AMC Empire 25

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

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moviebuff82 on March 16, 2016 at 11:30 am

When did AMC Empire 25 first get digital projectors? I know the E Walk had a digital 8 channel sdds presentation of Final Fantasy The Spirits Within nearly 15 years ago. I think they stopped showing 35mm film around 2010 or so.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 14, 2016 at 1:25 pm

So how many seats does Theatre 1 have? (I couldn’t tell from the posts above…)

moviebuff82 on March 14, 2016 at 11:51 am

Even with the recent changes to this theater, this place still brings in the big bucks along with that other top theater in Lincoln Square which will get the laser IMAX first before Empire gets it.

ridethectrain on March 8, 2016 at 7:54 pm

Theatres 13 and 18 are the 2nd biggest 371 seats, followed by 9 and 14 301 seats. 12 and 17 255. Prime now screen 8 218

Theatre 2 50 Theatre 3 122 Theatre 4 73 Theatre 5 129 Theatre 6 154 7.140
10 and 15 117 11 and 16 95
19 137
20 139
21 117
22 95
23 76
24 95
25 140

The Prime auditorium lost 400 seats. That used to be the biggest auditorium, but when it was ETX/Dolby Atmos They must had trouble selling it out due to know one wanted to pay $20. to see the film

moviebuff82 on February 26, 2016 at 6:39 pm

Are all screens 4k projection with the exception of the digital IMAX?

moviebuff82 on January 20, 2016 at 4:43 pm

Which screens have 7.1 and which ones have 5.1?

xbs2034 on January 20, 2016 at 12:35 pm

The Prime (now Dolby Cinema) certainly does not have the second most seats as it uses those recliners which cut down seating capacity dramatically.

There is a regular screen (think theater #13 but not sure) on the second main floor which has a lot of seats and my guess is second to IMAX.

moviebuff82 on January 20, 2016 at 11:35 am

Which screen has the most seats? I think the IMAX is, followed by the AMC Prime auditorium.

Movieholic on December 23, 2015 at 8:16 am

It’s an understatement to say this place is HUGE! I saw “Captain Phillips” here two years ago in, I think, Auditorium 6, which is probably one of the smaller ones but still nice. I’d come back.

moviebuff82 on November 25, 2015 at 3:54 am

maybe when they moved the old Empire building out west from its old location to make room for the 25 screens there were older bedbugs that creeped into the multiplex.

digital3d on November 14, 2015 at 9:09 pm

Well I kind of did. There was the newspaper that reported the bed bugs too. Also, if it would be fake, then why did the theater close for several days?

Personally, I just prefer a theater without a bed bug history. I don’t care if the story is fake or not, I just want to have peace in mind.

Also, btw, I had friends telling me that they felt itchy during a screening… (that wasn’t for Empire 25 though, but just saying that it’s not always competitors trying to bring down a theater.)

R68Dtrain2500 on November 14, 2015 at 9:09 pm

The people who dirtied the AMC Empire 25 got to focusing putting their trash in the garbage can after the movies finished instead of turning the AMC 25 multiplex theater a bed bugs motel theater

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on November 14, 2015 at 7:57 pm

Before yelp, you never knew, now did you? So many legit businesses have been killed that way by their competitors. I have no dog in the AMC battle. I actually quite dislike AMC, as I once worked for that horrible company. But this story is probably fake and that theatre is just fine. I have recently attended and it is well run.

digital3d on November 14, 2015 at 7:29 pm

Kinda hard to believe that. Bed bugs seem realistic in such a crowded and dirty theater and especially if so many people post yelp pictures of their bites. I personally rather chose a theater with no bed bug posts on yelp. Bed bugs are not a joke for a regular working class guy, that’s why so many people fear them.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on November 14, 2015 at 7:25 pm

I worked in the movie theatre business for 34 years. We often closed theatres for bed bug extermination. Here is the rub. It was always someone who didn’t like the movie, didn’t get a free pass, and then went and complained to the press. I have never seen a bed bug, but I have seen many con-artists. There are no bugs. There are no exterminators. It’s all just part of the BS business of the show. Enjoy the movie.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on November 14, 2015 at 7:01 pm

If you’re in Time Square to see Star Wars, won’t you be seeing it at the Ziegfeld?

moviebuff82 on November 14, 2015 at 2:01 pm

Hope they go away by the time Star Wars opens….I rarely go to Times Square anymore.

R68Dtrain2500 on November 8, 2015 at 7:25 pm

AMC Empire 25 still getting bedbugs for a second time again I thought they cleaned the whole entire 25 multiplex theater already

digital3d on October 31, 2015 at 11:02 am

Does anyone know if there are still signs of bed bugs in the theater?

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on September 16, 2015 at 9:16 am

moviebuff, you are too discreet. Here’s the text of the linked article

Multiple People Say They Were Bitten By Bedbugs At Times Square AMC Theater

It’s 2010 all over again: multiple people claim that they have been bitten by bedbugs at the AMC Empire 25 multiplex in Times Square.

Joseph Matoske, a 28-year-old Astoria resident, and his girlfriend went to the movie theater on Friday to see (you guessed it) Ant-Man when they encountered the blood-sucking bugs. “As soon as we got home, we noticed we were both itchy and covered in huge bug bites,” he told us. He spoke to a person at the theater who “claims they’re going to close down that section of the theatre. They offered us comp tickets to any AMC location for our troubles.”

Matoske noted that the AMC employee asked him about their specific seats in theater 19. This sounds like the same strategy the company used to deal with bedbugs when that same location was overrun with them back in 2010—back then, they closed the theater-in-question down, then removed and treated specific seats where the bedbugs were spotted.

In addition to Matoske and his girlfriend, at least three other people have complained about bedbug bites there over the last week, including Cindy Feng, who posted multiple shots of her bites on Facebook.

We’ve contacted AMC for comment.

[Text of Facebook posting follows:]

Cindy Feng added 12 new photos. 110 followers · September 7 at 4:06pm · Edited ·


—-WARNING TO PEOPLE IN NEW YORK—– I’m not sure about the other locations but please please please DON’T GO TO THE TIMES SQUARE LOCATION AMC. It is called AMC Empire 25, they have many bad reviews and I was not aware of this until now. They gave me bed bugs and now I have to burn my house down and clothes. BEWARE IM TELLING YOU. Colleen Frederick

‪#‎amc‬ ‪#‎threatre‬ ‪#‎theater‬ ‪#‎disgusting‬ ‪#‎bed‬ ‪#‎bugs‬ ‪#‎gross

[End of Facebook posting]

moviebuff82 on September 15, 2015 at 2:52 pm

xbs2034 on September 3, 2015 at 9:19 pm

The Dolby Cinema construction is complete, and the Prime screen has now re-opened as the only laser projection screen in NYC (according to Fandango they are showing Mission Impossible Rogue Nation there this week).

theatrefan on August 31, 2015 at 10:10 am

Went to see a film here Yesterday in Auditorium #2, the wallpaper was ripped off the wall, the 4 seats directly in front of me were covered by black garbage bags. AMC you are doing a wonderful job running your NYC flagship location straight into the ground! The only decent house is the Prime theatre, otherwise you are taking chances going to catch a flick in this place. The people of Regal Cinemas across the street do however know how to maintain a theatre properly, let’s hope the film you want to see is showing there, if you don’t mind having your bags checked.

xbs2034 on August 8, 2015 at 2:45 pm

The Prime screen is currently closed for a few weeks of renovation because it will then be reopening as a Dolby Cinema location complete with the Vision laser projection. As far as I know, the IMAX screen here (which is still playing) will remain normal digital, at least for a little while.

moviebuff82 on July 7, 2015 at 11:34 am

Will AMC Prime get the Dolby Vision treatment?