AMC Classic Allentown 16

1700 Catasauqua Road,
Allentown, PA 18109

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Previously operated by: Carmike Cinemas

Previous Names: Carmike 16, AMC Allentown 16

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The Carmike 16 was opened May 19, 1999. The AMC Allentown 16 was a leading entertainment motion picture facility featuring digital cinema, 3D capability, and stadium seating. It closed as the AMC Classic Allentown 16 on April 28, 2024.

Contributed by Jeffrey Piatt

Recent comments (view all 17 comments)

jeffpiatt on February 5, 2018 at 5:24 pm

AMC has the advantage of actually working on full theater rehabilitation currently. New vision is basically the Carmike management who didn’t move to AMC restarting digiplex. Regal only seems to be doing single auditorium remodels to add RPX to locations.

jeffpiatt on March 29, 2018 at 2:13 am

The theater got it’s new door decals' up and more of the Carmike signage has been removed. The road side sign has the playing films no longer posted on it just a notice to check AMC theaters website for show times. I expect that once the new AMC neon arrives it will get replaced by a AMC logo with the golden circles background.

jeffpiatt on April 26, 2018 at 5:41 am

AMC has re-branded this location as the AMC CLASSIC Allentown 16

jeffpiatt on May 28, 2018 at 12:46 am

new pictures up of the theater the signs have been updated to AMC Neon

chip26 on April 20, 2024 at 12:54 pm

Theater is closing on April 28th!

Rstewart on April 20, 2024 at 6:18 pm

Well, 25 year lease must be up. I don’t see anyone being interested in it going forward.

jeffpiatt on April 21, 2024 at 10:41 am

Maybe Cinemark might take it over.

chip26 on April 22, 2024 at 11:36 am

It looks like it will not remain a movie theater.–PdnOQ5qzmV7fsU_aem_AWWNdss3QQktO0PaFbIZVan-htVNO4Q3JpGJsAzAef0Ir1iL82NkjB2fFP4RdVwqwqL62g7s4daCmenwtmV9Yq8H

jeffpiatt on April 22, 2024 at 12:31 pm sniped in the article by WFMZ 69 but we have quotes “The manager could not share more information, including a reason for the upcoming closure, and an AMC spokesperson did not immediately return a message seeking comment.” Apparently corporate did not inform the manager why the location is being cut. but later in the article the neighbors Primo Produce are already lobbying the local government to let them aquire the site to expand there operations ironicaly the company is owned by George Paxos the founder of Paxos Restaurants, which includes local restaurants such as Blue Grillhouse in Bethlehem Township and Melt, Top Cut and Torre in Upper Saucon Township

jeffpiatt on April 23, 2024 at 5:47 pm

chip26 AMC said it close the 4/28/2024 the Theater is still open and showing films as of now. while the Theater has a less than idel plot it’s technically part of the shopping center on Catasauqua Rd it’s connected to the same side plot’s that the former Friendly’s and the Red Roof Inn were and looks to have been built on what was the Shopping center’s construction staging plot since you have to drive up a curved ramp to get in and hope that the Theater has the logo lit under the neon red arrow. they reallyt should have done the gold circle with neon AMC letters treatment to replace that carmike sign. hopfully the owners of the strip mall stil want a theater and shop for a new operator.

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