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SEE IT: Pipe bursts, floods swank Upper West Side AMC theater

Posted: 12:41 PM, Feb 17, 2015
Updated: 2015-02-17 14:46:21-05

UPPER WEST SIDE (PIX11) – ’50 Shades of Grey’ got so steamy the pipes burst,’ quipped one moviegoer on Instagram after an Upper West Side theater was drenched after a pipe apparently burst.

The cruelly-cold temperatures have been wreaking havoc throughout the city, with manhole covers flying off and water pipes breaking — and, Monday afternoon, the newly-renovated 84th Street AMC Theater became winter’s latest victim.

During a 2013 renovation, the Upper West Side theater installed these cushy recliners as chairs. (AMC Theaters)

During a 2013 renovation, the Upper West Side theater installed these cushy recliners as chairs. (AMC Theaters)

A pipe running to the overhead sprinklers buckled, according to reports, leaving several inches of standing water in the lobby.  The theater was renovated in 2013, and has become a hot spot for movie buffs after installing luxurious reclining chairs.

The manager closed the theater until 11 p.m. to clean up the mess.