AMC Empire 25

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

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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

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