Regal City North Stadium 14 IMAX & RPX
2600 N. Western Avenue,
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Regal Entertainment Group (Official)
Operated by: Regal Cinemas
Previously operated by: AMC Theatres, General Cinema Corp., Kerasotes Theatres
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Previous Names: City North 14 Cinema
News About This Theater
- Mar 7, 2006 — Kerasotes Drops Wilson Yard Plans; Seeks to Buy Instead
- Dec 23, 2005 — Loews and AMC to Sell 10 Theaters
This is a very large, modern multi-plex on the Northwest Side of Chicago. It was built on the site of a Goldblatt’s Department Store that had been abandoned for about six years and that the City had been trying to get rid of.
The City North 14 is one of a few theatres that had been constructed for General Cinema immediately prior to that chain being taken over by AMC (Ford City and Randhurst are two other examples). It opened December 17, 1999 and features stadium seating and parking for nearly 1,000 cars.
In June of 2006, the City North 14 was acquired by Kerasotes Theatres after the merger between AMC and Loews. On May 25, 2010, Regal took over operation, as AMC acquired various Kerasotes theatres and in turn sold this one to Regal.
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Mob connections?!?! What?!?!
Bigred, The Ford City 14 opened in 1990.
You’re both quite wrong. The General Cinemas City North 14 opened December 17, 1999. It featured two party rooms, a game room, and a 980 seat parking garage. There had previously been a Goldblatt’s on the site. M&R had previously announced (unrealized) plans for a 16 screen theater at 2950 N. Western.
I’ve heard that auditoriums #1 and #14 have really huge screens. Is this true? If so, how wide, and side masking or top-bottom?
I’ve been here before to see the remake of DOTD back in 2004, and I was in #6, which had a pretty average screen.
Was the Goldblatts demolished and the theatre built in its place? Or was the theatre built into the structure of the old Goldblatt’s.
Paul- Goldblatt’s was gone before the theatre was built. I got an e-mail today from Kerasotes. In late May or early June, AMC will take over. AMC may or may not continue the 5 Buck Club. I was invited to fill out a short survey; when I clicked on, AMC said the survey was closed.
I think AMC is legally prohibited from reacquiring this site as they don’t have to sell off any locations in Chicago proper (they do in the suburbs including one originally built by Crown, the Glen 10). I’m wondering if the Brothers Kerasotes will continue to own a few of these theaters as they aren’t leaving the theater business, their investment bank is cashing out and they’re starting over with their 3 newest locations. (Interestingly enough the Kerasotes aren’t taking an Edison, NJ location that was on the drawing board, that one will be an AMC when built).
I got this in my email today
“Dear Five Buck Club Member of City North 14 and Webster Place,
I wrote you recently about AMC’s acquisition of the Kerasotes Theatres. In a subsequent transaction, AMC has sold the City North 14 and Webster Place to Regal Cinemas. Regal will take over management of these two locations effective May 25, 2010.
We have been asked by Regal to inform you that they will not be honoring Five Buck Club cards after they assume operation of these locations on May 25, 2010.
Thank you for your patronage.
What’s Regal like as an operator? I’ve never been to any of their cinemas. Kerasotes did great things with this and the Webster Place. Let’s hope Regal doesn’t run ‘em into the ground.
I haven’t been back to either location since the Regal takeover. My wife and I used to go to these all the time because of the 5 Buck Club Card.
December 17th, 1999 grand opening ad can be found in the photo section.