AMC 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 E. 19th Street, Loews 19th Street East 6 opened for business on November 17, 1989. Inaugural attractions in the 1,551-seat facility were “Harlem Nights” (on two screens!), “True Love”, “Valmont”, “High Stakes”, and “All Dogs Go To Heaven”. Loews' advertisements 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. This gimmick never caught on.

In the falle of 2015 it was taken over by AMC.

Contributed by Damien Farley

Recent comments (view all 17 comments)

William
William on February 11, 2010 at 6:54 pm

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

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 11, 2010 at 7:50 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
theatrefan on September 20, 2015 at 10:00 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
theatrefan on February 13, 2016 at 9:13 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.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 24, 2016 at 2:33 pm

Nice picture along with the same font they use for their website with the curly letters.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on December 10, 2016 at 10:01 pm

I think the overview paragraphs need an updating…

thehorror13
thehorror13 on April 29, 2017 at 10:59 pm

While the marquee states it as AMC 19th Street East, it still has the look and design of an Loews Theater, unlike the newly refurbished AMC Village VII and AMC Kips Bay. Workers say it too should be/will be revamped into a true AMC Theater in the near future (probably with recliner seats etc..)

Theater is ok to still see a movie even with the nearby Regal Union Square. People still go here to see a movie, but sometimes its cool to go here on a lazy afternoon and see a movie with not much of a crowd to bother you by talking, using cell phones etc…. You can peacefully watch a movie for a change here unlike other noisy crowded multiplexes.

robboehm
robboehm on April 30, 2017 at 1:52 pm

Seeing a movie in a crowded multiplex is as enjoyable as going on a cruise one one of those new eleven story vessels that have more than 4,000 passengers.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 29, 2017 at 8:09 pm

Once this theater gets recliners it will bring moviegoers away from Union square, which has the advantage of having 4dx.

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