AMC Covina 17

1414 N. Azusa Avenue,
Covina, CA 91722

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ridethectrain on September 21, 2020 at 12:13 pm

Please update, 3129 seats (AMC closed 13 screens years agao)

jaye123 on December 5, 2017 at 1:24 am

wonder if this theater will get remodeled like the one in Phoenix ?

rivest266 on August 4, 2016 at 3:23 pm

Feb 13, 1998 grand opening ad in photo section

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on May 4, 2016 at 7:37 pm

It’s been somewhat common for these AMC 30-plexes to have one wing blocked off leaving only the 13-screens in one wing and the large four screens in the lobby. 30-screens is just too much to program; not enough butts in the seats.

Judging by available showtimes on their website it seems this has happened also at the Deer Valley 30 in Phoenix, AZ. I know when Regal took over AMC’s Cantera 30 in Warrenville, IL they did the same.

Those that remain 30-screens have been turned into a hybrid of regular and Dine-In theatres.

inflightmagazines on May 2, 2016 at 3:02 pm

Any one know why this is now a 17 plex? Thanks!

Krikorianguy on June 5, 2013 at 5:24 pm

I Don’t remember my first experience but i do know what movie it was (Monsters Inc.). AMC Covina is a great theater, Big Screen with THX Surround Sound (At least i think this theater used THX once).I Saw Tons of great movies here. The Spongebob Squarepants Movie, Transformers, Spider-Man 3 (Which was the only time i remember that they sold the snacks and food in the auditorium before the pre-show), Indiana Jones 4, I Haven’t been here since 2010 (it had an IMAX by then?)I Plan on coming here again soon though.

Krikorianguy on January 24, 2013 at 10:31 pm

I Saw my first movie here

chococinephile on September 11, 2011 at 6:51 am

Also, as of September 2011, businesses are leaving the center like rats from a sinking ship. PetSmart and Michaels both relocated to West Covina. The only “new” business is Lowe’s replaced Home Depot with the last year.

I remember going to the Sears with my parents when I was young, back before all the Sears and JCPenny’s attached themselves to malls. I can still smell the popcorn and rubber. They had a popcorn/candy counter in the Sears near the tires and Craftsmen tools department.

jmarellano on May 24, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Due to declining business, AMC has apparently closed one wing of the the theater and currently running it as a 17 plex. No plans on what they plan to do with the closed wing. This theater has suffered attendance decline since AMC opened their Glendora 12 a few miles away.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 8, 2008 at 2:15 am

This megaplex was designed by STK Architects.

squidwarrior on June 10, 2005 at 4:52 am

i work there now. projectionist. easy job. robertas still there and vicky ramirez is my booth manager. both have been there since opening day.

jmarellano on February 19, 2005 at 1:07 pm

ezfave, when did you work at this theatre? I was working there for about 2 years, from 1998-2000. I put a lot into the theatre and still have a picture of the Opening day staff.

ezfave on November 21, 2004 at 1:00 am

I worked at this theater. There was a huge crew making it all work, concession sales, ticket takers, custodians, and on and on. We all had a blast and felt lucky to be working in such a big, great place. Management was great. I finally quit because I wanted to let my hair grow out and they had an almost military dress code. It was fun. I remember watching movies and being completely “up” on the films that were out at the time.