AMC 34th Street 14

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

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BenPaz on April 20, 2017 at 10:34 pm

Huh. I never thought of it that way. Maybe I’m just kinda self entitled to ny quality lol.

rayman29 on April 20, 2017 at 6:05 pm

While I kinda get the fast food comparison, its also kinda a bad one too. Theatres play the same movies, regardless of what chain they are. AMC may be the McDonald’s of movie theatres in terms of size, but its not like you can get a Big Mac at Burger King or Wendy’s.

Back to the topic, AMC is kind of a bland name, but I think there are far worse chains to be number 1. While many people miss the old days of Loew’s, not many people will be sad about AMC taking over Carmike ten years from now. My advice is go to whatever the best theatre in your area is playing the movie you want to see.

New York City has about the same population as my state and the two closest states combined. The quality of movie theatres in New York are the best in the country. A bad New York movie theatre would be one of the nicer ones in my area. I would love this theatre to in my area no matter whose name was on it. A good theatre is a good theatre. It may not be the best in New York, but it would be the nicest theatre for a hundred miles in many parts of the country.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on April 18, 2017 at 5:41 pm

Since #2 Regal has about 7,307 screens in 564 theaters (compared to AMC’s 8,200 screens in 661 theatres) I guess you prefer Burger King…

BenPaz on April 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm

@moviebuff maybe that’s why I prefer Regal. Cause i don’t like McDonald’s :P

theatrefan on April 17, 2017 at 9:54 pm

In between Loews Corporation & Tristar Pictures there was another owner that operated under Loews Theatre Management – Here is the New York Times Story –

July 11, 1985
Loews Unit Sold

The Loews Corporation has completed the sale of its movie theater division to a group headed by A. Jerrold Perenchio, the former co-owner of Embassy Communications.

A source close to the negotiations put the price at $160 million. Bernard Myerson, who is a partner in the acquisition, will continue to serve as the chief executive of the theater chain. Mr. Myerson will also serve as chairman and president of the parent company, the Loews Theater Management Corporation. In 1984 the Loews Theater division accounted for 1.4 percent of the Loews Corporation’s revenues. It reported income of $20.3 million, up from $15 million a year earlier.

moviebuff82 on April 17, 2017 at 7:21 pm

The tisch family bought the Loews corporation and used it to buy everything from hotels to cigarettes to watches after it sold off MGM in 1959. Years later Tri-Star would buy the chain and some theatres would show their product and sold Coke since Coke had a share in it. When Sony bought the chain in 1989, it installed SDDS in many of its bigger theatres much like its competitor AMC did. Loews would later buy several chains, including Star Theatres, as well as Magic Johnson’s chain of urban cinemas, before merging with Cineplex Odeon in 1998, which bought several other chains in the 80s while under part control from MCA. The Loews Cineplex Chain filed for Chapter 11 much like General Cinema did years after due to the recession, unlike AMC which was healthy and bought the latter and then the former in the early 2000s before upgrading all theatres with digital 3d and imax. At the start of this decade they renovated several theaters with recliners, then ETX, until Wanda took over from china, which helped spur more renovations and took over several small hollywood studios like Legendary to blend with partly owned Open Road Films, known for the Oscar winning 2015 film Spotlight. The rest is history. AMC is the Mcdonald’s of theaters.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on April 14, 2017 at 5:52 am

The apostrophe moved over to “its” and so now it too often auto corrects to “it’s” even when you don’t mean it to…

theatrefan on April 13, 2017 at 10:06 pm

When Loew’s lost the apostrophe from it’s name it was never quite the same, just part of some giant conglomerate unfortunately.

xbs2034 on April 11, 2017 at 1:35 pm

It may be changing soon, but as of yesterday there is still Loews signage on the marquee.

BobbyS on April 11, 2017 at 5:51 am

I thought Muvico was a great showplace for movies. They had so many in Florida. Real beauties! The Palace in Boca Raton & the Paradise near Miami and the Parisian in Palm Beach were top notch! When I saw the Palace’s sign changed to Cinemark, I knew they were in trouble with all the buildings built around the same time. Then I saw Carmike name added to the other Muvicos and I knew thats curtains for Muvico! I had never heard of Carmike. I am sorry AMC rules now..

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on April 11, 2017 at 3:11 am

Actually, not Loew’s but LOEWS for the last 47 years

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on April 10, 2017 at 9:04 pm

Loew’s not Lowe’s

rayman29 on April 10, 2017 at 8:54 pm

Yes, the deal became official in December, and all former Carmike theatres are scheduled to be be renamed by the end of this month.

The reason AMC is finally removing Lowe’s from theatre names has to do with AMC buying Carmike. With the Carmike buyout finished, AMC is now the largest theatre chain in the U.S. As a result, AMC has decided to get rid of the names of theatres they acquired so every theatre now just carries the AMC name. AMC now has 3 brands, AMC Amazing (flagship theatres, amazing isn’t part of the name or the signs) AMC Classic (smaller theatres in towns and small cities, mostly former Carmike locations, although AMC has said they will use this name on other locations as well), and AMC Dine In (replacing Dine and Fork, and Carmike’s Dine In locations named Ovation Cinemas)

BobbyS, do you mean the whole history of Carmike, or just of AMC buying it?

Mikeoaklandpark on April 10, 2017 at 8:03 pm

Bobby S the AMC/Carmike merger went through. They started in Florida first and last month NC. My local theater officially became an AMC theater March 30. Carmike was the worst chain ever.

BobbyS on April 10, 2017 at 6:11 pm

I believe the AMC takeover of Carmike was turned down by the courts. What is the history of Carmike?

rayman29 on April 9, 2017 at 8:32 pm

Google tends to update its street view images every 3 or 4 years. The current one of this theatre is from June 2014, so it probably will be updated this year if not next year.

AMC’s website still says AMC Lowe’s. I’m sure AMC will change that soon, but they’re probably more focused on getting all the former Carmike theatres listed on AMC’s website first.

moviebuff82 on April 9, 2017 at 3:53 pm dolby cinema is coming soon to this theater.

robboehm on April 9, 2017 at 3:08 am

The Google street photo is still the same. How often does that update.

moviebuff82 on April 8, 2017 at 10:40 pm

Photo should be changed to a new one with just the AMC logo and the banner all popcorn.

BobbyS on March 24, 2017 at 4:31 pm

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 on March 21, 2017 at 3:21 pm

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

theatrefan on March 21, 2017 at 3:12 pm

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 on March 21, 2017 at 12:57 pm


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 on March 21, 2017 at 11:43 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.