AMC Empire 25

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

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JB1981
JB1981 on October 13, 2017 at 11:53 am

By the way how is the Dolby auditorium there? Only other Dolby Cinema I’ve been to is the one in Eatontown NJ and it’s nice but it’s plagued by the red lights casing a red haze at the corners of the screen. The image quality is spectacular otherwise.

JB1981
JB1981 on October 13, 2017 at 11:51 am

Yea I’m not worried about this to be honest.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 12, 2017 at 9:36 pm

More updates to this false story and the false petition it spurned. http://gothamist.com/2017/10/12/bed_bugs_movies_nyc.php

digital3d
digital3d on October 12, 2017 at 3:32 pm

Some updates, plus instructions on how to be safe when going here: http://gothamist.com/2017/10/12/bed_bugs_movies_nyc.php

digital3d
digital3d on October 12, 2017 at 11:18 am

Yes, but the Dolby auditorium is very new with new leather recliner seats so that one might be fine.

Enjoy the movie!

JB1981
JB1981 on October 12, 2017 at 9:19 am

Just got tickets here for the The Last Jedi double feature event on 12/14 in Dolby Cinema. I have never been to this theater before. Are you telling me I need to worry about possible bed bugs?

digital3d
digital3d on October 11, 2017 at 11:26 pm

Bedbugregistry is not official, it’s a site just like yelp or facebook where there were plenty of incidents reported after 2012.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 11, 2017 at 11:22 pm

There has been one single official incident reported against this theatre in 2012. None before or after.

http://bedbugregistry.com/location/NY/11232-2814/New-York/234%2042nd%20St

digital3d
digital3d on October 11, 2017 at 9:53 pm

I have gone through the comments. Couldn’t find a single one like you’re describing. Can you screenshot one?

BTW I checked images on google review and there are multiple carpets around the theater.

I am happy you never experienced it but that doesn’t mean that others haven’t.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 11, 2017 at 9:45 pm

You are going to have to scroll her FB feed. I have no idea how you link an individual post, but there are several making fun of her. I go to this theatre often and although they have many other problems, I have never seen or experienced bugs of any kind.

digital3d
digital3d on October 11, 2017 at 8:51 pm

Because there are so many reports that there is little to no doubt. Also I want to be able to go there. It’s a beautiful building with 25 different auditoriums. I want to be able to go and check out a film there.

digital3d
digital3d on October 11, 2017 at 8:49 pm

Who is? Please link me to even a single comment “calling her post BS”

We can both go and check AMC Empire 25. I am pretty sure that that is their carpet. For example the dolbly auditorium there has a different carpet than others. Plus there isba video attached where you can hear the movie playing.

And no, I know plenty of theaters that have 0 bed bug complains on yelp.

No, I didn’t. Other people reported bed bugs at the 34th st one.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 11, 2017 at 8:48 pm

By the way, why would you start petitions against a business based on hearsay instead of personal experience?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 11, 2017 at 8:43 pm

I am pretty each auditorium does not have different carpeting. AMC their carpets custom made and buys them in bulk. If you check ‘yelp!’ you will find almost every theatre and hotel in NYC has a bed bug complaint. You yourself started the rumors about AMC 34th Street. The boyfriend (husband, actually)gave her the photos so is not sure where he was. Also, after discovering the bites, he went back and finished watching the movie. Even her friends on FB are calling her post BS.

digital3d
digital3d on October 11, 2017 at 8:12 pm

She isn’t the only one. It’s masses of people. Time and time again. BTW I’m pretty sure each auditorium has different carpets. So they can very well be from AMC Empire 25.

It could have happened to both. Her boyfriend gave the photos to her. There is even a video from the auditorium!

Name me one other theater that has been consistently for 7 years been gettings bed bug complain after bed bug complain?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 11, 2017 at 7:52 pm

Allegations are not proof, and I have yet to see a single photo of a bed bug at this theatre. The recent photos on Facebook you linked to are not on this theatre’s carpeting. Where did Jessica discover her bed bugs photos if it happened to her boyfriend and not her? Also, this is the second time, she says. Hmmnn!

As a district manager for a theatre chain in NYC I used to get numerous calls every year claiming that if I did not supply them a yearly free pass for their mysterious bites,(bed bugs, fleas, rats, mice, ticks, spiders) they would call the press and trash our theatre. I assume the same still happens today, hence my skepticism.

digital3d
digital3d on October 11, 2017 at 7:18 pm

BTW here is some more proof for you:

2010 – http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/08/18/new.york.bedbugs.amc/index.html 2011 – http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Movie-Misery-NYC-Woman-Blames-Times-Square-Theater-for-Bedbugs——126740848.html 2015 – http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bedbug-scare-time-square-amc-empire-25-theater-article-1.2360247 2017 – https://www.facebook.com/findjessicahere/posts/10155202669448003

a bunch of years: https://www.yelp.com/biz/amc-empire-25-new-york?q=bed+bugs

Not just me. Not just one or two pictures. This has been happening for years.

digital3d
digital3d on October 11, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Yes. That petition has 4 news articles and one link with an actual picture of a bed bug.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 11, 2017 at 3:31 pm

That’s a link to your petition.

digital3d
digital3d on October 11, 2017 at 3:20 pm

tinyurl.com/bedbugs25

That one has 4 news articles and one link with the actual picture of a bed bug. (The 2017 one)

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 11, 2017 at 3:13 pm

None have proof and different theatres have your petition. What is the proof? All I have ever seen is an insect rash photo that could have occurred anywhere from anything, including hives.

I have no reason to defend AMC, but these stories all seem like nonsense and you should not spread them unless you have first hand knowledge. Theatres in NYC often get fleas and fruit flies. This easily solved by cleaning and pest control, not by renovations.

digital3d
digital3d on October 11, 2017 at 2:36 pm

Did you read the change.org page? No, not all proof of google came from me. In fact, none of it comes from me. I didn’t even live in NYC before 2014 and reports date back to 2010. I give like 4 different links to news articles and one recent facebook post with proof plus an entire yelp page with bed bug reports in that change.org page. Even in the comments one guy said he got bit last week.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 11, 2017 at 2:21 pm

The only reports on google seem to come from you. I worked in the industry for 34 years. In spite of thousands of urban legends and theatre reputations damaged, I never saw a single bed bug in a theatre. I suggest you show proof before starting any new petitions since bed bugs in NYC are rare in October and you may be promoting a silly conspiracy.

digital3d
digital3d on October 11, 2017 at 2:07 pm

First, I don’t think I every asked AMC for a freebie. The first petition was directed at screening organizers, not AMC.

This one is directly at AMC. Regardless whether you pay for a movie or catch it for free, you shouldn’t be getting bed bugs home. It’s a no-brainer that AMC should renovate the Empire 25 or at least alert their customers.

There are A LOT of reports by people of bed bugs there. It’s not a joke anymore.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 11, 2017 at 1:56 pm

Oh, wait. It’s you!

digital3d on August 24, 2016 at 3:11 pm

Please consider signing my petition: https://www.change.org/p/get-most-nyc-advance-screening-away-from-amc-34th-st