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Cupertino, CA: AMC Cupertino Square 16 Closed

Posted on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 1:50 PM

The AMC Cupertino Square 16 in Cupertino, California has closed. The theater was in the Vallco Shopping Mall at Wolfe Road and Stevens Creek Boulevard near I-280.

According to an article published recently in The Mercury News, the mall has been struggling, and AMC has committed to open a new theater (the AMC CityLine Sunnyvale) in 2019 in an up-and-coming area of downtown Sunnyvale.

AMC Cupertino Square 16, located at the dying Vallco Shopping Mall, will close its doors on March 22 — although it’s possible the movie chain could re-open there with modern cinemas if a deal is struck to redevelop the retail center.

Kansas-based AMC Theaters, a chain of movie theaters with $4.59 billion in annual revenue, and Sand Hill Property, a realty firm that owns Vallco Shopping Mall, disclosed the plan Wednesday to close the Cupertino theater, where 35 people work.

“What AMC now operates in Cupertino is an obsolete movie theater model for them,” said Reed Moulds, a managing director with Sand Hill Property, in an interview. “AMC wanted to upgrade with an invigorated, modern product. At the end of the day, AMC was just not able to ride it out.”

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“After a thorough evaluation of AMC Cupertino Square 16 and the mall’s status, we determined further investment in this location was not feasible,” said Dan Ellis, AMC’s senior vice president, domestic development. “We reached an agreement with Sand Hill to close this theater, and we look forward to opening our AMC Sunnyvale Town Center theater.”

AMC has struck a deal to open a state-of-the-art movie complex in a retail center at the heart of a new emerging downtown for Sunnyvale. That modern cinema is due to open in 2019, AMC said.

Click the Read link below to view the full article.

Moviegoers in the area will need to visit one of the other nearby theaters, including the AMC Saratoga 14 and the CineArts @ Santana Row.



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