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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ridethectrain on July 18, 2023 at 4:57 am

RPX just opened with Mission Impossible. New seating capacity is 359 seats. Very disappointed, the removed the recliners, seating increased by 192 seats. Since AMC is more popular with Dolby Cinema and Prime, most patrons attend them over RPX Atmos in the pass.

The increase seating doesn’t make sense since it’s competitor the AMC Empire 25 had Dolby Cinema with Atmos, Prime and IMAX Laser, most patrons go to AMC over RPX. Personally, I’ll do RPX at E-Walk because it has Atmos Sound.

Every time I went there with the recliners in RPX, the attendance was always more across the street. If RPX was the only location in the area, then more seats would make sense.

Mikeoaklandpark on July 18, 2023 at 1:08 pm

Did they put regular seats back?

ridethectrain on August 5, 2023 at 1:51 pm

2 photos of the new RPX screen in photos section, photos from Regal E-walk pictures uploaded in google.

Mikeoaklandpark on August 7, 2023 at 11:44 am

Very different RPX screen. I love it. Looks like they have masking too

ridethectrain on August 7, 2023 at 5:19 pm

August 7, 2023 update: I just uploaded a bunch of pictures of the new RPX auditorium, didn’t see a film today but took a peak inside. Theatre 12 is still closed, eventually the new 4DX House. The carpeting was installed in the hallway by theatres 8-10 section. Lower Level is still a construction zone.

The RPX seats look to narrow, I don’t think it was necessary to increase the capacity since AMC Dolby Cinema alway did much more business during playdating with RPX Atmos films.

The attendance is still more busier at the AMC Empire 25 over E-Walk even though the Empire seats are outdated. For example, I saw Sound of Freedom at 3:40PM at E-Walk only 3 customers while across the street at the AMC Empire 3:45PM show today had 27 people attending.

thehorror13 on October 26, 2023 at 10:54 am

About the new RPX revamp in theater 13:

While the new RPX screen looks like it could have masking (screen is squared off by masking, instead of looking rounded at the ends and “free standing” like the usual floating screens). The movies playing so far, whether flat or scope, are still not masked. The advantage of this new screen is that scope movies are now have a better presentation. No longer are there “letterbox” bars at the and bottom. Only slight black on the sides. A more Fuller look. Slightly on the downside is that the old screen for flat movies filled the entire screen, but now is slightly pillarboxed in presentation. But you still have a large image onscreen. Much better for scope movies now.

Joshua Bilmes
Joshua Bilmes on November 24, 2023 at 8:32 pm

Visited for the first time in a while to see a movie on the RPX. Which is, per prior comment, now much better for wide screen, 21 of my paces across. Comfortable with wide seats and legroom and bigger screen than across the street, and I may choose this RPX over the Empire’s Dolby Cinema moving forward. But hardly anyone coming, 25 people here for first night of a movie that had much larger crowds across the street. The place is mostly open but also mostly a construction zone with almost all of the David Rockwell interior for the Loews days now destroyed. Concession stand a work in progress. Some screens which still have carpeting from the old days. Screen 12 was closed off.

Joshua Bilmes
Joshua Bilmes on November 27, 2023 at 6:47 pm

The new 4DX is coming along. Screen 12 is still closed, but a wall was removed since last visit and a Pepsi 4DX sign is visible at the entrance. I probably could’ve stepped over/around the rope and taken a peek inside on Sunday.

Joshua Bilmes
Joshua Bilmes on December 3, 2023 at 7:01 pm

added photo of the new 4DX in Screen 12. Not yet open but looks like it will be for the busy holiday season.

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