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.

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BenPaz
BenPaz on April 18, 2017 at 9:00 am

@moviebuff maybe that’s why I prefer Regal. Cause i don’t like McDonald’s :P

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on April 18, 2017 at 9:41 am

Since #2 Regal has about 7,307 screens in 564 theaters (compared to AMC’s 8,200 screens in 661 theatres) I guess you prefer Burger King…

rayman29
rayman29 on April 20, 2017 at 10:05 am

While I kinda get the fast food comparison, its also kinda a bad one too. Theatres play the same movies, regardless of what chain they are. AMC may be the McDonald’s of movie theatres in terms of size, but its not like you can get a Big Mac at Burger King or Wendy’s.

Back to the topic, AMC is kind of a bland name, but I think there are far worse chains to be number 1. While many people miss the old days of Loew’s, not many people will be sad about AMC taking over Carmike ten years from now. My advice is go to whatever the best theatre in your area is playing the movie you want to see.

New York City has about the same population as my state and the two closest states combined. The quality of movie theatres in New York are the best in the country. A bad New York movie theatre would be one of the nicer ones in my area. I would love this theatre to in my area no matter whose name was on it. A good theatre is a good theatre. It may not be the best in New York, but it would be the nicest theatre for a hundred miles in many parts of the country.

BenPaz
BenPaz on April 20, 2017 at 2:34 pm

Huh. I never thought of it that way. Maybe I’m just kinda self entitled to ny quality lol.

robboehm
robboehm on April 20, 2017 at 7:34 pm

Movie chains are like banks. They are forever changing. I currently have an account with Chase. The original account was seven different banks ago.

I think it would be cheaper to put the name of the theater on the marquee or on the verticals. It would always be up to date and never need to be changed.

As far as CT is concerned many of the listings refer to the chain name in addition to the theater itself. So you have Carmike, AMC, Loew’s, RKO, Century, Bow Tie, ad nauseum.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on April 20, 2017 at 7:46 pm

Don’t forget the TLC Chinese (no longer Grauman’s) on Hollywood Boulevard or the IFC (no longer Waverly) in Greenwich Village. At least they are still there.

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

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