AMC Loews 34th Street 14

312 West 34th Street,
New York, NY 10001

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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

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 10, 2016 at 3:47 pm

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

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

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.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 27, 2015 at 12:15 pm

This theater’s proximity to Macy’s and the Garden make it a popular tourist attraction for New Yorkers.

BobbyS
BobbyS on April 21, 2015 at 11:51 pm

WHAT LANGUAGE WAS THAT ?? How does Loew’s Jersey keep the Loew’s name(I am glad they do ). The Kings is a beautiful theater no doubt, but the Jersey is out of this world beautiful with a pipe organ that will thrill you over & over. Kings should re-think the offer to give the original massive theater organ back to the people that own the Kings…It really would be the icing on the cake!!

fred1
fred1 on July 9, 2013 at 5:40 am

I beleive that Loews is a brand of AMC . In NYC the Loews name goes back for nearly a century. The newspaper listings usually says AMC Loews so and so cinema

BobbyS
BobbyS on June 28, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Is there a Loews company anymore? Or are they just using the name. Now that AMC has been sold, I wonder if the Loews name will be dropped altogether..

Garth
Garth on April 8, 2013 at 4:34 pm

I was here for the second time last month, and all was fine . Yes, tickets are $14- but it’s midtown Manhatten.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 20, 2012 at 3:33 pm

This theater is not too far from MSG.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 31, 2011 at 7:17 am

This theater has caught on, because there always seems to be a nice crowd — not over-packed, but just enough to have a good movie-going experience. I especially like the bargain matinees, and its proximity to Penn Station.

poland626
poland626 on August 3, 2009 at 4:17 pm

I worked at a group that showed Transformers 2 in the IMAX screen. It was said that T2 would have scenes filmed in IMAX to support IMAX screens. Well, the screen, surprisingly works with it. Scenes did turn from IMAX to 35mm. It’s slightly bigger than 42nd’s but so much smaller than 68ths.

Garth
Garth on June 28, 2009 at 9:09 am

I saw Taking of Pelham 123 here on Thursday. Overall a good moviegoing experience , despite 3 minor complaints. I agree there should be restrooms on both levels. The existing ones should have been cleaner at 11 am on a weekday. And in auditorium 12 there is a musty odor from the carpeting when you first enter. I did not sample any of the concession items.

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on August 21, 2008 at 7:59 pm

The theatre opened on November 2nd, 2001 with the premiere engagements being Monsters, Inc. (on three screens), Domestic Disturbance (on three screens), The One (on two screens), The Man Who Wasn’t There (on two screens), K-PAX (on two screens), Bandits and Thirteen Ghosts.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on July 17, 2008 at 11:16 pm

West 34th Street should be an aka here.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on July 17, 2008 at 8:32 pm

In November of this year, this theatre, along with The AMC Empire 25 and the AMC Loews Kips Bay 15, will be a Digital IMAX Theatre.