Thursday, December 24, 2015

AMC Village 7 ready to premiere renovated theaters



The renovations are winding down over at the AMC Village 7 on Third Avenue and East 11th Street.

Workers have been renovating the auditoriums here, installing reclining seats, among other refurbishments.

One worker on the scene said that the place was to be fully operational tomorrow. (Friday! Dec. 25! Christmas!)



And just in time for two new big holiday movies — "Joy" and "Concussion" (they both look rather unwatchable, TBH, but we'll see!) — opening tomorrow (Friday! Dec. 25! Christmas!)... and as the arrows helpfully note, you have the reclining seat option for the films...



And do you have to reserve the recliner seats? Or is it first come, first serve??? (EV Arrow asked.)

And did anyone see "In the Heart of the Sea"? (EV Arrow asked.)

Previously on EV Grieve:
Renovations at Village 7; reclining seats coming soon

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

"In the Heart of the Sea" is on my list. I'm going to the Michael Moore movie.

Makeout said...

I watched Darth Santa on the you tubes. Not reclining though- just sitting near the bar.

Anonymous said...

hip hip hooray !

Donnie Moder said...

We have flat screens and Netflix folks! The theater is dead.

Ja said...

Web reserved reclining seat theaters are taking over America. #manhattanproblems

Anonymous said...

Just got back from AMC Village 7. The recliner seats are still first come first served but soon you can reserve seats online (that's what the AMC ppl told me). The seats are super nice but I bet it will be hard to get seats here since there are lesser seats than usual. There are only about 6 rows and each row only has 10 seats in theater 7.

Anonymous said...

The AMC on Broadway & 84th Street was converted to reclining seats a few years ago.
The seats are bigger and there are fewer seats.
The seats are reserved. So it is not possible to move to another seat if, for example, you find that you are sitting next to a creepy person or a chatty person....
Also, depending upon the movie and time, the seats are especially popular with folks on "dates" (who are not actually interested in the movie and clearly would have enjoyed themselves more if they had stayed home...)
Seats are not comfortable, particularly if you do not want to recline and if you are under 5'4"
IMO a really bad thing on all levels for a movie theater in a NYC neighborhood.

nygrump said...

great - reserved seating to have to sit through a half hour of ads. its like the cinemas don't want anyone to go tot he movies. I was looking forward to the Hateful Eight but in a cinematic form of gentrification it is being used to shoot the price for a film up to $20.

Anonymous said...

if you want to get up and get candy from a robot snack machine, or go to the new bathroom, how do you get past those reclining feet? looks like everyone has to sit up for you.
where did i see the pictures?

Giovanni said...

The BowTie Cinema in Chelsea has these reserved recliner seats. Reserved seats are nice since you can come in late to skip all the commercials, and since you get pick your seats when you buy them you don't have to worry about getting a bad seat. But if you are short or don't like leaning all the way back -- like when you visit the dentist - then the seats are not so comfortable. After awhile you start to feel like a baby in a crib that just wants someone to pick you up. The seats do a good job of shielding you from texters and talkers, are more spaced out and you don't hear as many distracting noises, since there is so much sound deadening material. Theaters should make the seats adjustable and let you sit up or recline, but otherwise they are a big improvement over the tiny cramped seats like the awful broken seats at Angelika, which I will not go to again until they renovate.

chris said...

I worked on In the Heart of the Sea (vfx). We saw it as s studio. I would highly suggest you forget that movie ever existed.