AMC Empire 25

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

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moviebuff82 on September 6, 2016 at 2:39 pm

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

xbs2034 on August 24, 2016 at 11:57 pm

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 24, 2016 at 11:28 pm

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

moviebuff82 on May 30, 2016 at 2:14 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 3:01 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 2:52 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 4:58 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 12:05 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 9:36 am

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 9:30 am

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 25, 2016 at 11:14 pm

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

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on May 25, 2016 at 11:04 pm

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 25, 2016 at 10:46 pm

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 25, 2016 at 10:22 pm

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 25, 2016 at 7:52 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.

waterguy56 on May 25, 2016 at 4:13 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 7:01 am

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 12:10 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 18, 2016 at 10:47 pm

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 3:14 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 8:28 am

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 15, 2016 at 11:23 pm

Jumping Jehosaphat, who the hell cares.

moviebuff82 on May 15, 2016 at 7:27 pm

X-Men will have huge grosses at this place. Outside the USA and Canada, this movie will be shown in Imax while we get Alice 2 in Imax.

xbs2034 on May 14, 2016 at 2:23 pm

X-Men Apocalypse is going to playing both here (in Dolby Cinema and regular formats) and the Ewalk (regular formats and then RPX and 4DX), as well as both theaters on East 86th street, plus other theaters very close to each other.

I understand some of the reasons behind passing the clearance rules, and maybe it’s just that it’s new to me, but on first impression I don’t like it. It feels to me like a way for the biggest studio releases to get everywhere, and that might leave less room for smaller releases (and I like blockbusters probably more than most people, so don’t want to sound like I’m hating on them, but feel having variety in film options is crucial).

moviebuff82 on May 10, 2016 at 6:43 pm

Too bad Civil War isn’t playing in dolby cinema at this location yet they keep Jungle Book.