AMC River East 21

322 E. Illinois Street,
Chicago, IL 60611

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Operated by: AMC Theatres

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 312.596.0333

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AMC River East 21, Chicago, IL

This theater opened November 1, 2002, one block over from the late, great McClurg Court Cinemas. The new twenty one screen movie theater is equipped with stadium seating, digital picture, closed captioning/DVS, digital surround sound, automated box office and a VIP special events program.

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Recent comments (view all 20 comments)

darquil on October 28, 2010 at 7:55 am

Per box office attendant, the seating capacity for the various screens are as follows:
1 – 107
2 – 107
3 – 107
4 – 114
5 – 150
6 – 96
7 – 240
8 – 61
9 – 256
10 – 410
11 – 312
12 – 397
13 – 174
14 – 62
15 – 88
16 – 174
17 – 88
18 – 62
19 – 96
20 – 165
21 – 149
Total seats: 3,415

CinemarkFan on July 24, 2011 at 1:13 am

Officially all-digital as of 7/22.

Tim O'Neill
Tim O'Neill on July 24, 2011 at 9:09 am

Hey, Cinemark Fan; any news on the Pipers Alley?

rayman29 on November 2, 2011 at 8:59 pm

I saw a movie on here while on vacation in summer of 07. A great theatre.

rivest266 on November 21, 2016 at 11:00 pm

This cinema complex opened on November 1st, 2002. Grand opening ad in colour in the photo section.


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MrWolf98 on July 20, 2017 at 8:27 pm

I’m flying to Chicago next week and I’ll probably catch “Atomic Blonde” on the new Dolby Cinema screen they have here

ridethectrain on August 6, 2019 at 12:50 am

Theatre 4 has 214 seats, your about 100 under and theatre 10 176 seats now, it Dolby Cinema

yingli0521 on September 25, 2020 at 5:33 pm

@darquil, Hello! Can I use your method to know the seating capacity of other theaters? Where can I gather the box office attendence information or is there any other source that can help with identifying seating capacity? Thank you!

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on September 25, 2020 at 8:18 pm

My guess is by counting the seats on the reserved seating chart that appears when you attempt to buy tickets on their websites. That’s the only way I’m aware of short of personally visiting the site or somehow finding that information with the fire marshal.

ridethectrain on September 25, 2020 at 11:47 pm

The theatre ticketing site or fandango if they are reserved seating. I’ve been doing my town for years when I ask or got from theatre employee schedules. Over the recent year with a lot of theatres going reserve seating, you could count the seats with the theatre ticketing site or Fandang. Fandango gives screen numbers, AMC site only the seat map until purchased. Other chains like Regal and Cinemark list the screen number.

My concern if I never went to the theatre, is actualy how the screen size is and digital sound. I realy wish theatres would list if the film is Dolby 5.1 or 7.1 or the format.

I understand their is DTS X, but haven’t seen one theatre saying it shows DTS;X.

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