AMC Empire 25

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

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Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on January 2, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Justin, have you been inside here yet? (It seems you practically live at the Rockaway!)

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 24, 2011 at 7:50 am

how does it compare with the one in rockaway? The one is ok….the seats near the front of screen suck.

Forrest136
Forrest136 on July 24, 2011 at 7:48 am

Uncomfortable seats, rude patrons and nasty personnel , this place stinks!

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 29, 2011 at 3:33 pm

The exterior of this theater is something to behold, unlike the Regal Ewalk theater right across the street.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on May 10, 2011 at 7:35 pm

I like this theater usually a very good presentation.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on May 10, 2011 at 7:16 pm

I agree saps.

Someday we will tell younger generations about a time when there were 38 screens on 42nd street, across from each other, showing 2D & 3D Hollywood fare, art house, opera, philharmonic concerts, Broadway shows and grind house schlock, all at the same time, to audiences who enjoyed sitting together, albeit in smaller screens than in the heyday of cinema.

Although not the Roxy, this is sure better than Skype. Enjoy it while it is still here.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 10, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Justin, like most (all?) AMC theaters coast-to-coast, all shows here starting before noon are only $6.00. And the regular admission price of $13. is not much higher than the usual suburban price (your beloved AMC Rockaway is $11., for example.)

And I’ve never waited on line, especially with about 20 ticket kiosks in the lobby.

So, please…stop in next time you’re in the neighborhood. And once you’re in the door you can wander around nearly at will, checking out the different levels and cinemas. You’ll be glad you did.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 10, 2011 at 1:15 pm

amazing….I actually go by that theater when I’m in Times Square but never been there due to its expensive prices and long lines…good thing I live near an AMC theater that is not as busy as this one yet has plenty of parking around it compared to parking in a lot then walking all the way to the theater.

42ndStreetMemories
42ndStreetMemories on May 10, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Interesting article on the current AMC with some history of the Empire (and beyond).

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Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on October 13, 2010 at 8:14 am

Nice shot above on Oct. 11, 2010.

woody
woody on October 11, 2010 at 3:07 am

seen here in the 20/30’s as the Eltinge Burlesque
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/5068941189/

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 7, 2010 at 12:12 pm

I agree tinseltoes. Hope the bedbug Empire doesn’t strike back at this theater!!!

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 20, 2010 at 6:05 am

Perhaps all “screens” should also be branded with a prominent “EXT” to indicate regular treatments by an EXTerminator. Just one visit isn’t going to permanently end the problem.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 19, 2010 at 12:27 pm

For one day, the theater was closed so that pest control would spray the theater with bug spray. The theater reopened the next day. I also noticed that one of the screens is now an ETX. How is ETX at the theater? I hope ETX comes to Rockaway.

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on August 17, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Don’t let the bedbugs bite.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on August 5, 2010 at 5:57 am

AMC and Regal didn’t put small theaters out of business. Audiences embracing big stadium seating noisy multiplexes did.

If people bought tickets to quaint, small, classic theatres AMC and Regal would have bought, built or remodeled one on every block in America.

You should also note that specialty theatre audiences practically disappeared when the DVD player and VOD arrived.

buymovieposters
buymovieposters on August 4, 2010 at 10:36 pm

folks lets remember that it’s cinemas like amc and regal that have hurt and put small classic theaters out of business. this along with the fact that i cannot stand modern film is just another reason why i no longer go to the movies.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on August 4, 2010 at 8:18 pm

What is the digital format used with Sony4K Processors?

NYer
NYer on May 23, 2010 at 6:40 pm

This establishment was charging $20 for “Shrek Forever After” 3D IMAX not including internet fees. After complaints they have reduced it to $17 plus fees.

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moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 3, 2010 at 12:14 pm

When AMC opened this theater in 2000, it had all the major sound formats in that theater, not to mention 35mm film. Now all of the screens will have just one digital sound format and 4k screens.

John Fink
John Fink on May 3, 2010 at 12:11 pm

I can’t imagine that 35MM will be going away at Empire, it’s/it was the most popular theater in the country. At Younge & Dundas, another 100% digital complex when it opened – 35MM was in use (I heard originally at the request of TFF) – last time I was there I saw Big Fan in glorious 35MM, a film with “noisy” film grain and all – wouldn’t have wanted to see it digitally. I can’t imagine Empire could go 100% digital, with 25 screens and 16 across the street Empire is bound to want to show an indie film that digital isn’t available for, unless it means that new AMC Independent program will mean that for the micro budget indie films that may pop up in a market or two (if we’re lucky) they’ll be screened off a DVD using the pre-show projector (that would suck).

William
William on May 3, 2010 at 9:44 am

At AMC the job will be called Presentation Manager. And close to no one in the booth area. And there will be two guys going around the city fixing what needs to be fixed. That job of fixing has been around for ten years in the Los Angeles market now. It’s coming East very soon.