Garland, Texas (December 2, 2005) - North Texas residents will experience Hollywood-style glitz and glamour first-hand when the new AMC Firewheel 18 opens its doors on Dec. 14, 2005.
The new theatre boasts state-of-the-art technology and features AMC's signature design elements in a fun, spectacular and comfortable environment. Designed to celebrate the entertainment experience, AMC Firewheel 14 will open with the highly anticipated film "King Kong," along with a full slate of other popular holiday releases.
"We're thrilled to bring such a high-caliber entertainment destination to North Texas during the holidays when so many great memories are made with family and friends," said Phil Singleton, president and chief operating officer, AMC Theatres. "We firmly believe that AMC Firewheel 18 perfectly compliments the shopping and dining options at Firewheel Town Center Mall and that this will become the entertainment destination for area residents."
To kick off the grand opening in Hollywood style, a red carpet extravaganza featuring searchlights and a fireworks show are among the festivities scheduled. Plus, moviegoers will be offered a free small popcorn with every ticket purchased Wed., Dec. 14 through the end of business on Sun., Dec. 18.
The new theatre borders the Firewheel Town Center Mall, a 785,000 square foot open-air regional shopping center that serves the fast growing areas of northeast Dallas. It is located at the northeast corner of State Highway 190 (President George Bush Turnpike) and State Highway 78 North in North Garland.
An industry leader since 1920, AMC Firewheel 18 will offer all of the modern amenities that have made AMC Theatres the preeminent brand in moviegoing. The new state-of-the-art AMC Firewheel 18 will feature:
AMC's MovieWatcher® program, the industry's leading frequent moviegoer rewards program, will also be featured at the AMC Firewheel 18. The program has been in place since 1991 and is already a favorite among moviegoers who visit other AMC theatre locations in the Dallas area. MovieWatcher rewards members with free popcorn, Coca-Cola products, movies and more. Membership is free and movie lovers can join by visiting www.moviewatcher.com.
About AMC Entertainment Inc.
AMC Entertainment Inc. is a worldwide leader in the theatrical exhibition industry. Through its circuit, the company has interests in approximately 382 theatres with 5,340 screens in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Hong Kong, France, and the United Kingdom.
Sun Dee Larson, AMC Theatres
Benjamin (BJ) Larkin, Levenson & Hill Advertising