AMC Loews 34th Street 14

312 West 34th Street,
New York, NY 10001

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fred1
fred1 on July 9, 2013 at 8:40 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 29, 2013 at 12:26 am

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 7:34 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 6:33 pm

This theater is not too far from MSG.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 31, 2011 at 10:17 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 7:17 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 12:09 pm

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 10:59 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.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on July 18, 2008 at 2:16 am

West 34th Street should be an aka here.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on July 17, 2008 at 11:32 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.

verranth1
verranth1 on June 1, 2008 at 11:13 pm

I went to the latest Indiana Jones there – literally – out of desperation – due to sold out shows at other theatres.

Here’s what I found.

A big – stadium seating – theatre with an enormous semi-curved screen (theatre 13)…..

good seats (the leather ones were insane) – plenty of leg room ……

Vacumed floors…semi clean restrooms – varied and plentiful candy counters…

excellent sound…

pleasent crowd..

I’m a 34th street boy from now on!

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on May 26, 2008 at 4:17 am

Is this place doing any business yet?

hardbop
hardbop on May 10, 2006 at 10:24 am

I attended several screenings here as part of the Tribeca Film Fest. I attended at least two screenings in theatre 11 and there was a problem with sound leakage from the booth into the theatre. It sounded as if the sound from one of the other theatres leaked into theatre 11. It appeared to be coming from the projection booth so it could have been someone playing a radio in the projection booth, people talking in the booth or people outside in the lobby talking. It was very annoying.

I didn’t notice the noise problem occuring in Theatre 10, which is across the lobby from Theatre 11, 12 & 13.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on April 2, 2006 at 1:55 am

This is now being advertised as the WEST 34TH STREET in newspapers since AMC took over.

LuisV
LuisV on January 26, 2006 at 1:11 pm

I have to stick up for Loew’s 34th St. This theater is Vastly superior in every way to Chelsea Cinemas, but one: Location!
My partner and I gladly walk the extra few blocks to this theater to enjoy the stadium seating, superior sound, sight lines and overall environment. Yes, the restroom situation is annoying, but I can live with it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this neighborhood and I think it makes excellent business sense for AMC to hold onto this complex. A 60 story luxural rental complex has broken ground around the corner and there is much more development on the way. Regarding RobertR’s comment that “Sadly someday these places will be remembered as treasures.”…. We don’t know what the future of theaters will be. Loew’s 34th may indeed be regarded as a True Cinema Treasure and I don’t think it’s sad. I truly enjoy watching movies here and ultimately that makes it a treasure, not along the lines of Radio City, Loew’s Wonder theaters and the Roxy, but a treaure nonetheless.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on January 26, 2006 at 4:59 am

Looks like they finally put Friday showtimes up for this theatre at EnjoyTheShow.com a few hours ago. Sorry for the false alarm, folks.

YMike
YMike on January 26, 2006 at 4:57 am

The same problem existed at the “Worldwide theatre”. When it first opened it was “state of the art” but since it was located between 8th & 9th ave. (Like the 34th st.), few people would go there. Eventially the theatre dropped first run films and screened second run films for $2 and even then it was several years before crowds were seen there.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on January 25, 2006 at 6:32 pm

It’s not a trashy neighborhood, I just don’t think there’s a lot of foot traffic along 8th Avenue outside of business hours. If the theater were just 1 block to the east, near 7th Ave, you’d see a higher admission price.

YMike
YMike on January 25, 2006 at 12:37 pm

There are water fountains on 2 levels. Near the rest rooms and on the top level near theatres 9 & 10. I think they charge a little less because the threatre is between 8th & 9th ave. But there is nothing wrong with the neighborhood.

ArchStanton007
ArchStanton007 on January 25, 2006 at 12:27 pm

I was impressed with the big screen when seeing “Munich” in theater #6 several Sundays back. Early morning shows are great. Pick any seat, barely any ticket or concession lines, no rowdy customers.

Why doesn’t this theater have any water fountains?
Isn’t that a health code violation ??

Having restrooms on one floor is stupid.
Overall though, I will return.
Why are they charging less per ticket than Kip’s Bay?
Because it’s a trashy neighborhood maybe??
Maybe because the neighborhood is slightly trashy?

RobertR
RobertR on January 25, 2006 at 11:10 am

Sadly someday these places will be remembered as treasures.

YMike
YMike on January 25, 2006 at 9:21 am

Except for the escalators that never seem to be all working at the same time this is one of the best multi-plexs in the city. Much better than the Lincoln Square or the Kips Bay. And at least right now a ticket there is cheaper then at the other theatres in Manhattan.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on January 25, 2006 at 8:35 am

Bob… there are scores (maybe hundreds) of theaters listed on this site that could hardly be considered “treasures.” Since the site’s database is basically maintained by its members, it seems to have become a repository for every single movie house (old or new, palatial or utilitarian) that we the users know to be (or to have been) in existence. This is the reasonable trade-off that one must accept for having the “Add Theaters” function available to all. Sure, it drives the database a bit off point, but I don’t think I’d want it any other way.

In any event, the 34th Street might be a great place – within the context of the modern megaplex era – to see a movie; with big screens, solid presentation, great sight lines and comfortable accommodations. While it certainly is not a “treasure” in the sense that many of the great old palaces were, it still might be a place worth treasuring when compared to some of the other god-awful dumps that have also been added to the site (see Movieworld in Douglaston or the dreadful but thankfully departed Cinema City 5 in Fresh Meadows).

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on January 25, 2006 at 8:33 am

We treasure all theatres.

BobFurmanek
BobFurmanek on January 25, 2006 at 8:12 am

Can someone please explain to me why this new Megaplex is a “Cinema Treasure?”