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AMC Theatres

AMC Mercado 20

Movie Theater, Multiplex, and Arcade
Santa Clara
83 Tips and reviews
  • concessions
  • movies
  • popcorn
  • good for dates
  • projectors
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  • Ricardo Michel R.
    Ricardo Michel ReyesNovember 17, 2016
    It's a very family-friendly place. They display mostly blockbusters, or movies for the foreign communities in Santa Clara (Indian mostly). I like CineArts Santa Row more, but this one is bigger.
  • Varun
    VarunMarch 3, 2015
    They are on fandango, so buy tickets in advance to skip the line. Also, try the gourmet popcorn- the mixed cheese and caramel popcorn for something different.
  • J Y.
    J YDecember 27, 2014
    This place has a Imax screen but not regular size though it's small when compared to Regal theaters. But the sound and 3D experience wer amazing
  • Carmen L.
    Carmen LewMarch 10
    Been here 25+ times
    Good area for lines (if you have to line up for movies) and the popcorn is pretty good. It's always really busy here.
    Upvoted Jul 30
  • Mani K.
    Mani KarthikNovember 24, 2012
    Buy tickets online, bring your card to the kiosk next to box office, check in - skip long lines. Come early if you're at iMax - no allocated seating-first come first serve.
  • Arthur T.
    Arthur ThorntonJuly 18, 2012
    Get there early since it seems they always run out of fountain drinks and when they do they'll let you bring in a drink - either that or pay $4.75 for a 1 liter bottle of water.
  • Alicia
    AliciaJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Sign up for a Stubs card! Great rewards program. $10 rewards for every $100 spent. Free concession upgrades. Online purchase fees waived. And a digital library of all your movie stubs.
  • Caroline D.
    Caroline DengAugust 31, 2015
    Great selection of movies, but long lines at the ticket stand. Grab dinner beforehand because they enforce the no outside food or drink policy.
  • Venkatesh H.
    Venkatesh HodavdekarSeptember 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    This theater shows all the hindi movies. Get here early over the weekends, finding parking is the hard part.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Nic F.
    Nic FischerMarch 8, 2015
    good for last minute decisions. never too crowded. have all the good movies. and food and coffee.
  • Erica O.
    Erica OtaMarch 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    They revamped the concessions and its bigger and lines are only for paying now. New soda machines have a lot more choices.
  • Abraham M.
    Abraham MillsMarch 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If you go to AMC a lot, get a stubs card! It's worth it! You save $, you get $ and free stuff!
  • Nitin
    NitinNovember 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you get a coffee from sbux make sure u finish it before getting into the theater, they don't allow it.
  • Stephanie T.
    Stephanie TranDecember 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    There's parking on the side of the theater as well as behind. Arrive early to ensure parking at this plaza!
  • Stephanie T.
    Stephanie TranOctober 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    They have occasional Bollywood movies here and they get packed. Arrive early to ensure parking, wait time, and sanity!
  • Stefanie (.
    Really dislike the stiff seats that don't recline at all. Otherwise the food and drink selections are nice.
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HootmanSeptember 22, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Awesome soda machine it has many flavor choices
  • Kevin T.
    Kevin TaylorOctober 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Usse you AMC stubs card for discounts. It's worth 12 dollars a year!
  • MAЯK P.
    MAЯK PNovember 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Watch out for the "Outside Food Nazi". If you're careful you can slip a Jamba Juice in with being burned at the stake.
  • Ron C.
    Ron CatacutanOctober 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Good for movie premiere's and midnight showings. gets really hot though.
  • Selay U.
    Selay UretenJanuary 20, 2015
    They have the best movies for really cheap. #favourite
  • Gail S.
    Gail ShinglerMay 17, 2014
    Don't come on Monday or Tuesday..they do prescreening..super crowded
  • Kelly D.
    Kelly DoudellJanuary 24, 2012
    They won't let you buy more than one ticket for a rated R movie if you are under 21. You have to have somebody over 21 with an id to be able to buy any other tickets. So stupid!
  • Elisabetta D.
    Elisabetta Di RedaAugust 12, 2016
    The movie theater I tried smelled either of old furniture or pop corn. It ruined my show.
  • Zaki M.
    Zaki ManianMay 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Theater 11 has a 4K 2D Sony projector. It is ridiculous. Best viewing experience in the Peninsula...
  • Varun
    VarunJuly 18, 2015
    They take Fandango, so buy tickets in advance.
  • Angela H.
    Angela HicksApril 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit all the way in the view always!
  • Frank S.
    Frank SchellenbergSeptember 17, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    They will cajole and ask and press and wear you down until you buy this stupid Stubs card. Arggh! Resistance is futule.
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SimmonsSeptember 3, 2011
    The bigger theaters have AWESOME seats! They're like couches.
  • Shikamaru N.
    Shikamaru NaraSeptember 17, 2014
    Most uncomfortable seats at a theater. They don't lean back so you're uncomfortably sitting straight the whole time. The arm rest are way too close. I need to flip at least 1 armrest up to be sorta ok
  • Kaycee D.
    Kaycee DavisSeptember 23, 2011
    I've noticed that tickets are only $6 if you go before noon. At least they are during the week. Not sure about the weekend.
  • Swati
    SwatiDecember 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Never go to screen 3. It's very small and you can not even see full screen from most of the seats. It has so weird seat arrangement.
  • Fernando S.
    Fernando SerranoJuly 30, 2015
    Love this place to relax with friends
  • Ray T.
    Ray TypeApril 15, 2011
    OutRun 2 at the arcade :D It's $1 though. (Assuming the high score boards haven't reset) Try to beat my score (initials: LEN!).
  • Dannyboy
    DannyboyNovember 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    They let us bring in outside food today, so I guess it depends on who takes your ticket.
  • Chad H.
    Chad HillNovember 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The new concession stands are amazing!
  • Timothy W.
    Timothy WongJuly 10, 2010
    Make sure you get here early on a new release weekend because the staff has no idea what they're doing when it comes to organizing lines.
  • Sarjeet S.
    Sarjeet SinghJune 8, 2013
    Home for all desis whenever there is a bollywood movie release ;)
  • Travis W.
    Travis WiseDecember 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Buy tickets using the automated machines rather than standing in line,
  • Alicia
    AliciaJuly 16, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Sign up for a Stubs card! Free concession upgrades!
  • Arpit P.
    Arpit PatelSeptember 26, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Get your movie tickets from Costco. It's cheaper!
  • Jason W.
    Jason WoodardJuly 29, 2016
    Lack attention to detail. Nice enough. Movie didn't start on time. Then started without sound. They fixed but didn't restart—missed 5 min :(
  • Alexandra I.
    Alexandra IrvingOctober 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Tickets aren't cheap and you cant bring in outside food or beverages. (Invest in a large purse or man-bag to hide them.)
  • Galina K.
    Galina KochnevaFebruary 14, 2016
    back chairs don't recline in room 3
  • Louie 李景雲 L.
    Louie 李景雲 LeeMay 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    For any Avenger movie (eg. Iron Man 3), stay through the credits for an extra tidbit of film.
  • Ben G.
    Ben GuildJune 16, 2013
    $5 for a small fountain drink. Wow.
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MockSeptember 12, 2011
    Join the AMC stubs program for exclusive rewards!
  • Amanda P.
    Amanda PainterOctober 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If a movie doesn't have an asterisk by it - you can use the silver passes
  • Coke Zero
    Coke ZeroFebruary 23, 2010
    Coke Zero on tap... can't go wrong. Once you get some, tweet @cokezero & let us know what you're seeing and how the Zero went down.
  • Masha G.
    Masha GalitskaiaJuly 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Picture and sound are amazing
  • P S.
    P SOctober 1, 2011
    I wouldn't recommend joining the AMC Stubs program unless you see movies every month and actually buy concessions (I know I don't). Not worth it besides that. I miss MovieWatchers!!
  • Howell S.
    Howell SelburnDecember 1, 2014
    It's cool enough. Not any better or worse than any other AMC. It does have a nice IMAX theatre
  • Serena T.
    Serena TrieuFebruary 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Consistent Captiview service!
  • Michael C.
    Michael ChangDecember 1, 2013
    Super comfy seats!
  • Marvin A.
    Marvin AndujarJune 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great movie theater.
  • Neal F.
    Neal FolsomSeptember 16, 2015
    More restrooms are available.
  • Jed S.
    Jed SmithDecember 6, 2013
    Just a warning: IMAX at all AMC theaters is a lie. The screens are not IMAX-sized.
  • Jason R.
    Jason RilleraApril 14, 2012
    Milpitas was pack!!!
  • Anuja C.
    Anuja ChockalingamAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Hundred foot journey
  • Jan B.
    Jan B.July 7, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Coffee is gross! Try something else
  • Kelli M.
    Kelli MoonJanuary 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    POpcORN is the bestest!!!!
  • Krys B.
    Krys BlackwoodFebruary 13, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    It's true: they changed their policy and you can't take outside food in. Arrive early and eat before you go!
  • JayDeMeritStory
    JayDeMeritStoryOctober 5, 2011
    See Rise & Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story opening Nov 3rd!
  • Alan C.
    Alan CleggJuly 11, 2012
    1) Be Batman. 2) Don't not be Batman.
  • James F.
    James FowlerSeptember 22, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Coke Freestyle machines are here.
  • Abi A.
    Abi ANovember 3, 2010
    Once the movie reel broke, so they gave us free large sodas.
  • Martin
    MartinJanuary 17, 2010
    They enforced today the no outside food and drink rules. What sucks if you are used to bring something from the local Starbucks or Jamba Juice
  • Maria P.
    Maria PorcoSeptember 25, 2011
    They're not serving Coke Zero while concession stand gets an update :-|
  • John B.
    John BobeldykApril 19, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    dinner and a movie. Tomatina (awesome italian food) is just across the parking lot.
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HootmanNovember 14, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
  • mr r.
    mr ramalvarubJune 30, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Checking out TED
  • mr r.
    mr ramalvarubMay 27, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    MEN IN BLACK 3 in IMAX 3D!
  • Melissa L.
    Melissa LamFebruary 21, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Get a movie watcher card.
  • Yasser A.
    Yasser AhmadNovember 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    So crowded
  • Brian M.
    Brian MirandaApril 8, 2012
  • Eckart W.
    Eckart WaltherAugust 30, 2009
    If the parking is full, park at Yahoo and walk through the gate
  • Chris S.
    Chris ShinJuly 16, 2011
    Harry twatter
  • Merlyn F.
    Merlyn FragaMarch 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Adjustment Bureau
  • Jeremy S.
    Jeremy SJuly 1, 2009
    Wednesday nights is movie watcher night which means FREE popcorn! :D
  • Yan Biao B.
    Yan Biao BoeyNovember 28, 2009
    the screens could be bigger
  • Tiffany L.
    Tiffany LaneJanuary 1, 2010
    They show some Hindi movies now!
  • Los
    LosMay 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Watch Robin Hood
  • Monica V.
    Monica Van DrantSeptember 14, 2015
    Nada que ver con los cines de México
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