AMC Loews 19th Street East 6

890 Broadway,
New York, NY 10003

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June 15, 2011

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Occupying the first floor and cellar of the 1884 Gorham Building at the NW corner of Broadway and 19th Street, Loews 19th Street East 6 opened for business on November 17, 1989. Inaugural attractions in the 1551-seat facility were “Harlem Nights” (on two screens!), “True Love”, “Valmont”, “High Stakes”, and “All Dogs Go To Heaven”. Loews' ads promoting the opening boasted, “Dolby Stereo in every auditorium!”. One auditorium was 70mm-capable.

Beginning on December 18, 1992, the facility featured the first theatrical engagement of a live-action interactive movie, “I’m Your Man”. Shot on 16mm film and transferred to laser disk, the twenty minute movie allowed patrons (users?) to select plot direction via armrest-mounted, three-button joysticks. For the $3 admission fee, customers were allowed to watch (play?) as many times as they wished. As of this writing, in November 2005, the concept has yet to catch on.

Contributed by Damien Farley

Recent comments (view all 12 comments)

DylanAsh on December 30, 2008 at 8:09 pm

This was an OK theater when Loews was still here. It’s gone WAY downhill since AMC took over.

Kieranx on January 29, 2009 at 2:53 pm

I’m surprised this place is still in business with the Union Square 14 up and running. It was okay in its day when there was little competition (I can remember going here the first time and seeing She Devil on a very snowy day) and when I lived at Carlyle Court during my NYU days, it was a very close by place to catch a movie, but I can’t imagine it does much business these days. Anyone know?

dave-bronx™ on January 29, 2009 at 3:41 pm

This stays open because the Union Square 14 is a rat infested pit and people try to avoid it.

William on September 2, 2009 at 3:03 pm

This theatre complex was designed by Jerome Rubin Architects.

TLSLOEWS on February 11, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Looks O.K. from the outside.

William on February 11, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Inside is another story. The last time I was inside the auditoriums looked just worn out.

TLSLOEWS on February 11, 2010 at 4:50 pm

The only good thing about them being worn out is that people have been there to were them out.I saw another post the some one said that the was a beat up old Loews in almost every city.

theatrefan on September 20, 2015 at 7:00 am

Looking at the Marquee photo’s, how lazy is AMC to not have the rest of it marquee filled in with black squares like Loew’s had always done in the past? Oh that’s right right I forgot in everyone of their renovations they completely ditch movie titles on a marquee for just their stupid logo, great way to do film exhibition AMC Entertainment!

theatrefan on February 13, 2016 at 6:13 am

AMC finally has removed the Loews signage (see in photo section) and instead of Movie Titles playing the Marquee it now simply reads AMC 19th Street East, the neon has also been changed from white to red to match the red AMC Logo. I wonder when the Kips Bay, 34th Street Lincoln Square & the Orpheum will get the same treatment? On the AMC website they still refer to this theatre as AMC Loews 19th Street East.

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