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AMC River East 21

Movie Theater and Multiplex
Streeterville, Chicago
179 Tips and reviews
  • movies
  • navy pier
  • good for dates
  • popcorn
  • films
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  • Harley A.
    Harley Acres2 weeks ago
    Interesting layout, unfortunately the drink machine is a Coke Freestyle so prepare for blended flavors from the shared spout.
  • Sue A.
    Sue AMarch 21
    I forgot my cashmere scarf in the auditorium, called the customer service #, they left me on the phone 4 over half an hr then hung up. I went in person and they said they didn't find anything there :/
  • Precious
    PreciousNovember 18, 2016
    The movie theater is cool but parking is like 17$ and that's the discount
  • Juan D.
    Juan DiegoOctober 8, 2016
    Gonna watch a movie tonight 💙💙
  • Terra K.
    Terra KerrAugust 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
  • Fatima A.
    Fatima AbdulsalamJuly 24, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    There is a bowling and an arcade centre on the 2nd floor
  • nemo s.
    nemo sergesMay 19, 2016
    It's a big, clean theater. Really great if you're going with a big group. I would suggest catching a matinee showing so you don't spend an arm and a leg!
  • Carl-Philippe P.
    Carl-Philippe Pierre-AntoineMay 11, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    this is my favorite theatre to go to in the city. I am a creature of habit and I always get the same reliable service that I expect to get from this location.
  • Carl-Philippe P.
    Carl-Philippe Pierre-AntoineApril 22, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    I love seeing movies in the theatre and so this is a frequent stop for me.
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan FerreraMarch 6, 2016
    AMC River East 21 is one of the better theaters with a good offering of international films. Be prepared to go up a few escalators since the theaters are on the third floor.
  • M. W.
    M. W.February 12, 2016
    The cleanliness.
  • Monique M.
    Monique MathenyJanuary 26, 2016
    Great for a date or hanging out w/friends!
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiJanuary 9, 2016
    Go bowling before the movies!! Such a fun date place
  • Nick F.
    Nick FruendtJanuary 1, 2016
    Solid movie theater
  • Cassandra D.
    Cassandra DixonDecember 22, 2015
    I absolutely love you AMC River East 21! Check out Freebie today!
  • Eddy G.
    Eddy GonzalezNovember 1, 2015
    Dates, independent movies
  • Joe C.
    Joe CarpitaAugust 21, 2015
    This theatre is starting to feel a little long in the tooth.
  • Leida P.
    Movie and a meal.
  • Cassandra D.
    Cassandra DixonMay 27, 2015
    The bar and also the speciality drink that they have seasonal are also good
  • Lilbehm
    LilbehmMarch 24, 2015
    Pretty impressive for a downtown theater. Pleasantly surprised!
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BlewittMarch 16, 2015
    This is the place for advanced screenings and special showings. A rowdier crowd goes here for some reason.
  • John B.
    John BroccardoFebruary 7, 2015
    Clean, and nice theater with comfy seats. Don't drive here.
  • Roberta W.
    Roberta WilsonJanuary 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this theatre.
  • Yamili S.
    Yamili SaucedoJanuary 9, 2015
    About to checkout Kevin Costner's #BlackorWhite movie . Stay Tuned...
  • Anamaria H.
    Anamaria HernandezDecember 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Buy snacks from the Walgreens next door! So much cheaper and a much shorter line.
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerDecember 19, 2014
    Beautiful theater. Close to a Walgreens and post office, if you need.
  • Devon H.
    Devon HallidayNovember 11, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    If you go in the morning the tickets are very reasonable!
  • Wrigley F.
    Wrigley FielderNovember 2, 2014
    Don't bother showing up early-ridiculous amount of commercials for mundane products like toothpaste, rum, video games and chocolate.
  • Nazli D.
    Nazli DurmazNovember 1, 2014
    nothing is better than a horror movie in Halloween night
  • Wrigley F.
    Wrigley FielderOctober 27, 2014
    If you drove here, you're doing it wrong.
  • Larry D.
    Larry DeanOctober 18, 2014
    5 mins in and there are sex scenes😊😊😊😊yaaaaas
  • Davin L.
    Davin LohOctober 6, 2014
    Comfy seats
  • Olga G.
    Olga GonzalezAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
  • Amélie D.
    Amélie D'UrsoAugust 16, 2014
    The bar tender left the water running fully open the entire time we were there, over 2 hours. I told her the water was on. She said she left it on to kill germs, but it wasn't hot enough to do so. Ugh
  • Rohan S.
    Rohan SuppalAugust 16, 2014
    Plays bollywood movies as well
  • Davin L.
    Davin LohAugust 10, 2014
    Parking's a drag, but theaters are fine.
  • Joachim J.
    Joachim JocsonAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Another popular theater for film critics. But a really cool theater next to a bowling alley. Don't get lost.
  • Benji G.
    Benji GreenbergAugust 7, 2014
    Avoid driving here as it is expensive even with validation.
  • L C.
    L ClevengerAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    #TurtlePower #TMNT
  • David J.
    David JohnsonAugust 7, 2014
    Pretty high quality theatre right in the middle of downtown #Chicago. Usually a good variety of movies playing and the theaters offer good sound and picture quality.
  • Tony P.
    Tony PledgerMay 15, 2014
    Best place to see movies.
  • Dawon H.
    Dawon HawkinsMarch 16, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Get here early, order a cocktail, enjoy!
  • Ron W.
    Ron WillisFebruary 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite One Stop Theater! Movie drinks bowling billiards and eats
  • Wrigley F.
    Wrigley FielderFebruary 14, 2014
    Catch up on Oscar nominees at the March 1, 2014 movie marathon
  • John D.
    John DrogosFebruary 8, 2014
    Get a large beer for 10 dollars, it's huge and better than paying the same price for a coke
  • Pat C.
    Pat CunninghamDecember 24, 2013
    Stadium seating- not a bad seat in the house!
  • Michael A.
    Michael AusaNovember 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Never bring your crazy friend to see a movie
  • Djuana S.
    Djuana StoakleyOctober 12, 2013
    Home of the Chicago International Film Festival
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria CeliaAugust 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    totally love coming here before 2pm! its like watching a movie on a large screen all to myself. :P
  • M. Katie H.
    M. Katie HunterAugust 31, 2013
    Nothing like watching a movie in Chicago -- the crowd here is always VERY responsive!
  • P B.
    P BandaAugust 5, 2013
    Giant theaters with armrests that lift!
  • Peter D.
    Peter DykstraJuly 30, 2013
    Stop by the Walgreens next door to grab snacks ahead of time.
  • Ron W.
    Ron WillisJuly 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite movie spot in Chicago
  • Meredith G.
    Meredith GoldbergJune 30, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Love this place. Big chain theater with relatively decent matinee ticket prices and it shows indie films. Stadium seating and a bar for those who like to have a cocktail before a show.
  • MafiaHairdresser J.
    MafiaHairdresser Jon-DavidJune 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I had 5 teen age brats kicked out of the theater at beginning of film. People clapped as they were escorted out. Stand up when people are being rude. Get AMC security. They will help.
  • Kevin H. P.
    Kevin H. PilgrimJune 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    In my experience, one of the best places to see movies in Chicago.
  • James W.
    James Wooten IIIJune 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you talk during the movie, I will throw Skittles at you. You've been forewarned.
  • Meilla M.
    Meilla MirantiJune 17, 2013
    First time there .. so crowded! Me n my bf didnt get any seats for our movie, bummed! Good thing they had one playing not so long after!
  • Alma J.
    Alma JohnsonJune 16, 2013
    Best theater in the city!
  • Brian S.
    Brian StevensMay 23, 2013
    Swear we saw Steven Spielberg here.
  • Rean
    ReanApril 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    that isn't good idea if you want watch this movie
  • Austin W.
    Austin WestermannApril 18, 2013
    Surprisingly you can go to a movie here and the theatre will be fairly empty. Very expensive but a good movie experience
  • Cat S.
    Cat SotoApril 8, 2013
    Just make sure to pay before you leave the building because you'll have to go back upstairs
  • Chris V.
    Chris VaughnMarch 23, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Stop in the Dominick's for your edibles before the movie.
  • Kristie V.
    Kristie Van PraagMarch 17, 2013
    2 Important tips: #1 - Parking is $14 w validation & validate @ box office before film. #2 - toilets strongly flush as soon as you sit which makes em more like a bidet - watch out! Enjoy the movie! xo
  • Big D.
    Big DMarch 10, 2013
    Great sound mo picture
  • Ashray L.
    Ashray LavsiFebruary 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Extremely slow concession stands. Make sure you come early if you don't want to miss your movie.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SheehanFebruary 3, 2013
    There is a bar here! Repeat, a full bar that allows you to booze and watch movies. I personally think that is amazing.
  • Kent C.
    Kent CarmichaelFebruary 2, 2013
    Don't talk.
  • Bert R.
    Bert RodriguezDecember 26, 2012
    This is one of the most disorganized and inefficient theatres I've ever attended. Poor management and unfriendly employees.
  • Colin B.
    Colin ByrneDecember 26, 2012
    If you're seeing a show where you have to line up in the lobby, you had better pray you don't have to go to the bathroom because there are none out there and they don't care about your need.
  • Charley O.
    Charley OsorioDecember 5, 2012
    Def watch a movie!!
  • Geoffrey D.
    Geoffrey DukesNovember 26, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Theater usually has very rude staff and is very messy. They have a bar (which is over priced)...
  • Lina G.
    Lina GonzoNovember 8, 2012
    In-building parking has a 4 hour time limit for validated discount parking. You might say 4 hours is a long time, till you go back to your car and wonder where the time went. Easy budget blower.
  • Rocky W.
    Rocky WallsOctober 29, 2012
    Lots more screens than the IMAX at Navy Pier so there's almost always something on worth watching.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithOctober 27, 2012
    Enjoy the murals of famous movie characters throughout the different lobbies.
  • Amit S.
    Amit ShahOctober 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Glad to see they have started to play more Bollywood (Hindi) movies here! Just need to advert this more! Otherwise love coming here for movies!
  • Richard B.
    Richard BOctober 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Old people sure have a lot to talk about
  • Smokkee S.
    Smokkee SingletonSeptember 26, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're not really into cinema, there's also a Lucky Strikes bowling alley here on site!
  • Becky A.
    Becky AguilarJuly 29, 2012
    great movies to see after going to navy pier
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HeathJuly 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Catch a late night flick at this theater which has midnight showings almost every day!
  • Michael R.
    Michael RankJune 30, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't trust the online times. Make sure to call and actually speak to a person. Shows can get randomly canceled without them updating anything.
  • Damian D.
    Damian DensonJune 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Competitive street parking! And I hate having to pay for parking, so I've learned to drive in early and do figure eights around the blocks or just catch CTA!? #Ughh
  • Matt W.
    Matt WeingardenJune 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Tickets to early showings on Saturday and Sunday are super cheap. It's like going to the movies in the early '90s, but not quite the '80s.
  • Justine A.
    Justine AlegriaMay 5, 2012
    Screw this theater. The ghetto crowds can't keep their mouths shut!! It's terrible. They scream ebonics throughout the entire F'n MOVIE!!
  • Chase
    ChaseApril 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    LOL! Bitch was talking on her phone being rude and she is bitching about the movie cop being rude. You deserve it! Shut the F up!
  • Terry B.
    Terry B.April 20, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    $9.50 for a movie omg
  • Tevin J.
    Tevin JenkinsApril 11, 2012
    If you drive down there see if you can find a meter parking is $14 that's another movie ticket.
  • Leon L.
    Leon LiuMarch 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best movie theatre in downtown Chicago
  • Neil J.
    Neil JariwalaMarch 31, 2012
    Get the stub card to get rewards.
  • House of Blues
    House of BluesMarch 26, 2012
    This is best place to see a movie in Chicago!
  •  Deon P.
     Deon ParconMarch 4, 2012
    Get ready to pay 6 bucks!
  • Jim D.
    Jim DalyFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Stay until the end of the credits if you are seeing The Grey. There is one last scene!
  • Robin P.
    Robin PriceFebruary 26, 2012
    Don't sit next to the 5 and under kids that should be at home since it's after 7p!
  • Kate B.
    Kate BattleFebruary 18, 2012
    Money saver tip: Swing by Walgreens before the movie to grab snacks and a drink. Stuff it all in a big purse.
  • Vincente V.
    Vincente VecchioFebruary 10, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Best theater downtown!
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BanasFebruary 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    You shouldn't need a damn card to get a decent price on popcorn! It doesn't cost anything! >_<
  • Araceli A.
    Araceli ArroyoFebruary 4, 2012
    parking a bit expensive but they have a bowling alley here!
  • Millet "BabyLou" A.
    Millet "BabyLou" AragonFebruary 3, 2012
    Next door has an awesome sushi place called NIU.
  • Rosa D.
    Rosa DelgadoJanuary 30, 2012
    Try the smoothies yumm :p
  • Moe :.
    Moe :)May 27, 2014
    For Arab in arabic تقدر تحجز و تطلب من المطعم لكن احجز مكان اول لان ما فيه حجز
  • Leen A.
    Leen AlghamdiSeptember 2, 2013
    بعد هالموفي احس اني اكره الرجال😭💔💔💔
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