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.

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theatrefan
theatrefan on August 11, 2015 at 11:13 am

Sometimes complaining to Corporate works, A few months ago some bean-counter Manager got the bright idea to remove the paper towels from the rest rooms. Now if the hand dryers that are in there currently are inadequate and do not do a very good job in dying your hands, you leave with them still wet, also they are located over the counter in between the sinks, not the most ideal place for a hand dryer to be. To dry our hand properly we would have to go to concession stand to grab napkins to use to dry our hands with. Well we kept complaining over to AMC Corporate and voila, the hand towels are back in the restroom.

amcbayplaza13
amcbayplaza13 on January 29, 2016 at 3:31 pm

I remembered coming here in last year I saw 5 movies in IMAX at this theater the imax screen look different from the Lincoln Square imax screen version, as I put on the 3D glasses I said dammmmmnnnnn They got a good imax projection system .for that I’m thinking about seeing the finest hour in IMAX at this theater tommorow

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 10, 2016 at 3:47 pm

I hope this theater gets recliners like some of the AMCs in nyc.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 10, 2016 at 4:39 pm

The last time I passed by the marquee was in lousy condition — bulbs out, crawl not working…

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 16, 2016 at 12:16 pm

They should probably update it and be more like the Empire as well as 84th street. I heard that people walking from Empire to this theater will be in for a treat soon…https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=newssearch&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiS3tKep9_MAhWDWz4KHXFgCTMQqQIIHCgAMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fnymag.com%2Fdaily%2Fintelligencer%2F2016%2F05%2Fbroadway-pedestrian-plazas-getting-a-makeover.html&usg=AFQjCNFxuSRO4pvrUYGnnEFve_IXyj5UNQ&sig2=Dd3uFZTBSbNwzVkDNhvmJA&bvm=bv.122129774,d.cWw

dickneeds111
dickneeds111 on May 16, 2016 at 1:25 pm

You complain about the Loews name compared to AMC. They are the same since AMC bought Loews or merged. You should have been in the Boston area in the 40’s-60’s when we had both the Loews State & Loews Orpheum along with all the downtown, West End and other suburban E.M. Lowes theatres. They were not related. Then at one time Loews bought out USA(SACK) cinemas and most of the E.M. Lowes theatres became Indies or were torn down or just closed and left to rot.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 31, 2016 at 6:26 pm

The Loews 34th street along with its sister theater Kips Bay were the second to last modern day Loews stadium seating theaters to be built and not renovated; the E Walk after Regal took over, they renovated the theaters and put in an RPX screen with reclining seats and reserved seating.

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.

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