Regal Essex Crossing & RPX

129 Delancey Street,
New York, NY 10002

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Willburg145
Willburg145 on July 5, 2019 at 2:41 pm

Would have been cool if they named it Regal Delancey.

markp
markp on May 4, 2019 at 4:35 am

Loews Delancey 140-146 Delancey St. This place is 129. Cant be too far apart.

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on May 3, 2019 at 2:49 pm

Hello-

i just became aware of this theater and got all excited
thinking they had had restored Loews Delancy but the address
is different. is the Loews Delancy quite close to this
theater.

markp
markp on April 16, 2019 at 5:55 pm

digital3d, in my 43 as a projectionist I have seen a lot of crazy things, but none as much as in the past 5 to 10 years. I just don’t get where the industry is heading.

digital3d
digital3d on April 16, 2019 at 3:26 pm

@ridethectrain: According to Regal all auditoriums here are 7.1, including the RPX one. So no Atmos here at the moment. Don’t know about DTS.

@markp: I agree. It’s sad how a theater chain can spend millions on a brand new, state-of-the-art multiplex and then just make all 14 screens flat floating screens. You’re right, they probably just looked at how to maximize height and didn’t think about how the actual projection would look when everything is finished.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on April 16, 2019 at 2:54 pm

at digtal3d, does this RPX audiorium have Dolby Atmos like the Regal E-Walk, Regal Court Street and Regal Kaufman Astoria locations. I hope they didn’t do AURO 11.1

I heard Regal has DTS X according to DTS.com What theatres in New York CIty has it.

markp
markp on April 16, 2019 at 4:57 am

digital3d, its because you np longer have theatre people designing and running theatres. They are all pencil pushing number crunchers looking at the bottom line. They don’t even know what Flat or Scope (1,85, 2.35) is. I don’t run digital often, thank God I still do 35 and 70MM, but when I see digital, everything is listed as 4.3 or 16.9. They all think in terms of TV, not theatres. Sad where the industry is heading.

digital3d
digital3d on April 15, 2019 at 7:13 pm

Got some technical info from Regal about this theater.

All auditoriums here are 7.1 audio.

Resolution-wise the RPX theater (#12) is 4K capable, the rest I deduce are all 2K. Auditoriums 5, 6, 10 and 12 are 3D capable as well.

The screens are all flat 1.85:1 aspect ratio. I find that super, super dumb. They’re all floating screens, so they don’t have any masking. Literally any scope movie at this theater will be letterboxed. It’s Landmark 57 all over again. 🤦‍♂️

Why couldn’t these geniuses put in scope floating screens with the same width? Most Hollywood movies are scope, not flat. A vast majority of moviegoers will have to deal with letterboxing here. I just don’t get it. This was completely avoidable. But what do I know, maybe people like seeing letterboxed movies.

Also got some screen widths in case anyone is interested:
1: 32'
2: 32'
3: 37'
4: 38'
5: 37'
6: 33'
7: 32'
8: 32'
9: 33'
10: 30'
11: 42'
12: 43'
13: 30'
14: 32'

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on April 11, 2019 at 10:03 pm

Also, joined the REGAL Crown Club, after a couple of flicks, you will be able to redeme for a free movie.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on April 11, 2019 at 10:03 pm

The sad part REGAL dosen’t do like AMC, Cineapolis and CIty Cinemas with reduced prices before NOON in Manhattan. Regal doses give reduced before NOON prices at E-Walk, guess they have to compete with the AMC Empire.

digital3d
digital3d on April 11, 2019 at 8:15 pm

@Mike:

I hear you and I agree the prices are very high. But when you ask “Who can afford to take his family to the movies at that insane price point?” it turns out quite a few apparently. There were so many families with kids there last Sunday, it was really surprising. I personally wouldn’t pay 17 bucks for a standard movie ticket even just for myself, which is why I used my RCC points. But it turns out a lot of people are fine with shelling out 50-100 dollars for an afternoon at the movies with their family. I don’t know how or why but apparently they are.

Battery Park for instance also doesn’t have matinee pricing and that location has been doing well at a very similar price ($17). Granted it’s near Wall Street, but I don’t think only people from the financial industry go there.

It’s just that, as I mentioned, the demand is there. The crowds are there, the location works (foot traffic + transportation nearby), the community doesn’t really have many alternatives etc. So many will go and they will pay. To be honest, I think they could be charging 30 dollars and people would still flock there. I see good crowds at the 4DX at E-Walk too where tickets are 26-30 dollars. People just don’t seem to care. They keep on going and they keep on paying.

@ridethectrain:

Thanks for the great photos, as always! Unplanned is a great film, very happy that they had it here. As of right now they seem to have an abundance of workers. They have a greeter and someone who just goes over each poster box with a towel. I assume they’ll cut those positions down once they’ll need more help at concession and box office and stop caring about making a good impression, which I guess will be in a few weeks or months.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on April 11, 2019 at 7:22 pm

To me, the most interesting or shocking part of this whole new development is that the regular all-day price for adults is $17.90 and for children and seniors $14.90, no discount matinees available. And this doesn’t includine the up-pricing for “premium” presentations. On effing Delancey Street, no less. Who can afford to take his family to the movies at that insane price point?

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on April 11, 2019 at 7:01 pm

The theatre is very good. Don’t know if this RPX has Atmos. Does anyone know if it has Dolby 7.1 or just Dolby 5.1

Theatres 1 to 6 on the main floor and Theatres 7 to 14 on the upper level. They have ushers taking tickets on both levels, don;t know if that going to change to 1 on the main floor only.

My seat counts from the fandango site, not including the handicap spots. 1. 67 2. 59 3. 99 4. 98 5. 99 6. 96 7. 70 8. 59 9. 96 10. 66 11. 132 12. 139 (RPX) 13. 66 14. 98 I saw Unplanned Today and I was the only patron in the theatre. I also posted some photos of the theatre.

digital3d
digital3d on April 11, 2019 at 6:50 pm

@Mikeoaklandpark I don’t think so since the Landmark Sunshine never really played blockbusters or other mainstream first-run Hollywood films. This Regal seems to only be showing those.

The way I understand it the Sunshine shut down not because Landmark wanted to close it but because the owners of that building sold it. https://www.bizjournals.com/newyork/news/2018/01/19/lower-east-sides-sunshine-cinema-will-shut.html

@mhvbear I don’t know if it’ll attract more than Battery Park, but I think it will attract a very ample amount of people. I was there on day 2, after an opening day that came with virtually no announcements or fanfare, and there were people coming in one after another. Just imagine what will happen once its showtimes will get listed by Google and more people find out about it. The foot traffic there is excellent as well.

You’re right about the seat count. E-Walk for instance has auditoriums with over 200 seats. The largest here is the RPX with 144. But that’s pretty much in line with other theaters with recliners. Kips Bay for instance has auditoriums with only 43 seats, so against that it’s still very good.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on April 11, 2019 at 10:55 am

Do you think this is why Landmark closed the Sunshine?

mhvbear
mhvbear on April 11, 2019 at 4:26 am

Thanks for the correction. I did use the Regal site. Even still the theater seat count seems low for Manhattan. Curious if the theater will attract larger attendance than the Regal Battery Park. When I lived in Manhattan that was my theater of choice even though it was out of my way. I would stay clear of the Times Square theaters as well as the 34th Street (I lived on 30th & 9th before Hudson Yards made the neighborhood too expensive) and the Kips Bay which both seem to attract the bridge and tunnel crowd.

digital3d
digital3d on April 10, 2019 at 10:05 am

@mhvbear did you use the seat counts from the Regal site? I did that at first and it wouldn’t show me unavailable seats. Fandango however does, so I went back and counted over there. That’s probably also where you made the mistake. Regal’s website had a weird redesign for some reason.

My count is as follows, but I might have gotten some wrong. These are also including wheelchair spots.

  1. 74 2. 63 3. 102 4. 102 5. 104 (3D) 6. 100 7. 74 8. 100 9. 100 10. 72 11. 136 12. 144 (RPX) 13. 70 14. 100
mhvbear
mhvbear on April 10, 2019 at 9:30 am

My seat count on the RPX Screen 12 is incorrect. This screen has 144 seats. There are 7 rows total with 6 of those rows with 21 seats. Sorry for the erroneous information in the previous post.

markp
markp on April 10, 2019 at 5:05 am

If the seat counts are correct, this only totals 1003 seats.

mhvbear
mhvbear on April 10, 2019 at 4:10 am

The seat count for the theaters (included handicap spots}: 1. 74 2. 63 3. 74 4. 71 5. 74 6. 74 7. 74 8. 63 9. 74 10. 70 11. 73 12. 75 RPX 13. 70 14. 74

From the seating chart, the theaters are all wider than long.

digital3d
digital3d on April 9, 2019 at 5:38 pm

Saw Unplanned here on Sunday. Screens are floating so no masking. (Hello letterboxed movie!) But seems clean and modern (with all those digital screens in the hallways) and hopefully it won’t get rodents or bugs. Was very well attended as well when I went there and it was only day 2, so expect it to make good business. Plenty of families were there for some reason.

RPX is Regal’s premium format and stands for Regal Premium eXperience. It’s technically a regular projection but usually the largest or second-largest auditorium in a Regal theater with some premium picture or audio. (Such as Atmos, 4k etc.)

In this case the RPX auditorium (#12) is the largest seat-count wise and #11 is the second-largest. #2 is the smallest.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on April 8, 2019 at 9:51 pm

Just posted a few photos of the theatre taken a couple a weeks ago. Regal didn’t give any advance advertisement of this grand opening, not like Lynbrook last Summer. When I see my first picture sometime soon, I’ll post some from inside the complex. Expect to go here on a regular basis, since it has recliners.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on April 8, 2019 at 1:23 pm

The prices of admission are more for the silk stocking district rather than the lower east side. Marcus Loew and the Minsky Brothers must be turning in their graves—it’s a far cry from the nickelodeon

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 8, 2019 at 12:38 pm

How is this regal compared to others in the area?