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Adam Schulman
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Posted: 05 April 2020 at 8:17pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

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Brian Floyd
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Not good. Regal Cinemas are based here in Knoxville (I pass by their headquarters a few times a week), but I prefer AMC. Regal has better seating, but for my money AMC has better everything else. Them closing down would pretty much give Regal a monopoly here. 




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Conrad Teves
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This doesn't seem a surprise.  I've been complaining about AMC seeming under-staffed and unprepared for some years now.  Empty condiment containers, the fact it's all sorta "self serve" after a point with idiotically expensive food--not good signs.

Like many things, the whole movie industry may need a wholesale modification of their business model after this.

Very sad.  Going to the movies used to be one of my favorite escapes.

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Posted: 06 April 2020 at 7:19am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

This is disappointing but not much of a surprise. Here at home, Carmike came in to build a couple of the bigger and higher tech theaters. The older theaters couldn’t compete and most of them closed, leaving a Regal and two small venues. AMC purchased the Carmike cinemas then started adding all sorts of crazy features to the theaters. Prices now are outrageously high and most of the few shows I attend have much smaller audiences. 

I hope AMC is somehow able to pull out of this. It doesn’t sound good. 

*Edited to correct a brain fart. 


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If this goes on long enough, I'm pretty sure movie theaters will be something we're trying to explain to future generations.  "Yeah, we used to all go sit in a big room together and watch movies on a giant screen.  No, not the living room.  Yes, with strangers.  Downtown."
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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 06 April 2020 at 12:14pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Here AMC has cheaper tickets, have movies I want to see more often than Regal, and have ticket discounts between certain hours of the day.
3 to 5 pm, or something like that.

Regal has stadium seating, which AMC does not.

Regal's reward program is crap. You have to spend a ton of money (ie, go to the movies a lot or take a lot of people with you) to get anything and all it is is a discount. You'd have to have no life to get enough points for free tickets. I believe you can also earn merchandise, but I haven't looked into that.

AMC's rewards get discounts on drinks and popcorn, get special discounts (including on tickets) all day on Tuesdays. You also get a free drink and popcorn on your birthday. (They have an A-List level program that costs more money, but that includes going to some movies for free)

So here, at least - where Regal is actually headquartered - AMC is better.
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Vishwas Aragam
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Posted: 06 April 2020 at 12:45pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

So here, at least - where Regal is actually headquartered - AMC is
better.
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The Regal in Turkey Creek was my go to theatre when I lived in
Knoxville. My second was a Carmike. Only really went to AMC if I was
down toward Maryville with my friends. Didn’t realize that they had
better prices. Compared to Maryland they all were at least a few bucks
cheaper.

Here there are mostly Regals. The AMC is close but if that closes, I’d
have to pass 3 theatres to get to a non Regal about 30 mins away. Not
a big loss to me, but they do show some foreign movies the Regal near
home doesn’t.
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Brian Floyd
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I've been to Turkey Creek a few times, but have never been to the theater there. I actually went to the opening of the Regal in the now closed Knoxville Center, aka East Town Mall (Went to see MR. BEAN). But I mostly go to the AMC theater near the aforementioned defunct Knoxville Center, because I live close to it (a few miles away).

The closest Regal now is the one downtown, and the problem with that is if you go there you also have to pay to park. I can't even remember what the last movie I saw in a Regal theater was, but it was at least five years ago.


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When we lived in Knoxville, we went to the Regal in East Town Mall a
few times. Didn’t care for it. There was a theater we’d go to a lot that I
remember being near Best Buy and Guitar Center off North Peters. It
may have been a dollar theater, tho. Can’t remember.

The Turkey Creek theater wasn’t there when we lived there. 85% of the
whole Turkey Creek thing wasn’t even there.
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Shawn Kane
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Posted: 07 April 2020 at 5:42am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

AMC rebuilt the theaters at my local mall a few years back and seem to do good business while the local Regal theater closed last year. Interested to see how it goes around here. My wife loves the AMC theater, I prefer our local Alamo.
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 07 April 2020 at 7:23am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

In our town, AMC bought the local Carmike 4 or 5 years ago.
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Brian Floyd
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I think AMC bought out Carmike, period. The AMC I go to used to be a Carmike, and the quality of service has gone up.

Mr. Miller, the dollar theater you're thinking of is off North Peters Road, down near Burlington Coat Factory. Not sure if its still a dollar theater or not. I do know its still a discount theater, but ticket prices might have gone up.




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