United States New York New York City New York City Guide Things To Do Essentials Restaurants Nightlife Where to Stay Neighborhoods Itineraries Events Getaways All New York City 6 Best Movie Theaters in Manhattan Written by Hubert Vigilla Updated 08/01/20 Fact-Checked by Reviewed on 08/01/20 Jillian Dara Facebook Twitter Jillian Dara is a freelance travel writer and fact checker. Her work has appeared in Travel + Leisure, USA Today 10Best, Michelin Guide, Hemispheres, DuJour, and Jetsetter. About TripSavvy Fact-Checking Jillian Dara Share Pin Email Rob Kim /Getty Images While you could go to any movie theater to catch the latest Hollywood fare, not all multiplexes are created equal. Packed houses, obstructed views, technical problems, bad seats, and noisy crowds can ruin even the best cinematic classic. These mainstream movie theaters in Manhattan are the perfect places to see the biggest and best films that are out this week. And if you're into art-house flicks, there are many independent movie theaters in New York City and film festivals for that as well. Regal Union Square Stadium 14 There are tons of theaters around the Union Square area, but Regal shows the most blockbuster hits. Unlike its smaller more indie neighbors, Village East Cinema, AMC Village 7, and Quad Cinema, Regal has a wide selection of viewing options, including regular 2D, ScreenX (an immersive, 270-degree experience with projections on the walls), and 4DX (a step further than 3D, the seats move and effects like wind, scent, water, etc. make the movie come alive). AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 For the ultimate IMAX or IMAX 3D experience, head straight to AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13. This theater has the largest IMAX screen in New York City, as well as impeccable projection and sound quality. The decor within AMC Loews Lincoln Square is quite striking, as well, with spacious lobbies and fun doorway designs for the various theater entrances. AMC Loews 84th Street 6 The Loews on 84th Street is a favorite for being the most comfortable movie theater in Manhattan. The seats are all big, cushy leather recliners that allow viewers to enjoy the latest blockbusters as if they were in the comfort of their own home. All seats are assigned, as well, which reduces some of the traditional headaches of moviegoing. Tickets to the 84th Street Loews are pricier than other movie theaters, but many patrons feel that the guaranteed seating and extra leg room are well worth the premium. Regal Battery Park Stadium 11 Packed theaters can be a major problem, especially on opening weekends in Manhattan. That's not an issue at Regal Battery Park. It's almost always easy to get a good seat to see the latest Hollywood flicks here. Since the theater remains a strangely well-kept secret, the crowds aren't that large or loud. As a bonus, there's a Shake Shack around the corner, which is perfect for a pre- or post-movie bite. AMC Loews Kips Bay 15 On the note of avoiding crowds, another great option to consider is the AMC Loews in Kips Bay. The thin crowds that gather at this theater are generally low-key, small, and quiet. It's a nice place to catch new releases and films that have been out for a couple weeks; plus, the seating in each theater ensures good sight lines and unobstructed views of the screen. Ziegfeld Theater In operation since 1969, the legendary Ziegfeld is a gorgeous single-screen movie palace, a marvel in an age of impersonal multiplexes. With its classic screening room touting lush appointments (red velvet drapes, chandeliers, etc.), the Ziegfeld continues to be the site of many premieres and galas. Following a 2017 renovation, the theater has now been transformed into an event space with occasional screenings. Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit The Best LGBTQ+ Hidden Gem in Every State A Cinephile's Guide to the 9 Best Indie Movie Theaters in Manhattan Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Boston Guide to Brooklyn Movie Theaters Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Silicon Valley Top Things to Do in Greenpoint, Brooklyn Things to Do in Toronto on a Rainy Day These Top 10 Film Festivals Cater to Cinephiles in NYC Movie Theaters in DC's Maryland Suburbs IMAX Theatres in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex Where to See a Movie in Washington DC The Very Best Movie Theaters in Seattle The Best Time to Visit New York City The 25 Best Things to Do in Los Angeles Austin's Best Movie Theaters Stars & Screens: The 18 Best Drive-In Movie Theaters in the U.S.