AMC Empire 25

234 W. 42nd Street,
New York, NY 10036

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relaxednyc
relaxednyc on June 30, 2015 at 6:16 pm

IMAX laser won’t be in at Lincoln Square until fall, and the 15/70 (true IMAX) theaters will be first to get it. May not be in before Star Wars.

amcbayplaza13
amcbayplaza13 on June 30, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Any update on the IMAX laser install?

celboy
celboy on June 24, 2015 at 9:24 am

Any update on the laser install. Is it done? are they advertising it?

amcbayplaza13
amcbayplaza13 on June 2, 2015 at 8:07 pm

I bet this theater will show the new star wars in imax I know for a fact amc empire 25 with imax has tommorowland and soon they gonna show the Jurassic world in imax by june 12, 2015

mhvbear
mhvbear on June 2, 2015 at 6:23 pm

The scene was filed in 15/70mm so this theater would not take full advantage of the effect.

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on June 2, 2015 at 1:21 pm

Allow me to answer Moviebuff82’s question,

I’d bet on this theater getting all the upcoming “Star Wars” movies. Episode 7 has one sequence shot with IMAX cameras. Factor in that, and the fact this theater has an IMAX screen and 25 screens altogether, and you can see how the Empire gets dibs.

Me thinks the E-Walk will get “Point Break”, “Snowden”, and (if the IMAX engagement is canceled) “Heart of the Sea”.

Hope this answers your question.

robboehm
robboehm on June 2, 2015 at 9:57 am

It will come when it comes and you can see it or not.

hdtv267
hdtv267 on June 2, 2015 at 6:40 am

If this is keeping you up nights, why not contact each of the venues and ask them ? Why not take this “discussion” to each theatre’s facebook page where it belongs.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 1, 2015 at 8:28 pm

I wonder which theater will show the new star wars movie, this one or the one across the street?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 18, 2015 at 4:54 pm

What movie had the longest run at this venue? I think Avatar has the record.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 18, 2015 at 2:41 pm

When i first saw the picture of the Empire 25 i thought they had a movie theater inside that palace like entrance but it was transformed into a big lobby with the 25 screens to the left of the exterior.

fred1
fred1 on May 18, 2015 at 1:43 pm

According to Vue website ,the Vue Birmingham has 25 theaters

robboehm
robboehm on May 18, 2015 at 10:58 am

Everyone thinks this was a first, to move a theater. It was actually done in Brooklyn in 1904 when the Montauk was moved, intact, not only just down the street, but also rotated! And it was a much larger structure. See elsewhere on CT.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 7, 2015 at 10:15 am

The marquee has a lot of burned-out light bulbs, especially in the sign that says “Theatres”

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 7, 2015 at 9:30 am

The still operating Vue, Birmingham, England U.K. is another 30 screen cinema, but with 277 less seats than the AMC Mesquite 30.

fred1
fred1 on May 7, 2015 at 9:11 am

AMC had few theaters with 30 screens ,but some closed others were reconfigured or sold to other chains

hdtv267
hdtv267 on May 7, 2015 at 7:04 am

AHEM

The largest megaplex in the world by screens is the AMC Mesquite 30 in Mesquite, Texas with 30 screens and a total seating capacity of 6,008.

*and it’s listed on Cinema Treasures, too

[Wish folks would do the research and think before hitting that add comment button. Ok?]

Jason Whyte
Jason Whyte on May 6, 2015 at 8:44 pm

“With Toronto’s Cineplex Cinemas Yonge – Dundas only one behind at 24.”

Which is now down to 23 due to the VIP renovation. Oddly enough the theaters are not re-numbered so it still goes up to 24!

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/AMC+Empire+25+Fully+Restored+From+Its+Original+Format+to+Open+in…-a060057377 here’s a video on the process of moving the historic theater so that the screens were built.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DHCBAc8Fow

hdtv267
hdtv267 on April 6, 2015 at 6:13 pm

Per the fine folks at @AMCHelps the actual opening date for this venue was April 21, 2000.

robboehm
robboehm on April 6, 2015 at 4:21 pm

With Toronto’s Cineplex Cinemas Yonge – Dundas only one behind at 24.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 6, 2015 at 3:37 pm

Happy 15th AMC Empire!!! The one with the most screens with its name in the world on cinema treasures.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 6, 2015 at 3:37 pm

Happy 15th AMC Empire!!! The one with the most screens with its name in the world on cinema treasures.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 25, 2015 at 8:26 pm

Next month this theater turns 15. Back then the share price of AMC was cheap as it’s across the street competition had more summer hits than the empire which cost around a hundred million bucks to develop. Pretty soon things turned around and now the empire is the #1 theater in the USA. Next year will be ten years since AMC sold off the e walk due to antitrust rules from the merger which was a good idea.

Bway
Bway on March 11, 2015 at 3:21 pm

Renting out theaters to church groups on Sunday morning is a good business decision, not a sign of desperation at all. It’s not like Sunday morning a big “go to the movie” time for people to go to a theater to see a movie, so it’s not like they are doing that instead of movies. It’s a win for all involved.