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AMC Kips Bay 15

570 2nd Avenue,
New York, NY 10016

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AMC Kips Bay 15

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Designed by frequent Loews architect, David Rockwell, this 15-screen, all-stadium seating megaplex opened its doors on May 14, 1999 and quickly became one of the most popular movie venues in Manhattan. Now under the AMC banner, it continues to offer a mix of first-run and independent-type films.

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moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 9, 2017 at 7:55 am

The outside of the theater is now an AMC instead of Loews, and the interior lobby is now AMC.

xbs2034
xbs2034 on May 26, 2017 at 12:18 pm

This is the location IMAX/AMC have chosen for their VR center in NYC, and the IMAX VR opens today, May 26 (I believe making it the second one of these in the U.S.)

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 27, 2017 at 6:45 am

https://www.google.com/search?q=imax+vr&oq=imax+vr&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.932j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on May 27, 2017 at 10:49 am

Thanks moviebuff82. Definitely not something that would interest me. All this new technology seems to be a way to just charge more money for something.

xbs2034
xbs2034 on May 27, 2017 at 1:59 pm

It is purely optional though, you can go to Kips Bay and just see a movie, just do the VR, or both. The VR experiences have their own listing on the theater’s webpage.

The price is indeed high (looks like it is about half the price of an IMAX film for 10-12 minute experiences, and as far as I know there is no discount with pairing it with an IMAX or regular movie admission), and personally based on my bit of experience with VR headsets I find they get uncomfortable or dizzying after not too long (probably why the experiences are the length they are). But there are people I know who are very big on VR, and I’m always interested in seeing what IMAX as a company comes up with, so I don’t see why not to check it out at least once when I’m next there for a movie.

jeffpiatt
jeffpiatt on March 16, 2018 at 8:50 am

Imax VR is basically an arcade setup where Imax partners to make games for the HTC Vive vr headset. it off the shelf tech nut it’s expensive to buy currently so IMAX decided they would get exclusive games for the unit that auto end after a set time. It’s basically an arcade you buy tickets in advance for. some of the games are not film linked like IMAX getting an exclusive mission for Star Trek: Bridge Crew “Rescue at Perseph” they have a list on IMAX’s website. the Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 also has an install currently. http://imaxvr.imax.com/

Movie_Time
Movie_Time on July 11, 2018 at 8:50 am

Hello all, I recently saw Ant Man and the Wasp at the Kips Bay, Auditorium 8. The recliner seats are very comfortable, but I noticed the sound was pretty flat. Almost as if the surrounds were not engaged at all. I found the sound “OK”. Kind of like watching a great action movie at home on a large screen with the sound turned down. Just made it very underwhelming. Have any of you experienced this at this theater (Auditorium 8)? I would love to hear your comments if you have. Also I was thinking of checking out Skyscraper there this weekend, but its in Auditorium 12. Is that upstairs or downstairs? Does anyone have any comments on the sound and screen in that Auditorium 12? I would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks All !!

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 15, 2018 at 7:02 pm

https://variety.com/2018/digital/news/imax-vr-closures-1202906222/

xbs2034
xbs2034 on August 16, 2018 at 7:46 am

Though it’s important to note it’s the E Walk IMAX VR location which closed. Still, from what I’ve seen, I don’t think this one does great business either.

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