AMC 34th Street 14

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

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AMC 34th Street 14

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

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 April 24, 2017 at 10:11 pm

I hope the day will never come that only one chain will be around. Here in Chicago we will have two new chains coming. Cinemex and Cinepolis both Mexican movie theater chains. They are building large eat-in theaters with bars etc. extra large seats, reserved seats and higher prices. This may be the last attempt to get people in before streaming is available for home use. Who knows. I have nothing against China nor Mexico but I would like to think the profits would go to the USA and be used here! Am I old-fashioned or what?

stevenj
stevenj on April 25, 2017 at 9:46 am

I don’t know if I would call it “old fashioned” but foreign cinema chains are not new to the US. Cineplex Odeon comes to mind right away. Sounds like Cinemex and Cineopolis are following Alamo’s lead with dine in theaters. AMC also recently started offering dine in meals at some of it’s theaters. Apparently even TV sales are declining as people switch to phones, IPads, computer screens for watching videos and films. I think there will always be a film audience that prefers a theater with a decent size screen and good sound and a diverse number of exhibitors. Currently there are around 100 chains (large and small) in the US.

SethLewis
SethLewis on April 25, 2017 at 12:51 pm

The reality is that the largest cinema owner in the world is now Wanda which is keeping AMC as a brand in the US and Odeon in the UK amongst others. Adam Aron ex Starwood Hotels is running the whole group. They have recently announced a refurb/upgrade for the flagship Odeon Leicester Sq in London – they probably see the need (sorry too late for the Ziegfeld) for something similar in NYC

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 29, 2017 at 5:07 pm

Sadly there’s no single screen AMC complex in NYC anymore….

thebrat
thebrat on June 25, 2017 at 6:50 pm

For a single-screen experience I’d recommend the Paris theatre. It only plays art films so it may not be your cup of tea.

Here I am just anxiously waiting how the upcoming Dolby Cinema here will turn out.

I live close to the LIRR, so I can take the train into Penn Station, and viola, a Dolby Cinema is just right there!

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on June 27, 2017 at 7:04 pm

No new signage as of June 18, 2017. Just the old shabby-looking marquee…

Photo posted

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 8, 2017 at 6:45 am

thebrat, watch out for possible delays on penn. Thank god I live near an upcoming Dolby Cinema in Rockaway within driving distance.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on November 14, 2017 at 10:17 am

Any update on dolby ?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 9, 2017 at 2:23 pm

On AMCs website it’s still labeled as AMC Loews.

BobbyS
BobbyS on December 10, 2017 at 9:42 am

I went to a Dolby Cinema in Skokie, IL to see “Titanic”. What an experience! As close as to the old Todd-AO screens of the 1950’s…I read somewhere where the projectors are laser digital. Wasn’t happy with price. $17.00 senior! But enjoyed the film once again. So bright and sharp and sound out of the world!

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