AMC Loews Palisades Center 21

4403 Palisades Center Drive,
Palisades Center Mall,
West Nyack, NY 10994

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A Megaplex in a Megamall.

The Loews Palisades Center resides on the top level of the HUGE Palisades Center Mall on Interstate 287 (NY State Thruway) in West Nyack, NY.

The theater itself is OK. All of the auditoriums have stadium style seating but some are kept up better than others. If you are unlucky enough to see a movie in one of the smaller theaters, the screen can be dark and or torn. In the larger auditoriums where the BIG films premiere, the conditions tend to be a little better.

This is NOT a very memorable place to see a film. It’s prime objective is to get as many people in and out as fast as possible and to clean the theaters as well as possible without delaying turnaround. Service from the staff runs the gamut from mediocre to borderline rude to outright displays of hostility (I had an attendent at one of the concession stands act so nastily to a customer on line ahead of me that I got off the line…another attendent who came into the theater to sell popcorn and such from a cart was actually talking to a friend on his cellphone connected with an ear and mouth piece. The whole time he was getting my stuff, he was just chatting away!!)

The thing that makes this theater OK is that the largest auditoriums are awesome and the sound quality is very good. Saw the final installment of “Lord of the Rings” here last year and it was incredible. Don’t waste time seeing smaller, art house fare here. You’ll end up in the smaller theaters that are not kept up as well.

The theater probably posts decent boxoffice numbers but it’s management is doing the least to maintain it and the staff there act as if they could care less. You’ll get a better reception at your local McDonalds.

Contributed by Chris Connolly

Recent comments (view all 29 comments)

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 13, 2010 at 10:56 am

Some people think that the mall that the theater is in is sinking due to the ground. I hope it doesn’t collapse!!!

Johnnyecks
Johnnyecks on April 12, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Wow, and to think I spent the night there waiting in line to buy tickets for Star Wars Episode 1….

optimist008
optimist008 on January 21, 2013 at 3:33 am

Heard from a Regal manager that they are taking over this location. Don’t know when this may occur or why AMC might be leaving.

crunchocky
crunchocky on January 21, 2013 at 12:16 pm

AMC has had issues dealing with mall owner Pyramid Management in the past (at Walden Galleria in Buffalo), and Regal operates a theatre at virtually every other Pyramid property.

mhvbear
mhvbear on January 21, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Regal is opening a new 12 screen theater down the road at the Nanuet Mall. It would make sense for Regal to take over this theater and decrease the number of screens.

John Fink
John Fink on May 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm

AMC assumed operations of the IMAX Theater in the complex in February.

On a side note Re: Regal – not sure what their plans are but they also announced they’ll be operating a luxury theater at Paramus Park. This theater seems a little less crowed but not hurting for business – I think both mall serve slightly different audiences with Nanuet ultimately a quicker, less stressful experience (at least parking). Bow Tie changed the focus on New City on art/indie films, although unfortunately a lot of the bigger titles from Fox Searchlight and Sony Classics play both at Bow Tie and Loews – occasionally a film will play at all 3 Rockland County theaters.

movieguy
movieguy on May 12, 2014 at 4:00 am

The only REAL theatre in Rockland is the Historic Movie Palace built in 1924 The Lafayette in Suffern. All others in rockland are just screening rooms of different sizes with a screen and seats

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