As a devoted moviegoer (yes, I'm a big movie nerd). I rarely complain about the film experience.

However, a recent trip to AMC Showplace 16 in Rockford left me feeling like I wasn't getting the total value for my ticket.

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My day at the movies was a struggle before reaching the popcorn.

QR code woes and concession stand sticker shock are industry-wide dilemmas, but that doesn't make them any less frustrating.

The real villain at AMC - uncomfortable seats

What truly sealed the deal for a rough experience were the seats at Showplace 16.


Compared to the luxurious recliners at AMC Woodfield, Rockford's red nightmares felt like punishment, not a place to enjoy a flick. A good cleaning wouldn't hurt either.

What's that in the distance? A new challenger?

With the new Hard Rock Rockford opening soon, AMC has to step up its game. Seriously, does Showplace 16 even register on your radar?

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A facelift (and maybe some new seat replacements) would go a long way toward showing Rockford movie lovers you still care.

Can AMC answer the hero's call?

Let's make the magic of movies accessible (and comfortable) for everyone in Rockford again.

Remember, it's not just about the latest blockbuster flick; it's about creating memories and furthering movies as another art form.

AMC Showplace 16 has the potential to be a cornerstone of the Rockford community, a place where families gather and movie magic comes alive, so AMC, invest in your Rockford location, and together, we can rewrite the ending for Showplace 16.

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