Regal Times Square

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, Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 & RPX

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 212.840.7761
Manager: 844.462.7342

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Regal Times Square

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 345 comments)

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.

MovieguyNYC
MovieguyNYC on January 2, 2024 at 1:53 am

They are now projecting scope movies “windowboxed” on that big, beautiful new scope screen in the RPX. I was told the screen is too big for the new projector to project an image big enough to fill the screen. So now the scope image has blank space all around it. THIS is a “premium experience???”

The new 4DX screen is substantially smaller than the screen that was in there before. They created larger entryways and needed space for the 4DX equipment. I would say that screen is maybe 40’ now as opposed to 60’ before.

Regal has destroyed this location with their “renovations.” Not only does it feature sloppy presentations but is also aesthetically ordinary. It’s a big black box with some neon accents. They’ve removed everything that made it unique from the big lobby with the mural on the ceiling, the whimsical circular concession stand to the very NYC specific murals on the walls and the big red curtain on the window looking onto 42 st, to the big beautiful marquee. It’s tragic. This place could now be located in a mall in Idaho. It is completely lacking in charm and character. Shame on Regal.

thehorror13
thehorror13 on January 4, 2024 at 11:27 am

With the new year upon us, 2024, and construction in its final stages, this theater has changed it’s name for it’s new snazzy look. As of this weekend, Friday January 5th 2024, the Regal E-Walk will now be named Regal Times Square!

thehorror13
thehorror13 on January 4, 2024 at 11:29 am

Please change name of this theater’s page to Regal Times Square.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on January 4, 2024 at 12:52 pm

please update Regal Times Square 13. new name

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on January 5, 2024 at 6:27 am

The number 13 is so associated with bad luck that I don’t know why any sane management would want to use it in naming a cinema.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on January 6, 2024 at 2:52 pm

Regal webpage shows Regal Times Square. They took out the 13

thehorror13
thehorror13 on January 31, 2024 at 9:02 am

RPX (Theater 13) Update:

01/31/2024

RPX Screen is now reconfigured. So now, scope movies fill the entire screen. Flat movies are screen centered and fill screen top to bottom with black bars on the sides (no masking).

As far as I can tell like, the 4DX screen in theater 12 is widescreen scope (also no masking for flat features). I believe it fills the entire screen for scope movies.

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