AMC Loews 84th Street 6

2310 Broadway,
New York, NY 10024

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Logan5
Logan5 on September 24, 2014 at 7:12 pm

“The Rocketeer” showed at the Loews 84th Street 6 in 70mm 6-Track Dolby Stereo SR beginning on Friday June 21, 1991 (the film’s nationwide release date).

celboy
celboy on May 23, 2014 at 2:10 pm

I went last night for the first time to this theater. Wow!

So worth the extra subway stops.

Do all screens here have the same seats?

hdtv267
hdtv267 on March 15, 2014 at 11:30 pm

I didn’t visit the concession stand on my trip. They did re-do the lobby and moved it over to the side. I had attended a 9:30 am showing and well with having Artie’s down the street, I didn’t have need to visit.

No sign of a bar of any kind there and it might be a good thing,since I located an article about this now being called the “perfect theatre for couples”– knowing that the arm-rest in adjoining seats can be lifted up, who knows.

Here’s that linkage….

http://www.westsiderag.com/2013/07/13/amc-loews-on-84th-street-is-now-the-make-out-movie-theater

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on March 15, 2014 at 10:08 pm

hdtv267: In other areas of the country they have taken some of their aging, smaller but still profitable theatres [ http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/7740/comments ] and installed the reclining seats and upgraded the concession operation, plus they have installed ‘MacGuffin’s Bar’ in the lobby, serving beer, wine and spirits that you can drink there or take to your seat. Have they done that here? I’m curious to know if that creates problems in that particular theatre, especially if they are still booking it as an action house.

hdtv267
hdtv267 on March 15, 2014 at 8:48 pm

in answer to Dave’s question, there is now stadium seating and quite ample space between rows.

If you live in New York City or live any place near it I don’t understand why you wouldn’t attend a movie here than some nondescript mall googolplex.

This was one of my favorite film going experiences today. Reserved seating, plush recliners, courteous and attentive staff (when I was dashing out to refill my water bottle, someone standing on the floor I was in [bottom floor] informed my I could use the Coke FreeStyle machine and get my water from there.

It’s so enjoyable even with the reserved seating if you wish to not view previews you don’t have to. You’ve got a ticket reserved. The only downside was what I noticed when I left and headed out onto Broadway- the ticket buying process at the box office can be quite cumbersome with people picking their seat locations , so if you’re running late this could be a problem.

I used my AMC Stubs reward and bought ticket online and selected my seat that way and picked up using ticket kiosk.

Movie I attended was “The Grand Budapest Hotel"which was a really enjoyable movie- but you need to be a fan of Wes Anderson to truly enjoy it.

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on October 26, 2013 at 7:19 pm

Was the new seating installed on the original sloped floor, or have the auditoriums been converted to stadium seating?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 26, 2013 at 6:26 pm

there was an article in last week’s NYT about the luxury seat resurgence and has photos of the seats in this theater.

DavidMorgan
DavidMorgan on May 28, 2013 at 10:48 pm

The theatre is being renovated in stages. In at least one room comfortable reclining chairs have been installed, which cuts down on seating capacity while making the audience virtually horizontal. When attending “Star Trek Into Darkness” other audience members were similarly bemused by the recliners. It was like being in your living room with the largest TV screen in the world. The hazard is if the movie is a real dozer – reclined, you are more inclined to fall asleep.

ErikH
ErikH on April 29, 2013 at 12:54 am

I checked the listings for the Loews 84th this weekend and noticed a drop in the number of films playing there. Based on the listings for the weekend (and into the following week), it seems that films are only being shown on three of the six screens. I haven’t had the chance to walk by the theater to inquire, but my hunch is that the auditoriums are being renovated. If so, an overdue development, to put it mildly.

Garth
Garth on March 7, 2013 at 4:37 pm

http://gothamist.com/2013/03/06/the_best_movie_theaters_in_nyc.php

Garth
Garth on March 7, 2013 at 4:36 pm

An article in The Gothamist names this as the worst theatre in NYC, listing a myriad of problems. I have never been to this theatre, I would like to see comments from patrons.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on February 28, 2010 at 6:41 pm

This theatre opened on March 15, 1985 and the intro needs to be corrected.

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on December 18, 2008 at 6:50 am

The opening films were Mask, Into The Night and Lost In America.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on December 18, 2008 at 4:48 am

From the intro:
“At one time, the Loews 84th Street was the highest grossing movie theatre in the country. It was the highest grossing theatre in NYC until the Loews Lincoln Square opened in late 1994.”

From 1989 to 1994 the Chelsea 9 was the highest grossing theatre in NYC.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on December 15, 2008 at 8:54 pm

This theatre opened on March 15, 1985 and the intro needs to be corrected.

asnet
asnet on December 12, 2008 at 5:21 am

Wall to wall C plus movies.
It aint the building.
It’s the management.

edblank
edblank on May 28, 2008 at 2:01 am

I, too, noticed this theater started deteriorating around the time Sony started funneling almost all of the more important movies into its newer, tonier Lincoln Square.

lgk697386
lgk697386 on December 3, 2007 at 8:02 pm

How could you tell it was “dried blood?” Are you a medical professional?
posted by Warren on Dec 3, 2007 at 8:43am

No, but my friend was a nurse. And, two days prior, I understand that there was a gang fight in the theater.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 3, 2007 at 7:53 pm

very funny. Real D is no Imax 3d, since Imax 3d is still my favorite 3d format of all time.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 3, 2007 at 6:50 pm

i agree, markl. Even the AMC in Rockaway, a year old theater, can’t afford the money drawn from concession sales to drive the purchase of a new Real D system. I saw it before the Nightmare release and it’s better than IMAX 3-D at the lincoln square theater. Seems that the 84th street is acting up like its bigger brother. The only downside is that both complexes don’t have stadium seating, which AMC’s mammoth Empire 25 has, even though it’s not located in a crowded area like Times Square.

Mark_L
Mark_L on December 3, 2007 at 6:32 pm

Warren,

REAL-D is a digital 3-D system. It has been used for Chicken Little, Meet the Robinsons, Nightmare Before Christmas and Beowulf, along with a few others. It works quite well, but I understand it is very expensive for exhibitors.

lgk697386
lgk697386 on December 3, 2007 at 2:57 pm

This place is a complete dump. The last time I was there, it was crowded and I was sitting close to the front. I looked down at the floor and saw a large area of dried blood.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 2, 2007 at 6:51 pm

Yeah, like if someone like me gets comments to theaters I don’t want to read up to date about. That’s like spam!!! I only read comments to theaters I’ve been to in my life. Just click on remove this thread post in the email thing and that’s it. You can also leave the checking box alone if you don’t want your comment read by so many people.