AMC Dine-In Yorktown 18
80 Yorktown Shopping Center,
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AMC Theatres (Official)
Operated by: AMC Theatres
Previously operated by: General Cinema Corp.
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Previous Names: Yorktown Cinema, AMC Yorktown 18
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News About This Theater
- Jan 18, 2015 — "AMC counting on pulled-pork panini (and such) to stem moviegoing decline in Chicago" From Lombard, IL.
- Sep 7, 2014 — AMC Yorktown to get luxury treatment
- May 23, 2012 — Celebrating the Original STAR WARS on its 35th Anniversary
- Jun 18, 2010 — "Jaws"... Happy 35th!
- May 21, 2010 — Happy 30th, "Empire"
- May 14, 2010 — Please Post Today, May 14 --- "Jaws," Happy 35th
- Aug 21, 2009 — "Alien" 30th Anniversary
- May 25, 2007 — Happy 30th, Star Wars!
The Yorktown Cinema was opened as a twin by General Cinemas at the Yorktown Shopping Center on July 3, 1970. Two more screens were added on August 13, 1976. In the late-1980’s it was increased to six screens. In 1997, the six-screen cinema was demolished.
In 1997/1998 it was rebuilt as an 18-screen theater and opened April 3, 1998 with 17 regular stadium seating theaters and one Premium Cinema.
The Premium Cinema featured a restaurant and a bar. It also featured airline-style seating. In 2002, AMC Theatres bought General Cinema.
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I would like to take a second to correct some of the posts here. The address is actually 80 Yorktown Center. And it seems to be thought by several people here that AMC tore down the origional building to put up the new one. However this isn’t the case. General Cinema had torn down their building and rebuilt the new 18 screen building and used it for long time before AMC bought out General Cinema.
Take a look at this web page for some pictures of the Premium Cinema and the food that was available.
The original twin cinema opened on July 3rd, 1970. I uploaded the grand opening ad here.
The 18-plex opened on April 3rd, 1998,
The first movie I saw at yorktown 17 was “The Powerpuff Girls Movie”.
An old internal document from GCC shows that they operated three Yorktown Cinemas in Lombard, IL.
Yorktown Cinema 6 at 80 Yorktown Shopping Center 7/3/70-4/6/97
Yorktown Cinema at 97 Yorktown Shopping Center 8/13/76-10/31/92 –
Yorktown Cinema 18 at 80 Yorktwon Shopping Center Opening on 11/7/96.
I assume that perhaps the 97 Yorktown address was inside the mall and the 80 was outside?
The description in the overview has it correct. The building was built as a twin, then had two screens added onto it in ‘76. At some point (maybe '92, but possibly before) the large house was triplexed to make it a six. Then the replacement 18 was built on the site of the demolished six. It was never in the mall; it was always at the same site east of the mall next to Butterfield Road.
April 3rd, 1998 grand opening ad in the photo section.
The August 13th, 1976 grand opening as a 4-plex has been uploaded.
I saw one movie at this theater back in 1979, “The Warriors” with my buddies. I will always remember leaving out of this movie when movie goers started chanting “Warriors… come out to play-ee-ah!” Years later I met Michael Beck, and Deborah Van Valkenburgh, at the “Hollwood Show.” All great memories.