By LAUREN BARRY
Journal & Topics Reporter
Earlier this month, AMC Movie Theaters announced that renovations at the company’s Rosemont location reduced its number of screens, but will provide for new dine-in services.
According to Cozetta Smith, a corporate communications coordinator for AMC, patrons of the Rosemont theater can now enjoy full restaurant service from their theater seats.
Previously, the theater offered dining and drinks in its “Premier” section, located on the second floor of the theater and accessible through a separate entrance from the main screens. This portion of the theater -- which included a kitchen and bar -- is now closed. According to theater staff, the area can occasionally be rented out for private parties.
In order to install a new kitchen and updated recliners, AMC also reduced the number of screens at the theater from 18 to 12. Smith told the Journal all of the space at the theater has been repurposed, leaving no empty screens. She also said there are no plans to close the theater anytime soon.
“It’s growing really popular,” Smith said of the dine-in concept, which AMC has implemented at other theaters as well. “People are coming to the theater for a different experience than they can have at home.”
New features at the Rosemont location include plush power recliners; online ticketing; ticketless entry; new screens; new sound systems; a menu featuring appetizers, entrees, salads, burgers, wraps and desserts, and more. Additionally, the MacGuffin’s bar offers adult beverages to patrons over age 21.
AMC Dine-In Rosemont 12 is located at 9701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.