AMC Empire 25

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

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moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 8, 2016 at 11:24 pm

Yes Force Awakens sold more tickets than Avatar and lasted longer here until April of this year.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on October 8, 2016 at 2:45 am

I think the double bill of Fists of Fury and Five Fingers of Death did pretty well back in the day…

xbs2034
xbs2034 on October 7, 2016 at 10:17 pm

Moviebuff82- IMAX has said they’ve started developing a laser system for the smaller screens, though there is no timeframe given for when it would be ready or any guarantee it would be put here early on (Lincoln Square waited two years), so I wouldn’t expect it for a long while.

As for highest grossing movie ever here, I think it would likely be The Force Awakens (#1 domestic film ever unadjusted for inflation, as well as the top adjusted gross since this theater’s been open, and it played to big crowds here well into it’s release) with Avatar probably the only other possible alternative.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 7, 2016 at 6:41 pm

What’s the highest grossing movie at this theater?

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on October 4, 2016 at 1:16 am

I doubt their doing baby IMAX theatres

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 3, 2016 at 10:35 pm

If the laser at AMC Lincoln Square is a success will this theater get it? It’s the second busiest IMAX in the NYC area.

mhvbear
mhvbear on September 15, 2016 at 8:25 pm

The current seating numbers.

1:398
2:54
3:126
4:77
5:134
6:156
7:146
8:195
9:309
10:122
11:90
12:262
13:377
14:309
15:121
16:99
17:262
18:378
19:142
20:144
21:121
22:99
23:80
24:100
25:145

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on September 15, 2016 at 7:59 pm

But, but… Did they have a souvenir program for The Ten Commandments? (My collection is incomplete…)

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on September 15, 2016 at 7:46 pm

For the April 21, 2000 re-opening, the features were: U-571, MISSION TO MARS, PITCH BLACK, GOSSIP, BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, BOILER ROOM, DROWNING MONA, TROIS, THE 9TH GATE, COTTON MARY, ME, MYSELF AND I, GHOST DOG: WAY OF THE SAMURAI, READY TO RUMBLE, TOPSY TURVY, THREE STRIKES, PRICE OF GLORY, BEYOND THE MAT, FAMILY TREE, TIGGER THE MOVIE, ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER, CASABLANCA, TEN COMMANDMENTS, & 42ND STREET.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 15, 2016 at 7:12 pm

What were the opening features at this theater when it opened?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 6, 2016 at 6:39 pm

What sound systems does every screen have besides the Dolby Atmos at the AMC Prime theater and the 5.1 Imax screen?

xbs2034
xbs2034 on August 25, 2016 at 3:57 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
FAShaffi on August 25, 2016 at 3:28 am

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

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 30, 2016 at 6:14 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 7:01 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
xbs2034 on May 27, 2016 at 6:52 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
poland626 on May 27, 2016 at 8:58 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 4:05 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 1:36 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
stevenj on May 26, 2016 at 1:30 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 3:14 am

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

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on May 26, 2016 at 3:04 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 2:46 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 2:22 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
moviebuff82 on May 25, 2016 at 11:52 pm

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.