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.

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Recent comments (view all 241 comments)

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.

moviebuff82 on August 20, 2014 at 12:46 pm

This coming November, this theater turns 15 years old. It was the first megaplex in Times Square with 10 or more screens and did robust business and often carried over product from its sister theaters in the surround area when it was owned by Loews Cineplex. Things have changed since then…the smaller theaters have shut down and become retail space/concert hall venues, and attendance has changed yet the main two theaters in Times Square have attracted millions of moviegoers each year.

Mikeoaklandpark on August 20, 2014 at 1:08 pm

I am confused moviebuff82, is it not 13 screens anymore? How many are left?

HowardBHaas on August 20, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Vague post. He’s referring to other theaters (formerly “sister theters” the Sony State 4 screener & the Astor Plaza being given over to other uses. This theater remains with as many screens as when it opened.

theatrefan on February 6, 2015 at 4:32 pm

When this multiplex first opened, on the second floor concession stand they supposedly had a vintage-antique salvaged Loew’s signage above the stand, I wonder if it was truly vintage & if so which original Loew’s Theatre it came from? From the photo I have, it looks like it would have been a roof sign.

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