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Michael R. Rambo Jr.
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 - posted June 19, 2008 10:52 AM      Profile for Michael R. Rambo Jr.   Email Michael R. Rambo Jr.         Edit/Delete Post 
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AMC Burbank 4 opened in 1991.
It was expanded to 8 screens in 1996 with the opening of the AMC 6.

The orignal 4 plex is 2 screens that are literally bowling allys (long and narrow with center aisle) and 2 screens that were better than most at the old 14 plex (side aisles, 3 sections and about 300 seats each).

When the expansion happened, it is the only 1996 theatre to have love seats, new projection, automated maskings, and non-stadium.

The AMC Woodhaven 10, in Bensalem, PA, also has the love seats, new projection, automated maskings, and non-stadium, and this opened in 1995, having been built next to the old AMC Woodhaven Mall 4 Theatre.

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Jeff Arellano
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Ya. I read your post about it.
I meant to say locally (Southern California).

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Scott D. Neff
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Are these pre-stadium plexes successful? I thought it ironic that Pacific and UA built a bunch of stuff right on the cusp of stadium and they all fizzled quickly the minute AMC built a stadium nearby.

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Jeff Arellano
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Many of the early 90's builds in the LA area are still around today.

AMC Pasadena is now run by Laemelle. It is a pretty busy art house with some big releases. It helps the UA across the street closed. Most big movies are released at the Paseo.

AMC Montebello, 1992, is still doing good business. It has taken a hit with all the megaplexes open close by (Norwalk 20, Puente 20, Krikorian Pico Rivera 15, Pacific Commerce 14). It could close though in the future when AMC opens the AMC/Loews Atlantic Times Square 14 about 3 miles away.

AMC Pine Square 16 took a major hit when they opened the Cinemark Pike 14 two blocks south. It still does good business though, as most restaurants and night spots are by the Pine. I did read an article though a while back stating that Pine Square could close and become a parking structure.

AMC Burbank 8 still sells out shows. Since it is within the mall, parking is generally easier to get to than the 16 or even the 6. As long as you watch a movie in theatres 3, 4, 6 and 7 you will be fine. Avoid 1, 2 (old shoe box theatres) and 5 and 8 (smallest theatres in the expansion, 5 is only 60 seats and a screen that is so small, not worth paying for).

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Michael R. Rambo Jr.
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In Philadelphia, Pa, we still have a lot of non Stadium seating theatres that are still operating.

AMC Theatres' non stadium seating theatres are:
  • AMC Woodhaven 10 (Opened 1995, replaced AMC Woodhaven Mall 4
  • Budco/AMC 309 Cinema 9 (opened 1968)
  • AMC Deptford 8 (Opened 1984)
  • AMC Marlton 8 (Opened 1984)
  • AMC Granite Run 8 (Opened 1988)
  • AMC Marple 10 (Opened Early 1990's)
  • AMC Painter's Crossing 9 (Opened Early 1990's)
  • William Goldman's/AMC Orleans 8 (Closed & Demolished)
  • William Goldman's/AMC Andorra 8 (Closed & Demolished)
  • William Goldman's/AMC Midtown Twin(Now Prince Music Theatre)
  • General Cinema/AMC Deptford Mall 6 9Opened mid 1970's as GCC Deptford Mall 4)
Regal Entertainment Group Non-Stadium Theatres are:
  • REG Moorestown 7 (Opened as RKO Stanley Warner's Plaza Moorestown
  • UA (REG) Grant Plaza 9
  • UA (REG) 69th Street 9
  • UA Sameric 4 (Opened as Boyd Theatre. Closed 2002)
  • UA Montgomeryville 7 (Now Frank's Montgomeryville Stadium 14)
  • UA Oxford Valley 10 (Now REG Oxford Valley Stadium 14)
  • UA Plaza Twin (Closed & Demolished)
  • UA Riverview Plaza 11 (Now REG Riverview Stadium 17)

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