AMC Theatres introduced its first newly-built theater of 2022 – the AMC Dine-In Topanga 12 in Canoga Park — will open June 2 because the pandemic-rattled exhibition enterprise reshuffles.
The launch will observe by a day the shut of operations at close by AMC Promenade 16 in Woodland Hills because the exhibitors proceed to nice tune portfolios and improve theaters if they will.
This cinema, in partnership with developer Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, is a core leisure anchor within the growth at Westfield Topanga & The Village, a former division retailer house, AMC stated. It options Imax with laser and Dolby Cinema premium codecs and is the newest addition to AMC’s group of dine-in theaters, a function that’s confirmed more and more success for chains making an attempt to show motion pictures into night-out occasions to lure patrons. Guests place their order within the foyer. It can even provide beer, wine and cocktails – one other spreading trade promoting level — “within the coming weeks.”
“During the final two years AMC has made a big funding in increasing and enhancing the AMC movie-going expertise within the Los Angeles market with acquisitions, renovations, and brand-new theatres,” stated Dan Ellis, EVP, Chief Operations & Development Officer. He known as the brand new theater “one in all our crown jewels not solely within the Los Angeles space, however in all the nation.”
The LA market has been in flux. The Hollywood Arclight closed final 12 months. The 12-screen flagship Landmark Pico shut this month. Landmark Theatres simply entered a long-term lease deal for the Playhouse 7 film home in Pasadena.
AMC CEO Adam Aron has stated the corporate plans to proceed including theaters (in addition to high-potential non-traditional property like its current funding in Hycroft Mining).
In April, it inked a cope with Bow Tie Cinemas to buy and function seven places in Connecticut, upstate New York and Annapolis, Maryland. Earlier this 12 months, the chain, once more with Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, stated it was reopening former ArcLight places in San Diego and Washington D.C. Other new openings or acquisitions introduced over the previous 12 months embrace AMC Northridge 10 and AMC Newcity 14, AMC Americana at Brand 18 and AMC The Grove 14.