AMC Kips Bay 15

570 2nd Avenue,
New York, NY 10016

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AMC Kips Bay 15

Designed by frequent Loews architect, David Rockwell, this 15-screen, 3,000-seats, 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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markp
markp on June 2, 2019 at 5:02 am

Al Alvarez, 5 years ago I did the renovations at the AMC Mountainside 10 in NJ. They closed 4 screens right after Memorial Day, opened for July 4, and on July 7 closed the other 6 until mid August. Being in the business since 1976, I said it was crazy, but who am I to say.

klstra
klstra on June 6, 2019 at 5:36 pm

Saw Aladdin here on May 30 in Theater #7. Screen brightness was very low. All the beautiful colors were subdued and could not make out images in the dark scenes as in the cave where the lamp is kept. Is it a matter of laser strength? Very disappointing.

klstra
klstra on June 6, 2019 at 5:44 pm

I’ve heard through a Kips Bay neighborhood group there are discussions of selling the entire mall where the theater is located, which also includes Fairway Market, Rite Aid and others. NYU Medical Center wants to buy the area then demolish the entire mall and put up a taller 61 story medical building in its place. Hard to fathom!!

cmbussmann
cmbussmann on June 7, 2019 at 7:53 am

It’ll happen. What NYU wants, NYU gets. Damn shame. There’s nothing special about the Kip’s Bay AMC but it is close to my work so I go there often.

digital3d
digital3d on June 7, 2019 at 6:09 pm

@klstra Right now there is no Laser projection here. You saw standard xenon projection and it sounds like there was something off with the bulb there. Or maybe they left the 3D polarizer on. Might be worth messaging AMC about it on twitter or facebook. This issue of dimness shouldn’t happen with laser projection, as the colors become much more vivid there.

If this NYU rumor is true then it would be a bit awkward for AMC since they are spending so much money on renovations here.

digital3d
digital3d on September 5, 2019 at 11:41 am

Update: IMAX Laser constructions here seems to have finally begun, as the area is now closed off.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on November 8, 2019 at 3:18 pm

Total capacity 1439, theatre was installed AMC Signature Recliners a few years ago.

klstra
klstra on November 9, 2019 at 4:10 am

Stopped bye last week and asked the manager if they plan to go ahead with the new IMAX installation, in light of the possible sale of the mall land to NYU Hospital. She mentioned they plan to have the new IMAX theater open for showing STAR WARS in Dec. I live in Kips Bay and haven’t seen any activity since the demolition stopped a month ago. I’ll report as I see any.

digital3d
digital3d on November 12, 2019 at 1:22 pm

The IMAX with Laser is now open and playing Doctor Sleep. Aspect ratio looks like it stayed the same, as well as seat count. New seats, entrance and obviously IMAX system though.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on November 12, 2019 at 7:32 pm

New imax capacity 308 seats, down from 666 when the theatre first open.

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