After 25 years, AMC Summit 16 is getting a $5.1M facelift

The Summit
AMC Summit 16. (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Just in time for its 25th anniversary, the AMC Summit 16 is about to get a major facelift.

Earlier this week, The Bama Buzz, Bham Now’s sister publication, reported in its weekly construction update, plans to renovate the popular multiplex at The Summit.  

According to Southern Exposure Information,  a service that provides The Bama Buzz a list of all the new million-dollar-plus construction permits approved in Alabama over the past week, the renovations will cost $5,157,615. 

A timeline for the work has yet to be released.

What’s Happening at The Summit 16

Owned by Bayer Development, the AMC Summit 16 was one of the first multiplex theaters in Birmingham to offer 100% stadium seating. The venue opened on November 14, 1997.

According to Petrie Construction, the contractor for the renovation project, the AMC Summit 16 project improvements will include:

  • Reseat and refresh of the 16-auditorium theater
  • Updates to the concession area and box office
  • Improvements to the floors

The Summit is on a Roll

The Summit
Levi’s NextGen is now open. (The Summit)

The renovations to the cinemas is not the only exciting news at The Summit. This year alone Birmingham’s premier retail destination location has announced plans to open several new shopping concepts:

Add places like the Apple Store, REI and Trader Joe’s, just to name a few — The Summit is definitely your go to place. And now, the AMC Summit will  be upgraded. 

That’s good news Birmingham!

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Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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