AMC Sunset Place 24

★★★★★
Sunset Place combines loopy architecture with a reliable mix of chain stores, restaurants and movie theaters.
  • 5701 Sunset Dr 300

    South Miami, FL 33143

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  • 305-740-8904

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Sun 11am-9pm, Mon-Sat 11am-10pm

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Ten years after it opened, and the AMC Sunset Place 24 megapalace is still spiffy and well-frequented. It has been voted by the local free rag, "New Times", Best Cinema in Miami, several years running.

Its main competitors are Regal South Beach 18, a good 10 miles away, or the brand-new Regal Kendall Village 16, which is about 5 miles away. Add Pinecrest's United Artists movie house, located in The Falls mall, and you have the quadruplets of choice to watch movies by most Miamians.

Like the Falls, this AMC is located in an open-air mall -- called Sunset Place on Sunset Dr.

It used to be called Bakery Centre, and its environs are the increasingly upscale city of South Miami (bordering Coral Gables, home to the University of Miami, less than 3 blocks away). The mall doesn't have any major anchor department stores, being mostly boutiques and chain shops. It is mostly quiet during weekdays, but gets absolutely crowded on the weekends. Parking is not usually a problem, though, with outside metres and a very generous carpark located to the side (parking with AMC stamp is only $1.25/3hrs).

Right opposite this mall on the other side of US-1, however, is a rough neighbourhood and there have been some concerns at times during the weekends with rowdy youths. Fortunately, the police presence (including off-duty police officers hired to patrol the area) is very strong. Unusually, the mall also has studio condos for young executive types, as well as a gym, LA Fitness. A modern-kitsch bowling alley, Splitsville, only recently opened up near the AMC box office on the 2nd floor.

All of these facts go to making this one of the most youth-oriented, happening places in the southwest of Miami.

The moviehouse itself has slightly raised its prices, though it still has steeply discounted matinee/pre-noon tickets (the latter, just $5). Tues. is Seniors' day, whilst Thurs. is for Students with ID.

The concessions bar has everything. Unlike other chains, you are allowed to bring in your own from outside.

Best part of the cinema is the stadium seating, with extremely plush red velour seats. You can raise the armrests to create a more intimate or comfortable viewing experience, too. The acoustics are outstanding, and this is the only megaplex I know which doesn't have rips or tears in any of their screens.

The patrons tend to be U of Miami students, well-heeled residents, or folks from the public housing neighbourhood across the street from US-1. Hollywood blockbusters therefore tend to be noisy affairs, but the crowd is never very unruly. Management are outstanding in checking the auditoriums constantly, as well as the resident cop in the lobby.

AMC Sunset Place 24 is terrific. Go there with the whole family.

PROS: Kid-friendly. Cleanliness. Staff. Movie-fare.
CONS: Overly crowded at weekends. Price. Too many slow stairs/elevators to reach the 4th floor.

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★★★★★

Ten years after it opened, and the AMC Sunset Place 24 megapalace is still spiffy and well-frequented. It has been voted by the local free rag, "New Times", Best Cinema in Miami, several years running.

Its main competitors are Regal South Beach 18, a good 10 miles away, or the brand-new Regal Kendall Village 16, which is about 5 miles away. Add Pinecrest's United Artists movie house, located in The Falls mall, and you have the quadruplets of choice to watch movies by most Miamians.

Like the Falls, this AMC is located in an open-air mall -- called Sunset Place on Sunset Dr.

It used to be called Bakery Centre, and its environs are the increasingly upscale city of South Miami (bordering Coral Gables, home to the University of Miami, less than 3 blocks away). The mall doesn't have any major anchor department stores, being mostly boutiques and chain shops. It is mostly quiet during weekdays, but gets absolutely crowded on the weekends. Parking is not usually a problem, though, with outside metres and a very generous carpark located to the side (parking with AMC stamp is only $1.25/3hrs).

Right opposite this mall on the other side of US-1, however, is a rough neighbourhood and there have been some concerns at times during the weekends with rowdy youths. Fortunately, the police presence (including off-duty police officers hired to patrol the area) is very strong. Unusually, the mall also has studio condos for young executive types, as well as a gym, LA Fitness. A modern-kitsch bowling alley, Splitsville, only recently opened up near the AMC box office on the 2nd floor.

All of these facts go to making this one of the most youth-oriented, happening places in the southwest of Miami.

The moviehouse itself has slightly raised its prices, though it still has steeply discounted matinee/pre-noon tickets (the latter, just $5). Tues. is Seniors' day, whilst Thurs. is for Students with ID.

The concessions bar has everything. Unlike other chains, you are allowed to bring in your own from outside.

Best part of the cinema is the stadium seating, with extremely plush red velour seats. You can raise the armrests to create a more intimate or comfortable viewing experience, too. The acoustics are outstanding, and this is the only megaplex I know which doesn't have rips or tears in any of their screens.

The patrons tend to be U of Miami students, well-heeled residents, or folks from the public housing neighbourhood across the street from US-1. Hollywood blockbusters therefore tend to be noisy affairs, but the crowd is never very unruly. Management are outstanding in checking the auditoriums constantly, as well as the resident cop in the lobby.

AMC Sunset Place 24 is terrific. Go there with the whole family.

PROS: Kid-friendly. Cleanliness. Staff. Movie-fare.
CONS: Overly crowded at weekends. Price. Too many slow stairs/elevators to reach the 4th floor.

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