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 April 23, 2019 at 5:23 pm

New logo signage has been at this theater since Cineworld took over Regal back in the fall of last year. AMC needs to step up their a game and put more recliners in their other non premium screens to match up with regal.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on April 23, 2019 at 6:14 pm

What new logo signage? Nothing has been changed.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on April 24, 2019 at 1:21 pm

Cineworld took over this theater?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on April 24, 2019 at 1:40 pm

Cineworld bought Regal.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on August 14, 2019 at 9:24 am

Just posted an article from Film Journal when E Walk open, it has the screen sizes.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on August 14, 2019 at 12:16 pm

Living in Philly, I saw only one movie there, in 2001, in aud 2, because I was seeing more movies in historic theaters. The opening article has the screens at 32 to 45 feet wide (with 4 of them being 36 feet wide) except for 2 auditoriums with 64 feet wide screens. The 64 feet wide is huge, but I did not know that there were such large screens in this plex when it opened. I’d fear now they don’t use masking so scope movies in those 2 large screens which have flat dimensions, would be letterboxed.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on August 14, 2019 at 5:01 pm

The sad thing Theatre 13 specs are wrong because Regal put in a newer RPX screen sometime after Argo played in 2013. All scope films have letterboxing. Regal should of left the original screen in 13.

digital3d
digital3d on August 14, 2019 at 5:26 pm

Theater 13 (RPX) is indeed a flat floating screen now, so it doesn’t have masking. The GM told me that it was 70 foot.

Theater 12 remains a standard wall installed screen, so it has masking. A scope movie won’t have letterboxing here (thank goodness). However a flat movie in theater 12 will have some image cut off due to the masking being weird there for flat movies and not moving all the way to the sides. The staff could probably fix it by adjusting the lens before a flat movie begins playing but of course that is an unreasonable expectation nowadays.

I’d recommend for flat movies here to go to Theater 13 and for scope titles to go to theater 12.

However even scope films in the RPX are alright because the screen is so huge, it’s like an IMAX screen, the letterboxing isn’t as annoying as elsewhere.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on August 15, 2019 at 10:26 am

For me I think the RPX is a waste of money. Spending the extra money to see bars at the top and bottom of the screen is a waste.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 15, 2019 at 1:05 pm

It’s kinda like Dolbyy Cinema at AMC where the sound is better than the imax yet the picture sucks

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