AMC 34th Street 14

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

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moviebuff82
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.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on June 27, 2017 at 7:04 pm

No new signage as of June 18, 2017. Just the old shabby-looking marquee…

Photo posted

thebrat
thebrat on June 25, 2017 at 6:50 pm

For a single-screen experience I’d recommend the Paris theatre. It only plays art films so it may not be your cup of tea.

Here I am just anxiously waiting how the upcoming Dolby Cinema here will turn out.

I live close to the LIRR, so I can take the train into Penn Station, and viola, a Dolby Cinema is just right there!

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 29, 2017 at 5:07 pm

Sadly there’s no single screen AMC complex in NYC anymore….

SethLewis
SethLewis on April 25, 2017 at 12:51 pm

The reality is that the largest cinema owner in the world is now Wanda which is keeping AMC as a brand in the US and Odeon in the UK amongst others. Adam Aron ex Starwood Hotels is running the whole group. They have recently announced a refurb/upgrade for the flagship Odeon Leicester Sq in London – they probably see the need (sorry too late for the Ziegfeld) for something similar in NYC

stevenj
stevenj on April 25, 2017 at 9:46 am

I don’t know if I would call it “old fashioned” but foreign cinema chains are not new to the US. Cineplex Odeon comes to mind right away. Sounds like Cinemex and Cineopolis are following Alamo’s lead with dine in theaters. AMC also recently started offering dine in meals at some of it’s theaters. Apparently even TV sales are declining as people switch to phones, IPads, computer screens for watching videos and films. I think there will always be a film audience that prefers a theater with a decent size screen and good sound and a diverse number of exhibitors. Currently there are around 100 chains (large and small) in the US.

BobbyS
BobbyS on April 24, 2017 at 10:11 pm

I hope the day will never come that only one chain will be around. Here in Chicago we will have two new chains coming. Cinemex and Cinepolis both Mexican movie theater chains. They are building large eat-in theaters with bars etc. extra large seats, reserved seats and higher prices. This may be the last attempt to get people in before streaming is available for home use. Who knows. I have nothing against China nor Mexico but I would like to think the profits would go to the USA and be used here! Am I old-fashioned or what?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on April 20, 2017 at 7:46 pm

Don’t forget the TLC Chinese (no longer Grauman’s) on Hollywood Boulevard or the IFC (no longer Waverly) in Greenwich Village. At least they are still there.

robboehm
robboehm on April 20, 2017 at 7:34 pm

Movie chains are like banks. They are forever changing. I currently have an account with Chase. The original account was seven different banks ago.

I think it would be cheaper to put the name of the theater on the marquee or on the verticals. It would always be up to date and never need to be changed.

As far as CT is concerned many of the listings refer to the chain name in addition to the theater itself. So you have Carmike, AMC, Loew’s, RKO, Century, Bow Tie, ad nauseum.

BenPaz
BenPaz on April 20, 2017 at 2:34 pm

Huh. I never thought of it that way. Maybe I’m just kinda self entitled to ny quality lol.

rayman29
rayman29 on April 20, 2017 at 10:05 am

While I kinda get the fast food comparison, its also kinda a bad one too. Theatres play the same movies, regardless of what chain they are. AMC may be the McDonald’s of movie theatres in terms of size, but its not like you can get a Big Mac at Burger King or Wendy’s.

Back to the topic, AMC is kind of a bland name, but I think there are far worse chains to be number 1. While many people miss the old days of Loew’s, not many people will be sad about AMC taking over Carmike ten years from now. My advice is go to whatever the best theatre in your area is playing the movie you want to see.

New York City has about the same population as my state and the two closest states combined. The quality of movie theatres in New York are the best in the country. A bad New York movie theatre would be one of the nicer ones in my area. I would love this theatre to in my area no matter whose name was on it. A good theatre is a good theatre. It may not be the best in New York, but it would be the nicest theatre for a hundred miles in many parts of the country.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on April 18, 2017 at 9:41 am

Since #2 Regal has about 7,307 screens in 564 theaters (compared to AMC’s 8,200 screens in 661 theatres) I guess you prefer Burger King…

BenPaz
BenPaz on April 18, 2017 at 9:00 am

@moviebuff maybe that’s why I prefer Regal. Cause i don’t like McDonald’s :P

theatrefan
theatrefan on April 17, 2017 at 1:54 pm

In between Loews Corporation & Tristar Pictures there was another owner that operated under Loews Theatre Management – Here is the New York Times Story –

July 11, 1985
Loews Unit Sold

The Loews Corporation has completed the sale of its movie theater division to a group headed by A. Jerrold Perenchio, the former co-owner of Embassy Communications.

A source close to the negotiations put the price at $160 million. Bernard Myerson, who is a partner in the acquisition, will continue to serve as the chief executive of the theater chain. Mr. Myerson will also serve as chairman and president of the parent company, the Loews Theater Management Corporation. In 1984 the Loews Theater division accounted for 1.4 percent of the Loews Corporation’s revenues. It reported income of $20.3 million, up from $15 million a year earlier.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 17, 2017 at 11:21 am

The tisch family bought the Loews corporation and used it to buy everything from hotels to cigarettes to watches after it sold off MGM in 1959. Years later Tri-Star would buy the chain and some theatres would show their product and sold Coke since Coke had a share in it. When Sony bought the chain in 1989, it installed SDDS in many of its bigger theatres much like its competitor AMC did. Loews would later buy several chains, including Star Theatres, as well as Magic Johnson’s chain of urban cinemas, before merging with Cineplex Odeon in 1998, which bought several other chains in the 80s while under part control from MCA. The Loews Cineplex Chain filed for Chapter 11 much like General Cinema did years after due to the recession, unlike AMC which was healthy and bought the latter and then the former in the early 2000s before upgrading all theatres with digital 3d and imax. At the start of this decade they renovated several theaters with recliners, then ETX, until Wanda took over from china, which helped spur more renovations and took over several small hollywood studios like Legendary to blend with partly owned Open Road Films, known for the Oscar winning 2015 film Spotlight. The rest is history. AMC is the Mcdonald’s of theaters.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on April 13, 2017 at 9:52 pm

The apostrophe moved over to “its” and so now it too often auto corrects to “it’s” even when you don’t mean it to…

theatrefan
theatrefan on April 13, 2017 at 2:06 pm

When Loew’s lost the apostrophe from it’s name it was never quite the same, just part of some giant conglomerate unfortunately.

xbs2034
xbs2034 on April 11, 2017 at 5:35 am

It may be changing soon, but as of yesterday there is still Loews signage on the marquee.

BobbyS
BobbyS on April 10, 2017 at 9:51 pm

I thought Muvico was a great showplace for movies. They had so many in Florida. Real beauties! The Palace in Boca Raton & the Paradise near Miami and the Parisian in Palm Beach were top notch! When I saw the Palace’s sign changed to Cinemark, I knew they were in trouble with all the buildings built around the same time. Then I saw Carmike name added to the other Muvicos and I knew thats curtains for Muvico! I had never heard of Carmike. I am sorry AMC rules now..

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on April 10, 2017 at 7:11 pm

Actually, not Loew’s but LOEWS for the last 47 years

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on April 10, 2017 at 1:04 pm

Loew’s not Lowe’s

rayman29
rayman29 on April 10, 2017 at 12:54 pm

Yes, the deal became official in December, and all former Carmike theatres are scheduled to be be renamed by the end of this month.

The reason AMC is finally removing Lowe’s from theatre names has to do with AMC buying Carmike. With the Carmike buyout finished, AMC is now the largest theatre chain in the U.S. As a result, AMC has decided to get rid of the names of theatres they acquired so every theatre now just carries the AMC name. AMC now has 3 brands, AMC Amazing (flagship theatres, amazing isn’t part of the name or the signs) AMC Classic (smaller theatres in towns and small cities, mostly former Carmike locations, although AMC has said they will use this name on other locations as well), and AMC Dine In (replacing Dine and Fork, and Carmike’s Dine In locations named Ovation Cinemas)

BobbyS, do you mean the whole history of Carmike, or just of AMC buying it?

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on April 10, 2017 at 12:03 pm

Bobby S the AMC/Carmike merger went through. They started in Florida first and last month NC. My local theater officially became an AMC theater March 30. Carmike was the worst chain ever.

BobbyS
BobbyS on April 10, 2017 at 10:11 am

I believe the AMC takeover of Carmike was turned down by the courts. What is the history of Carmike?