AMC Southington 12

1821 Meriden-Waterbury Road,
Southington, CT 06489

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spmahn on January 5, 2017 at 11:21 pm

This theater has been owned by AMC for almost a year now

Dave Lounder THE DRIVE-IN THEATRE PRESERVATION SOCIETY on August 2, 2014 at 6:11 pm

Wasn’t Berlin erected WITH stadium seating (National Amusements)? Also, pursuant to current operator, Starplex, it is my professional opinion that the utilization of the former traditional marquee as simply a generic sign was a bad move. With the technology available today, and competitive pricing, I would’ve opted to transform the signage into a digital marquee.

spmahn on May 8, 2014 at 10:38 am

As of today 5/8/14 this theater is now operated by Starplex Cinemas, and it appears that they are now all digital. I am not sure if Starplex retrofitted the auditoriums to be stadium seats like they did in Berlin, but unless they make some significant improvements, it may be difficult for this location to make a comeback since all the previous owners left it in such a state of disrepair. Starplex did a great turn around in Berlin, which was practically falling down when they bought it, so anything is possible.

fred1 on April 30, 2014 at 10:01 am

Starplex did wonders to their NJ theaters

John Fink
John Fink on April 30, 2014 at 9:47 am

Rumors are Starplex is taking it over

spmahn on December 13, 2013 at 11:51 pm

This place has been on it’s final legs for a few years now. The only reason it still chugs along is because they charge discount prices. With 9 of the 12 screens still running 35mm, once 35mm stops being available (supposedly it’s going to happen before next summer) I doubt Cinemark will invest the money to uograde. This theater can’t sustain a higher ticket price, the lobby had tumbleweeds when they last tried that. I think next summer might be this theaters last before Cinemark shutters it for good.

Dave Lounder THE DRIVE-IN THEATRE PRESERVATION SOCIETY on September 12, 2013 at 9:32 pm


An assistant manager at the theater referred all questions to Cinemark’s corporate communications department, which has not returned repeated requests for comment.

‘Nuff said.

Dave Lounder THE DRIVE-IN THEATRE PRESERVATION SOCIETY on September 12, 2013 at 4:16 pm

FROM WIKIPEDIA: As of November 2012, Cinemark has entered into an agreement to purchase 32 Rave Cinema locations for $240 million. The sale is subject to antitrust approval. Only 2 locations will remain under the Rave Cinemas umbrella after the Cinemark sale is complete, however there much speculation within the industry that these remaining 2 locations will either be sold or shuttered. MORE TO COME ………….

jessgirl_123 on September 12, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Cinemark does own this one also, but John’s right, this one’s got some rare features to it. One of them is that it is not fully converted to digital, Rave was trying to but sold it to Cinemark before they finished. The other thing is they own the land that the theater is on, unlike most of the theaters Cinemark got from Rave, this one can be sold to anyone, whether it be kept up as a theater or just sold for the land.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on July 21, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Cinemark may not have purchased it, but they are operating it for the time being.

John Fink
John Fink on December 5, 2011 at 12:01 am

Not sure if this is correct but it appears from movie it’s a rare Rave that never converted to digital and apparently is showing Happy Feet 2 in Technocolor (film-based) 3D.

movies10063 on December 6, 2010 at 10:03 pm

this place is not customer friendly i tried using the phone no. to find a movie between all the advertising and push 2 for this 3 for that it took 20 minutes to find the movie very frustrating give me the old school theatre any day!!!

rivest266 on October 27, 2010 at 4:59 pm

This opened on November 17th, 1993.
November 12th teaser ad is at
View link

shoeshoe14 on December 31, 2009 at 3:29 pm

Newspiece about Rave taking over ownership.

e1337n00b on March 18, 2008 at 2:24 am

One of the last Showcases in the area with conventional seating. The rest either upgraded or closed.

shoeshoe14 on March 6, 2007 at 3:02 pm

Opened in 1993. And that’s MERIDEN, not Meridan.