AMC Empire 25

234 W. 42nd Street,
New York, NY 10036

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markp on November 12, 2020 at 4:23 pm

hdtv267, you havent annoyed or agrivated me. I was just making my point that I never was one who was going apes over this movie. All I looked at it was for a paycheck. Im just sorry that paycheck never materialized. I always look at your posts as informative and in many cases, truthful about how certain theatres get so many posts while there is nothing special about the buildings.

hdtv267 on November 12, 2020 at 2:12 pm

I went back and re-read my original post about this and didn’t notice where I singled you out. So I’m not quite sure where all the vitriol is coming from.

There have been more than a few posters on here who really care about seeing that movie in the 70mm IMAX format deal, I was purely providing some information some might find helpful to see that movie or any others in a safe environment.

I apologize if I ruffled feathers , and btw, my user name shows up in the heading, so you’re really don’t need to use it in the post.

markp on November 12, 2020 at 1:29 pm

hdtv267, the only interest I had in Tenet was before covid when I was going to run it in 70MM at the E Walk and Lincoln Square. Once that got cancelled I could care less.

hdtv267 on November 12, 2020 at 12:41 pm

that’s your opinion and thank you for your input and yes in fact AMC is doing that very thing, thus the article I put the link for. Looked pretty clear to me by the headline shrug

AMC, Cinemark, Alamo offer this program and from what I’ve read it has been doing well.

For a new release it comes to 7.45 a head for 20 people. Special format releases like 3D and IMAX work out to 17.45 a head for 20. At AMC, the concession stands are open where permissable, so that’s on each individual attendee.

At that price, it would be worth it to rent out the Lincoln Square theatre so all those interested could go see Tenet if it’s that important to them, just saying.

markp on November 12, 2020 at 11:57 am

hdtv267 I cant speak for AMC, but I know my local Cinemarks offer something similar in all theatres. Its possible AMC is doing the same thing. To me its not worth the price.

hdtv267 on November 12, 2020 at 9:21 am

Photo of this complex is used in a Hollywood Reporter story explaining how AMC theatres can be rented out now for private screenings.

Prices range from $149 to $349

So I wonder if you can all go rent the one at Lincoln Square and watch Tenet.

walterk on October 28, 2020 at 5:49 pm

Mike (saps), if you want to to italicize something, check this out:

Steps 3-5 are all you need on CT to make it happen.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on October 28, 2020 at 4:04 pm

My takeaway from this is, I wonder how you italicize something…

moviebuff82 on October 28, 2020 at 3:47 am

The seat reduction is due to the digital Imax as well as the prime and dolby screens.

ridethectrain on September 21, 2020 at 12:04 pm

Please update, seating is about 4024 seats (this does include the seat reduction in 1, 8 and 18

moviebuff82 on June 26, 2020 at 5:58 am

This theater may not reopen by the middle of july due to the governor not allowing theaters and gyms to open during the next phase of recovery. Not only that but a few movies have been delayed due to what’s going on. On a lighter note, does anyone remember the Mars cafe? It was a sci-fi restaurant that was a bit like Planet Hollywood.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on June 24, 2020 at 8:50 pm

That McDonalds, which occupies the main floor of the Candler Building, was not there since 1984. Back in the 80’s that space would have encompasses a few storefronts between the Cine 42nd and the Harris Theatre. The McDonalds I remember from the 80’s was next to the Embassy I, on Seventh Ave. The 42nd St McD’s didn’t open until sometime in the 90’s – maybe even the early 2000’s – after the New Amsterdam and New Victory were reborn.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on June 24, 2020 at 5:37 pm

That McDonald’s on 42nd St. had such a nice flashy marquee, flashing lights and hoopla, I’ll be sorry to see it shut down

moviebuff82 on June 24, 2020 at 5:25 pm

The McDonald’s restaurant that has been around since 1984 when the Empire theater was around is being closed today for good as it focuses on the newer location a few blocks from the original restaurant. As for the Empire 25, it may not reopen by the 15th given that cases nationally are on the rise.

hdtv267 on June 11, 2020 at 12:38 pm

yes and what does that have to do with this particular complex where you need to post it here – for heavens sake, if you have this compulsion , at least give some of the other AMC theatres some love.

I mean there’s a 15 screener in Apple Valley, MN that doesn’t even have a picture posted of the place.. #ShareTheLove

moviebuff82 on June 11, 2020 at 9:38 am

even with the reduced seating it’s still AMC’s #1 theater in the US and worldwide.

stevenj on June 11, 2020 at 8:08 am

walterk – thanks for the detailed info.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on June 10, 2020 at 7:42 pm

Cinemark said they can profitably operate at 30-35% capacity. Which begs the question, why do all chains charge so much?

walterk on June 10, 2020 at 7:31 pm

stevenj, even if your local theatre has 1400 seats in the orchestra, they can still only have a maximum audience of 100 under the rules issued by the California Public Health Department Monday. “Movie theaters can have 25% of theater capacity or maximum of 100 attendees, whichever is lower.” You can view an 11 page pdf of the guidelines here, items specific to movie theaters are on pages 11 and 12.

stevenj on June 10, 2020 at 3:30 pm

Indeed. This theater has 3699 so hopefully, even with limited capacity it will eventually come back ok. But the smaller and/or independent theaters (of any size) are likely to have problems. My closest local theater (an independent) has 1400 seats but in the past only the orchestra floor seating was open. Seems they were doing a good business with their varied programming up until the shutdowns but may have to reopen the balcony to increase the capacity.

robboehm on June 10, 2020 at 12:48 pm

But limited capacity when there are fewer than a hundred seats spells trouble.

stevenj on June 10, 2020 at 12:06 pm

robboehm Parts of California, yes. But the governor has allowed counties or groups of counties in the same geographical area to supercede state covid regulations based on public health data. We have been told here in the Bay Area that reopening will be very slow. In SF where I live the mayor has said “August” for theaters reopening (that could change) and at that only limited capacity allowed.

robboehm on June 10, 2020 at 9:05 am

stevenj I know they’ll be doing that in California. In New York we’re still two phases away.

stevenj on June 10, 2020 at 8:38 am

New York Times article from June 9 on AMC reopening some of it’s theaters in July. I’m posting here since this is where the conversation is but if someone wants to move it to the main page be my guest.


Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on June 10, 2020 at 7:14 am

Sorry, the front page of the site is reserved for three year old stories that are never changed or updated