Regal E-Walk Stadium 13

247 W. 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.

Contributed by br91975

Recent comments (view all 262 comments)

FAShaffi
FAShaffi on August 24, 2016 at 8:27 pm

does anyone know if auditorium 12 and 13 are the only scope screens in this theater? or are there more?

markp
markp on August 6, 2017 at 1:27 pm

I’m happy to report that our 70MM print of “Dunkirk” went out in the same pristine condition it was received in. As a matter of fact it is being shipped back to Warner Brothers to be used for select future screenings.

CF100
CF100 on September 16, 2017 at 10:32 am

Joe Vogel: 4DX may at the time of your post only had a handful of installations in the US, but internationally it’s installed in 400+ screens. It’s not exactly what I’d think of as the future of cinema but… target market etc… you may not enjoy it, but I imagine, for instance, a 10 year old would love it.

Here in the UK, Cineworld have an ongoing programme of new installations, including one at the Empire Leicester Sq., so I think it’s here to stay, at least for the time being…

The RPX auditorium in the JKRP Architects pages that you posted a link to can also be seen on Eomac’s site.

Rather an odd choice of wall colours. I wonder how big the screen is?

StunPlex
StunPlex on September 16, 2017 at 11:40 am

What happened to the RPX here?

xbs2034
xbs2034 on September 19, 2017 at 7:08 am

StunPlex, this theater is currently undergoing renovations (looks like it is being done in phases with 7 or 8 of the 13 screens open at a time), so I think it is currently the RPX screen’s turn.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on September 19, 2017 at 7:10 am

Are they installing recliners

xbs2034
xbs2034 on September 19, 2017 at 7:53 am

Yes, and they are upgrading the sound systems to 7.1 or Atmos

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.

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