AMC 34th Street 14

312 W. 34th Street,
New York, NY 10001

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AMC 34th Street 14

This 14-screen megaplex was constructed during the building, or overbuilding, of mega-plexes that took place in Manhattan in the late-1990’s into 2000. It was opened in 2001.

Located only eight blocks from the much higher profile W. 42nd Street Loews E-Walk, the 34th Street mega-plex is somewhat off-the-beaten track between 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue.

When both theaters were Loews houses, much, if not all, of the fare was day and date with the E-Walk.

Contributed by Chris Heaney

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BobbyS
BobbyS on September 11, 2018 at 11:39 am

I imagine in the future LOEWS will disappear completely. Only us fans will remember what it meant. AMC may be owned over seas, but they really don’t know much about running movie theaters here!

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 11, 2018 at 11:45 am

I agree. First it was called Loew’s when it owned MGM until it sold off the studio. Then in the late 60s new owners took over the company and removed the ‘ and became a huge conglomerate that would soon sell the theater division to Coke, who would sell it to sony, then have it merged with cineplex, then filed for bankruptcy protection while under ownership by Onex before AMC took over. It’s like when General Cinema was dying until AMC came in and ate it up. Same for Carmike before it became AMC Classic.

robboehm
robboehm on September 11, 2018 at 12:32 pm

Shall we also discuss Cineplex Odeon and their inability to run theaters and stay out of bankruptcy or the deplorable conditions of UA theaters or Clearview?

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on September 11, 2018 at 12:40 pm

I liked Cineplex Odeon. They overspent on acquiring & furnishing theaters & could not sustain that business model but they gave theatergoers curtained screens, marble floors, custom carpets, etc, at least in the DC & NYC theaters I attended regularly.

BobbyS
BobbyS on September 12, 2018 at 7:56 am

Same here in Chicago Howard. CO gave us curtained screens & marble floors and really knew how to mask a film properly. It brought back a little glitz of going to the movies!

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on September 12, 2018 at 9:24 am

Another vote for Cineplex Odeon. They really knew how to put on a show, even if their finances and leadership were a mess.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 12, 2018 at 12:05 pm

Cineplex Odeon, under Universal, helped make Jurassic Park a top draw in DTS in their theaters, including the Route 4 Tenplex and the Ziegfeld theater.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 12, 2018 at 2:21 pm

I wonder if this will get the imax laser upgrade next…kips bay is the oldest megaplex in this city.

NYer
NYer on October 12, 2018 at 2:44 pm

“kips bay is the oldest megaplex in this city.”

Cinepolis Chelsea Cinemas….July 14, 1989

AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13… November 18, 1994

AMC Kips Bay 15…..May 14, 1999

BobbyS
BobbyS on October 12, 2018 at 2:49 pm

Is laser really better & sharper than a digital projector or a 70mm film on a Todd-AO bulb? I once bought a laser disc machine and bought videos that were the size of a LP record. It was so long ago I forgot the comparison to VHS. I wonder if a laser projector can play a Blue Ray DVD or has to have something different from the studio just for the projector.

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