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Louisville Movie Theaters: A Complete Guide

It’s time to go to the movies and enjoy all the latest new releases out now in theatres!

In a city as big and bountiful as Louisville, Kentucky, there are so many local movie theaters near you to choose from that it can be hard to know where to start. Just searching “movie theaters near me” is overwhelming AF––what’s the difference between 1 theater and another? Is it worth the trek across town to go to a local movie theater with reclining seats versus the 1 around the corner? Do I want to ball out and get drinks served at my seat, or keep it chill at an indie theater with drinks and unique food offerings?

Don’t worry, we’re here to help make your decision easier. We’ve narrowed it down to 10 of our favorite local movie theaters in Louisville to help you make the most of your Derby City movie theater experience.

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Grab some movie theater popcorn and get comfy as we dive into our Louisville, Kentucky movie theater guide!

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Louisville Movie Theaters: AMC Stonybrook 20

AMC Stonybrook 20 is one of Louisville’s own AMC Theatres located on Hurstbourne Parkway. While initially called Loews Stonybrook 10 in 1989, the movie theater was remodeled in 2006 to feature a restaurant and IMAX theater.

Like other AMC’s, this cinema offers IMAX and Real 3D for a better and more immersive theater-going experience. Catch all of the new releases in state-of-the-art rocking chairs.

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Want to get snacks without dealing with waiting time? You can purchase your food and drink early online or on the AMC app. With Coca-Cola freestyle, pick from endless soda flavors to get the soda concoction of your dreams. Are you looking for more adult beverages? Head to MacGuffins Bar, which serves a large selection of alcohol, from cocktails to beer and wine.

Win Chance the Rapper merchandise by entering the “Chance the Rapper’s Magnificent Coloring World Sweepstakes.” To qualify, you have to sign up for the AMC Stubs program and buy tickets for the AMC-exclusive concert film Chance the Rapper’s Magnificent Coloring World.

The movie theater provides fun entertainment, with one Google reviewer saying they were able to have “an intimate setting for a fun family event” because the “staff were great!

AMC Stonybrook 20 continues to make the theater experience safe and clean with clear dedication on their site about their COVID protocols.

AMC Stonybrook 20

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2745 S Hurstbourne Pkwy

Louisville, KY 40220

View AMC Stonybrook 20 movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Louisville Movie Theaters: Baxter Avenue Theatres Filmworks

Located in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, the Baxter Avenue Theatres Filmworks is one of the city’s most unique multiplexes. The theater includes 8 movie screen spaces with high-definition projection and Dolby Digital surround sound.


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You can catch new releases, foreign films, and independent cinema. If you’re looking to watch older classics, head to the cinema’s “Midnights and the Baxter,” where you can see movies like Dune (1984), The Big Lebowski, or The Room. Baxter Avenue Theaters Filmworks also broadcasts live British theatre from the London Stage with National Theater Live and recorded performances of the Bolshoi Ballet.

Tickets are cheap with normal showtime prices ranging from $8 to $10. Tuesday comes with discounted prices, as tickets are only $5.75. Classic films are always $5 all day every day. Along with great ticket deals, the theater has renovated its space with new and improved recliners, self-serve ticket kiosks, a beer and wine bar, upgraded concessions, digital menus, and new restrooms.

One Google reviewer says it’s their go-to theater. “Clean, friendly, not sooooo big that you have a gazillion people to sit with,” the reviewer says. “Reclining seats, alcohol for those that want it, & a lot of cool movies you won’t find at the chains.”

Baxter Avenue Theaters Filmworks

1250 Bardstown Road

Louisville, KY 40204

View movie Baxter Avenue Theatres Filmworks showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Louisville Movie Theaters: Cinemark Mall St. Matthews and XD

The Cinemark Mall St. Matthews and XD movie theater sits right in Louisville’s retail center, Mall St. Matthews. The theater is a part of the Cinemark chain, which leads as the third largest movie venue in the U.S.

You can get your shopping in while also catching all the new releases like Jungle Cruise and Black Widow with family or friends. Pick from an extensive catalog of snacks because Cinemark’s concession stand offers a variety of candy, sodas, alcohol, and delicious buttery popcorn. If you’re looking for more dine-in options, check out the mall’s restaurants that include Red Robin, Dave & Busters, The Cheesecake Factory, Thai Kitchen, King Gyros, and Charley’s Grilled Subs.


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Customers rave about the cleanliness and comfortability of the theater, with one Google reviewer saying, “The theaters are very nice and clean, and management is respectful.”

While the mall itself closes around 8 pm, the movie theater offers showtimes from 12 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Whether you’re an avid moviegoing or not, you can save money and earn rewards with

Cinemark’s MovieClub or MovieFan program. With the free MovieFan program, members earn 1 point for every $1 spent, access to advance screenings and tickets, and can redeem points for concessions and Cinemark merchandise. The MovieClub program costs about $10 a month, but with that price you receive 1 free ticket per month, 20% off all concessions, and waived online fees. How much better does it get?!