AMC Empire 25

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

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digital3d on October 11, 2017 at 5:12 pm

She isn’t the only one. It’s masses of people. Time and time again. BTW I’m pretty sure each auditorium has different carpets. So they can very well be from AMC Empire 25.

It could have happened to both. Her boyfriend gave the photos to her. There is even a video from the auditorium!

Name me one other theater that has been consistently for 7 years been gettings bed bug complain after bed bug complain?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 11, 2017 at 4:52 pm

Allegations are not proof, and I have yet to see a single photo of a bed bug at this theatre. The recent photos on Facebook you linked to are not on this theatre’s carpeting. Where did Jessica discover her bed bugs photos if it happened to her boyfriend and not her? Also, this is the second time, she says. Hmmnn!

As a district manager for a theatre chain in NYC I used to get numerous calls every year claiming that if I did not supply them a yearly free pass for their mysterious bites,(bed bugs, fleas, rats, mice, ticks, spiders) they would call the press and trash our theatre. I assume the same still happens today, hence my skepticism.

digital3d on October 11, 2017 at 4:18 pm

BTW here is some more proof for you:

2010 – 2011 –——126740848.html 2015 – 2017 –

a bunch of years:

Not just me. Not just one or two pictures. This has been happening for years.

digital3d on October 11, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Yes. That petition has 4 news articles and one link with an actual picture of a bed bug.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 11, 2017 at 12:31 pm

That’s a link to your petition.

digital3d on October 11, 2017 at 12:20 pm

That one has 4 news articles and one link with the actual picture of a bed bug. (The 2017 one)

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 11, 2017 at 12:13 pm

None have proof and different theatres have your petition. What is the proof? All I have ever seen is an insect rash photo that could have occurred anywhere from anything, including hives.

I have no reason to defend AMC, but these stories all seem like nonsense and you should not spread them unless you have first hand knowledge. Theatres in NYC often get fleas and fruit flies. This easily solved by cleaning and pest control, not by renovations.

digital3d on October 11, 2017 at 11:36 am

Did you read the page? No, not all proof of google came from me. In fact, none of it comes from me. I didn’t even live in NYC before 2014 and reports date back to 2010. I give like 4 different links to news articles and one recent facebook post with proof plus an entire yelp page with bed bug reports in that page. Even in the comments one guy said he got bit last week.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 11, 2017 at 11:21 am

The only reports on google seem to come from you. I worked in the industry for 34 years. In spite of thousands of urban legends and theatre reputations damaged, I never saw a single bed bug in a theatre. I suggest you show proof before starting any new petitions since bed bugs in NYC are rare in October and you may be promoting a silly conspiracy.

digital3d on October 11, 2017 at 11:07 am

First, I don’t think I every asked AMC for a freebie. The first petition was directed at screening organizers, not AMC.

This one is directly at AMC. Regardless whether you pay for a movie or catch it for free, you shouldn’t be getting bed bugs home. It’s a no-brainer that AMC should renovate the Empire 25 or at least alert their customers.

There are A LOT of reports by people of bed bugs there. It’s not a joke anymore.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 11, 2017 at 10:56 am

Oh, wait. It’s you!

digital3d on August 24, 2016 at 3:11 pm

Please consider signing my petition:

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 11, 2017 at 10:52 am

Here is the same guy who also claims the AMC 34th street has bed bugs.

Perhaps Martin Samoylov is a carier or unhappy that AMC won’t give him freebies every time he complains.

digital3d on October 11, 2017 at 10:33 am

Bed bugs were again reported at this theater. This time the person took pictures of the actual bugs. This is now the 7th year since the bed bug scare for this theater went on the news in 2010. It’s time for AMC Empire 25 to renovate just like AMC Kips Bay 15 and AMC Village 7.

Please consider signing the petition:

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on September 29, 2017 at 8:05 pm

Hmm. Looking at it again with the benefit of being able to pause and take a longer look, perhaps it isn’t the Empire after all.

digital3d on September 29, 2017 at 7:53 pm

Here is the commercial for reference:

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on September 29, 2017 at 7:38 pm

I like the director’s cut, but I must say the original theatrical narration goes well with the film’s neo-Noir aesthetic.

Also wanted to say that I think the new AT&T iPhone 8 commercial – where the guy buys the new phone for his wife and also buys one on her behalf for himself – was filmed in the balcony area cafe of the Empire. You can see the auditorium dome and glimpses of the proscenium in the background. Sure looks like the Empire, anyway.

moviebuff82 on September 29, 2017 at 12:49 pm

Amen. I liked the theatrical version with the narration that I grew up with on VHS, as well as the director’s cut.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on September 18, 2017 at 9:44 am

It’s not the original. It’s the lame FINAL CUT of “Blade Runner”. Not worth bothering with.

xbs2034 on September 17, 2017 at 9:21 pm

This theater will be one of six screening the IMAX remaster of the original Blade Runner on September 20th. Hopefully they will add a double feature with the sequel or something, but at the moment the IMAX release of that classic is going to be very rare.

ridethectrain on August 31, 2017 at 2:50 pm

Just posted a photo of the new imax renovation at the Empire. Still haven’t seen a movie in their yet. Just got a quick peak of the auditorium, new seats.

moviebuff82 on August 27, 2017 at 2:24 pm

One of a few theaters in the NYC area that streamed last night’s boxing match to sell out crowds.

moviebuff82 on July 22, 2017 at 8:59 am

Dunkirk is being played in digital liemax as well as regular and dolby cinema.

moviebuff82 on July 8, 2017 at 6:43 am

This theater is jokingly referred to as “AMC Bedbug 25” on social media due to the ongoing bedbug problems at this venue.

moviebuff82 on May 29, 2017 at 5:06 pm

They should install this system in all digital imaxes.

xbs2034 on May 25, 2017 at 10:21 pm

I saw Pirates of the Caribbean 5 in IMAX here tonight, and can confirm they installed the new 12 channel sound system. In fact, if you look at the ceiling, you can see the additional speakers with the IMAX logo on them.

In this movie, the overheads were only really used in a few scenes, but was very impressed when they were utilized. And overall from tonight and IMAX laser screenings, I feel this new IMAX sound system can compete with any other sound format I’ve come across.

Also, as previously noted the seats/interior design were improved, and I think the sightlines were as well (in a film like Pirates which uses the full IMAX screen, I remember sometimes the very bottom of the picture would be blocked a bit by the head of someone from the first row before). With the knowledge and expectation that the projector and screen size weren’t changing, I was pretty impressed by the renovation otherwise.