AMC Empire 25

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

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moviebuff82 on May 19, 2019 at 6:19 am

Same for Reald 3d. Don’t forget Prime is also in this theater too. Not too far away from this theater, a digital billboard caught fire but no one was hurt!!

ridethectrain on May 12, 2019 at 3:36 pm

The ushers don’t clean the regular auditoriums. I saw the 1240 show of “The Intruder” in theatre 21, the theatre was dirty. Seats are busted. What Inside Edition show about AMC dirty theatres, it still true.

Unless you pay big bucks for IMAX or DOLBY CINEMA, AMC doesn’t care about the regular auditoriums.

curmudgeon on April 24, 2019 at 8:38 am

I can’t believe audiences are so stupid to accept such bad presentation. Demand a refund!!

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on April 23, 2019 at 6:16 pm

moviebuff82, the Regal across the street is just as bad and I own stock in Cineworld.

moviebuff82 on April 23, 2019 at 5:21 pm

This is why I avoid theatres like this…amc is known for issues like this and hopefully they fix stuff once Endgame opens this weekend as this theater shows its age.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on February 4, 2019 at 6:45 pm

Saw “VICE” there today. I was on the top floor and the masking was wrong for the whole movie. If I wanted to complain I would have missed half the movie because there was no staff for four floors.
If you try to complain online it does not allow it unless you bought the ticket online. Ridiculously stupid!

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on February 4, 2019 at 6:24 pm

A report on the grotesque conditions – vermin and uncleanliness – were reported on Friday’s (2/1/19) Inside Edition.


ridethectrain on February 3, 2019 at 1:04 pm

The Empire is showing it age, theatre 7 and 8, some leather seats replace with seat backs from other auditriums. See photo

curmudgeon on November 24, 2018 at 11:48 pm

Apart from the Paris, does any Manhattan cinema still have screen curtains?

LARGE_screen_format on November 24, 2018 at 5:36 pm


Thanks for sharing those photos. What are those seat transducers like in AMC Prime? AMC Dolby Cinema doesn’t feature those, does it?

ridethectrain on November 24, 2018 at 3:37 pm

Just uploaded photos of the new AMC Prime Auditorium Screen #18. Theatre has Dolby Atmos, no Dolby Vision

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on November 4, 2018 at 2:10 pm

As a regular here I can tell you that there ARE never ending escalators. There are NO bed bugs. Never have been.

NYer on November 4, 2018 at 10:05 am

moviebuff82, all the theatres are new built from the ground up. The original Empire theatre is the box office, then you take escalators to the auditoriums that were built up behind the original. The ticket machines are were the original stage and screen were. If you go to the photo sections you can see the box office with the proscenium, there are no theaters, lobby or concessions in the old Empire.

moviebuff82 on November 4, 2018 at 6:20 am

When i first heard about this theater I thought it was a new theater built from the ground up, upon reading stuff about it online i knew that the original theater became the lobby when it moved to the left and 25 screens were added to the building. It remains the largest multiplex in the tri-state area with the most screens and the busiest theater in the USA. It is also notorious for its never ending escalators and bed bugs.

42ndStreetMemories on November 4, 2018 at 6:12 am

Willburg145….. have you gone through the Photos section for the Empire. I know the iconic Diane Arbus balcony shot is there and possibly others.

Willburg145 on November 4, 2018 at 5:09 am

Shame there are no pictures of the interior during its heyday.

moviebuff82 on October 25, 2018 at 12:38 pm

Prime at AMC is now at this theater.

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