AMC 34th Street 14

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

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moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 11, 2018 at 11:45 am

I agree. First it was called Loew’s when it owned MGM until it sold off the studio. Then in the late 60s new owners took over the company and removed the ‘ and became a huge conglomerate that would soon sell the theater division to Coke, who would sell it to sony, then have it merged with cineplex, then filed for bankruptcy protection while under ownership by Onex before AMC took over. It’s like when General Cinema was dying until AMC came in and ate it up. Same for Carmike before it became AMC Classic.

BobbyS
BobbyS on September 11, 2018 at 11:39 am

I imagine in the future LOEWS will disappear completely. Only us fans will remember what it meant. AMC may be owned over seas, but they really don’t know much about running movie theaters here!

thehorror13
thehorror13 on September 8, 2018 at 5:05 pm

Aspect ratio of the new Dolby Cinema screen (Theater 8) is a extremely big scope screen!

Also, I have noticed that they removed the Loews Theaters plaques that were above the movie posters around the theater. And there are paper-made directions signs all around the theater emphasizing AMC, not AMC Loews. The marquee outside still says Loews. I would surmise that this theater is next to be converted to an official AMC soon. That would leave only the Orpheum and Lincoln Square as the last two New York City theaters with Loews design and name afterwards.

Celestial85
Celestial85 on August 8, 2018 at 7:57 pm

I didn’t know that the Loews screen was being renovated to a Dolby Cinema, it was the biggest non-IMAX screen there. Will this Dolby Cinema be the biggest in the city now?

xbs2034
xbs2034 on August 6, 2018 at 8:58 pm

I saw the Dolby Cinema tonight, it is a scope screen like the Empire one. Screen isn’t that large though (I believe contractually they have to be smaller than the IMAX in a theater with both formats, and the IMAX screen here seems to me to be the smallest of the Manhattan sites), I would imagine the former Loews screen at Lincoln Square will be bigger once those Dolby Cinema renovations are complete.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 1, 2018 at 3:20 pm

Is it the largest dolby cinema in the tri state?

celboy
celboy on June 25, 2018 at 6:08 am

To me it looked similar to AMC25 but possibly more keystoning due to theatre design. The projectors were side by side instead of going thru a 90 degree prism.I think its called “duo” mode.

Celestial85
Celestial85 on May 15, 2018 at 8:44 am

What’s the aspect ratio of the dolby cinema screen, is it scope like AMC Empire 25.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 29, 2018 at 11:29 am

Dolby now open with infinity war.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 8, 2018 at 10:34 am

This theater opened around the same time as jersey gardens.

fred1
fred1 on January 25, 2018 at 7:15 am

BobbyS: CMX has a theater in Closter NJ,10 miles north from GWB . The complex on 62nd St. and 1st Ave will open in 3 or 4 mounths

BobbyS
BobbyS on January 15, 2018 at 6:56 pm

I do not know if this a dolby, but CMX just opened a new complex in Skokie, IL. Dine-in of course. High high prices. Week-end Adults: $27; Seniors: $26. $2 less during the week. Of course food extra but they do give you a warmed-up blanket for your lap to use. Insane idea I think because of the expense of laundering & heating them up each time. Also opening up to lawsuits regarding bed bug issues..On their web page they announce coming soon to NYC on 62nd street!

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 15, 2018 at 3:02 pm

Any update on dolby

BobbyS
BobbyS on December 10, 2017 at 9:42 am

I went to a Dolby Cinema in Skokie, IL to see “Titanic”. What an experience! As close as to the old Todd-AO screens of the 1950’s…I read somewhere where the projectors are laser digital. Wasn’t happy with price. $17.00 senior! But enjoyed the film once again. So bright and sharp and sound out of the world!

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 9, 2017 at 2:23 pm

On AMCs website it’s still labeled as AMC Loews.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on November 14, 2017 at 10:17 am

Any update on dolby ?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 8, 2017 at 6:45 am

thebrat, watch out for possible delays on penn. Thank god I live near an upcoming Dolby Cinema in Rockaway within driving distance.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on June 27, 2017 at 7:04 pm

No new signage as of June 18, 2017. Just the old shabby-looking marquee…

Photo posted

thebrat
thebrat on June 25, 2017 at 6:50 pm

For a single-screen experience I’d recommend the Paris theatre. It only plays art films so it may not be your cup of tea.

Here I am just anxiously waiting how the upcoming Dolby Cinema here will turn out.

I live close to the LIRR, so I can take the train into Penn Station, and viola, a Dolby Cinema is just right there!

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 29, 2017 at 5:07 pm

Sadly there’s no single screen AMC complex in NYC anymore….

SethLewis
SethLewis on April 25, 2017 at 12:51 pm

The reality is that the largest cinema owner in the world is now Wanda which is keeping AMC as a brand in the US and Odeon in the UK amongst others. Adam Aron ex Starwood Hotels is running the whole group. They have recently announced a refurb/upgrade for the flagship Odeon Leicester Sq in London – they probably see the need (sorry too late for the Ziegfeld) for something similar in NYC

stevenj
stevenj on April 25, 2017 at 9:46 am

I don’t know if I would call it “old fashioned” but foreign cinema chains are not new to the US. Cineplex Odeon comes to mind right away. Sounds like Cinemex and Cineopolis are following Alamo’s lead with dine in theaters. AMC also recently started offering dine in meals at some of it’s theaters. Apparently even TV sales are declining as people switch to phones, IPads, computer screens for watching videos and films. I think there will always be a film audience that prefers a theater with a decent size screen and good sound and a diverse number of exhibitors. Currently there are around 100 chains (large and small) in the US.

BobbyS
BobbyS on April 24, 2017 at 10:11 pm

I hope the day will never come that only one chain will be around. Here in Chicago we will have two new chains coming. Cinemex and Cinepolis both Mexican movie theater chains. They are building large eat-in theaters with bars etc. extra large seats, reserved seats and higher prices. This may be the last attempt to get people in before streaming is available for home use. Who knows. I have nothing against China nor Mexico but I would like to think the profits would go to the USA and be used here! Am I old-fashioned or what?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on April 20, 2017 at 7:46 pm

Don’t forget the TLC Chinese (no longer Grauman’s) on Hollywood Boulevard or the IFC (no longer Waverly) in Greenwich Village. At least they are still there.

robboehm
robboehm on April 20, 2017 at 7:34 pm

Movie chains are like banks. They are forever changing. I currently have an account with Chase. The original account was seven different banks ago.

I think it would be cheaper to put the name of the theater on the marquee or on the verticals. It would always be up to date and never need to be changed.

As far as CT is concerned many of the listings refer to the chain name in addition to the theater itself. So you have Carmike, AMC, Loew’s, RKO, Century, Bow Tie, ad nauseum.