Regal E-Walk Stadium 13

247 West 42nd Street,
New York, NY 10036

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Regal E-Walk Stadium 13

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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.

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Recent comments (view all 241 comments)

Giles on June 1, 2010 at 1:40 pm

For $18.50 I expect them to have cell block technology so that NO one can call/receive/text – at all.

Giles on June 15, 2010 at 11:11 pm

any news if the RPX system/auditorium has been upgraded for 7.1 sound for ‘Toy Story 3’?

Giles on June 18, 2010 at 12:54 pm

according to Dolby’s link of upgraded 7.1 sound theatres – Regal in and around Washington DC has started the conversion, but the RPX screen hasn’t – that’s very odd, I would have thought E-Walk would have been one of the first tier of theatres to have been converted.

Giles on June 21, 2010 at 8:38 pm

apparently the New York Times ad on Sunday (6/20) has denoted the RPX system as having been upgraded to 7.1 digital surround

TLSLOEWS on July 16, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Interesting reading on this one.

Movieguy11375 on April 26, 2012 at 3:03 am

Regal installed a new, oddly shaped screen in the “RPX.” Now, the scope screen is significantly SMALLER than the original screen in that auditorium. You get a bigger scope screen in the auditorium next door. For $3 LESS. This RPX think is the biggest scam on 42nd Street. “Making your big screen experience even bigger.” What a crock of bull. Save your money.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on April 26, 2012 at 6:34 am

I don’t know why anyone would pay so much to go here, when the AMC Empire across the street is only $6. for all shows before noon. And if something is playing at the E-Walk and not the Empire, then it’s usually also playing at the AMC 34th Street, only eight short blocks south.

mhvbear on September 4, 2013 at 10:58 am

The Regal E-Walk on 42nd Street opened as a Loew’s. The RPX screen is Theater 13 and there is not much difference in screen size than Theater 12. Theaters 12 & 13 are the 2 largest in the complex and had the same number of seats (550 per) and large screens. Regal did put new leather seating in The RPX screen and a more elaborate sound system but the screen size looks the same. The one sheet in the lobby says that the RPX screen has Dolby Atmos but I have not been able to confirm that.

ilw on March 29, 2014 at 5:14 pm

I can confirm that the RPX screen has Dolby Atmos. I saw “Noah” here in Dolby Atmos this weekend, and the Atmos trailer was shown before the movie.

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