AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9

2309 Frederick Douglass Boulevard,
New York, NY 10027

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AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9

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This Magic Johnson nine-plex inside the Harlem USA shopping complex was a ray of hope for this neglected but improving low income neighborhood when it opened on June 30, 2000 without the expected presence of Mayor Gulliani, who snubbed the project.

Featuring all-stadium seating, all digital sound, and ticket prices to match any other Manhattan multiplex, it has had a rough going with non-genre films even though it is the only theatre in the area.

In the summer of 2008 the entrance area glass looked like it had never been cleaned and half a block away, in front of the Apollo Theatre, you could buy pirated DVDs of the films current playing from two different vendors. Although such vendors have been actively eliminated from most other Manhattan streets, Harlem is apparently still being neglected.

Contributed by Al Alvarez

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Koistinen
Koistinen on March 6, 2013 at 2:18 am

Exterior photos from AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9 February 2012.

JABilmes
JABilmes on December 4, 2016 at 8:50 pm

One thing to note, unlike almost every other multiplex there is hardly any variation in the capacity amd screen size of the auditoriums. If you want to see a movie late in the run, this unheralded uptown theare may well provide the biggest screen on which to see it. Around 260 seats, I believe, in every one of the 12 auditoriums.

greenth1ng
greenth1ng on December 4, 2016 at 10:56 pm

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

  • Theater 1 – 282 seats

  • Theater 2 – 298 seats

  • Theaters 3 & 4 – 281 seats

  • Theater 5 – 284 seats

  • Theaters 6, 7, & 8 – 290 seats

  • Theater 9 – 277 seats

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