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The only renovation that has been talked about is laser projection and new seating in the IMAX theater. I don’t think anything has been planed for the rest of the complex. It would be nice if they left some of the more “high end” theaters with the Loews name unless AMC is required by the sale to change that at some point.
The recliners are among the worse “innovation” that chains are adding to their facilities. I avoid them like the plague. They decrease the seating and increase the cost of attending. If I had my dithers there would be no food allowed.
A nice article about the closing of the Ziegfeld. Great picture of the marquee. Somehow it is fitting that the “A Walter Reade Theatre' is now showing on the marquee.
This is the escalator that goes to the basement theaters, screens 10, 11, & 12.
Screens 1 – 9 Do not have stadium seating. But do have a good slope and have never had site problems. Screen 10, 11, 12 are in the basement and I have only been down there once and can not recall if they have stadium seating. These 3 theaters are fairly small and were added as an after thought.
Disney required theaters to play Star Wars The Force Awakens for a minimum of 4 weeks.
The last time I was at the IMAX I asked and was told the Laser installation was supposed to happen in the fall. I wouldn’t think the installation of a new projector would take more than a week. They could hold off on the re-seating for a while.
I hope they don’t do this in all the theaters. This place gets pretty crowded as it is and they certainly don’t need to lower the seating capacities. Most of the screens here are under 300 seats currently.
Loews would not of let it get in such a shabby condition. It is one of the top money making sites in the country.
Good bet. Especially with 70mm Road Show like release early for The Hateful Eight. Limited roadshow engagement will be released two weeks earlier on December 25th. It will be a slightly different — and longer — film overall. The roadshow version has an overture and an intermission, and it will be three hours, two minutes. The digital version is about six minutes shorter not including the intermission.
My understanding is that the Lincoln Square is still equipped for 15/70mm but there are no prints being made, The theater installed digital projection but doesn’t fill the full height or width of the screen. This was supposed to be a stop gap solution until the Laser Projection was installed which was promised for earlier in 2015. The last film I saw here was ‘Interstellar’ which was 15/70mm. Until the general public realizes they are getting ripped off and stop supporting the shoddy set-up here, AMC will probably continue to drag their feet with the up-grade.
The theaters had separate entrances and box-offices. The Fine Arts II became a discount theater in the mid 70’s before becoming a porno theatre.
The street view shows what was the Fine Arts II that opened in December of 1970 with “There Is A Girl In My Soup'. The original Fine Arts (I) was next door and to appears to have been torn down. The original Fine Arts was a roadhouse theater in the 60s showing 2001: A Space Odyssey, Funny Girl & Oliver. The theater was operated by E.M. Loews at that time. The Fine Arts II became a porno theater in the late 70’s & 80’s. The Fine Arts (I) closed in 1976/77.
I remember reading at one point years ago that nothing larger could be built there because the air rights were used on the building next door.
I was at this theater for the first time to see ‘Mr. Holmes’ on Screen 2.
The theater has been expanded and 2 additions screens have been open on the 3rd floor. New Construction. Screen 1 is in the original theater and Screen 2 & 3 are new construction as well.
The scene was filed in 15/70mm so this theater would not take full advantage of the effect.
Programing is great here but the theaters have small screens and extremely uncomfortable seating.
The last time I asked at customer service I was told late summer or early fall. The laser projection seems to be on a slow roll out by IMAX.
If AMC is decreasing the seating here with recliners, the new Regal in Nanuet must be cutting into there grosses. Also the Palisades is horrible with trying to park especially at the theater level.
Not very likely that the Lincoln Square will get the seating that was installed at the Loews 86th Street. The Lincoln Square wouldn’t survive with that kind of severe reduction. Lincoln Square is doing sell out business. The 86th was washed up. Not getting the cream of the bookings and getting move overs from the Lincoln Square.
Lincoln Square is a desired location for a lot of exclusive runs.
I was told a couple of weeks ago when I asked that the upgrade was not going to happen until August or September.
Bedford Playhouse meets $2.5M goal to reopen cinema
In just five months, the Friends of Bedford Playhouse raised the $2.5 million they sought to turn the shuttered two-screen movie house into an art-house cinema.
The vision for Bedford Playhouse is as ambitious as its fund-raising goal: Bring back one large screen, what they hope will be Westchester’s largest, to a restored main theater; add a second, more intimate theater; present classics, documentaries, independents and family fare; teach film appreciation to local schoolkids; sponsor a speaker and reading series and host special events featuring local movie insiders.
Seems that Maine Coast Mall Cinemas 2 closed on January 19, 2015. I was under the impression that they never converted to Digital and were having problems booking films. Last films were,The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.
Since 2013, the Ziegfeld has been managed by Bow Tie Cinemas, on behalf of Cablevision, which owns the theater (the theater was previously part of the Clearview Cinemas theater chain prior to the chain’s sale to Bow Tie; the actual ownership of the Ziegfield building was excluded from the sale).
It would then be Cablevision’s decision to update the seats,
2 of the better Holiday releases.
One show listed for 12/24. 7:00 PM.