AMC 34th Street 14

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

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BobbyS on March 20, 2017 at 11:14 pm

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 on March 19, 2017 at 3:54 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 3:05 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 on March 19, 2017 at 2:34 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 on March 18, 2017 at 5:57 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 on March 18, 2017 at 5:29 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 on March 16, 2017 at 11:49 pm

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 on March 10, 2017 at 12:33 am

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

poland626 on December 7, 2016 at 3:05 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 on December 7, 2016 at 6:28 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 on December 7, 2016 at 5:02 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?

xbs2034 on December 4, 2016 at 10:39 pm

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 on December 4, 2016 at 10:00 pm

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

greenth1ng on December 4, 2016 at 8:19 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 on December 4, 2016 at 6:47 pm

seating numbers for each seat? hmmm………

moviebuff82 on December 4, 2016 at 7:45 am

What are the seating numbers for each screen?

moviebuff82 on November 10, 2016 at 12:49 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 2:01 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 11:44 am

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 8:06 am

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

moviebuff82 on October 3, 2016 at 3:37 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 10:12 am

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 24, 2016 at 7:12 pm

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 3:45 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 3:11 pm

Please consider signing my petition: