AMC reopens after four million dollar renovation

Posted at 11:52 PM, Aug 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-05 03:12:29-04

AMC 6 in southwest Bakersfield was previously a discount theater showing second-run movies, but now the theater will offer first-run movies and much more.

Following a $4 million renovation that closed the theater back on June 2017, guests can now experience power reclining seats in every auditorium, online ticketing, reserved seating, and ticketless entry,

The AMC theater located at 4200 California Avenue will also become Bakersfield’s first theater to serve beer and wine at the end of fall.

The upgrades seem to be a welcome change for those going to the movies.

Norris Kemp has been going to the theater for over a decade and said the upgrade is more for families and can’t wait to enjoy a better movie experiences with his own family.

“It’s a good place here to come have a beverage with your family,” he said.

Adult tickets before noon will be sold at $4.99 and $9.99 in the evenings. Children and seniors will pay $4.99 in the morning and $6.99 in the afternoon.


With the first half of the renovation complete, managers at AMC say the second half will be finished by the end of fall.