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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robboehm
robboehm on March 18, 2017 at 12:57 pm

Speaking to a friend in California. He said all signage was changed immediately out there. The Shore in Huntington still has a Cineplex Odeon vertical (they never had an AMC anything). Curious to see if they remember that.

theatrefan
theatrefan on March 19, 2017 at 9:34 pm

They probably will remember. All of the changing out is supposed to happen between now and June, so please let us know what they wind up doing out there. As the Cineplex Odeon name vanishes here, it’s still going strong up in Canada.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on March 19, 2017 at 10:05 pm

Cineplex Odeon still exists in Canada as a company. Sign change approval is notoriously slow in Manhattan. Even bringing down a flag can require a permit.

theatrefan
theatrefan on March 19, 2017 at 10:54 pm

What’s funny is that for years after you could still make out the Cineplex Odeon logo on the facade of the Chelsea & First & 62nd theaters. Also up in Canada they have dropped Odeon from the name and are now known as Cineplex Entertainment. I miss the old purple Cineplex logo, it was very indicative of the eighties.

BobbyS
BobbyS on March 21, 2017 at 6:14 am

Cineplex Odeon brought new life to the movie scene here in Chicago. I had high hopes for them and when they became Loews Cineplex I had even more hopes for the Loews name was always great to see and the history of the name. AMC is a bland name and the fact they are owned outside USA makes me avoid their cinemas. And they stopped masking the screens! Of course Cinemark did too.

theatrefan
theatrefan on March 21, 2017 at 11:43 am

You forgot about Regal I believe they have stopped masking in certain locations as well. Anybody here know what ever happened to the planned Cineplex Odeon project in the Wall Street area from the mid nineties that never came to fruition? I suppose the financial difficulties they were having during that era put the brakes on it.

optimist008
optimist008 on March 21, 2017 at 12:57 pm

theatrefan,

Not sure about the above theater chain project in the financial district, but the NY Post reported months back that either Cinemark or Cinepolis may build a basement theater in a soon to be revamped office building next to the Federal Reserve. Anybody heard if a theater planned for Hudson Yards mega project??

theatrefan
theatrefan on March 21, 2017 at 3:12 pm

The three chains mentioned were Cinemex, Landmark & CineMark, there is also another Landmark location planned for the far west 50’s I believe. Have not heard of any theatres for Hudson Yards planned.

mhvbear
mhvbear on March 21, 2017 at 3:21 pm

Would not be surprised to hear that Arclight might locate in Hudson Yards. I see they are opening a location in Boston.

BobbyS
BobbyS on March 24, 2017 at 4:31 pm

Arclight is so overated. With a name like that no marquees. Two in Chicago. One blander than the other. Walk by and hardly know its a movie theater! Wonder why they chose that name which represents old way of showing films in the golden years?

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