Regal Union Square Stadium 17

850 Broadway,
New York, NY 10003

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Regal Union Square Stadium 17

Manhattan’s first all-stadium seating megaplex opened its doors for business on November 13, 1998 with 3,500-seats. United Artists were the initial operator. In the mid-2000’s it was taken over by Regal. Bookings consist mostly of standard major-studio Hollywood product and, usually at any given time, one or two indie-type and/or foreign flicks.

One of the most successful movie theatres in the city and a consistent source of sell-outs on Friday and Saturday nights. It was expanded to 17 screens in late-2019.

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ridethectrain on December 24, 2019 at 6:43 pm

@jsbreezy Theatre 17 was correct as you said, it almost like screen 8 and 1 at the AMC Empire, full stadium seating. The screen was big, no masking.

Tentatively, going to see 1917 in screen 4 before it closes next year. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to sit in the balcony where I saw most of I my films, including “Enemy Of The State” and “Hurricane”. Out of the screens Regal pick for 1917, screen 4 is the biggest screen and the others are in the smaller houses. Hopefully, screen 9 is good. Did you hear if Union Square is getting RPX, that was a rumor I heard at another Regal location I visited.

ridethectrain on December 31, 2019 at 8:01 pm

Update: Theatre 4 last day will be this Thursday, January 2. No films scheduled in the auditorium after Thursday showing of 1917 and Uncut Gems.

Regal took down the Union Square 14 from the outside marquee and replace it with just Regal. (see the photos section)

According to the theatre managemnt, theatre 17 is slated to be RPX. When I saw Star Wars, it was the only screen upstairs with Blue Lighting, but Regal was in a rush to open the screen, it waiting to convert it to RPX.

Also, theatre 5 4DX, they added 20 more seats to the capacity. They moved the entrance about a few feet to the right.

bigjoe59 on January 1, 2020 at 1:08 pm


to ridethectrain. since you post frequently here don’t you find the color of the new seats off-putting? as I said it looks like a pumpkin threw up. plus they’re nowhere near as comfy as the new seats at the AMC/Loews 19 St.

ridethectrain on January 1, 2020 at 1:12 pm

Guess Regal logo is Orange

bigjoe59 on January 1, 2020 at 1:59 pm


to be frank a colorblind person would have chosen a better color. I wonder who’s the idiot who chose the color?

ridethectrain on March 6, 2020 at 1:51 pm

Just an update on Union Square, all auditoriums are open except for theatre 4 and theatre 8 (now screen 9) downstairs. Theatres 1 to 8 are only open for late afternoon/evening shows due to construction.

moviebuff82 on March 7, 2020 at 10:17 am

Keep it up Regal. BTW, Regal’s parent company is rumored to merge with Cineplex of Canada but that might not happen in the near future according to news reports.

crunchocky on March 9, 2020 at 4:39 pm

Cineworld chose that color when they “re-branded” Regal to the current logo. The color matches the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (also where the Regal headquarters remains).

bigjoe59 on March 10, 2020 at 3:48 pm


to crunchocky- thanks for the info. I still think it looks like a pumpkin threw up. as I have said before a colorblind person would have chosen a better color.

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