AMC Loews Village 7

66 3rd Avenue,
New York, NY 10003

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AMC Loews Village 7

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Loews opened this multi-level complex in 1991 on the site of a rather ornate one-story parking garage that had been built in 1868 as headquarters for the NYC Department of Public Charities and Corrections. With funkier offerings at other East Village theaters such as the Village East and Cinema Village, Loews opened this multiplex with more mainstream fare in mind for a gentrifying neighborhood.

The seven auditoriums are scattered on multiple levels, with large rooms in the cellar, First and third floor (the second floor skipped for lobby space, restrooms and a projection room) and two smaller rooms apiece on the fifth and sixth floors. The seating is conventional, rather than the stadium-style that would come into vogue in the late-1990’s.

Contributed by Ed Solero

Recent comments (view all 31 comments)

theatrefan
theatrefan on October 26, 2015 at 12:24 pm

Thanks Brianhs, they are also doing the Bay Terrace renovations at the same time. I wonder if the Orpheum will get a redo as well?

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on November 8, 2015 at 5:05 pm

Hello-

i saw Trumbo here yesterday. i greatly enjoyed the film but the theater is in complete disarray due to the renovations. it looks like Super Storm Sandy hit the theater.

also movie tickets are already wayyyyyyyyy to expensive. so by putting in the reclining seats each theater’s capacity is cut in half and the only the only they way can break even is by jacking up an already was to expensive movie ticket.

robboehm
robboehm on November 8, 2015 at 9:02 pm

This whole emphasis on outrageous seating boggles the mind. Give me a clean environment, a good movie and reasonable prices. Do I really need a recliner to watch an hour and a half movie? Don’t even have one at home to watch TV.

amcbayplaza13
amcbayplaza13 on November 29, 2015 at 10:46 pm

Correction? Is this theater is gonna be modernize by AMC

Brianhs
Brianhs on November 30, 2015 at 10:42 pm

I love the new theater, I’ve seen Trumbo and Good Dino there and they made the screen sizes much bigger. Also when I went ticket prices were same as always before the renovation, about 15 dollars. Also the bathrooms are so nice now, they used to be awful before. Personally, this is one of my favorite theaters now post-renovation.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on February 23, 2016 at 6:27 pm

The only problem I found if someone a few rows don’t relcine, and I recline, heads get in the way. The slope should of been done better.

JABilmes
JABilmes on December 4, 2016 at 11:47 pm

So much improved after the renovations that took place around a year ago. I used to avoid, but it’s improved in pretty much every regard. The one negative on a recent visit to see a movie on the top floor, with two screens, was having a lot of bass coming from the adjacent auditorium, worse than hearing the subway trains rumbling past in the subterranean Angelika. But on the whole, just night and day better going to see movies here now than for the first two decades of the theate’s existence. Like most of the AMCs in NYC, the Loews name is entirely removed, The auditorium I was in had a seating capacity in the 55-60 range.

Coate
Coate on June 19, 2017 at 5:44 pm

The Loews Village VII was among just eleven theaters in the United States that installed the then-new Dolby Digital sound system for their engagement of “Batman Returns” which opened twenty-five years ago today. And here’s the link to a retrospective article that commemorates the occasion.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 20, 2017 at 6:53 am

Theater is now called AMC Village 7.

theatrefan
theatrefan on June 20, 2017 at 12:35 pm

Auditorium #3 used to also be THX certified, I wonder if this was the same one they installed Dolby Digital sound in?

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