AMC Theatres has announced that AMC Evanston 12, formerly the Cinemark-run Century Theatres, will reopen Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Church Street Plaza development.

“We’re excited to bring the AMC experience to Evanston and for area guests to once again enjoy their movies on the big screen at this popular location,” Dan Ellis, Chief Operations and Development Officer of AMC, said in a Tuesday news release. “With the holiday movie season about to ramp up, and with some of the most anticipated movies of the year about to hit movie theatres, it’s the perfect time for those in the Evanston area to come back to AMC Evanston 12.”

AMC said showtimes for Wednesday and through this weekend will be posted online.

In its news release, AMC said construction continues on the soon-to-be-remodeled concession area, which when complete will also include a MacGuffins adult beverage concept.

On Monday, RoundTable staff visited the theater complex ahead of the reopening announcement and captured a sneak peak into the lobby.

The reason for the visit: Some Evanstonians saw this post in their Facebook scroll from AMC on Monday:

RoundTable staffers Ian Mitchell, news editor, and Evan Girard, our operations manager, left no stone unturned checking it out.

Mitchell found the website would not yet let you buy tickets yet, and Girard grabbed her coat and camera and headed over there. Photos below:

The door was open on Monday, but the business was not. There were three people there, and one was kind enough to say, “No announcement today.” Girard reported there seemed to be no more construction workers, but as of yet, no smell of popcorn, either.

But Wednesday, AMC says, “coming attractions” will become “now playing.”

Prior related coverage:

Interest Remains High in Bringing Movie Theater Back to Church Street Plaza

AMC signs lease to bring movies back to Evanston’s downtown, developer says

Will movie theater’s reopening revive downtown Evanston?

Susy Schultz is the editor of the Evanston Roundtable. She has been a journalist for more than 20 years, and is the former president of Public Narrative, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching journalists and...

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  1. Great news! If only the selection of movies were a lot more sophisticated. Hoping that’ll change, eventually.

  2. This is great! I’ve missed going to movies here in Evanston, so I’m looking forward to their opening… thank you, Suzy, for the update!