AMC Loews Village 7

66 Third 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.

Any additional information on this theater’s facilities would be greatly appreciated.

Contributed by Ed Solero

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dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on January 29, 2009 at 2:10 pm

When the Loews Village opened in 1991, it had the distinction of being the most expensive theatre per seat ever constructed. Loews paid a fortune for the site, and the unusual (at the time) multi-level layout necessitating a more complicated structural framing system and the many needed escalators were given as reasons for the high cost.

Kieranx
Kieranx on January 29, 2009 at 2:14 pm

Hmm- you’re right about Widow’s Peak. Sorry about that!

I could have sworn that was the first movie of the sneak. Now I’m gonna be wracking my brain trying to remember.

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on January 29, 2009 at 4:56 pm

Was the film Enchanted April? Both films were UK made and starred Joan Plowright.

Kieranx
Kieranx on January 29, 2009 at 5:38 pm

Nope. I’ve actually never seen Enchanted April. I looked at a list and I think it was Single White Female. They all run together after a while. I do know that at some point, Enchanted April was the kickoff of another movie sneak day.

Garth
Garth on June 8, 2009 at 2:44 am

I was at this theatre yesterday for the first time. Everything was OK except for one problem. The nachos are served in a tray with a resealable cover and seperate holders for the container(s) of cheese (this is very handy). I ate less than half and brought the box home with me. It was there I noticed “sell by May 19” on the box. I’m not so concerned about the chips but does this mean the cheese was also 3 weeks old? I will call the manager today…

Garth
Garth on June 22, 2009 at 4:58 am

I was very happy with the management’s handling of my complaint. They assured me they would check all concession stock . I received 2 passes which I will use to check out the Empire 25 and the 34th street theatre.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 22, 2010 at 9:14 am

I like the LOEWS vertical on the corner of the building.

digitalfreaknyc
digitalfreaknyc on June 22, 2012 at 4:58 pm

This theater showed the original Star Wars in 1991 in association with the release of the Star Wars Nintendo game. My dad took me to the early morning screening and it was the first time I was able to see it on the big screen. It was definitely shown in a THX theater and the entire THX WOW! trailer was shown before the film. To date, it remains the best presentation I’ve ever seen of the film.

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