AMC Empire 25

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

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hdtv267 on August 27, 2016 at 11:06 pm

1- where’s your proof that this is the #1 AMC in the country? (i.e. ‘ Says Who)

2- There are a lot of theaters that AMC needs to renovate.

3 – Are you going to post about those? If not, I fail to see the relevance of this particular post to the history of this theatre.

moviebuff82 on August 27, 2016 at 8:19 pm

It would be cool if AMC renovated this theater with recliners in all screens besides the AMC Prime screen as this theater is still the #1 AMC in the USA and the top theater in the country.

xbs2034 on August 25, 2016 at 4:57 am

I don’t know about specific screens, but other than the IMAX (which is somewhere between a 1.9 and 2.35 aspect ratio) I wouldn’t be surprised if the whole theater was scope. I’ve always seen them move the masking in on the left and right for 1.85 films shown here.

FAShaffi on August 25, 2016 at 4:28 am

does anyone know if there are any scope screens at this theater (besides the Dolby Cinema)? Thanks!

hdtv267 on August 24, 2016 at 11:40 am

Maybe I’m just missing it, but I don’t see the post about the movie’s release at the other theatre in NYC. For that matter the posts at the other theatres in the country and world showing it.

Do you know that those other venues didn’t show “the Spirits Within” 15 years ago- if so they deserve the same attention, don’t they? You’re really doing them a disservice and being selfish.

Finally, if you’re going cut and paste from Wikipedia, please cite that as your source.

moviebuff82 on August 23, 2016 at 10:18 pm

One of two theaters in the NYC area playing Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV for a limited engagement. This is the first time a movie with the name Final Fantasy has played here since 2001, when the Empire played “Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within” in 8 channel SDDS with digital projection along with other theaters. It was the first presentation of a movie in that format, which eventually was short lived. That movie bombed but lived on in home media and became a cult classic. As for the new one, it will hit home media on digital HD August 30th and be released on bluray soon along with the Final Fantasy XV video game in November.

moviebuff82 on May 30, 2016 at 7:14 pm

It’s too much. Many years ago, there were more times square cinemas than broadway theaters. Fast forward to today, and broadway is thriving while the box office is dying.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 27, 2016 at 8:01 pm

It seems weird (and a little sad) to hear about “both” Times Square theaters…

Of course between them there are 38 screens, but still…:(

xbs2034 on May 27, 2016 at 7:52 pm

Ninja Turtles 2, Warcraft, and likely Now You See Me 2 are joining X-Men’s start and playing in both Times Square theaters, due to many studios dropping clearance requests.

Seems like we might have to say goodbye to Indies as well as having films which played in these theaters much longer than in most theatrical locations, which is what I thought were some of the best things about having so many available screens in the Times Square area (currently Disney, WB, and Sony still believe clearances are ultimately good for the industry and are honoring them, and I hope they continue).

poland626 on May 27, 2016 at 9:58 am

I was only contributing because paramus has the same technology as empire. If simple conversations bother you that much, sorry. I’m just trying to talk about stuff involving this theater and making sure people don’t get ripped off.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on May 26, 2016 at 5:05 pm

Mike, those grand systems were bastardized within years and featured many classic films. Today, they are bastardized within weeks, keep the high prices, and expect the latest hyped super hero stinker to rip off the public for them. Some people seem willing to pay extra to sit in the trunk of a car BEHIND the screen as long as they can tell everyone online that they “saw” the latest.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 26, 2016 at 2:36 pm

You’ve gotta have glorious Technicolor, Breathtaking Cinemascope or Cinerama, Vista Vision, Superscope or Todd-A-O and Stereophonic sound, And Stereophonic sound.

stevenj on May 26, 2016 at 2:30 pm

You mean you don’t want to know all this juicy info about maybe, when, where, how come, vibrators, non vibrators, recliners, non recliners, tinglers, IMAX, Dolby vision, True Dolby, bonus audio, Paramus, or which place has the best popcorn? You could learn a thing or 2.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 26, 2016 at 4:14 am

But maybe they could delete some of their comments every now and then…

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on May 26, 2016 at 4:04 am

By the way, I will never forget the audience approval applause at the THX sound silence certified screenings when the un-properly secured wall sound panels rattled loudly for their enjoyment. That, they said, was some AWESOME sound they would gladly pay extra for.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on May 26, 2016 at 3:46 am

Mike (saps), although I originally shared your frustration (and that other gone rude angry poster) about these trivial comments, I now kind of disagree. I think the idea that these posters care about what latest gimmick these forgettable films will be shown in when even the cinemas and distributors don’t, is historically fascinating, and it will mean something in the future. Will X-MAN 22: CALIGULA" play in TINKLE-SMELL-O-RAMA this weekend? Or will “STAR WARS: CHAPTER 7a NINJA TURTLES” show in FEEL-O-RAMA THX/1138, with sound or just digital video with tingling smelly seats? I just hope they remember that John Holmes porn films once opened on 42nd street in “70MM: 3D: FEEL ME, SMELL ME-O-RAMA, NOW”. And so few cared to make it such an AWESOME cinema treasurable memory at the time.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 26, 2016 at 3:22 am

After you few have your private conversations about Dolby at the Paramus and heaven knows what else, can you please delete your comments? They are cluttering up this page with, imho, irrelevant and tedious chatter that is of little interest to the rest if us.

moviebuff82 on May 26, 2016 at 12:52 am

I think Rouge One will be Dolby AMC. I’ve seen commercials with the Dolby cinema at AMC logo below either Now playing or coming soon.

waterguy56 on May 25, 2016 at 9:13 pm

No, Angry Birds and Neighbors 2 are not Dolby Vison. You can go to the official Dolby Cinema Website(Not the AMC Prime Dolby Cinema website) to see the list of movies featuring both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. And according to this website, only the following movies are true Dolby: XMen, Alice, Ninja Turtle, Warcraft, Dory, Independence Day, Tarzan.

poland626 on May 23, 2016 at 12:01 pm

Well, the paramus theaters showing Angry Birds also in dolby yet I can’t find info if it was remasterd for dolby vision or it’s just a regular projection. So with neighbors 2 and angry birds, I Agree that people will get confused that they are remastered when they may not be.

plus paramus doesn’t have vibrating chairs like empire does, they recline, but I never felt them vibrate

xbs2034 on May 19, 2016 at 5:10 am

Waterguy56, I think that’s indicative of what’s going to be problem for Dolby Cinema as it tries to compete with IMAX. If you buy an IMAX ticket, you know you are getting a title with the IMAX remastering on visuals, as well as an IMAX sound mix. But in Dolby Cinema, may not get a title mastered for Dolby Vision, or even with an Atmos sound mix (though as you say, still get the comfortable seats and a very nice laser projection system).

Anyway, I bet Dolby assumed most of its screens would just play Civil War until X-Men/Alice (both of which are Dolby Vision/Atmos titles I believe) but since this theater skipped that film, and with the IMAX still committed to Jungle Book, makes sense for them to go with something else in the Dolby Cinema.

waterguy56 on May 19, 2016 at 3:47 am

They are showing Money Monster and Neighbors 2 in Dolby, but I suppose they are fake Dolby? Never heard these two movies are going to be enhanced by the Dolby technology, and I only saw X-Men and Civil war were listed on the official Dolby cinema website.

Anyway, it’s good to have more movies in Dolby cinema, just the comfortable recliners are well worth the ticket price, And for those true Dolby movies, the bonus audio and image qualities just make it a great deal.

moviebuff82 on May 16, 2016 at 8:14 pm

Dolby is much sharper than digital imax. Most people know Dolby for audio than video but that will change as more 4ktvs will support Dolby Vision.

waterguy56 on May 16, 2016 at 1:28 pm

Dolby cinema is truly AWESOME and it’s kind of bad when certain blockbusters (London Has Fallen, Huntsman etc.) didn’t the Dolby release here just because of that policy. There may be no difference for regular screens between empire and e-walk, but Dolby cinema beats RPX badly.

It’s great that X-Men gets the Dolby since it’s not in IMAX. it seems few people know this format since seats gone slowly, and more people choose the IMAX auditorium next door over Dolby.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 16, 2016 at 4:23 am

Jumping Jehosaphat, who the hell cares.