Go ahead, put your feet up. That's the message AMC Theatres wants to give patrons of its newly remodeled movie theater inside Penn Square Mall.
The red, cozy, power reclining chairs now found in each of the theater's 10 auditoriums allow moviegoers to watch a movie in supreme comfort, with footrests and cup holders. Other upgrades include new options at the concessions, like chicken fingers, jalapeno poppers and mozzarella sticks and a Coca-Cola Freestyle machine, with its seemingly infinite drink combinations.
Renovations also included the restrooms, carpeting, theater screens and sound systems inside the auditoriums. Total cost of the project was $1.6 million, according to a commercial building permit filed with the city.
AMC bought the theater in November from Dickinson Theatres with the intent to modernize it and add amenities similar to its other theaters across the country, said AMC spokesman Ryan Noonan. Remodeling began in February but the theater remained open throughout.
“These kinds of remodels drive people to the theater,” Noonan said.
While AMC has been remodeling its theaters throughout the country, there are no plans to undergo similar projects at AMC's other two Oklahoma City theaters, which are at Quail Springs Mall and Crossroads Mall.
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