AMC Interchange 30

30 Interchange Way,
Vaughan, ON L4K 5C3

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AMC Interchange 30

The AMC Interchange 30 opened on May 7, 1999. When it opened it was the largest multiplex in Canada. Due to a lack of visitors, the auditoriums were rarely full, and in 2010 several auditoriums in the building were closed. Each of the 30 screens had stadium seating and SDDS. It was closed May 8, 2014 after only being open for 15-years. The nearby Colossus owned by Cineplex was considered a factor in the AMC’s closure. It stood empty for 7-years before it was demolished in October 2021.

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rivest266 on December 18, 2020 at 2:13 pm

Agreed. The same thing happened in Suburban Quebec City with the StarCité losing out.

TYoung on December 20, 2020 at 5:36 am

You are essentially correct that the colossus killed this theatre. After Ciniplex acquired the colossus the film studios favored Colossus and essentially AMC only got New universal films or move overs from Colossus. So when a Universal film was released they did extremely well for a few weeks then back to nothing. Certainly was not enough to maintain 30 screens and why they reduced down to 13 after just over a decade in business.

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Spectrum Entertainment on January 9, 2021 at 2:57 pm

This theatre opened with The Mummy (5 screens), Entrapment (3 screens), Hideous Kinky, Il Postino, Cinema Paradiso, Johnny Stecchino, Nights of Cabiria, Marcello Mastroianni: I Remember, Austin Powers, Pulp Fiction, Seven, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Cookie’s Fortune, A Walk on the Moon, Saving Private Ryan, Waking Ned Devine, Rushmore, Elizabeth, True Crime, Cruel Intentions, 8mm, Baby Geniuses, EdTV, The Deep End of the Ocean, and Payback. Some films were relocated from Colossus to this one.

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Spectrum Entertainment on October 30, 2021 at 4:27 pm

As of now, the theatre is currently being demolished. I heard that a TikTok involving the location became viral and caused people to vandalize the place. As such, Vaughan (I guess) decided that now was the perfect time to demolish it for the new condo project.

johngg on November 15, 2021 at 9:41 am

An urban explorer has published a 40-minute video touring the site as demolition was beginning in October 2021. He has also posted several photos on Instagram — a fascinating look at this building which won't be standing for much longer.

ABANDONED - AMC Movie Theatre, This Location Was Huge!! (YouTube)
james.hackland (Instagram)

rivest266 on November 15, 2021 at 1:02 pm

here’s that video:

theatrefan on November 30, 2021 at 3:30 pm

After viewing the video above I can see why the Colossus won the war, this megaplex really has no charm whatsoever. It’s almost as if whomever designed this said to themselves “How can I make this 30-plex look as boring and as plain as possible” I don’t think another 30-plex will ever be built in Canada again, what a waste!

TheatreGuy98 on December 3, 2021 at 1:34 pm

Really good point theatre fan. It had an old-school, calm vibe that appealed more to seniors who didn’t like Colossus' flashiness. But even so, as movie theatre fans it’s depressing to see it go to waste. It’s about 75% demolished now and this is what will be my last video inside:

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Spectrum Entertainment on March 15, 2022 at 3:06 pm

AMC downsized the 30-screen cinema to 13 screens by April 1, 2011 (April Fools Day). It’s kind of fitting, don’t you think. Anyway, I passed by the area in January 2022 and it was (finally) completely demolished.

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