AMC 34th Street 14

312 W. 34th Street,
New York, NY 10001

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BobbyS on October 12, 2018 at 2:49 pm

Is laser really better & sharper than a digital projector or a 70mm film on a Todd-AO bulb? I once bought a laser disc machine and bought videos that were the size of a LP record. It was so long ago I forgot the comparison to VHS. I wonder if a laser projector can play a Blue Ray DVD or has to have something different from the studio just for the projector.

NYer on October 12, 2018 at 2:44 pm

“kips bay is the oldest megaplex in this city.”

Cinepolis Chelsea Cinemas….July 14, 1989

AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13… November 18, 1994

AMC Kips Bay 15…..May 14, 1999

moviebuff82 on October 12, 2018 at 2:21 pm

I wonder if this will get the imax laser upgrade next…kips bay is the oldest megaplex in this city.

moviebuff82 on September 12, 2018 at 12:05 pm

Cineplex Odeon, under Universal, helped make Jurassic Park a top draw in DTS in their theaters, including the Route 4 Tenplex and the Ziegfeld theater.

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Mike (saps) on September 12, 2018 at 9:24 am

Another vote for Cineplex Odeon. They really knew how to put on a show, even if their finances and leadership were a mess.

BobbyS on September 12, 2018 at 7:56 am

Same here in Chicago Howard. CO gave us curtained screens & marble floors and really knew how to mask a film properly. It brought back a little glitz of going to the movies!

HowardBHaas on September 11, 2018 at 12:40 pm

I liked Cineplex Odeon. They overspent on acquiring & furnishing theaters & could not sustain that business model but they gave theatergoers curtained screens, marble floors, custom carpets, etc, at least in the DC & NYC theaters I attended regularly.

robboehm on September 11, 2018 at 12:32 pm

Shall we also discuss Cineplex Odeon and their inability to run theaters and stay out of bankruptcy or the deplorable conditions of UA theaters or Clearview?

moviebuff82 on September 11, 2018 at 11:45 am

I agree. First it was called Loew’s when it owned MGM until it sold off the studio. Then in the late 60s new owners took over the company and removed the ‘ and became a huge conglomerate that would soon sell the theater division to Coke, who would sell it to sony, then have it merged with cineplex, then filed for bankruptcy protection while under ownership by Onex before AMC took over. It’s like when General Cinema was dying until AMC came in and ate it up. Same for Carmike before it became AMC Classic.

BobbyS on September 11, 2018 at 11:39 am

I imagine in the future LOEWS will disappear completely. Only us fans will remember what it meant. AMC may be owned over seas, but they really don’t know much about running movie theaters here!

thehorror13 on September 8, 2018 at 5:05 pm

Aspect ratio of the new Dolby Cinema screen (Theater 8) is a extremely big scope screen!

Also, I have noticed that they removed the Loews Theaters plaques that were above the movie posters around the theater. And there are paper-made directions signs all around the theater emphasizing AMC, not AMC Loews. The marquee outside still says Loews. I would surmise that this theater is next to be converted to an official AMC soon. That would leave only the Orpheum and Lincoln Square as the last two New York City theaters with Loews design and name afterwards.

Celestial85 on August 8, 2018 at 7:57 pm

I didn’t know that the Loews screen was being renovated to a Dolby Cinema, it was the biggest non-IMAX screen there. Will this Dolby Cinema be the biggest in the city now?

xbs2034 on August 6, 2018 at 8:58 pm

I saw the Dolby Cinema tonight, it is a scope screen like the Empire one. Screen isn’t that large though (I believe contractually they have to be smaller than the IMAX in a theater with both formats, and the IMAX screen here seems to me to be the smallest of the Manhattan sites), I would imagine the former Loews screen at Lincoln Square will be bigger once those Dolby Cinema renovations are complete.

moviebuff82 on July 1, 2018 at 3:20 pm

Is it the largest dolby cinema in the tri state?

celboy on June 25, 2018 at 6:08 am

To me it looked similar to AMC25 but possibly more keystoning due to theatre design. The projectors were side by side instead of going thru a 90 degree prism.I think its called “duo” mode.

Celestial85 on May 15, 2018 at 8:44 am

What’s the aspect ratio of the dolby cinema screen, is it scope like AMC Empire 25.

moviebuff82 on April 29, 2018 at 11:29 am

Dolby now open with infinity war.

moviebuff82 on April 8, 2018 at 10:34 am

This theater opened around the same time as jersey gardens.

fred1 on January 25, 2018 at 7:15 am

BobbyS: CMX has a theater in Closter NJ,10 miles north from GWB . The complex on 62nd St. and 1st Ave will open in 3 or 4 mounths

BobbyS on January 15, 2018 at 6:56 pm

I do not know if this a dolby, but CMX just opened a new complex in Skokie, IL. Dine-in of course. High high prices. Week-end Adults: $27; Seniors: $26. $2 less during the week. Of course food extra but they do give you a warmed-up blanket for your lap to use. Insane idea I think because of the expense of laundering & heating them up each time. Also opening up to lawsuits regarding bed bug issues..On their web page they announce coming soon to NYC on 62nd street!

moviebuff82 on January 15, 2018 at 3:02 pm

Any update on dolby

BobbyS on December 10, 2017 at 9:42 am

I went to a Dolby Cinema in Skokie, IL to see “Titanic”. What an experience! As close as to the old Todd-AO screens of the 1950’s…I read somewhere where the projectors are laser digital. Wasn’t happy with price. $17.00 senior! But enjoyed the film once again. So bright and sharp and sound out of the world!

moviebuff82 on December 9, 2017 at 2:23 pm

On AMCs website it’s still labeled as AMC Loews.

moviebuff82 on November 14, 2017 at 10:17 am

Any update on dolby ?

moviebuff82 on July 8, 2017 at 6:45 am

thebrat, watch out for possible delays on penn. Thank god I live near an upcoming Dolby Cinema in Rockaway within driving distance.