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The end of an era: AMC closes its last Des Moines metro cineplex

Posted on AllSides November 28th, 2023
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The last movie listed on Classic Johnston 16's website was Sunday's 7:55pm showing of Taylor Swift's "The Eras Tour." Photo: Courtesy of the Polk County Assessor Why it matters: It was the metro's last AMC cineplex following the closures of Classic Southridge 12 and Cobblestone 9 about a year ago. Catch up fast: Carmike Cinemas built and opened the 2,202-seat Johnston theater as the "Wynnsong 16" in 1998. • Back then, the draws were stadium seating, multiple concession stands and digital sound. • AMC then acquired Carmike and the theater...

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