Way back when, movie theaters held midnight premieres for popular films on their opening weekend. We don’t do midnight screenings anymore, but here’s a little know tip, we have 7 p.m. showings on Thursday nights before opening weekend! Wow! Shocker! I know, but a lot people don’t realize this and don’t take advantage of it. And a lot of times, theaters host special events for new movies. For example, a few months back we screened the first two Planet of the Apes movies before the third sequel premiered.

This past week Thor: Ragnarok premiered. On Thursday night at 6 p.m, we held a special fan event where guest could pay a certain price to watch the new movie in 3D and received a special lanyard and a collectable Thor coin.

And even thoughnot all Thursday night showings are fan events, they are still premieres. Since a lot of people don’t realize we have showings the night before the advertised release date, these shows don’t sell out so there’s plenty of room for you!

Keep this in mind for the next big blockbuster you want to see! Elmwood Palace 20 in New Orleans has a Star Wars double feature on December 14; StarWars: The Force Awakens followed by Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

December is stocked full of blockbuster releases! So go ahead and pre-order your ticket for a Thursday night showing!


“There’s no place like AMC!”

Yesterday was Halloween, and at AMC we got to wear costumes to work. Since I work at a movie theater, I thought I should keep the movie theme with my costume. So I give you…. DorothyIMG_9001 Gale from The Wizard of Oz.

Dressed as one of the most iconic movie characters in cinema history, only about 70% of the guest who came to our AMC last night recognized who I was. Which made me really sad! As a little girl I looked up to Dorothy for her cleverness, caring abilities, and her courage. Seeing people not recognize who I was dressed up as brought up a valid question.

Are we so concerned with new high-tech movies that we don’t take the time to watch and appreciate old Hollywood movies anymore?

As a lover of classic movies, it hurts my heart that people haven’t seen movies like Casablanca, Gone With the Wind, or My Fair Lady, and can’t even recognize the leading character in one of the most popular films of all time.

Some AMC theaters show classic films. Elmwood Palace 20 in New Orleans has an upcoming showing of Casablanca for the movie’s 75 Anniversary. Showings like this hopefully bring in people to enjoy classics back on the big screen. And I’m definitely a fan of educating today’s youth on the classic Hollywood movie magic!