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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Darth_Vader444
Darth_Vader444 on November 22, 2016 at 11:43 am

I’m a big fan of the Kids Bay Imax theater but I usually go to Lincoln Square because of the reserved seats and now the laser projector. Is there any update on the kips Bay Imax having reserved seats and/or upgrading to laser? If so, I’d probably go back.

CHH32
CHH32 on November 23, 2016 at 9:26 pm

I like this theater too, especially after the recent renovation – big recliners, large screens, good prices. But they didn’t renovate the imax auditorium, it’s the same as before. It would be great if they also put recliners on imax. Laser imax is usually for 15/70mm imax screens(squared/tall screens), so I doubt the three lie-imax screens in Manhattan will get laser.

Darth_Vader444
Darth_Vader444 on November 27, 2016 at 9:21 am

I would love it if they got recliners too. Idk why they havent. Whenever I’ve gone to the Imax 8ts usually 90% empty. It only makes sense to get high quality theaters. It looks like I will be sticking with Lincoln Square.

BenPaz
BenPaz on March 10, 2017 at 6:36 pm

@CHH32 …AND THE EMPIRE 25 LIEMAX GETS A LASER UPGRADE…

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.

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