AMC Loews 34th Street 14

312 West 34th Street,
New York, NY 10001

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poland626
poland626 on December 7, 2016 at 11:05 pm

@xbs2034, I assumed empire 25 was the smallest as 34th does open up sometimes for the digital films.

Yea I’ve seen the letterboxing on regular films, I can’t imagine what this will look like. I hope some reviews start coming out in a day or two.

xbs2034
xbs2034 on December 7, 2016 at 2:28 pm

Poland626, I saw the original release of Voyage of Time here, and it filled the IMAX screen. With regular scope films in IMAX there is some letterboxing, so I’m afraid there will be pretty large black bars used for 3.6 (and this is already the smallest IMAX screen in Manhattan).

Also sounds like this version strips away Brad Pitt’s narration to let the visuals and music carry the story; interesting experiments to be sure, but seems like a far less accessible version than the original release.

poland626
poland626 on December 7, 2016 at 1:02 pm

The only imax theater in nyc to play the Voyage of Time in Ultra Widescreen 3.6:1, the widest out there apparently. I have NO clue what this will look like when presented and it seems to only be playing at 2:30 pm and 10:10pm. If anyone can go, can you report back on what this looks like?

http://variety.com/2016/film/in-contention/terrence-malick-ultra-wide-voyage-of-time-re-release-1201933834/

xbs2034
xbs2034 on December 5, 2016 at 6:39 am

Kips Bay would have to have significantly lower seating capacity than the other two now, as all its screens except for the IMAX use recliners (which AMC is using for sites like Kips Bay that have had declining attendance).

Zootopialover98
Zootopialover98 on December 5, 2016 at 6:00 am

so 34th street has 2860 seats, Lincoln Square has 3907 seats and Kips Bay has 3000

greenth1ng
greenth1ng on December 5, 2016 at 4:19 am

Seating capacities at this theater (via Fandango’s reserved seating service):

  • Theaters 1, 2, & 3 – 183 seats

  • Theaters 4, 5, & 7 – 179 seats

  • Theater 6 – 239 seats

  • Theater 8 – 329 seats

  • Theater 9 – 283 seats

  • Theaters 10 & 12 – 140 seats

  • Theater 11 – 161 seats

  • Theater 13 (IMAX) – 332 seats

  • Theater 14 – 150 seats

Zootopialover98
Zootopialover98 on December 5, 2016 at 2:47 am

seating numbers for each seat? hmmm………

hdtv267
hdtv267 on December 4, 2016 at 8:11 pm

why is it relevant- just because someone posted it for Lincoln Square. Go ask on Facebook. , oh wait- that’s what this has become.

I need that “angry” emoji installed

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 4, 2016 at 3:45 pm

What are the seating numbers for each screen?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on November 10, 2016 at 8:49 pm

Film still rules over digital any time of day. No computer glitches, soft images, and soft surround sound.

markp
markp on October 7, 2016 at 10:01 pm

Not to doubt what anyone here is saying, but I thought when they put us old film projectionists out of work with digital that the reason was sharper images, and stable pictures. Now digitals not good enough?? Sort of makes me glad I’m out of the business and only do occasional projection work now.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 7, 2016 at 7:44 pm

laser means sharper images and vibrant colors and stable picture. The aspect ratio of Laser IMAX is more like standard imax vs digital imax which uses a ratio of 1.9 which is an enlarged regular auditorium screen. Voyage of Time is currently playing at this theater in IMAX.

BobbyS
BobbyS on October 5, 2016 at 4:06 pm

Sorry to ask but what is a laser projector vs what they use now?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 3, 2016 at 11:37 pm

I think AMC will retrofit every imax in Manhattan with laser projectors, followed by others on the east coast. Right now they are working on the busiest at LS.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 4, 2016 at 6:12 pm

I know. After Kips Bay gets the treatment, this will be next on the list for renovations. This past Friday AMC put in reserved seating in its Manhattan locations, including this one.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on August 25, 2016 at 3:12 am

The oldest FREE PASS hustle in the industry. Sign up at your own peril. It only hurts the business.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on August 24, 2016 at 11:45 pm

Here’s the text of that petition. (It’s heartfelt if not a little looney…)

As many movie theaters in NYC, the AMC Loews 34th Street 14 theater has been plagued by bed bugs. Just last month there was a report from people being bitten and these reports go back months. (https://www.yelp.com/biz/amc-loews-34th-street-14-new-york?q=bed%20bugs)

The anxiety exists for NYC movie patrons who would like to attend press screenings as seat fillers. However most blockbusters end up getting a screening at the 34th Street theater instead of a bed bug free theater.

One suggestion would be the AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 or the Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 & RPX. Both of which can carry large audiences.

The outlets or whoever is responsible for organizing these screenings are being kindly asked to consider changing the venue until the AMC Loews 34th Street 14 theater has been cleaned from any possible bed bug plague.

As a reminder, a similar theater was shut down because of the same problem; the AMC Empire 25.

And as stated above, there are other venues (including from AMC) who could replace this common venue temporarily for screenings.

Please consider our petition.

digital3d
digital3d on August 24, 2016 at 11:11 pm

Please consider signing my petition: https://www.change.org/p/get-most-nyc-advance-screening-away-from-amc-34th-st

theatrefan
theatrefan on August 2, 2016 at 12:04 am

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 8:13 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 8:00 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 11:13 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 6:52 pm

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 5:05 pm

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 June 1, 2016 at 2:26 am

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.