AMC Pine Square 16

245 Pine Avenue,
Long Beach, CA 90802

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AMC Pine Square 16

This was a popular first-run theatre in downtown Long Beach. It opened December 18, 1992 and was closed on November 28, 2010.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

Recent comments (view all 14 comments)

CTCrouch on April 16, 2010 at 12:06 pm

They handed out 16" rulers as a novelty promtional item for the theatre’s grand opening.

This theatre used to be extremely busy, but also tended to attract it’s fair share of less than desirable patrons. At management training seminars, the Pine Square managers always seemed to have the worst customer incident stories.

TLSLOEWS on April 22, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Nice looking theatre,but its hard to tell its a theatre unless you know what AMC is.Looks like most malls everywhere now.

johnbosley on October 28, 2010 at 3:37 pm

this theater will be closing soon and it is being turned into condos.

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on November 22, 2010 at 12:48 pm

That area of LB is getting too darned ‘grotty’ with an unsafe atmosphere for seniors and handicapped access which is out of view from security or cameras.

jmarellano on November 29, 2010 at 10:28 pm

Status should be now closed. Its last day of business was yesterday.

CSWalczak on November 29, 2010 at 11:01 pm

An article about the closing on November 28, 2010: View link

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 30, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Thanks Guys another gone,Even though quite new.Theatres it seems are good for twenty years or less then they are closed.

css1062 on August 24, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Pine Square did have it’s share of colorful characters. I remeber one guy who wore the same trench coat all summer long sat at Johnny Rockets everyday and told the managers he was god. One day he offered me a microwave from Jesus. Being a downtown location it captured the feel of downtown Long Beach at the time. The box office had a very poor design and remember the lines going a few city blocks when busy. But sad the theater opened and closed in less than 20 years. When it opened it was the first 16 plex in this part of the country

rivest266 on December 20, 2014 at 9:24 am

December 17, 1992 grand opening ad in photo section.

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