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It was just announced the Riviera will become the home of several businesses. After 50 years, about 40 as a movie theater, a few years as 2 different night clubs and a few years vacant, the Riviera will be gone for good. There will be a small theater to rent, but no more 50, or in later years 40 foot screens.
Unless I’m incorrect ACX Cinemas and Main Street Theatres are the same company, they just changed their name. I like ACX better as its less generic, but its somewhat confusing since its also the name of their premium auditoriums.
Grand opening May 14, 2021. Currently 1 screen, but they hope to add another.
Empire will stay open no matter what. Given its size and its location, even if AMC ceased operations nationally or just this location, another company would step in. I could see E-Walk closing because it’s so close to Empire. But that’s the main reason. While I think movie theaters will never go away, soon there will be be a lot less than it was just before the pandemic. In a smaller maket Enpire would be the one more likely to close, but in Manhattan, there’s still enough demand for 25 screens, but 38 might soon be too many.
AMC seems to be closing bigger movies theaters. They’re more expensive to rent and maintain, so they’re the ones most likely to close. That and the smallest theaters that are too small and don’t make a significant profit.
Unfortunately it is now closed. A victim of the pandemic and AMCs financial difficulties because of it. Hopefully somebody else will reopen it.
Masking is mainly a generational thing. I watch a lot of old TV shows that are 4:3 and on a widescreen TV am now used to seeing bars. Hopefully outcry of the Simpsons being cropped on Disney+ will lead to fewer shows being adjusted to fit 16:9 screens. But the downside will mean people will be more and more used to bars in the top or the sides, and masking will eventually totally disappear. I like masking but can live without it. As people go to fewer movies, a lot people haven’t even noticed.
Reopened last night with the showing of The Lion KING(2019). It has been completely renovated and has the same manager as the State in Holstein. The rest of the staff is volunteers, much like the State. The State’s success partially influenced Ida Grove to reopen their theatre as well.
The AMC sign placed over the very visible Carmike labelscar looks terrible. I would much rather AMC and other theater owners spend money in the theaters, but that needs to be fixed badly.
Also, the JCPenney is gone, the building is now home to the Sioux City Public Museum.
The profile picture is of the 1928 Orpheum on Pierce Street, not the Capitol on Nebraska Street.
No word about the future of this movie theater, but the hotel has been cancelled.
Now the AMC CLASSIC Johnston 16. AMC needs to stop changing the names so frequently!
steventonysmith, that’s not really a photo of what the theater will look like. AMC uses that photo on the theater page of many of their theaters on AMC’s website. Basically its a stock image used to give an idea of how the theater looks, but each theater is different.
AMC has dropped classic from the name. Renovations are finally in the works!
I’ve had pretty good experiences with AMC since they bought Carmike. As for marquees and newspaper ads, they’ve become unnecessary. AMC has their problems, but they’re one of the better companies operating theaters today, at least based on my experience.
Glad to hear more history about the theater Donett. It really is a nice theater, and while AMC is know know known for operating theaters much larger than the Yankton 5, AMC seems committed to keeping this wonderful little theater open, and as good as ever.
Yesterday was the final day of operation.
TomMc11 is correct. The theater closed as a result of Interstate 29 being redone and some of the land was needed for the redesigned Riverside exit. That and declining business.
I think the land would be a good spot for a new movie theater, but with 26 screens in Sioux City as if today, there probably isn’t a need for more.
Marcus' last day of operation of this theater was on Sunday, and Alamo Drafthouse will reopen it in the fall.
The U.S. release date for Avengers was moved a week forward so the release date would be the same for most countries around the world. Disney was concerned it would hurt the U.S. box office to have it released in other countries first because spoilers would be out before people could see it in the U.S. or people would be able to pirate it before its in theaters. Expect release dates for big movies to be pretty much the same worldwide from now on. They’ve become less and less spread out in recent years.
The Promonade will be renovated this summer. New features include reserved seating, recliners, a new bar, and other improvements.
CMX Mall if America opens May 4, and will according to them will be the first movie theater with a food hall.
You are not the first person I’ve seen have so many complaints about an AMC that was formally Carmike. Carmike was far from the best movie chain, but it seems that in general the quality has stayed the same, or has gotten worse. I’ve had no major issues at any AMC, former Carmike or not, but that does not seem to be the case for many people. Hopefully AMC will fix their issues at their theaters, and not be so focused on growing if they cannot handle the growth.
The fact that a Stubs membership was required for the discount as soon the names changed was a bad decision. They should have kept it the same for at least a few months. They also should have given existing Carmike Rewards members a one time discount for Premire. AMC made a lot of mistakes about how quickly they changed policies, and they’ve lost business as a result.