AMC Classic Lorna Ridge 10

2131 Lorna Ridge Lane,
Hoover, AL 35216

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Previously operated by: AMC Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Consolidated Theatres

Previous Names: Riverchase 6, Carmike Cinemas Riverchase 10

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Ad from Bham Post-Herald 1983

The Riverchase 6 was opened on December 10, 1982. The theatre was owned by Consolidated Theatres. It had six screens until the early-1990’s when it was purchased and retrofit by Carmike Cinemas adding another 4-screens. The theatre was a first run theatre until October 2004. In 2018 it was taken over by AMC and became a second run theatre.

Most people do not accept this theatre as a great cinema treasure. I had the honor of running the booth at this wonderful little theatre. It took a lot of work but was well worth it. I miss it every day. It was closed on March 16, 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. AMC announced in August 2020 that the closure would be permanent.

Contributed by William B. Sanders

Recent comments (view all 11 comments)

JLMovieBuff on August 23, 2017 at 7:18 pm

Since its integration into AMC, does this theater remain a second run “discount” theater? If so, what is the pricing? Has AMC undertaken any major upgrades to the building and/or the movie-going experience?

Mikeoaklandpark on August 24, 2017 at 2:09 am

I spoke with AMC this week and they took a major loss after purchasing the Carmike chain to the point that most theaters have no weekday shows before 4pm. Word is no renovations at former Carmike theaters may not happen until last 2018 or early 2019. It really sucks

rayman29 on August 25, 2017 at 6:04 pm

The manager of my Carmike/AMC said they are in the process of negotiating their lease so the can start remodeling in a few months. That was a few weeks ago so plans may have changed. They also just reduced the hours, but it only affects show times after 7:30 on Sundays and weekdays.

JOvieBuff AMC is still operating this location as a seconds run theatre. I assume it will eventually be converted to first run or AMC will close it altogether. AMC seems to be converting second run theatres to first run, but still less expensive than most theatres, for now. I don’t think AMC has any interest in second run theatres. In this day and age, they’re just not profitable.

moviebuff82 on August 25, 2017 at 7:09 pm

I was born a few weeks after this theater opened.

Mikeoaklandpark on August 25, 2017 at 7:14 pm

Rayman29 yeah that was what happened here. They renegotiated the lease and were supposed to start renovations in the fall and now even the sign change to AMC is on hold.

rivest266 on August 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm

AMC sign installed by the time the Googlemobile passed it by last September.

JLMovieBuff on August 26, 2019 at 4:46 am

Just wondering what the current status is of this old by-gone theater? Pricing, decorum, concessions? Is it up to scratch in this cutthroat cinematic economy?

Imaxguy on June 24, 2020 at 5:16 pm

I managed this theater in 1990-91. I had a great staff, a few of which I still have contact with.

dallasmovietheaters on August 24, 2020 at 10:21 pm

AMC closed the AMC Classic Lorna Ridge 10 on March 16, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The circuit made the closure permanent that summer becoming one of many theatres closed by a circuit during the pandemic.

rivest266 on April 9, 2022 at 6:34 pm

Grand opening ad posted. Its opening ended the first-run monopoly enjoyed by Cobb Theatres.

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