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

Recent comments (view all 286 comments)

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

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on September 17, 2020 at 8:54 pm

Please update 1346 seats.

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on November 10, 2020 at 6:21 am

Although this never re-opened after pandemic shutdown, all Regal Cinemas that did have now closed again until further notice. News report here

hdtv267
hdtv267 on November 10, 2020 at 8:12 am

Yes, so maybe this post might apply to the New York State or California theatres that did re-open and now are closing?

https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Regal-Cinemas-to-Close-Remaining-Open-Locations-in-New-York-and-California-20201110

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on November 10, 2020 at 2:16 pm

This hasn’t reopened since it was in nyc

hdtv267
hdtv267 on November 11, 2020 at 1:41 am

right, but is this the only one? I’m just confused why certain theatre complexes are singled out.

Don’t all theatres matter?

Fotomac
Fotomac on November 22, 2020 at 10:53 pm

Can anyone remember the aspect ratio of the RPX screen? Is it 1.90 or 2.35? Or is it somewhere in between?

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on November 24, 2020 at 9:26 pm

1.90. in 2014 I believe they put a floating 1.90 no masking. The first RPX screen installed in 2010 was better.

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