Universal CityWalk's AMC Theatre Receives Multi-Million Dollar Upgrade Creating All-New-State-of-the-Art Universal Cinema

Universal CityWalk unwraps a multi-million dollar renovation of its AMC Theatre to create an all-new state-of-the-art Universal Cinema, debuting just in time for the holidays and offering movie-goers a chance to catch the latest seasonal blockbusters from the comfort of deluxe, recliner seating. 

For film buffs, CityWalk has long been the epicenter for fans seeking an environment that matches the excitement of their favorite blockbuster movies.  As part of its bold revitalization, CityWalk now elevates the movie-going experience to new heights as the 18-screen and IMAX AMC Theatre updates with the most technologically advanced sign and sound achievements.  A complete remodel of the split level structure includes the installation of deluxe recliner seats in 18 theatres - the equivalent of those found in Hollywood screening rooms - making every seat, the best seat in the house. 

Each redesigned theatre has been fully upgraded with Christie RGB Laser projection, Dolby Atmos immersive surround sound and equipped with Christie Vive speakers for optimal audio performance.  The installation of new, state-of-the-art screens, perforated to enable 360 degree audio, complement the overall enhancements. 

The recent upgrade to the IMAX theatre features next-generation 4K laser projection, Dolby Atmos immersive surround sound and equipped with Christie Vive speakers for optimal audio performance.  The installation of new, state-of-the-art screen, perforated to enable 360 degree audio, complement the overall enhancements. 

The Director's Lounge Cocktail Bar - an all-new dedicated and stylish second level retreat, flanked by the upper level theatres - adds a charismatic new dimension to the space as it blends high-tech elegance with chic sophistication for casual pre- and post- movie going fun. Beverages served at the Lounge can also be taken into the second level theatres. 

Additionally, move-goers can enjoy $5 Movie General Parking with the purchase of a movie ticket. 

The below December holiday film release schedule offers movie-goers a diverse selection of blockbusters to enjoy at the new Universal Cinema, including:

OPENING          FILM                                            CAST
Dec. 16              Rogue One: A Star Wars Story   Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Mads Mikkelsen
Dec. 16              Collateral Beauty                         Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Edward Norton
Dec. 16              Solace                                          Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Colin
                                                                               Farrell
Dec. 21              Assassin's Creed                          Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy
                                                                               Irons
Dec. 21              Passengers                                   Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Sheen
Dec. 21              Sing                                              Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon,
                                                                               Scarlett Johansson
Dec. 21              Patriots Day                                 Mark Wahlberg, J.K. Simmons, John Goodman
Dec. 23           Silence                                          Liam Neeson, Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield
Dec. 23             Why Him?                                     Bryan Cranston, James Franco, Zoey Deutch
Dec. 23             A Monster Calls                            Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby                                                                                            Kebbell
Dec. 25             Live By Night                               Ben Affleck, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana
Dec. 25             Fences                                          Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen
                                                                               Henderson 

Since 1993, City Walk has boosted the city's rhythm through a foundation built on providing memorable entertainment experiences  With a series of dramatic enhancements currently underway that includes the introduction of new restaurants, shopping experiences, visually aesthetic design features and the completed state-of-the-art movie theatre renovation, the spotlight shines brightly on CityWalk as it continues to resonate as one of L.A.'s most influential lifestyle centers.

More information on CityWalk is available at www.CityWalkHollywood.com. Regular updates can also be found on CityWalk’s Twitter @CityWalkLA, Facebook-Universal CityWalk Hollywood and on CityWalk’s Instagram @CityWalkLA.  


 Universal Studios Hollywood™ is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Recent additions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter TM” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™,” Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor rollercoaster, as well the all-new “The Walking Dead” daytime attraction.  Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons RideTM”. The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s flagship attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television studio where they can also experience such authentic and immersive thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged.”  The destination also features the Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, including the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue.