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ynkeesfn82
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« on: November 22, 2014, 02:29:56 PM »

There are 2 AMC Theaters in Connecticut. One in Danbury on Lake Avenue and one in Plainville in the Plainville Commons Shopping Center on New Britain Avenue. The one in Plainville has 20 (or 21) auditoriums and stadium seating. It opened as Loew's and replaced The Sony 8 a few miles away in the Forestville section of Bristol. Sony Theaters was another banner Loew's operated theaters under. After opening the new theater in Plainville Loew's ran the Forestville theater as a 2nd Run Theater before selling it. 2 different owners tried to make a go of it. S. Carpenter Realty the developer that owns the Plaza converted the old theater into retail space and it's now Subway, a store that I forget the name of (shows you how often I go to that plaza), Max Muscle (a nutrition store), a gymnastics place, and an indoor bounce house place called Jump N Jammin.

I don't go to the movies very often and the last movie I saw at the AMC in Plainville was TED. The last movie I saw at the Sony 8 in Bristol before it closed was Titanic. 
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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2014, 03:16:47 PM »

We only have one AMC Theater and that's in the Maple Ridge Plaza in Amherst, NY. There's a free standing Taco Bell, a Value City Furniture that was a Service Merchandise, and a Subway in there.
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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2014, 04:15:25 PM »

We have several AMC Theaters around here, including several in former Star Theaters. The closest one is at Fairlane Town Center in Dearborn, Michigan, which has 21 auditoriums and stadium seating. It opened as a Star Theater in 1999 on the site of an older United Artists theater.
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2014, 04:04:03 PM »

In the Philadelphia area there are 11 AMC Theatres:
  • AMC Neshaminy 24
  • AMC Hamilton 24
  • Loews Cherry Hill 24
  • AMC Philadelphia Mills 14 (Opened as General Cinema Franklin Mills 14)
  • AMC Plymouth Meeting Mall 12 (Opened as General Cinema Plymouth Meeting Mall 12
  • AMC Marple 10
  • AMC Woodhaven 10 (Opened 1973 as AMC Woodhaven Mall 4)
  • AMC 309 Cinema 9 (Opened as Budco 309 Cinema)
  • AMC Painter's Crossing 9 Dine-In
  • AMC Deptford 8
  • AMC Marlton 8
The AMC Woodhaven Mall 4 was the first AMC Theatre to open in the Philadelphia area, which at the time had theatres from: Budco, Eric, General Cinema, Milgram, and RKO Stanley Warner.
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2014, 09:05:09 PM »

I worked at AMC from 2003 - 2009, heres a bunch of pictures I took from various points during my tenure at AMC Neshamimy 24!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/eddiej1984/sets/72157649636664222/
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2014, 07:29:54 AM »

I worked at AMC from 2003 - 2009, heres a bunch of pictures I took from various points during my tenure at AMC Neshamimy 24!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/eddiej1984/sets/72157649636664222/

I had an interview at my local AMC in Plainville, Connecticut back in '09 when I was 27 years old. The manager who interviewed me flat out told me he'd rather hire a 16 year old high school student. I also don't agree with the part of their dress code that says you have to wear black socks.
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2014, 01:33:06 PM »

I also don't agree with the part of their dress code that says you have to wear black socks.

I once worked for a grocery store that adopted a dress code (mainly due to young female
employees who came to work very scantily clad.  But legally the code had to be gender-neutral).
The dress code required every employee to wear a black tie.

You ever actually try to find a black tie?  Outside of funeral parlors in the Soviet Union they
were virtually unattainable.  The day the dress code went into effect there were a bunch of
guys out in the parking lot spray painting their old ties black.

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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2014, 08:48:04 PM »

Yea, it was black socks when I was there, also black shoes too. I know shortly after I left they changed their uniform to black pants and a black tshirt. When I worked there it was a red polo with navy pants for regular workers and navy polo and khakis for the leads. They got rid of the lead position too around the same time. I liked the polo shirts better, looked more professional.
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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2014, 02:03:21 AM »

Yea, it was black socks when I was there, also black shoes too. I know shortly after I left they changed their uniform to black pants and a black tshirt. When I worked there it was a red polo with navy pants for regular workers and navy polo and khakis for the leads. They got rid of the lead position too around the same time. I liked the polo shirts better, looked more professional.
I still work for AMC, and it is still black T-Shirt (provided by AMC Amazing), and black pants and black socks (self provided), and it will be 14 years for me and AMC.  Been through the buyout of General Cinema, and the merger with Loews Cineplex (in philly started as The Stanley Co. by Stanley and Jules Mastbaum, and in NYc started as Lowes by Marcus Lowe)
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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2015, 02:20:55 PM »

10 years after AMC and LOEWS got married they finally replaced the LOEWS sign on the AMC in Plainville, Connecticut with AMC signs. They also remodeled the inside. Unfortunately they cancelled the 10:15AM showing of Snoopy today because of "technical difficulties".  Angry
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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2015, 06:36:53 PM »

10 years after AMC and LOEWS got married they finally replaced the LOEWS sign on the AMC in Plainville, Connecticut with AMC signs.

They did the same thing a while ago with the AMC facility in Madison Heights, Michigan, but in that case, AMC signs replaced Star Theater* ones.

*Star Theaters was owned by Loews from 2002 until the merger.
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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2015, 09:04:57 PM »

AMC Plainville, CT unveils new look, fancy seating.

http://www.centralctcommunications.com/bristolpress/article_dd36b31a-9bb9-11e5-a81f-5bbc577968cd.html
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« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2016, 07:45:34 PM »

AMC Theaters has acquired Carmike Cinemas.

http://variety.com/2016/film/news/amc-acquires-carmike-cinemas-for-1-1-billion-making-it-worlds-largest-theater-chain-1201722224/
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« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2016, 07:54:09 PM »


This will be interesting to watch, especially considering that Carmike outlets in Michigan were previously part of the GKC Theaters chain.
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« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2016, 01:26:31 AM »


The deal is subject to antitrust review, so it hasn't closed yet.
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« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2016, 04:39:01 AM »

This will mean the theater in Berlin (Kensington), Connecticut will once again be in limbo. It was one that Starplex was not allowed to sell to AMC  and ended up going to Carnike.
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« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2016, 09:26:03 AM »


Interesting.  The Obama Administration has taken a somewhat tougher stance on
antitrust matters than its predecessors.  So I would not put this one in the done-deal
column quite yet.
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« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2016, 06:42:05 PM »

Most of the theaters with the most screens in the world are operated by AMC. Some include:

  • AMC Ontario 30, Ontario, California, the first of the 30-screen theaters to open, in 1996.
  • AMC Orange 30, Orange, California
  • AMC Forum 30, Sterling Heights, Michigan, opened in 1999.
  • AMC Easton Town Square 30, Columbus, Ohio
  • AMC Mesquite 30, Mesquite, Texas

There are other 30-screen outlets in existence, including at least one former one in Naperville, Illinois that was acquired by Regal and downsized.
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« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2017, 07:21:05 PM »

This will mean the theater in Berlin (Kensington), Connecticut will once again be in limbo. It was one that Starplex was not allowed to sell to AMC  and ended up going to Carnike.

That one is now operated by Picture Show Entertainment, along with the one in East Windsor NJ which had also gone from Starplex to Carmike.   The East Windsor one *still* had a Starplex sign outside as of this past Sunday. 
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