AMC Empire 25

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

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moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 18, 2015 at 9:54 pm

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

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 18, 2015 at 7:41 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 6:43 pm

According to Vue website ,the Vue Birmingham has 25 theaters

robboehm
robboehm on May 18, 2015 at 3:58 pm

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 3:15 pm

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 2:30 pm

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 2:11 pm

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 12:04 pm

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 7, 2015 at 1:44 am

“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 15, 2015 at 12:00 am

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 11:13 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 9:21 pm

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

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 6, 2015 at 8:37 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 8:37 pm

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

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 26, 2015 at 12:26 am

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 7:21 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.

artpf
artpf on March 9, 2015 at 12:20 am

This marknyla guy seems to have a thing about the theatre. it was closed while they got rid of a bed bug problem. The place is packed. And renting out to church groups? the BB King theatre across the streets does Sunday Gospell that so so loud you can hear it down the block.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on February 14, 2015 at 7:43 pm

I was there the other night and it is starting to look a bit shabby…

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on February 14, 2015 at 5:58 pm

i agree. They often have exclusive engagements of movies before anyone else alongside major cities…the building is amazing outside when compared to the regal across the street. I remember when this theater opened in 2000 the New York Times ran an ad promoting the chain’s entry into New York City. Not only did this theater showed arthouse and mainstream fare but they had a classic movie program at the time.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on January 2, 2015 at 12:04 am

This theatre busiest in the nation I doubt this is in any danger of closing .

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 1, 2015 at 11:13 pm

http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/1/7478987/box-office-attendance-hits-lowest-level-in-19-years they used a photo of the amc logo sign.

MarkNYLA
MarkNYLA on October 16, 2014 at 10:06 pm

Belay that last post. Showtimes now up, but “theatre outage” note still there. Hmmm.

MarkNYLA
MarkNYLA on October 16, 2014 at 9:47 pm

Does anyone have any idea what is happening at this place? There are no showtimes scheduled after tonight, and there is a cryptic note on their website about a “theatre outage” but no further information. I know this place isn’t getting the business it once did, but could it finally be over, or just another bedbug fumigation?

Bway
Bway on August 24, 2014 at 5:10 pm

Renting auditoriums out to church groups on Sunday mornings? So what, who the heck would be going to movies on Sunday mornings anyway? Sounds like a smart business decision to me.

mhvbear
mhvbear on August 22, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Resident’s of Manhattan do not seem to go to matinee’s. I usually go Saturday or Sunday afternoon for that reason. Don’t Have to put up with crowds.Try an evening show. The place is packed. The same with the Regal across the street. Afternoons are a ghost town.