AMC 34th Street 14

312 W. 34th Street,
New York, NY 10001

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BobbyS
BobbyS on March 24, 2017 at 11:31 am

Arclight is so overated. With a name like that no marquees. Two in Chicago. One blander than the other. Walk by and hardly know its a movie theater! Wonder why they chose that name which represents old way of showing films in the golden years?

mhvbear
mhvbear on March 21, 2017 at 10:21 am

Would not be surprised to hear that Arclight might locate in Hudson Yards. I see they are opening a location in Boston.

theatrefan
theatrefan on March 21, 2017 at 10:12 am

The three chains mentioned were Cinemex, Landmark & CineMark, there is also another Landmark location planned for the far west 50’s I believe. Have not heard of any theatres for Hudson Yards planned.

optimist008
optimist008 on March 21, 2017 at 7:57 am

theatrefan,

Not sure about the above theater chain project in the financial district, but the NY Post reported months back that either Cinemark or Cinepolis may build a basement theater in a soon to be revamped office building next to the Federal Reserve. Anybody heard if a theater planned for Hudson Yards mega project??

theatrefan
theatrefan on March 21, 2017 at 6:43 am

You forgot about Regal I believe they have stopped masking in certain locations as well. Anybody here know what ever happened to the planned Cineplex Odeon project in the Wall Street area from the mid nineties that never came to fruition? I suppose the financial difficulties they were having during that era put the brakes on it.

BobbyS
BobbyS on March 21, 2017 at 1:14 am

Cineplex Odeon brought new life to the movie scene here in Chicago. I had high hopes for them and when they became Loews Cineplex I had even more hopes for the Loews name was always great to see and the history of the name. AMC is a bland name and the fact they are owned outside USA makes me avoid their cinemas. And they stopped masking the screens! Of course Cinemark did too.

theatrefan
theatrefan on March 19, 2017 at 5:54 pm

What’s funny is that for years after you could still make out the Cineplex Odeon logo on the facade of the Chelsea & First & 62nd theaters. Also up in Canada they have dropped Odeon from the name and are now known as Cineplex Entertainment. I miss the old purple Cineplex logo, it was very indicative of the eighties.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on March 19, 2017 at 5:05 pm

Cineplex Odeon still exists in Canada as a company. Sign change approval is notoriously slow in Manhattan. Even bringing down a flag can require a permit.

theatrefan
theatrefan on March 19, 2017 at 4:34 pm

They probably will remember. All of the changing out is supposed to happen between now and June, so please let us know what they wind up doing out there. As the Cineplex Odeon name vanishes here, it’s still going strong up in Canada.

robboehm
robboehm on March 18, 2017 at 7:57 am

Speaking to a friend in California. He said all signage was changed immediately out there. The Shore in Huntington still has a Cineplex Odeon vertical (they never had an AMC anything). Curious to see if they remember that.

theatrefan
theatrefan on March 18, 2017 at 7:29 am

As soon as AMC took over in January 2006 all Uniforms, concession stand signage, popcorn bags, soda cups, ticket stubs, film snipes had the AMC logo emblazoned on them so you can tell basically where they were eventually headed, although it has taken 11 years to finally change the marquee’s of whatever Loews & Cineplex Odeon signage is still left at this point.

BobbyS
BobbyS on March 17, 2017 at 1:49 am

I am only surprised it took so long for AMC to drop LOEWS name. Wish they would have dropped AMC when they took over and called all their theatres LOEWS. But I am sure that was never even thought about…Out with the old & so on…..

theatrefan
theatrefan on March 10, 2017 at 2:33 am

The Legacy Loews exterior signage will be removed and replaced by the AMC Brand –

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170301005839/en/

poland626
poland626 on December 7, 2016 at 5:05 pm

@xbs2034, I assumed empire 25 was the smallest as 34th does open up sometimes for the digital films.

Yea I’ve seen the letterboxing on regular films, I can’t imagine what this will look like. I hope some reviews start coming out in a day or two.

xbs2034
xbs2034 on December 7, 2016 at 8:28 am

Poland626, I saw the original release of Voyage of Time here, and it filled the IMAX screen. With regular scope films in IMAX there is some letterboxing, so I’m afraid there will be pretty large black bars used for 3.6 (and this is already the smallest IMAX screen in Manhattan).

Also sounds like this version strips away Brad Pitt’s narration to let the visuals and music carry the story; interesting experiments to be sure, but seems like a far less accessible version than the original release.

poland626
poland626 on December 7, 2016 at 7:02 am

The only imax theater in nyc to play the Voyage of Time in Ultra Widescreen 3.6:1, the widest out there apparently. I have NO clue what this will look like when presented and it seems to only be playing at 2:30 pm and 10:10pm. If anyone can go, can you report back on what this looks like?

http://variety.com/2016/film/in-contention/terrence-malick-ultra-wide-voyage-of-time-re-release-1201933834/

xbs2034
xbs2034 on December 5, 2016 at 12:39 am

Kips Bay would have to have significantly lower seating capacity than the other two now, as all its screens except for the IMAX use recliners (which AMC is using for sites like Kips Bay that have had declining attendance).

Zootopialover98
Zootopialover98 on December 5, 2016 at 12:00 am

so 34th street has 2860 seats, Lincoln Square has 3907 seats and Kips Bay has 3000

greenth1ng
greenth1ng on December 4, 2016 at 10:19 pm

Seating capacities at this theater (via Fandango’s reserved seating service):

  • Theaters 1, 2, & 3 – 183 seats

  • Theaters 4, 5, & 7 – 179 seats

  • Theater 6 – 239 seats

  • Theater 8 – 329 seats

  • Theater 9 – 283 seats

  • Theaters 10 & 12 – 140 seats

  • Theater 11 – 161 seats

  • Theater 13 (IMAX) – 332 seats

  • Theater 14 – 150 seats

Zootopialover98
Zootopialover98 on December 4, 2016 at 8:47 pm

seating numbers for each seat? hmmm………

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 4, 2016 at 9:45 am

What are the seating numbers for each screen?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on November 10, 2016 at 2:49 pm

Film still rules over digital any time of day. No computer glitches, soft images, and soft surround sound.

markp
markp on October 7, 2016 at 4:01 pm

Not to doubt what anyone here is saying, but I thought when they put us old film projectionists out of work with digital that the reason was sharper images, and stable pictures. Now digitals not good enough?? Sort of makes me glad I’m out of the business and only do occasional projection work now.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 7, 2016 at 1:44 pm

laser means sharper images and vibrant colors and stable picture. The aspect ratio of Laser IMAX is more like standard imax vs digital imax which uses a ratio of 1.9 which is an enlarged regular auditorium screen. Voyage of Time is currently playing at this theater in IMAX.

BobbyS
BobbyS on October 5, 2016 at 10:06 am

Sorry to ask but what is a laser projector vs what they use now?