AMC The Grove 14

189 The Grove Drive,
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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ridethectrain on August 14, 2021 at 11:04 am

Just uploaded some photos from my 2014 visit

ridethectrain on August 14, 2021 at 10:45 am

Grand opening ad as AMC in Photos section and the funny thing is Fandango still advertise XD in theatre 2, but AMC is not using Pacific LSF. Also, AMC didn’t mention 3D either, guess they don’t want to be involve with DOLBY 3D that Pacific used.

Guess will have to wait what AMC puts in. Right now, all 14 screens are still open with Pacific crazy numbering system in the RSVP seating plans

CTCrouch on August 14, 2021 at 12:08 am

While omitted from news reports, the property is still owned by the Gilmore family (historic site of the Gilmore farm, Gilmore Oil, Gilmore field, Gilmore Drive In, etc.). Caruso developed/manages the center, AMC leases the theatre from Caruso, and the Gilmores lease the land to Caruso.

ckyrico on August 13, 2021 at 9:17 pm

Please update: Today (August 13, 2021) is the opening day of the rebranded AMC The Grove 14.

ridethectrain on July 20, 2021 at 11:05 am

AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. Reaches Agreement to Reopen The Grove Theatre and The Americana at Brand Theatre in the Los Angeles Area Company Release - 7/19/2021 AMC reaches lease agreement terms with Caruso, one of the largest and most admired privately held real estate companies in the US, to acquire The Grove Theatre and The Americana at Brand Theatre, both formerly Pacific Theatres locations

AMC expects to begin welcoming guests at both locations in the coming weeks

LEAWOOD, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) (“AMC” or “the Company”), announced today that it has reached an agreement with Caruso, a privately owned, industry-renowned real estate company, to add under long term lease two Los Angeles area locations: The Grove Theatre, a 14-screen theatre located in Los Angeles and The Americana at Brand Theatre, an 18-screen theatre located in Glendale. AMC is expected to reopen the theatres in August.

The theatres, both formerly Pacific Theatres locations, have been closed for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In full calendar year 2018, The Grove Theatre was the second highest grossing movie theatre and The Americana at Brand Theatre was the fifth highest grossing movie theatre in the Los Angeles area.

AMC remains in active discussions with other property owners regarding additional currently closed locations.

Upon reopening, guests at both locations can also expect many of AMC’s most popular amenities, including enhanced food and beverage offerings, and AMC Stubs, a world class loyalty and subscription service that includes AMC Stubs A-List. In the coming months, AMC will significantly enhance the premium movie-going options by renovating three auditoriums and introducing three premium large format screens at each theatre. An IMAX at AMC, Dolby Cinema at AMC and PRIME at AMC all will be offered at The Grove and also all will be offered at The Americana at Brand theatres.

Commenting on the agreement, AMC CEO and President Adam Aron said, “The Grove and The Americana at Brand theatres are among the most successful theatres in the greater Los Angeles area, and we look forward to delivering the high-quality experience for guests visiting these theatres that AMC is known for in the Los Angeles area and nationally. AMC is proud to be expanding in the movie-making capital of the world. And we are eager to get started as soon as possible, showcasing for our guests at these two theatres the exciting lineup of movies scheduled throughout the rest of 2021.”

Aron added, “These two theatres each are located in world-class lifestyle centers offering the best in retail, dining and entertainment options. Each was conceived and is run by Caruso, one of the largest and most admired privately-held real estate companies in the United States. It is a distinct honor and privilege for AMC to be included in these successful and beautiful Caruso developments, which literally strive for perfection in every detail.”

“Nothing can replace the movie-going experience. Even with the advancement of technology bringing content to us in the comfort of our homes, going to the movies remains an important part of our lives because nothing can ever replace the shared experience of being in a movie theater. Simply put, some movies are made to be enjoyed together,” said Rick Caruso, Founder and CEO of Caruso. “We are excited to partner with AMC – the best management team in the business with a laser focus on the guest experience. AMC has the largest footprint of theaters in the world, giving them global authority on innovation. As we look ahead to reopening, we are confident that we will continue to see audiences at our movie theaters creating cherished memories for years to come. Los Angeles, welcome back to the movies!”

About AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.

AMC is the largest movie exhibition company in the United States, the largest in Europe and the largest throughout the world with approximately 950 theatres and 10,500 screens across the globe. AMC has propelled innovation in the exhibition industry by: deploying its Signature power-recliner seats; delivering enhanced food and beverage choices; generating greater guest engagement through its loyalty and subscription programs, web site and mobile apps; offering premium large format experiences and playing a wide variety of content including the latest Hollywood releases and independent programming. For more information, visit

About Caruso

Caruso is one of the most successful, productive and profitable real estate development and hospitality companies in the world. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, the privately held company owns and operates a diverse portfolio of retail, residential and mixed-use properties known for their award-winning architecture, unparalleled quest experiences, and dedication to their local communities. Caruso’s expertise in creating beloved town centers has made its properties desired locations for retail flagships, new to brick-and-mortar tenants, and innovative dining and entertainment concepts. Consistently ranked among the top shopping centers in the world, Caruso’s properties continue to outperform the industry standards for occupancy rates and average sales per square foot. Included in Caruso’s world-class portfolio and marquee shopping and dining destinations are The Grove and The Americana at Brand; luxury residential building 8500; and The Masonic Temple, a restored 1929 Art Deco landmark converted into innovative Class-A office space. The company continues to focus on expansion and currently has invested more than a billion dollars in new lines of business, including the newly opened, first-of-its-kind retail, dining and entertainment destination Palisades Village, as well as the ultra-luxury five-star beachfront resort Rosewood Miramar Beach in Montecito, California.

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Zootopialover98 on June 19, 2021 at 7:26 pm It turns out that AMC is about to take over I hope it will have Dolby Cinema or AMC Prime

cubdukat on May 12, 2021 at 10:58 am

I wish I had the chance to visit this theatre. It looked really nice, but hopefully someone will step up to keep it open.

rivest266 on August 7, 2016 at 8:09 am

March 15th, 2002 grand opening ad for the Grove and the ArcLight

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 1, 2016 at 1:36 pm

Pacific sold its theaters outside Southern California to Australian company Reading International in 2007. Pacific and its Sister company ArcLight now operate under the banner of their parent company, Decurion Corporation, owned by the Forman family. They also own Robertson Properties, a real estate development company.

Mikeoaklandpark on March 1, 2016 at 1:04 pm

Chris Utley the web site still shows it as a Pacific Theater along with their others. This was news to me because I thought Pacific Theaters went belly up years ago.

greenth1ng on August 24, 2015 at 7:39 pm

Seating capacities at this theater (via Fandango’s reserved seating service):

  • Theater 1 – 390 seats

  • Theater 2 – 398 seats

  • Theater 3 – 292 seats

  • Theater 4 – 231 seats

  • Theaters 5, 6, & 7 – 177 seats

  • Theater 8 – 138 seats

  • Theater 9 – 137 seats

  • Theaters 10, 11, 12, & 13 – 136 seats

  • Theater 14 – 278 seats

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on June 10, 2011 at 10:32 am

Theater is now reserved seating – but still labeled as a Pacific & not an ArcLight.

movie15 on May 2, 2009 at 6:44 pm

good theater. kind of overpriced though. I’d much rather pay an extra $1-$1.50 and go to the Arclight or The Landmark for the reserved seating.

kencmcintyre on February 28, 2009 at 2:23 pm

It’s 85 degrees today-ready to move here? Nice photos.

kencmcintyre on February 24, 2009 at 4:03 pm

I’m trying to get to Canter’s. A little empathy, please.

kencmcintyre on February 24, 2009 at 3:33 pm

It was a twenty minute drive on a recent Saturday night from Third and Fairfax to Beverly. The theater and the mall have created a traffic nightmare.

kencmcintyre on April 28, 2008 at 5:48 pm

Rick Caruso was recently interviewed in the LA Times regarding his new mall in Glendale. He made a snide comment about seeing only eighty year olds the first time he went to the Farmers Market. I’m not one of his fans.

KJB2012 on April 28, 2008 at 4:47 pm

I rather like the artificial street. I mean it sort of gives you that back lot feel.

terrywade on November 13, 2007 at 8:49 am

The best thing I like about the Pacific Grove are the curved screens. When I visit LA the time to go is on the weekdays, you don’t have the weekend crowds.

BradE41 on November 12, 2007 at 5:31 pm

I liked the GCC Beverly Connection.

William on November 12, 2007 at 5:04 pm

And The Grove is one of the reasons the former GCC Beverly Connection complex closed.

BradE41 on November 12, 2007 at 3:43 pm

I do not like The Grove; the theatres are really nothing special. It is always too crowed. I’ve been there only 2 times and both times I had not very good experiences.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on November 12, 2007 at 3:39 pm

This. Is. One. Overrated. Movie Theatre!!! I avoid the place as much as possible.

kencmcintyre on November 11, 2007 at 6:25 pm

The theater is nice. The Grove itself is kind of artificial for me. I prefer a real city street as opposed to a manufactured one. Fortunately the Farmer’s Market was not obliterated and co-exists, more or less, with the complex.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 11, 2007 at 4:38 pm

The lead architect for this neo-deco style multiplex was Marios Savopoulos, of the Long Beach, California firm Perkowitz+Ruth, in association with the developers of The Grove, Caruso Affiliated Holdings.