AMC 19th Street East 6
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AMC Theatres (Official)
Operated by: AMC Theatres
Firms: Jerome Rubin Architects
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Previous Names: Loews 19th Street East 6, AMC Loews 19th Street East 6
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 2006 it was taken over by AMC. In 2018 the total capacity seat count was reduced to 560.
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