AMC Showplace Vernon Hills 8

555 Lakeview Parkway,
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

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Previously operated by: AMC Theatres, Kerasotes Theatres

Previous Names: Showplace 8

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AMC Showplace Vernon Hills 8

The Showplace 8 was opened in November 15, 1996 by Kerasotes Theaters. It originally opened as a second-run theater until Loews-Cineplex closed the nearby Rivertree Court Cinemas in 2000 and started showing first-run movies. Kerasotes acquired the nearby Rivertree Court Cinemas in December, 2001. In June 2010, the theatre was acquired by AMC Theatres. It was closed August 16, 2018. It was demolished in April 2021.

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Recent comments (view all 12 comments)

kencmcintyre on August 10, 2009 at 10:26 pm

Here is a March 1997 ad from the Daily Herald:

rivest266 on June 24, 2012 at 5:18 pm

This opened on the same day as the Marcus Addison and a week before the GC Northbrook Court 14 and Randhurst Cinema 16 opened.

rivest266 on November 9, 2016 at 1:29 am

November 15th, 1996 grand opening ad

Broan on June 6, 2018 at 4:18 am

Slated to close:

rivest266 on September 5, 2018 at 3:16 pm

Closed August 16th, 2018.

aek316 on November 8, 2018 at 8:16 am

Many great memories in this theater. Took my daughter to see inside out and beauty and the beast here. Loved this as an alternative to the crowded and pricey theater at Hawthorn Mall. When this theater became an AMC and nothing was done to update the seating or decor, I knew as usual they were running another older theater into the ground. They did the same to the retro Rivertree Court down the road. It looks like they’re already cutting the Showplace 8. Entrance is boarded up. I will try to post pictures when I’m next in the area.

aek316 on May 15, 2019 at 11:48 am

The theater looks virtually untouched since I last drove by there six months ago. There was supposed to be a spa going in there which is why they closed it in the first place. Wonder what happened? The building looks like a big eye sore now with the front entrance boarded up and the AMC signage either removed or scratched out. I took a few pics today which I will upload if I can ever log onto this site on my phone! Otherwise, I will upload them onto my computer later. I really wish this theater would’ve been kept open, the prices were low since it didn’t have the amenities of the adjacent Hawthorne 12.

jonrev on November 23, 2020 at 1:35 pm

Latest plans are to tear down and build luxury apartments.

jonrev on May 4, 2021 at 6:43 am

Demolished April 2021.

aek316 on June 25, 2021 at 3:58 pm

Drove by yesterday and saw it was demolished. Sad to see it go. Have a lot of great memories seeing movies here with my family.

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