“AMC counting on pulled-pork panini (and such) to stem moviegoing decline in Chicago” From Lombard, IL.

posted by ThrHistoricalSociety on January 18, 2015 at 10:07 am


Would you like a side order of “Birdman” the movie with that pulled pork panini? Sound tempting?

Well, it’s entirely doable now at the AMC Yorktown 18 multiplex in west suburban Lombard. And that panini looks to be part of a growing trend to make in-theater dining just as much of a main attraction at the multiplex as the films themselves.

Though the Yorktown 18 has been around for a while, AMC has just completed converting the entire 18-theater complex into a facility where moviegoers can watch a movie on one of 18 screens while chowing down on a menu of food prepared in a kitchen inside the movie complex.

Read the entire article online at Chicago Business Journal.

Image courtesy CT member Xave.

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Comments (2)

Tigh on January 22, 2015 at 9:52 am

I’ve never liked the way AMC ran their business, and I like them even less now that they’re owned by the Chi-coms. I was so glad which the Mainstreet 6 in KC went to Alamo Drafthouse.

JRS40 on February 5, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Now that they have converted all their screens to these reclining chairs it is nearly impossible to get in. At least on one side with 9 of their theaters the biggest occupancy is 100 people. Several others are in the 30 to 50 seat range now. It took me 3 tries to get in to see Inherent Vice. I even tried to get tickets to a 10pm movie at 4 in the afternoon – no luck. It’s not worth the aggravation.

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