AMC Empire 25

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

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alpinedownhiller on January 9, 2017 at 11:56 am

@Kurtpvincent – if you want deep blacks and great contrast, etc. check out IMAX Laser, I’d say it outdoes ever the best film did for contrast and color (unfortunately there are barely any around, I think Lincoln Square and Reading, Boston are the only two in the entire Northeast)

alpinedownhiller on January 9, 2017 at 11:53 am


One odd thing is I found a review that claims #6 is the ETX screen but looking at the seating list on the other page, #6 has only 156 seats. The article also said #7 was big but that has even less seats. I wonder if they re-did the auditorium numbers since that 2011 article?

Hopefully the seating list on the other page isn’t wrong with the numbering.

xbs2034 on January 9, 2017 at 7:18 am

Just to elaborate a bit further, the IMAX is obviously the biggest screen in this theater, though the Dolby Cinema and screens 13 and 18 (which have over 370 seats) are large as well. I think a few screens in the 20s on the top floor are pretty small, but in general the other screens are at least typical multiplex size.

poland626 on January 9, 2017 at 1:26 am


Based on the earlier comment about seating sizes per screen, it says #17 has 262 seats. That’s a good size and not a shoebox screen with 100 or less seats

alpinedownhiller on January 8, 2017 at 6:08 pm

What are the screen sizes like here? Are any those super tiny little shoe box screens? Anyone know if #17 is tiny or pretty big?

moviebuff82 on December 19, 2016 at 11:45 am

Sounds similar to what i usually watch at AMC in Rockaway with a 2d version of a 3d converted movie where the movie looks sharp during the previews but when the lights go down its blurry. This theater is in need of an upgrade soon.

Kurtpvincent on December 18, 2016 at 11:10 am

Be warned – saw Rogue One last night in theater 18 – in 2d. Projector image was subpar – very dim with poor contrast. It wasn’t bad enough for people to walk out – but it was not great. Really missing the vibrancy of a good old film print.

markp on December 1, 2016 at 6:15 am

I have to say that I cant disagree with you folks. Me personally, I can care less about all this laser stuff, etc, but these people with the which seat in which row and this and that. Whatever happened to just going to the movies, watch the damn thing, and enjoy it? I guess I’m just really getting old or I missed something along the way.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on November 30, 2016 at 1:46 pm

hdtv267 is not the annoying one here, although his responding to every asinine post can get a little tiring.

This is not a blog about current attractions, ticket sales, etc. Please find somewhere else to discuss those matters…

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on November 30, 2016 at 1:00 pm

“MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE 2”, “GLADIATOR” and “THE PERFECT STORM” all out-grossed “X-MEN” that summer.

moviebuff82 on November 30, 2016 at 12:02 pm

stop annoying us, hdtv267. When this theater opened back in April of 2000, the top grossing movie for the summer of that year was X-Men at the Empire since it played only there and not Loews Ewalk.

celboy on November 27, 2016 at 9:54 pm

logged in at 1201 got my tix & seats but transactions never completed—-3x—ended up on mac website cause fandango had 20 min wait

celboy on November 27, 2016 at 8:32 pm

Went to theater to get rogue one tix in person bit box office closing at 1145 so this is a fandango sell only…bummer…i got my TFA tix in person because of fandango crash probability

plagasX on November 25, 2016 at 2:41 pm

Whats the exact screen size for the Dolby Cinema??

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on November 18, 2016 at 9:07 am

How about the “Now Open” ad posted on photos page 11…?

moviebuff82 on November 15, 2016 at 12:13 pm

Any grand opening ads? I remember hearing about this theater via the New York Times 16 years ago. It’s still the largest theater in the NYC area and with the most screens.

moviebuff82 on October 8, 2016 at 4:24 pm

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

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on October 7, 2016 at 7:45 pm

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

xbs2034 on October 7, 2016 at 3:17 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 on October 7, 2016 at 11:41 am

What’s the highest grossing movie at this theater?

ridethectrain on October 3, 2016 at 6:16 pm

I doubt their doing baby IMAX theatres

moviebuff82 on October 3, 2016 at 3:35 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 on September 15, 2016 at 1:25 pm

The current seating numbers.