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AMC Theatre Support Center
Leawood, Kansas, USA

“This thriving, productive space enables our team to provide superior support to our front lines – our theatres – so we can deliver the best possible experience to our guests.”

Gerry Lopez
President & CEO, AMC Theatres

AMC’s Theatre Support Center celebrates the company’s iconic brand and mission of creating a powerful movie-going experience.

Previously located in a nondescript downtown Kansas City office building that segregated staff across multiple floors, AMC wanted its new headquarters, which is part of the mixed-use Park Place development, to catalyze cultural change and celebrate the company’s role in the entertainment industry. The open office floor plan breaks down barriers and enhances communication.

Wrapping most of the facade in glass enables daylight to permeate through the open interiors. Outdoor terraces with proportions mimicking the dimensions of a movie screen are part of all three visible building elevations.

As the building’s cultural and functional centerpiece, a central stairway system communicates AMC’s vision and values. This space doubles as a multilevel theater, with digital media walls and tread dimensions that allow it to be used to test new theater seating designs and to host office gatherings. 

Supported by a wide range of meeting spaces, the office accommodates individual work and team collaboration. More than 17,000 square feet of whiteboard surfaces offer a backdrop for continuous brainstorming and idea sharing.

A graphic history wall spotlights the story of AMC’s growth, while bold splashes of red reinforce its brand. Design elements such as movie-inspired graphics and an exterior glass pattern inspired by the vertical folds in a movie curtain reinforce the company’s leadership in the movie industry.


120,000 sq. ft. / 11,150 sq. m.


Interior Design
Facility Programming 


Kansas City Business Journal - Capstone Award for Architectural Design

Starnet Flooring – Starnet Design Award, Gold in Corporate



17 July 2014
“Design At Work: AMC Theatre Support Center” 
The Architect’s Newspaper

25 April 2014
“Redrawing the Office: AMC Theatre Support Center”
Kansas City Business Journal

7 August 2013
“AMC Theatres Pulls Back Curtains on New Leawood Headquarters”
Kansas City Business Journal