|Address:||2309 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10027, USA|
I couldnt recommend going to another theater more! The problem isnt the facilities or the staff. Its the rude, disrespectful customers who go here. Today, I saw War for the Planet of the Apes. There were at least two arguments that broke out because ppl were sitting in the wrong assigned seats. When politely confronted, I saw nice families getting yelled at by the persons in the wrong seats because they had "never heard of assigned seats." Cell phones were ringing or making notification sounds throughout the film. Ppl with their brightness setting on full texting in all parts of the theater, includimg the front seats where its most distracting. After everything, youll get a commentary from some sassy audience member who thinks her opinions make the movie better. There were friends having loud conversations during the film, two different babies crying incessantly (during a PG13 movie about humans and apes fighting a war, its in the title ppl), constant loud food wrapper noises (obviously the food was brought in from elsewhere), kids were running up and down the aisle during the film, and people were starting to leave early even when the film hadnt ended (so disrespectful to the film and other audience members!) And Im really sorry to have to say this but there were some very stinky ppl in the audience. It was remarkable! In sum, my movie watching experience was a disaster here. I couldnt concentrate on the film, let alone enjoy it. I wish I hadnt wasted two hours of my life here. Perhaps, if you normally watch your movies at Lincoln Plaza or 84th St, you should stick with those theaters. You may get lucky at Magic Johnson and get an empty theater, but do you really want to risk it? Edit: Ive been here a couple times and Ive had better experiences sometimes and worse experiences other times. No more. Im not going again.
Nice theater but there are a lot of ghetto people that go there. These ghetto people that attend the theater like to go there sit there on social networks and texting while blinding the people seating in back of them (with the phone light). I complained about this to them about this girl that keep texting while the movie was going on and she told the security that she had it on silent and thought this was ok. What a ghetto idiot My mom and I where being blinded and disturbed while watching the movie. I asked her once to stop texting the light from her phone was bothering my mom and I and she didnt and the security guard my mom got up to go get told her about it once then left. The girl wanted to fight me at the end of the movie but the guy she was with told her lets go. The also have ghetto people bring there children to see r rated movies. I Been asked asked for my I.D. three times and I seen they let ghetto people take there 3 year olds and 5 years to late showings of r rated movies with sex scenes in it. The people that are hired to work at the popcorn stand are always very slow and take a along time to serve one person. I have gone there many times different hours and no matter whos behind the counter the people working the stands are all very slow. The theater seats are very comfortable and lean back but many of the people that go there have no regard for the people sitting next to them and have there phones out while the movies playing and disturbing the people behind them and have kids an r rated movies getting up every minute and running around the theater unsupervised. I dont go like I use too the people that go there are just to crazy.
I travel a lot and I love movies. I have been to many theaters, including others in New York City and even in London, England. No, AMC Magic Johnson does not serve food or drinks while dining like my favorite theater in New Orleans, however, it is a really decent theater. Ive viewed movies there at least a half dozen times. The screening rooms are modern. I have never smelled any odor so I am really perplexed about that claim, as I can not stand a dirty theater. I have been to theaters in downtown Manhattan that have been funky and smelly. One even had roaches, which is why I started coming uptown to Magic Johnson theater in the first place. A number of downtown theaters also had to be closed down for bed bugs. Never Magic Johnson theater though. Finally, I have to admit that I was concerned that people would be talking throughout the movie -- common in African American theaters. I had the worst experience with this in a theater in Los Angeles. I had to leave. I was impressed with the Harlem AMC viewing audience though. People were not having it. There were some whispers, but people were pretty much quiet throughout the movie. Peace.
Drunk noisy female patron and company being disrespectful and making ethnic remarks when asked to please lower the talking and then trying to start something with my wife . And were older adults that the tried to enjoy a movie , Had deal with moron in the seats next to us . BUT HERES THE KICKER ... SECURITY SAW IT STARTING AND THEN WHEN IT STARTED GETTING HEATED !! ( DISAPPEARED ) Other people got involved telling them shut up and let everyone watch the movie . Not wanting to hear about her argument at club prior and then on phone during the begining of the show first half hour of the movie ruined. And when we got there they were people in our seats that we had already paid and reserved prior two arriving at the theater and we had to ask them to move and they were insisting those were their sheets but we had the tickets to prove it and security just stood there looking up and doing nothing I mean your whole night ruined. Being polite didnt seem to help and neither did security. Disappointed ........
Horrible! I brought my fifth grade students on a trip and it was horrible. There was one person at the ticket stand the wait was too long to get tickets. Then the line at the concession stand was the worst experience ever. Someone removed the tape that formed the line and basically got in front of me after I had been waiting with my students for 20 minutes. But what was worst was the discrimination. When I complained about what happened, the matter was overlooked by the person I spoke to so I apologized to my students about not getting any snacks and went in to watch the movie. Inside the theater, it got worst. A group of ignorant adults came and literally took seats that belonged to my students. I prefer not going into details and I asked my students not to post what happened but people have to grow up in NYC. Management has to work better with managing lines at concession stands and there should be security for ignorant people that disrespect and attack children for no reason.
HORRIBLE!! That word sums up my whole experience. Let me start with concession stand. There was only one cashier collecting and fulfilling customers orders while there were 3 workers behind the counter viewing their phones and having a private conversation. Got to theatre at 7:20pm for a 7:45pm movie and was told theatre is still being cleaned therefore; I cannot go in until 7:30pm. Only one person assigned to clean the theatre. Not allowed to go in until 7:41pm by which that time the room was dark and made it a bit difficult to locate my preselected seat. All the wait time was in vain because once inside the theatre, there was an undeniable disgusting smell. The odor was atrocious! I would have left and considered the money spent a loss however; my counterpart really wanted to see the movie (Transformers, the last knight). After suffering over 2 hours, I went straight home and took a shower. Needless to say, I will NEVER go back.