Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 & RPX

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

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Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 & RPX

A symbol of the ‘new’ Times Square (built roughly on the same site of a definitive symbol of the old Times Square – the former 24-hour porn grindhouse, the Harem Theatre), this 13-screen, all-stadium seating megaplex (part of the larger E-Walk entertainment complex), replete with retro-Art Deco style touches, murals, and enough neon to illuminate 50 pizza parlors, opened its doors on November 12, 1999.

Initially it had little neighborhood competition – the faded Criterion Center seven-screen multiplex at Broadway and 45th; the white elephant Loews State Theatre on the basement floor of the Virgin Megastore, one block north of the Criterion; and the single auditorium Loews Astor Plaza Theatre on 44th Street, west of Broadway – but, by April of 2000, with those aforementioned theatres either closed, facing increasing irrelevancy, or facing attendance drops of several fractions, the Loews 42nd Street E-Walk found itself competing with a even bigger movie (and crowd) magnet across the street: AMC’s first foray into the NYC film marketplace, the Empire 25.

Despite a battle to fill their combined 38 screens with product, both theatres have succeeded in making Times Square arguably the strongest filmgoing destination it’s ever been.

AMC acquired this theatre, along with the rest of the Loews Cineplex chain, in January 2006. As a condition of approving the merger, the state and federal governments required Loews and AMC to sell ten theatres, including this one.

It became a Regal cinema on September 15, 2006.

Contributed by br91975

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moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 19, 2017 at 11:28 am

Let’s see AMC Empire do that too.

markp
markp on September 20, 2017 at 8:06 am

They were doing the renovations when I worked there running Dunkirk in July. 4 theatres at a time.

Brianhs
Brianhs on October 20, 2017 at 9:20 am

the new renovation is so good! They tottally gutted the theaters and vamped up the sound and picture in addition to good recliners not the cheap amc ones. This is probably my new favorite standard multiplex theater in the city.

StunPlex
StunPlex on November 4, 2017 at 6:02 pm

RPX here re-open. I saw Thor Ragnarok here. The upgrade is pretty cool the new recliner seats are more comfortable then the one in Dolby Cinema and the seats shake just like in Dolby Cinema. But I still pefer the Dolby theater across the street over this. You get better picture (Dolby Vision). I know they both offer Dolby Atmos audio but I find the Dolby theater to sound much better.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on November 8, 2017 at 7:31 pm

The Regal recliners are more comfortable than AMC version. Won’t pay $30. for 4DX.

The new capacities are: 1. 102 2. 128 4DX 3. 75 4. 79 5. 79 6. 79 7. 79 8. 83 9. 84 (still closed, but will be open when Stars Wars play. 10. 70 11. 76 12. 204 13. 208 RPX/Atmos and Auro 11.1

The EMPIRE accross the street needs to upgrade or when movies play date, E-Walk business will impact the AMC Empire 25. The only time I’ll go to the EMPIRE is for IMAX 12 chanels or Dolby Cinema.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on February 11, 2018 at 6:05 pm

http://deadline.com/2018/02/cineworlds-3-6b-acquisition-of-regal-cinemas-approved-by-shareholders-1202276987/

Khnemu
Khnemu on March 18, 2018 at 3:20 pm

The theater is currently listed on Regal’s website as the Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 & RPX.

https://www.regmovies.com/theaters/regal-e-walk-stadium-13-rpx/C00598150267

zoetmb
zoetmb on March 22, 2018 at 2:41 pm

Personally, I think this strategy of pulling out half to two-thirds of the seats to install lounge seating is nuts. Every time they sell-out a show, they’re leaving money on the table, plus it limits the number of ideal seats. It might make sense for Monday-Thursday, but it makes no sense for weekends when popular movies draw big crowds. This theater used to have almost 3300 seats. Now it’s about 1345. The RPX screen was 508 and #12 was 490. Now they’re 208 and 204. They should have left #12 and #13 alone. Why do we have to lie down to see a movie? Ridiculous, IMO.

rayman29
rayman29 on March 22, 2018 at 10:21 pm

I disagree. There are more theaters and showtimes now than 30 years ago. Some shows sell out but most don’t. The smaller capacity is actually more profitable due to higher prices. Why go to a theater if its more comfortable to stay at hone? Its helping ticket sales. Recliners are becoming the norm braces on most cases, they increase profits.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 16, 2018 at 2:06 pm

The vr location is closed.

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