new theater to be operated by National Amusements will be built as part of the major renovations being made to the shopping center.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on June 22, 2012 at 6:05 am

That new National Amusements multiplex will be small by current standards — just 6 screens. It will be a ‘Cinema de Lux’.

chitchatjf on December 25, 2012 at 6:09 am

Nei8ther article officially said the AMC was going to close. I foresee it becoming an art house.

MrSmearkase on January 18, 2013 at 10:43 am

This theatre officially closed on Thursday January 17, 2013.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on January 18, 2013 at 11:05 am

Any indication of when the new replacement (National Amusements) cinema will open?

David Wodeyla
David Wodeyla on January 18, 2013 at 3:51 pm

From a quick drive-by, I’d guess June…?

danpetitpas on January 22, 2013 at 9:40 pm

A short article on last September says Davio’s will open up a 250-seat Italian restaurant to be attached to the new National Amusements cinema at Chestnut Hill. There will be entrances both from the lobby and from outside. By the way, WS Development is rebuilding the mall. The company was behind Dedham’s Legacy Place, which also explains the partnership with National Amusements.

John Fink
John Fink on January 23, 2013 at 9:40 pm

@Ron – it’ll be a new concept “Showcase Super Lux” – which I think might be all dinning, reserved seating, etc like iPic (Gold Class) – so the 6-screens makes sense for a high end luxury theater. I wish National had further developed The Bridge brand, although it probably didn’t make sense outside of urban areas – the Philly location was pretty awesome and ahead of its time.

rivest266 on May 11, 2013 at 12:07 pm

December 25th, 1975 grand opening ad uploaded here.

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