AMC Loews 34th Street 14

312 West 34th Street,
New York, NY 10001

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AMC Loews 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 42nd Street Loews E-Walk, the 34th Street mega-plex is somewhat off-the-beaten track between Eighth and Ninth Avenues.

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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theatrefan
theatrefan on July 26, 2016 at 9:05 am

They are apparently in the process of installing reserved seating in this cinema, as seats and rows are now being individually lettered and numbered. The old Irwin seats that date back to 1999 when they were first installed in the Loews North Versailles however are still being kept for now, unfortunately they have a lot of wear and tear on them.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on July 26, 2016 at 10:52 am

A little bit about the Loews North Versailles, reposted from its page here.

dave-bronxâ„¢ on August 26, 2004 at 7:46 am wrote:

The address of the former Loews North Versailles 20 is: 200 Loews Drive, North Versailles PA 15137.

Loews announced this theatre, but had to wait for the municipality to make changes to the surrounding roads and other infrastructure adjustments before they could begin construction. As with most government projects, they moved at a snails pace. In the meantime the 24-screen plex down the street, which was announced after the Loews was announced, got built and opened long before the Loews and had captured the audience.

The Loews theatre had a total of 4172 seats. When it closed [in February 2001, a little more than a year after it opened,] all of the equipment was removed and most of it re-installed in the new Loews 34th Street in New York, which was just being completed at the time the North Versailles was closing.

theatrefan
theatrefan on July 26, 2016 at 3:13 pm

Thanks Mike (saps)! Yes the was the great theatre building spree of the late 90’s & early 2000’s that had Loews Cineplex, Regal Cinemas, United Artists Theatre Circuit & General Cinemas all building these huge multiplex cinemas everywhere without much research involved in the actual business aspect of the locations themselves. It promptly drove each one of these chains into bankruptcy a few years later.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Some of these theaters that were built are showing their age just like the 80s theaters from these same chains and are in need of renovation.

hdtv267
hdtv267 on August 1, 2016 at 12:13 pm

I’m sure that AMC will get to them. If the Lincoln Square venue is any indicator NYC isn’t a prime market for them to do renovations right now after 84th Street.

You’re stating the obvious, I really fail to see what purpose it serves.

theatrefan
theatrefan on August 1, 2016 at 4:04 pm

Actually AMC has redone the Village VII & are redoing the Kips Bay as we speak, so they seem to be working on their theatres that have lower attendance first, just like Regal will be redoing Battery Park City soon. The numbering of the seats I think will coincide with the changes to the AMC Stubs program where the Premiere members will have special reserved sections set up just for them as well as separate lines for tickets and concessions & other perks that the people that have the free version of stubs will not.

digital3d
digital3d on August 24, 2016 at 3:11 pm

Please consider signing my petition: https://www.change.org/p/get-most-nyc-advance-screening-away-from-amc-34th-st

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on August 24, 2016 at 3:45 pm

Here’s the text of that petition. (It’s heartfelt if not a little looney…)

As many movie theaters in NYC, the AMC Loews 34th Street 14 theater has been plagued by bed bugs. Just last month there was a report from people being bitten and these reports go back months. (https://www.yelp.com/biz/amc-loews-34th-street-14-new-york?q=bed%20bugs)

The anxiety exists for NYC movie patrons who would like to attend press screenings as seat fillers. However most blockbusters end up getting a screening at the 34th Street theater instead of a bed bug free theater.

One suggestion would be the AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 or the Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 & RPX. Both of which can carry large audiences.

The outlets or whoever is responsible for organizing these screenings are being kindly asked to consider changing the venue until the AMC Loews 34th Street 14 theater has been cleaned from any possible bed bug plague.

As a reminder, a similar theater was shut down because of the same problem; the AMC Empire 25.

And as stated above, there are other venues (including from AMC) who could replace this common venue temporarily for screenings.

Please consider our petition.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on August 24, 2016 at 7:12 pm

The oldest FREE PASS hustle in the industry. Sign up at your own peril. It only hurts the business.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 4, 2016 at 10:12 am

I know. After Kips Bay gets the treatment, this will be next on the list for renovations. This past Friday AMC put in reserved seating in its Manhattan locations, including this one.

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