AMC Southern Hills 12

4400 Sergeant Road,
Sioux City, IA 51106

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Operated by: AMC Theatres

Previously operated by: Carmike Cinemas, Excellence Theatres, General Cinema Corp.

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Southern Hills Cinema I,II,III,IV, Southern Hills Cinema 12, AMC Classic Southern Hills 12

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 712.276.2344

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AMC Southern Hills 12

Opened by General Cinema on March 28, 1980 as a four screen. It was sold to Excellence Theatres in the late-1980’s. In early-1990 it was sold to Carmike, who expanded it to a twelve screen seating 2,400 on May 18, 1990.

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rivest266 on October 13, 2017 at 4:14 pm

This opened on March 28th, 1980. Grand opening ad in the photo section and below.

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Mikeoaklandpark on October 13, 2017 at 6:27 pm

Rayman29 unfortunately AMC put a hold on all renovations to the Carmike chain theaters they purchased until 2018 or early 2019. The merger caused them to get into a desperate financial situation. Carmike sucked as a chain like this theater my local theater here was opened in 1996 and Carmike did nothing to keep it up or renovate it.

rivest266 on October 14, 2017 at 9:12 am

This was taken over by Excellence theatres in 1988 giving Excellence the first-run monopoly in Siouxland until 2004.

rivest266 on October 14, 2017 at 9:31 am

Expanded on April 6th, 1990

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ad in photo section.

rivest266 on October 14, 2017 at 9:40 am

All 12 screens opened on May 18th, 1990. Another ad posted.

rayman29 on January 31, 2018 at 3:43 pm

Nikki Paul, who for decades worked at the box office of several movie theaters in Sioux City, most recently this one, has died at the age of 100. While she stopped working at the box office several years ago, she continued as a Walmart greeter until last year.

rayman29 on July 4, 2018 at 5:58 pm

AMC has dropped classic from the name. Renovations are finally in the works!

steventonysmith on July 5, 2018 at 9:36 am

I got an email talking about the name change and it stated renovations are going to start very soon it even included a picture of the proposed rennovations

rayman29 on July 6, 2018 at 11:37 am

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.

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