AMC Theater Apparently Smells Indescribably Bad

Mike, who writes a blog called plasmasplasm, is upset about the smell of the AMC Century City 15 in Los Angeles. Here is how he describes the smell:

Yes, you are a great theater. You have large, new accommodations that really make the 7.50 I spend on a showing feel different from watching it on my laptop or friend’s TV. Your parking is usually free and you constantly have showings for stuff I’m into.

All of this stuff you can be lauded for ends up highlighting the bad stuff, worst of all is the smell.

THE HALLWAYS LEADING TO THE DOWNSTAIRS THEATERS 1 AND 2 SMELL LIKE THE MOST DISGUSTING FOOT SWEAT EVER.

The short hallways actually feel three times as long because your eyes start to water about three seconds onto the carpet. We’ve tried to explain to friends how bad it smells, and how deeply it permeates your being as you walk through it, but the scent is hideously ineffable.

Apparently the AMC is aware of the stench but is not really doing anything about it.

The manager said:

-They are very aware of the stink.
-They are working to get permission from the mall to put in a new air duct that leads to that hallway.
-They will not be replacing the carpet until they get permission to put in an air duct, and not until the air duct is built, because otherwise the carpet would just end up smelling bad again.

From the way the manager was reacting to my questions I’m sure that they’ve been hearing about this problem for a while now. I’ve noticed the stink for months, and I know it wasn’t there for many months after the place opened.

Mike asked us if we thought he and his friends deserved a stinky theater. No, Mike. We don’t think you do.

We suggest (aside from not going to the smelly theater anymore) calling or writing to AMC corporate (+1-816-221-4000), or, um maybe the Los Angeles Health Department?

Has anyone else smelled this theater? Does it really smell that bad?

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