Regal Union Square Stadium 14

850 Broadway,
New York, NY 10003

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theatrefan on October 4, 2016 at 1:52 pm

United Artists Court Street also opened as a Regal, became a UA like Batter Park but never went back to being a Regal even though you can tell it was a Regal by the neon signage in the concession area on the main level. I guess they wanted no more UA’s left in Manhattan because Regal seems to be the primary brand they seem to want to concentrate one.

Mikeoaklandpark on September 30, 2016 at 12:28 pm

When this theater opened and battery Park they were opened under United Artist chain. Even after Regal purchase UA they kept the UA name except here and maybe Queens. Does anyone know why?

Movieholic on September 27, 2016 at 12:40 pm

I saw Hotel Transylvania 2 in 4DX at a different theater in the Boston area but my reaction was pretty much the same as yours xbs2034. It’s enjoyable in small doses but I feel it is better suited to a theme park ride than a feature film. I didn’t mind being sprayed with water but did not like the simulated smells, which were a major turnoff for me.

xbs2034 on April 3, 2016 at 11:43 am

Saw BvS in 4DX here this weekend, and yeah at the start it seems really cool, but there is a reason this type of experience usually is seen in short theme park rides. As with a 2.5 hour movie it can get exhausting, take you out of the movie, and even uncomfortable at times (didn’t like getting sprayed with water so I turned that off which is an option), and I found IMAX to be a better way to see this film.

Still, I would like to at least try it one more time with a shorter film (also I didn’t buy any concessions for the film, and would advise anyone seeing 4dx to do the same as I could see that being a problem). We’ll see if the high ticket price also becomes a problem, but at least for now I had to sit in the first row and looked like most showings were sold out, and it is something which I can see perhaps having more lasting appeal to tourists and kids (when I described it to my nephews they thought it was the coolest thing).

HowardBHaas on April 1, 2016 at 4:40 am

Actually, I thought it was a perfectly relevant question including to this site, as to the economics of movie theaters. And, my opinion is that no, not enough New Yorkers are going to pay for moving seats etc long enough for this to last.

amcbayplaza13 on April 1, 2016 at 4:32 am

Because I figured how much the X4D cost

amcbayplaza13 on March 31, 2016 at 5:44 pm

People in NYC are gonna pay $28 for 4DX at this theater?

Giles on March 31, 2016 at 2:43 pm

does 4DX incorporate Dolby Atmos sound?

xbs2034 on March 27, 2016 at 4:25 pm

Batman v Superman 4DX tickets are over $28 here. I’m always interesting in seeing anything new, and would like to try 4DX once or twice, but that is getting into sticker shock territory.

robboehm on March 27, 2016 at 1:23 pm

Throw in a strobe light or two and everyone will up chuck.

Mikeoaklandpark on March 27, 2016 at 11:42 am

Shaking seats and scents would be disastrous for me and anyone else who has a disability that would be effected by that plus allergic to scents.

markp on March 26, 2016 at 2:43 pm

No they did not Mike (saps). They welcomed it. Of course the movies that were made with those processes were movies with real stories, not the 90% of the crap they put out today. Just my opinion.

HowardBHaas on March 25, 2016 at 4:51 pm

I would welcome Technicolor movies in ‘scope with stereo sound, but will pass on vibrating chairs with scents and “what it is liked to be pissed on by a monkey”

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 25, 2016 at 3:46 pm

Mark, did your family object to glorious Technicolor, breathtaking CinemaScope and stereophonic sound too? link

markp on March 25, 2016 at 11:37 am

hdtv267, I thought so too. I think they are talking about all the ra ra bells and whistles and crap that I have no desire to sit thru. Being a projectionist since 1975 and coming from a family of projectionists, I could care less about shaking seats, recliners, spraying scents, digital laser crap, and sound that blows my eardrums out. But yes it seems that’s all that matters these days here, especially for a few select AMC plexes.

markp on March 24, 2016 at 12:00 pm

I’ll wait for the blu-rays, Thanks

robboehm on March 24, 2016 at 7:08 am

Who needs all this s…. Just give me a good movie, a clean, comfortable environment at a good price.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 23, 2016 at 10:11 pm

Text if the article about 4DX:

It’s an amazing (if increasingly expensive) time to be a downtown cinefile, folks. First the East Village’s AMC got recliners, then Metrograph opened on the Lower East Side, and now the news that’s really going to knock you off your feet: 4DX, the South Korean technology that causes your seat to buck and sway with the action, is finally, finally set to debut at the Regal Union Square Stadium 14. The first film to use the technology in New York City, Batman v. Superman, opens March 25. A second auditorium will open in Times Square in April.

Let’s not forget: this goes beyond just hydraulic seats that pitch you forward mechanical-bull-style every time Superman takes a nose dive or sideways every time he dodges a meteor. Scents piped into the theater will presumably reproduce the smell of Clark Kent’s cologne while puffs of water from the seat in front of you will likely simulate the feeling of being spritzed with it. (Sorry, all of my Superman references are from the ’80s. You expect me to watch a Superman movie as a grown man? Actually, with 4DX in play, I just might.) To get an idea of what the 4DX experience is like, read our writeup of a Star Wars screening in Bogota. As noted when we broke news of 4DX’s arrival (originally expected by the end of 2015), the technology even shows you what it’s like to be pissed on by a monkey.

The 4DX auditorium at Union Square will be followed by the opening, on April 28, of another at the Regal E-Walk 13, in Times Square. They’re just the third and fourth in the nation to undergo the costly conversion to 4DX, which exists in some 228 theaters in 37 countries. The first US auditorium opened in Los Angeles in 2014 and generated $1.7 million in revenue, triple that of the previous year.

You’re probably wondering how much tickets will cost. That’s still uncertain, according to a spokesperson for CJ 4DPLEX. Last time we checked, 4DX tickets in Los Angeles were $16. It’s safe to assume they’ll cost more than that at Regal Union Square, where regular tickets are $15.60 to begin with. One word: brace!

Brianhs on March 23, 2016 at 4:12 pm

So this theater is getting a new 4DX theater installed for Batman V Superman, they don’t know if it’ll be finished by Friday, but they will be done very soon.

SethLewis on November 11, 2015 at 4:48 am

ON a quick trip to NYC this weekend from London…caught Spotlight…great picture but what a dump…Badly lit inside Concessions emptied out for a 9pm show on a Sunday night What a treat to have reserved seating in most multis here in the UK This theatre badly needs an update or reconfiguring

The upside respectful audiences (once they found seats) that actually bothered to watch the credits

moviebuff82 on November 24, 2014 at 5:12 pm

This theater will be one of 30 that will show the new star wars teaser this weekend before its global release next month. Interstellar had a 35mm release here a few weeks ago.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on September 5, 2011 at 7:19 pm

I think they may be referring to the Acme.


Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on June 5, 2009 at 2:32 pm

This link — (which also has a photo of this house) — View link — mentions an “historic Union Square Theater” being torn down. Was that a playhouse, because I haven’t heard of it before.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on June 5, 2009 at 2:25 pm

It has all the charm of the Port Authority Bus Terminal; all that’s missing are announcements of departure times and gate assignments.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on March 26, 2009 at 5:27 pm

Wrong link, Chuck.