AMC Chestnut Hill 5

27 Boylston Street,
Chestnut Hill, MA 02167

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AMC Chestnut Hill 5

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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.

Contributed by dave-bronx

Recent comments (view all 74 comments)

marco1
marco1 on October 26, 2011 at 10:16 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
CSWalczak on June 22, 2012 at 3:32 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 9:05 am

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

chitchatjf
chitchatjf on December 25, 2012 at 9:09 am

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

MrSmearkase
MrSmearkase on January 18, 2013 at 1:43 pm

This theatre officially closed on Thursday January 17, 2013.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on January 18, 2013 at 2:05 pm

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

David Wodeyla
David Wodeyla on January 18, 2013 at 6:51 pm

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

danpetitpas
danpetitpas on January 23, 2013 at 12:40 am

A short article on Patch.com 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  (www.johnfinkfilms.com)
John Fink (www.johnfinkfilms.com) on January 24, 2013 at 12:40 am

@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
rivest266 on May 11, 2013 at 3:07 pm

December 25th, 1975 grand opening ad uploaded here.

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