AMC Quarry Cinemas 14

9201 W. 63rd Street,
Hodgkins, IL 60525

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rivest266
rivest266 on November 9, 2016 at 12:20 am

This opened on December 19th, 1997. The grand opening ad can be found in the photo section.

Aaron77
Aaron77 on January 13, 2013 at 12:30 pm

This cinema opened in late 1997. I remember seeing the grand opening ad in the Chicago tribune. I saw ‘'Scream 2’‘ & ’‘Home Alone 3’‘ here on Friday, December 12, 1997. I was 20 years old at the time.

Mister_Comics
Mister_Comics on January 4, 2013 at 11:02 am

I go to this theater most often. I have no complaints with it. Nice theater. Close to home. I like coming in from the East Ave entrance. Much easier to find. And if your in the area there’s a reataurant worth checking out called Buck’s Pit Stop.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 5, 2011 at 5:33 am

You are going to RUN out of ROOM.LOL.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 3, 2011 at 9:20 am

Another on time Loews to add to my list.

Beadee
Beadee on July 8, 2010 at 7:07 am

I go there about twice a month. I agree, they need to spice it up a bit. The facilities are clean and nice. The staff is great but it has this empty feel to it in the lobby. I still like going there.

RobGordon
RobGordon on January 3, 2010 at 6:41 am

Hi, I work at the Quarry. If there’s anything you can suggest that help us improve the place, I’m happy to take your suggestions. Since I’m here, I’ll help settle some confusion.

Our address is indeed 9201 W 63rd St, Hodgkins, IL 60525. Its proximity to Countryside tends to confuse some people and online maps. You can get to us by taking 63rd st off Lagrange Ave or East Ave.

I’ve asked corporate to fix the branding several times in the last few years. The new CEO’s making changes, so hopefully we won’t have to go another year advertising “Cineplex Odeon”. Right now the only thing that says we’re an AMC is the sign on Lagrange/63rd and “AMC” letters on our back marquee. The marquee that says “Cineplex Odeon”. Fun stuff.

I have to respectfully disagree with Mindhunter55 on the status of the theatre since 2007. I’ve been here a few years now and I feel that conditions have done nothing but improve since 2007. Standards were elevated, the employees are a lot happier, and guest satisfaction and attendance have remained pretty constant, especially considering how theatres on a whole have declined in satisfaction in the home theater age.

CinemarkFan is a little harsh, but fair. Yes, the IMAX screen is not a large format screen, nor do we claim it is. No-one here likes IMAX’s decision to not differentiate between their several screen sizes or ratios. The employees are trained to know that the IMAX screen is 30% larger than our other large screens. At fifty feet wide it does encompass the whole front wall of the theatre. This info, and the differences between the IMAX 3D and RealD 3D theatres, is displayed at the box offices and guest services for the guests' information. We make no bones about the fact that the screen isn’t as big as a large format screen – if people ask if it’s a “full-size” or “regular” IMAX screen (themselves misnomers), we tell them about the differences.

Mind you, people don’t seem to mind, surprisingly. We opened it in October and I was worried we’d get a deluge of complaints when we opened a “Liemax”, but people really enjoy it. I’ve had two complaints about the size – once for “This Is It”, once for “Avatar”. Maybe it’s a case of savvy moviewatchers being more informed. At any rate, the only real source of complaints we get is about the glasses, and how we have to take them back at the end of the show. Since RealD uses disposable one-size glasses, most people assume they can keep the IMAX ones too.

As for the cost manadated by IMAX, we don’t find that particularly fair, at least for the up-rezzed 35mm shows. The 3D IMAX, however, is only a buck more than seeing a RealD show in our normal-sized theater.

Hopefully some of CT’s readers will give Quarry another look. We’d love to have you.

rpb
rpb on October 31, 2009 at 8:29 pm

This cineplex opened around 1995, if my memory serves me correctly. It was around the same time the Quarry shopping center opened. I believe the first movie we saw there was “Disclosure”. This was a beautiful cineplex when it opened. My wife and I used to drive from the North end of Berwyn (several miles away) just to see movies here. We moved to Hodgkins in 2003 We’re within walking distance of the theatre now. Sadly, the theatre looks like it’s from the mid ‘90’s (which wasn’t a good era for commercial architecture, in my opinion). The facade, and interior look dated, and they don’t use the margue on East ave. anymore (except to advertise food and drink specials). Overall, it’s still a nice place, but not as nice as some of the more modern theatres farther west of it.

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on October 30, 2009 at 7:39 am

This theater now has a digital LIEMAX screen that AMC keeps putting up. Since the auditoriums (before LIEMAX) held approx 140-290, I imagine the screen holds no more that 220-230 people tops.

And you get to pay up to $14 dollars for the scam too!

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on September 20, 2008 at 8:52 am

The sign on Lagrange Road is for AMC.

Mindhunter55
Mindhunter55 on November 9, 2007 at 2:19 pm

I was an employee/supervisor/manager here from 2002-2007. The Cineplex Odeon logo is still on the front and back marquees. It was one of the best cinemas that Loews had. This was due mainly to the fact that the General Manager was meticoulous and took great pride in running a top notch theatre. Unfortunately since AMC took over managers are rotated in and out, and after 10 years of dedicated service the GM was sent to another location. Since the GM’s departure the overall quality of this location has declined.

CHICTH74
CHICTH74 on October 12, 2006 at 12:42 pm

I think the confusion with this theatres address is that their are 2 ways of getting to this theatre their is a way in on LaGrange Road and a “back door” on i think Joleit Road. If you are driving down LaGrange Road look for the entrance by the Pep Boys and turn left go all the way to the back it is below the shopping center down in the back. Or you can turn left whare Joliet Road and LaGrange Road cross turn left by the Chevy dealer go all the way past the target and turn right past the Menards and you will see it i think on the right side. Thank you for your time. :)

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on October 3, 2006 at 12:05 pm

I went here once. I think it was to see the second new Star Wars movie (Episode…2? I think?). At that time it was a really nice facility. Clean, nice cinemas with stadium seating, good concessions, well-attended, decent decoration and color scheme, good sound and projection. It was called the Quarry at that point. The name is derived from the large…you guessed it! Quarry nearby. It struck me as being kind of an odd industrial place for a cinema. But the fact that it has continued on would seem to prove me wrong.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on October 2, 2006 at 10:11 am

The website www.cinematour.com also shows the above address. The photos, taken in 2003, still show the C-O logo. Here is the link:http://www.cinematour.com/picview.php?db=us&id=26526

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on October 2, 2006 at 10:08 am

Ret. AKC(NAC) Bob Jensen,

You are right. There does appear to be confusion about the theatre’s address. The address I gave is from the AMC website. Neither Mapquest nor Yahoo Maps recognizes this address. Yahoo Maps even has a feature that will let you find nearby hotels, theatres, etc, but when I clicked on “Movie Theatres”, it did not show this place. Instead, it showed the nearby LaGrange and the now defunct Harlem Corners theatres.

It is near the White Castle.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on October 2, 2006 at 1:12 am

PAUL,interesting, I never noticed that water tower, next time I’m on the Stevenson I’ll have to look for it, course it just goes to show that theatre chains are not very good about changing names when they take over a theatre.
This isn’t your fault, but when I went to MAP it gives 2 addresses neither of which is correct. Is the theatre at about La Grange Road? I never noticed it, but I do know where the White Castle is! Anyway if you go to the MAP, click on SATELLITE and click east 4 or 5 times, I think that’s about where it is. If you click further east you see the giant McCook Quarry that the theatre got it’s name from.