AMC North Dekalb 16

2050 Lawrenceville Highway,
Decatur, GA 30033

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Operated by: AMC Theatres

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: AMC North Dekalb Mall 16, AMC Classic Dekalb Mall 16

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 1888.262.4386

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AMC North Dekalb 16

Located in the North Dekalb Mall, this opened December 13, 1996.

Contributed by Alonzo Jeter

Recent comments (view all 16 comments)

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on May 22, 2017 at 10:58 am

I stand corrected – it is divided ten screens to the left, six screens to the right of the snack bar.

rayman29 on May 22, 2017 at 12:39 pm

Maybe it was first expanded to from 4 screens to six, then the other section with 10 screens were built. My local AMC Classic (formally Carmike) has a similar set up. There are four screens in a row in one hallway that was built along when the mall was built in 1980, and around 1990 another section was built with 4 theatres on each side of a new separate hallway.

JackCoursey on May 29, 2017 at 11:07 am

Upon review of the photos on Cinema Tour, the non-stadium auditorium(s) photo(s) does not have the trademark Cineplex Odeon decor of the 80s four-plex. It is possible that these are the same auditoriums and that AMC just remodeled the interiors to match with the newer additions added when it was expanded to 16.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on May 30, 2017 at 12:36 pm

Since those are pretty standard AMC designs of the time, I assume that AMC remodeled to match the additions just without stadium.

StanMalone on July 16, 2018 at 3:17 pm

Article in today’s paper reports that the mall owners have decided that the days of enclosed malls are over and that they are going to tear this place, Atlanta’s first enclosed mall, down. In its place will be built yet another “Town” concept development. It will have eating, retail, offices, apartments, and a Costco. It also said that the AMC Theater will remain but did not specify if the current theater would be incorporated into the center or if it would be rebuilt in another part of the development.

If this comes about it means that the original mall (and Storey Theater) lasted 21 years, and the Market Place rebuild with its Cineplex-Odeon 4 / AMC 8 / AMC 16 about 34 more.

Rstewart on July 16, 2018 at 6:52 pm

That is a shame, even though I was from Cobb, I liked N. Dekalb Mall. When I read that Rich’s (oops “Macy’s) was closing down I knew it would be the end eventually, such a shame. I think the worst part of the destruction of Atlanta is that there is never any significant fanfare, it just disappears. When Perimeter closed it was a whimper, not that it was the showplace it once was, but I think a lot of folks would have gone to one last show had we known it was coming. I know everyone I knew in the late 70’s saw at least one midnight movie there regardless of what part of town you were from and had great, if fuzzy, memories of it.

greenth1ng on May 11, 2019 at 9:47 am

Seating capacities at this theater (via Fandango’s reserved seating service):

  • Theater 1 – 153 seats

  • Theaters 2, 3, 7, 8 & 9 – 142 seats

  • Theater 4 – 264 seats

  • Theaters 5 & 6 – 241 seats

  • Theater 10 – 129 seats

  • Theater 11 – 102 seats

  • Theater 12 – 133 seats

  • Theater 13 – 294 seats

  • Theater 14 – 295 seats

  • Theater 15 – 130 seats

  • Theater 16 – 177 seats

MCDisney on August 26, 2021 at 12:13 pm

Renamed to AMC North Dekalb 16

StanMalone on May 28, 2022 at 7:54 am

Someone has finally come up with a redevelopment plan that meets with county and community approval. Plans call for the two anchor buildings, the theater as well as the closed Rich’s store to remain to be incorporated into the new development. The rest of the mall will be demolished and replaced by green space, retail, office, apartments, condos, and, of course, parking decks. Apparently the theater will remain open throughout the construction which is scheduled to be completed by 2028 and will get an exterior entrance.

The original Storey North DeKalb Theater was entered directly from the parking lot; there was no mall access although a mall entrance was just a few feet from the theater’s front door. Twinned in the mid 70’s, it was demolished in the mid 80’s when the mall was rebuilt. Cineplex opened a four screen theater inside the mall in this current location which was acquired by AMC and massively expanded to 8 and eventually the current 16 screens.

At the moment, the theater is among the very few businesses in operation, and the only one without an outside entrance. Since all of the mall entrances are sealed the only access is through the adjoining Marshall’s department store which has an outside entrance, or when it is closed, from the parking lot via an old freight / maintenance hallway that leads to the theater lobby entrance. If you try to leave the theater and enter the mall commons area you are blocked by a steel gate. In the photo section I have posted a picture showing the current arrangement.

Over the years I have worked at theaters that stayed open during twinning, Loews 12 Oaks, mall expansion and relocation of the entrance from parking lot to mall, Lenox Square (twice), major remodeling of the lobby, GCC Northlake and Akers Mill, and refurbishment of the auditoriums, Akers Mill and Greens Corner. I am certainly glad that I am not the poor manager that is going to have to run this place during five years of construction chaos. Good luck keeping the construction workers out of your bathrooms or finding an empty dumpster to put your trash in.

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