AMC 34th Street 14

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

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moviebuff82 on November 10, 2016 at 8:49 pm

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

markp on October 7, 2016 at 10:01 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 on October 7, 2016 at 7:44 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 on October 5, 2016 at 4:06 pm

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

moviebuff82 on October 3, 2016 at 11:37 pm

I think AMC will retrofit every imax in Manhattan with laser projectors, followed by others on the east coast. Right now they are working on the busiest at LS.

moviebuff82 on September 4, 2016 at 6:12 pm

I know. After Kips Bay gets the treatment, this will be next on the list for renovations. This past Friday AMC put in reserved seating in its Manhattan locations, including this one.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on August 25, 2016 at 3:12 am

The oldest FREE PASS hustle in the industry. Sign up at your own peril. It only hurts the business.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on August 24, 2016 at 11:45 pm

Here’s the text of that petition. (It’s heartfelt if not a little looney…)

As many movie theaters in NYC, the AMC Loews 34th Street 14 theater has been plagued by bed bugs. Just last month there was a report from people being bitten and these reports go back months. (

The anxiety exists for NYC movie patrons who would like to attend press screenings as seat fillers. However most blockbusters end up getting a screening at the 34th Street theater instead of a bed bug free theater.

One suggestion would be the AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 or the Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 & RPX. Both of which can carry large audiences.

The outlets or whoever is responsible for organizing these screenings are being kindly asked to consider changing the venue until the AMC Loews 34th Street 14 theater has been cleaned from any possible bed bug plague.

As a reminder, a similar theater was shut down because of the same problem; the AMC Empire 25.

And as stated above, there are other venues (including from AMC) who could replace this common venue temporarily for screenings.

Please consider our petition.

digital3d on August 24, 2016 at 11:11 pm

Please consider signing my petition:

theatrefan on August 2, 2016 at 12:04 am

Actually AMC has redone the Village VII & are redoing the Kips Bay as we speak, so they seem to be working on their theatres that have lower attendance first, just like Regal will be redoing Battery Park City soon. The numbering of the seats I think will coincide with the changes to the AMC Stubs program where the Premiere members will have special reserved sections set up just for them as well as separate lines for tickets and concessions & other perks that the people that have the free version of stubs will not.

moviebuff82 on August 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Some of these theaters that were built are showing their age just like the 80s theaters from these same chains and are in need of renovation.

theatrefan on July 26, 2016 at 11:13 pm

Thanks Mike (saps)! Yes the was the great theatre building spree of the late 90’s & early 2000’s that had Loews Cineplex, Regal Cinemas, United Artists Theatre Circuit & General Cinemas all building these huge multiplex cinemas everywhere without much research involved in the actual business aspect of the locations themselves. It promptly drove each one of these chains into bankruptcy a few years later.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on July 26, 2016 at 6:52 pm

A little bit about the Loews North Versailles, reposted from its page here.

dave-bronxâ„¢ on August 26, 2004 at 7:46 am wrote:

The address of the former Loews North Versailles 20 is: 200 Loews Drive, North Versailles PA 15137.

Loews announced this theatre, but had to wait for the municipality to make changes to the surrounding roads and other infrastructure adjustments before they could begin construction. As with most government projects, they moved at a snails pace. In the meantime the 24-screen plex down the street, which was announced after the Loews was announced, got built and opened long before the Loews and had captured the audience.

The Loews theatre had a total of 4172 seats. When it closed [in February 2001, a little more than a year after it opened,] all of the equipment was removed and most of it re-installed in the new Loews 34th Street in New York, which was just being completed at the time the North Versailles was closing.

theatrefan on July 26, 2016 at 5:05 pm

They are apparently in the process of installing reserved seating in this cinema, as seats and rows are now being individually lettered and numbered. The old Irwin seats that date back to 1999 when they were first installed in the Loews North Versailles however are still being kept for now, unfortunately they have a lot of wear and tear on them.

moviebuff82 on June 1, 2016 at 2:26 am

The Loews 34th street along with its sister theater Kips Bay were the second to last modern day Loews stadium seating theaters to be built and not renovated; the E Walk after Regal took over, they renovated the theaters and put in an RPX screen with reclining seats and reserved seating.

dickneeds111 on May 16, 2016 at 9:25 pm

You complain about the Loews name compared to AMC. They are the same since AMC bought Loews or merged. You should have been in the Boston area in the 40’s-60’s when we had both the Loews State & Loews Orpheum along with all the downtown, West End and other suburban E.M. Lowes theatres. They were not related. Then at one time Loews bought out USA(SACK) cinemas and most of the E.M. Lowes theatres became Indies or were torn down or just closed and left to rot.

moviebuff82 on May 16, 2016 at 8:16 pm

They should probably update it and be more like the Empire as well as 84th street. I heard that people walking from Empire to this theater will be in for a treat soon…,d.cWw

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 11, 2016 at 12:39 am

The last time I passed by the marquee was in lousy condition — bulbs out, crawl not working…

moviebuff82 on May 10, 2016 at 11:47 pm

I hope this theater gets recliners like some of the AMCs in nyc.

amcbayplaza13 on January 29, 2016 at 11:31 pm

I remembered coming here in last year I saw 5 movies in IMAX at this theater the imax screen look different from the Lincoln Square imax screen version, as I put on the 3D glasses I said dammmmmnnnnn They got a good imax projection system .for that I’m thinking about seeing the finest hour in IMAX at this theater tommorow

theatrefan on August 11, 2015 at 7:13 pm

Sometimes complaining to Corporate works, A few months ago some bean-counter Manager got the bright idea to remove the paper towels from the rest rooms. Now if the hand dryers that are in there currently are inadequate and do not do a very good job in dying your hands, you leave with them still wet, also they are located over the counter in between the sinks, not the most ideal place for a hand dryer to be. To dry our hand properly we would have to go to concession stand to grab napkins to use to dry our hands with. Well we kept complaining over to AMC Corporate and voila, the hand towels are back in the restroom.

moviebuff82 on May 27, 2015 at 8:15 pm

This theater’s proximity to Macy’s and the Garden make it a popular tourist attraction for New Yorkers.

BobbyS on April 22, 2015 at 7:51 am

WHAT LANGUAGE WAS THAT ?? How does Loew’s Jersey keep the Loew’s name(I am glad they do ). The Kings is a beautiful theater no doubt, but the Jersey is out of this world beautiful with a pipe organ that will thrill you over & over. Kings should re-think the offer to give the original massive theater organ back to the people that own the Kings…It really would be the icing on the cake!!

fred1 on July 9, 2013 at 1:40 pm

I beleive that Loews is a brand of AMC . In NYC the Loews name goes back for nearly a century. The newspaper listings usually says AMC Loews so and so cinema

BobbyS on June 29, 2013 at 5:26 am

Is there a Loews company anymore? Or are they just using the name. Now that AMC has been sold, I wonder if the Loews name will be dropped altogether..