PHOTOS: Universal Cinema nears completion of its gorgeous nine-month renovation at CityWalk Hollywood

in Movies, Movies & TV, Universal Studios Hollywood

When Universal CityWalk opened in 1993 outside of Universal Studios Hollywood, it became one of the go-to destinations for both tourists and locals alike to walk, shop, dine, and of course see movies in a fun, upscale environment.

Now the Universal AMC Theatre & IMAX, located just across from the giant Hard Rock Cafe near CityWalk’s east entrance, has been completely overhauled in a beautiful nine-month renovation and rebranded as Universal Cinema.


The theater has always represented the state of the art when it comes to moviegoing, but now all 18 black-box auditoriums have been upgraded to high-tech Christie 4K RGB laser projection with Dolby Atmos sound– each house is equipped with approximately forty individual speakers.

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And let’s not forget those cushy seats– both deluxe single and loveseat-style plush recliners have been installed in front of every screen. And those seats are reservable online. Choose your seats before you get to the theater. No fuss, no muss!

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Before (or after) the movie, you can hang out in the new Director’s Lounge cocktail bar– an “upscale retreat” and full-scale bar incorporating imagery from the famous Universal Pictures globe logo and a very appealing (and very big) starburst chandelier.

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And what’s a movie without snacks? The completely-redesigned AMC Marketplace offers guests an innovative self-service method of choosing and purchasing their favorite movie house treats, including “specialty popcorn, gourmet foods, real fruit smoothies and cafe style coffees.”

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As a whole, the impressive new redesign at Universal Cinema makes for a welcoming modern take on going to the movies, and is sure to draw in the film-loving crowds visiting Hollywood and Universal CityWalk for years to come.

Be sure to visit Universal Cinema’s official website for more information and advance ticket sales.

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