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All guests to receive one free small popcorn per ticket purchase, November 17 - 19
Glendale, Ariz. (November 13, 2006) - The West Valley will now have a new reason to head to the movies when AMC Westgate 20 opens to the public on Friday, Nov. 17. The robust theatre will offer guests the best possible out-of-home entertainment experience in the area and will feature state-of-the-art amenities as well as two auditoriums with screens that are more than four stories high and 60 feet wide. To celebrate the grand opening, every AMC Westgate 20 guest will receive one free small popcorn with each ticket purchased Nov. 17 - 19.
"AMC is proud to open AMC Westgate 20 as the entertainment co-anchor in the Westgate City Center," said Phil Singleton, president and chief operating officer, AMC Theatres. "The Ellman Companies has been a great partner in bringing this magnificent theatre to the West Valley, and we look forward to our guests 'experiencing the difference' of our signature comfort, quality, service and convenience."
Enormous exterior movie posters, immense illuminated roof-mounted signage and searchlight artwork greet theatre guests as they begin their movie adventure at AMC. Creating a dramatic moviegoing experience among its two levels, guests are welcomed upon entry by two custom-built translucent chandeliers that are more than 17 feet high. Encapsulated in the five-story lobby, vibrant colors paint the perfect picture of movie magic. Soft tables and chairs accommodate guests on the main level in addition to an expansive concession stand near the guest services area.
A majestic staircase lined with a glass railing will escort guests to the mezzanine level, furnished with loose tables and chairs where moviegoers can enjoy a secondary concession stand and mingle a little longer before and after their movie experience. From the mezzanine level, guests will be able to view the lobby below, while looking out through the domed, translucent storefront to the bustling Westgate City Center and the co-anchor, the Jobing.com Arena.
A key entertainment fixture of the "Times Square in the desert," AMC Westgate 20 will boast amenities including:
AMC is known for many of the innovations that moviegoers enjoy today, including the multiplex and megaplex concepts. The company, which was founded in the early 1920s, is rooted in the principle that everyone is a VIP when visiting an AMC theatre.
Moviegoers visiting AMC Westgate 20 can expect to enjoy industry-leading customer programs offered exclusively at AMC theatre locations including:
AMC Entertainment Inc. is a worldwide leader in the theatrical exhibition industry. With a history of industry leadership and innovation dating back to the early 1900s, the company today serves more than 250 million guests annually through interests in 411 theatres and 5,601 screens in 11 countries including the United States. The company is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. Additional information is available online at www.amctheatres.com.
The Westgate City Center (www.westgateaz.com) will become a super-regional destination, projected to attract approximately 26 million visitors annually. Upon completion, Westgate will include up to 6.5 million square feet of retail, entertainment, restaurants, office, residential, and hotels, making Westgate one of the largest commercial real estate developments in North America. Estimated cost for the complete buildout of the Westgate City Center is approximately $1 billion.
Anchoring the Westgate City Center is the Jobing.com Arena, a 17,799-seat multipurpose arena that is home to the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes and the NLL's Arizona Sting, the University of Phoenix Stadium (home of the Arizona Cardinals, the Fiesta Bowl, the 2007 BCS Championship Game, and the 2008 Super Bowl), and a 320-room Renaissance Hotel with a 80,000-square-foot convention center. Phase I of the Westgate City Center (approximately 510,000 square feet of retail and loft office) opens on November 17, 2006.
Source: AMC Theatres
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