Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 & RPX

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

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Operated by: Regal Entertainment Group

Previously operated by: Loews Cineplex

Architects: David Rockwell

Firms: David Rockwell/Rockwell Group, JKRP Architects

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Loews 42nd Street E-Walk Theatre, Regal E-Walk Stadium 13

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 212.840.7761
Manager: 844.462.7342

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Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 & RPX

A symbol of the ‘new’ Times Square (built roughly on the same site of a definitive symbol of the old Times Square - the former 24-hour porn grindhouse, the Harem Theatre), this 13-screen, all-stadium seating megaplex (part of the larger E-Walk entertainment complex), replete with retro-Art Deco style touches, murals, and enough neon to illuminate 50 pizza parlors, opened its doors on November 12, 1999.

Initially it had little neighborhood competition - the faded Criterion Center seven-screen multiplex at Broadway and 45th; the white elephant Loews State Theatre on the basement floor of the Virgin Megastore, one block north of the Criterion; and the single auditorium Loews Astor Plaza Theatre on 44th Street, west of Broadway - but, by April of 2000, with those aforementioned theatres either closed, facing increasing irrelevancy, or facing attendance drops of several fractions, the Loews 42nd Street E-Walk found itself competing with a even bigger movie (and crowd) magnet across the street: AMC’s first foray into the NYC film marketplace, the Empire 25.

Despite a battle to fill their combined 38 screens with product, both theatres have succeeded in making Times Square arguably the strongest filmgoing destination it’s ever been.

AMC acquired this theatre, along with the rest of the Loews Cineplex chain, in January 2006. As a condition of approving the merger, the state and federal governments required Loews and AMC to sell ten theatres, including this one.

It became a Regal cinema on September 15, 2006.

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Recent comments (view all 287 comments)

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on November 10, 2020 at 2:21 pm

Although this never re-opened after pandemic shutdown, all Regal Cinemas that did have now closed again until further notice. News report here

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on November 10, 2020 at 10:16 pm

This hasn’t reopened since it was in nyc

Fotomac
Fotomac on November 23, 2020 at 6:53 am

Can anyone remember the aspect ratio of the RPX screen? Is it 1.90 or 2.35? Or is it somewhere in between?

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on November 25, 2020 at 5:26 am

1.90. in 2014 I believe they put a floating 1.90 no masking. The first RPX screen installed in 2010 was better.

Fotomac
Fotomac on December 14, 2020 at 1:29 am

Just now saw it. What was the 2010 screen like, to be better than the 2014 screen?

zoetmb
zoetmb on May 29, 2021 at 8:51 pm

Actually, I think it’s 1353 seats.

CorusFTW
CorusFTW on August 7, 2021 at 5:23 pm

This cinema is still open despite its location being just across from AMC Empire 25. In my opinion, it doesn’t make any sense. I kinda relate this rivalry to Colossus Vaughan vs AMC Interchange 30 or AMC Ontario Mills 30 vs Regal Edwards Ontario Palace 21.

mhvbear
mhvbear on August 7, 2021 at 9:44 pm

The Regal Theaters are in much better condition than the AMC and better kept. The bathrooms are cleaner as well.

robboehm
robboehm on August 7, 2021 at 9:50 pm

From what I’ve been reading on CT AMC theatres are like the ones of the former UA; not known for good maintenance.

CorusFTW
CorusFTW on August 23, 2021 at 6:29 pm

Loews opened this cinema on November 12, 1999, with the following movies: The Bone Collector, Pokémon: The First Movie, Dogma, The Insider, Being John Malkovich and American Beauty.

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