AMC NewCity 14

1500 N. Clybourn Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60610

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Operated by: AMC Cinemas

Previously operated by: ArcLight Cinemas

Firms: Gensler and Associates, Hollis and Miller Architects : Shook Kelly

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Arclight Chicago

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AMC NewCity 14

The 14-screen ArcLight Chicago opened on November 6, 2015 in the NewCity complex in Lincoln Park.

The theater not only includes the latest technology of an ArcLight, but one auditorium has a 35mm projector to screen old movies.

In addition to wines, beers and cocktails, their café selections include chicken wings margherita flatbread, popcorn chicken, pork belly sliders, spring rolls.

Designed by Gensler Architects, this is ArcLight’s 9th theater since 2002, which includes five in the Los Angeles area, San Diego, Bethesda, and Glenview, Illinois. ArcLight Santa Monica opened on November 20, 2015, as their 10th location.

The ArcLight Chicago was closed on March 17, 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was announced on April 13, 2021 that the closure would be permanent in all ArcLight/Pacific theatres.

In December 2021 it was taken over by AMC and it reopened on April 6, 2022.

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Recent comments (view all 10 comments)

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on April 20, 2021 at 7:38 am

This will rank as one of Chicago’s shortest-lived cinemas. I always thought that the place was rather pricey plus you had to pay for parking.

Will this cinema ever return? I’m not so sure. The fallout from the pandemic has veered potential customers to streaming. Plus this area is over-screened. The Webster Place and the City North 14 are a stone’s throw away (and who knows if Regal plans to re-open them). Plus the Logan is fairly close too.

DavidZornig on April 20, 2021 at 7:45 am

I received this update/explanation for the Arclight closures via the petition organizers for the Cinerama Dome in LA.

TYoung on December 26, 2021 at 7:40 am

AMC is set to reopen this theatre called AMC Chicago 14 in Spring 2022.

Khnemu on April 6, 2022 at 12:56 pm

This theater is now open, and listed on AMC’s website as the AMC Newcity 14:

Khnemu on April 11, 2022 at 10:29 am

It is now known as the AMC Newcity 14 not the Chicago 14.

rivest266 on April 11, 2022 at 12:30 pm

2022 grand opening ad posted.

DavidZornig on April 12, 2022 at 9:06 am

It does not appear on the AMC website link above. The Fandango website lists it as Temporarily Closed. So not sure if the opening has happened yet.

Khnemu on April 12, 2022 at 11:50 am

That’s odd, last week the AMC website listed it as “Now Open”. Must’ve been a delay.

ridethectrain on April 13, 2022 at 5:12 pm

Please correct, it was renamed AMC NewCity 14

ridethectrain on April 20, 2022 at 2:10 pm

Please update, total seats 1816

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