AMC Downtown Disney 24

1500 Buena Vista Drive,
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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Located at Pleasure Island in Downtown Disney the AMC Theatre Complex in Disney, is a spectacular multiplex.

The auditoriums are designed in an old Art Deco style theme, and although completely modern, have sort of a feel of old style theaters. It has stadium seating with almost like couches, where you can pull up the handles and stretch out if the theater is not full. It has awesome THX Surround Sound and Sony Dynamic Digital Sound and it’s one of the most comfortable theaters to sit in.

It’s a great place to take in a movie when you get stuck with a rainy day while in Orlando.

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Recent comments (view all 31 comments)

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on November 8, 2010 at 11:21 am

It stands for “Enhanced Theater Experience,” a trade name that AMC uses for for its large format, non-IMAX screens.

Giles
Giles on November 8, 2010 at 11:21 am

it’s AMC’s answer to IMAX, Regal’s RPX and Cinemark’s XD systems where the auditorium is upgraded to feature the largest screen possible – 4K digial projection w/ 3D and custom sound where a multitude of speakers are placed in, around and behind the screen

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on January 31, 2011 at 10:59 am

Since January 1, this theatre is now named “AMC Downtown Disney 24 Theatres”

Bway
Bway on January 31, 2011 at 6:19 pm

I guess because Pleasure Island doesn’t really exist anymore. Used to be a fun place….

John Fink
John Fink on January 31, 2011 at 9:36 pm

The theater predates “Downtown Disney” – it’s original 10-screen configuration was an entertainment anchor of Pleasure Island, along with Planet Hollywood (both were off Pleasure Island proper, ie: allowing access to those 21 and under after 6PM without an adult). The theatre expanded to 24 screens with the opening of Downtown Disney West Side and got a second box office and entrance adjacent to the now defunct Virgin Megastore.

The theater is also getting a Fork & Screen “upgrade” (my guess is the original concession stand adjacent to Hyperon Wharf (a re-envisioning of Pleasure Island and open in 2013) will become McGuffins and the 5 right side theaters will become the Fork & Screen auditoriums). Perhaps other upgrades (as suggested by cgimovieman) will occur in the transition as AMC has opened a “Concession Stand of the future” (http://www.laughingplace.com/News-ID513430.asp) – which sounds similar but more extensive version of what Drive-Ins have and the “express” concession General Cinema tried and abandoned in their newer plexes a few years before AMC bought them. AMC is doing weird stuff lately.

John Fink
John Fink on January 31, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Here’s some pics – View link – It looks like there are at least two bars – one on the first floor next to the “new” concession stand by Theaters 1 and 2 and one on the mezzine level for Theaters 1 & 2 (where they had a short lived cafe I believe for a few years). The Concession Stand of the Future looks like it has an impressive selection including flavored popcorn (the large is $9.75!) and includes the new Coke Freestyle machines.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on May 11, 2011 at 11:10 am

Six screening rooms (on the Planet Hollywood) at this megaplex have been converted to AMC’s dine-and-view concept: View link.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on July 18, 2012 at 7:02 pm

The new screen setup for the AMC Downtown Disney 24, as far as the Fork & Screen side is concerned is as follow: Theatres #19 & 20 is on the right hand side when you walk in, with both on the hallway on the right side, and a wall on the left hand side seperating Theatres #1 to 18 (The ETX [Aud #1]/Stadium Seating Side, and Theatres #21-24 on the left hand side, with Theatres #21 & #23 on the left hand side of the hallway, and #22 & 24 on the right hand side of the hallway. The “AMC MacGuffins” bar is where the concession stand used to be.

Giles
Giles on July 21, 2012 at 1:53 pm

which auditorium has the Atmos system?

cgimovieman
cgimovieman on July 21, 2012 at 3:29 pm

If anyone has any pictures of this theater from it’s very early days, I’d be very curious to see them. Despite the vastness of the internet, I’ve yet to find more than 2 or 3 after a long time spent searching. In the early 90’s it was a real gem. One of the very very best in the whole country, but the whole complex surrounding it by Pleasure Island and Planet Hollywood was so open and new. The place is still great, but has gotten so developed and is always so crowded, that I really miss those early days.

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