AMC Empire 25

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

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xbs2034 on October 12, 2018 at 6:30 am

I saw the new IMAX laser projector with First Man last night. Some very impressive images, though I still think with theater size and design that Lincoln Square is the best.

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on October 9, 2018 at 6:14 am

Eltinge was the name prior to Laffmovie. At that time, there was a beloved “legit” Empire, which was in the midst of a record-breaking run of “Life With Father.”

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 8, 2018 at 8:29 pm

It was the Laffmovie from 1942 to 1953. It was the Empire before and after.

42ndStreetMemories on October 8, 2018 at 7:10 pm

What year did LaffMovie become the Empire?

xbs2034 on October 7, 2018 at 6:51 pm

Yes, it opened with Venom this past weekend. I want to see the system, and will probably check it out with First Man (it won’t have the same effect as filling Lincoln Square’s massive screen, but I’ve seen lots of films on laser there already)

xbs2034 on September 21, 2018 at 5:26 am

The IMAX screen is currently closed, and looks like it will reopen with Venom (though tickets are not on sale yet). Don’t know if it that’s enough time to add a new projector (since they already did the sound, seating, and interior design upgrades), or if it’s just other touch ups.

ridethectrain on August 16, 2018 at 2:16 pm

The imax theatre has the new seats like Lincoln Square and has 12 channels sound. The auditorium was built with thr same Lincoln square screen. Unless there upgrade the IMAX picture to laser

moviebuff82 on August 16, 2018 at 2:07 pm

The imax at this theater will be one of many to get the laser upgrade along with updated seats.

moviebuff82 on July 30, 2018 at 6:57 pm

Looks like moviepass will go the way of the dinosaur…

moviebuff82 on July 22, 2018 at 6:28 pm

moviebuff82 on July 8, 2018 at 3:33 pm

two years from now this megaplex turns 20 years old.

moviebuff82 on July 1, 2018 at 3:32 pm

If amc renovates the other screens that don’t have recliners, they should check the seats for any bedbugs!!!

moviebuff82 on June 29, 2018 at 2:24 pm

It seems that AMC rolled out its own version of moviepass called A-List which allows amc stubs members to see up to three movies in any format a day for $20. The downside is that alternative content is excluded from this program.

moviebuff82 on April 29, 2018 at 10:57 am

Too bad this theater lacks 4d which the ewalk has right across the street

ridethectrain on April 8, 2018 at 10:35 am

I love my imax 3D and reald 3D

moviebuff82 on April 8, 2018 at 10:31 am

Now it’s allowed. Moviepass merged with moviefone this past week. It’s been ten years since Imax first came here in digital form as well as digital 3d the year after. Flash forward to now and 3d is not doing well not only at the cinema but at home. Premium 2d formats like imax and even dolby have outgrossed 3d and 2d dolby and imax recently as people are getting sick of 3d.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on March 22, 2018 at 2:17 pm

AMC didn’t stop Moviepass here. It was the other way around.

zoetmb on March 22, 2018 at 2:09 pm

I don’t know whether they’ve converted some of the screens to lounge seating, but the seat count is way down from what it was. Looks to me like the current total seat count is around 3369. That doesn’t include wheelchair spots, but it does include the accompany wheelchair seats. The IMAX #1 screen is 312, the Dolby #8 is 221. Two other screens (probably #13 and #18) are 301 and 256. The other 21 screens have 50 to 152 seats.

I don’t know how they can stop Moviepass because they don’t know Moviepass is being used. Moviepass essentially puts money onto a credit card. AMC doesn’t know Moviepass is being used as it’s just a payment method. Moviepass can’t be used for IMAX or Dolby screens, but it’s Moviepass that prevents that.

In terms of advance ticket sales, the next Avengers movie has already broken all previous AMC records. After the first 72 hours of advance ticket sales at AMC, Infinity War is 257.6% ahead of Black Panther, 715.5% ahead of Captain America: Civil War and 1106.5% ahead of Avengers: Age of Ultron. So for everyone who complains that Hollywood is only making sequels, prequels and comic book movies, that’s because they sell.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on February 17, 2018 at 8:29 pm

At that rate, adjusted for inflation, it would end on par with “MEN IN BLACK”.

moviebuff82 on February 17, 2018 at 2:28 pm

moviebuff82 on January 26, 2018 at 2:35 pm

Moviepass is not allowed at this theater anymore…

moviebuff82 on January 15, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Has anyone seen the new amc policy trailers? I miss the amc characters…

moviebuff82 on January 10, 2018 at 12:15 pm

20 years ago this theater was being built by moving the old empire to the side to become the lobby and the rest is history.

moviebuff82 on December 30, 2017 at 11:18 am

I wonder if tourists in times square prefer this theater over the regal?