AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX

1998 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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moviebuff82 on November 25, 2015 at 3:53 am

i agree. You mean laser, ridethectrain. Batman v Superman will probably have legs in its imax run before Captain America Civil War kicks off the summer movie season. I think the atmos screen will show Star Wars in better projection than the imax as that movie was mixed in Atmos.

ridethectrain on November 19, 2015 at 2:26 pm

I’m disappointed with the upgrade, but still seeing IMAX their because its slightly bigger than downtown. The RPX is a ripoff at EWALK, the screen is not as big as the AMC ETX/NOW PRIME EMPIRE.

Also, the basement projection is poor. I flat film is letterbox top and left and right. When they went to 4K in 10-12, the screen doesn’t project as big. That’s strange.

Can’t wait for lesser.

xbs2034 on November 19, 2015 at 2:07 pm

No laser IMAX for 2015 has been confirmed.

A woman who works for IMAX did say it “should” be in for Batman v Superman in late March 2016 when asked on Twitter and there has been buzz about it being as early as end of January, but I’d wait to see an official announcement about laser beginning construction/re-opening date before I fully buy anything at this point.

waterguy56 on November 19, 2015 at 11:12 am

Im gonna see the hunger game, in the heart of the sea and SW7 here. any news about when we can get laser IMAX at this theater?

moviebuff82 on November 14, 2015 at 1:57 pm

I Agree, amcbayplaza 13. Mhvbear, this is a popular location since most big movies open here before they roll out nationwide. As for the food they sell, it has changed a lot since it opened in 1994 given the eating habits of the moviegoing public. The ticket prices, the same. My advice for the moviegoer who needs to drive to the city, take the trains and buses as parking near the theater can be as hard as trying to find a space at Yankee Stadium or MSG.

amcbayplaza13 on November 12, 2015 at 6:23 pm

I’m just praying God that the AMC doesn’t get rid of the original gensler design if they do the place is gonna looks like the Modernize AMC Theatres and liemax

mhvbear on November 12, 2015 at 11:54 am

Loews would not of let it get in such a shabby condition. It is one of the top money making sites in the country.

theatrefan on November 12, 2015 at 8:11 am

Do they still have the original seats from Nov 94 in the rest of the auditoriums? I know the Loews Auditorium did get a seating upgrade in the mid 2000’s. I believe Irwin Seating Company was the main supplier they used in their 90’s projects. This place does need a refresh, but I hope they do not get rid of a lot of the Gensler Design details that went into the look of the lobbies and auditoriums, otherwise it will wind up looking just like any other modern AMC with no unique individuality whatsoever.

xbs2034 on November 11, 2015 at 9:28 pm

Apparently new seats will also be part of the laser renovation. I think the IMAX seats and lobby have been kept up to date better personally, but the downstairs regular theaters are starting to really show their age in some cases and hopefully they also will get some attention soon (particularly as the selection of films in those screens are good with Lincoln getting many limited releases hard to find elsewhere).

hdtv267 on November 11, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Buyer beware concerning Sceptre. I attended today and was quite disappointed in that the image didn’t fill the screen lately. I’d have been better off going to a LieMax in a mall in some soul less multiplex, gotten the same effect.

Also, this is my first time attending this venue in a very long time and wow, is this thing long in the tooth. I actually had to change seats as the one I selected was broken.

moviebuff82 on November 9, 2015 at 4:11 pm

I agree. The last time i saw a real imax movie was probably fantasia 2000 at the former Imax at Palisades Center. That was pretty good even though the screen was small 70mm imax compared to the monstrosity that is Lincoln Square. I think I’ve been to more Liemax movies than real IMAX movies. At least the liemax in Rockaway NJ is the biggest of all the auditorium screens at the theater but with fewer seats than theater #9 which has 360 seats. Once the laser installation is done they should put in recliners for every screen except the imax and put in the AMC logo to replace the loews theaters signage as that is going away soon.

amcbayplaza13 on November 9, 2015 at 12:59 pm

The only thing they gonna do is using the image on the digital IMAX and the movie will not gonna look clearly on the big screen. Real IMAX 70mm film projection is way better than the fake IMAX

cetrata on November 9, 2015 at 7:41 am

*shows more image than in the normal theater

cetrata on November 9, 2015 at 7:37 am

I wouldn’t have really a huge problem over projection had star wars episode 7 not shot anything in imax (since even though 70mm film has a bigger screeni image, the aspect ratio remains the same for the non imax parts as in the regular). Problem is that this does indeed have at least the climax shot in imax and that shows more image than in the theatrical release. Digital Imax (the xenon non laser system) won’t be able to show all of it. I just find it BS NYC won’t have a chance to experience it JJ intended.

digital3d on November 7, 2015 at 10:24 pm

But by that logic, IMAX on 34th or 42nd street is better than Lincoln Square because that one doesn’t have bars on the side.

Actually theaters are supposed to cover the bars on the sides with a curtain so that you won’t notice them. Many don’t do that however.

xbs2034 on November 7, 2015 at 7:21 pm

Though with laser and 70mm the black bars are only on top and bottom, not the sides as well (and maybe it’s personal preference or seeing tons of films at home this way, but letterboxing doesn’t bother that much whereas something about bars on the sides feel uncinematic), and only because they are trying to preserve the film’s intended aspect ratio and framing.

For films shot or formatted for IMAX, laser and 15/70 can completely fill a giant IMAX screen with no bars.

digital3d on November 7, 2015 at 7:10 pm

Even with laser there will be black bars, even with 70mm there are black bars. I don’t know – digital 3D IMAX is the standard and people know that Hollywood ain’t gonna provide 70mm films that cost 30k to print for each blockbuster. So why still call it liemax?

Technically dome would be the only ‘real’ IMAX since it fills up your whole viewing field.

Honestly, sometimes, specially in theaters like Empire 25, I would even prefer RPX or AMC prime to IMAX. Those are sometimes more advanced than a 10 or 20 year old IMAX screen.

xbs2034 on November 7, 2015 at 7:01 pm

I consider it liemax (though still a nice theater with great sound) partly because you don’t get a 80 ft+ image with digital IMAX. More like 75 feet with huge black bars on the sides since Lincoln should be throwing an image near 100 feet. Plus while it is bigger than Empire 25, it doesn’t feel dramatically so the way it used (34th on the other hand I’ve always found too small to really deserve the IMAX branding personally).

Laser will be very different, big increase in resolution, apparently (though I’d like to have the chance to see it for myself to judge) much better image quality, will fill the screen again, and also some other perks like updated sound and a new quality control system which monitors the visuals and sound 24/7 remotely (not talked about much, but I think potentially one of the bigger improvements with the laser IMAX system).

I also wouldn’t quite consider it “brand new” tech by the time in gets to Lincoln. It will have been in use for over a year by then in other locations (debuted with Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies), and in the crazy fast paced tech improvement world we live in, I’d say about a year is the most you have to legitimately market upgraded technology as new, though it does sound like it will be the modern “real” IMAX as 15/70 film projection is sadly on its last legs.

digital3d on November 7, 2015 at 6:36 pm

Is digital 3D IMAX on an over 80 feet screen really considered liemax? Or is modern, brand-new and super expensive laser with the same format as film also gonna be considered liemax?

I thought liemax was just a screen that was below the IMAX average, like the ones in Midtown (Empire 25, 34th street etc.)?

xbs2034 on November 7, 2015 at 1:14 pm

I don’t think IMAX did much wrong (other than perhaps making sure the location got laser sooner, and they won’t outright state it won’t fill the screen which we all know will be the case anyway with digital IMAX), and don’t get why everyone assumed it would show in 15/70.

As I said, I expected it to show in liemax before the announcement (everything but Interstrllar the past two years has) and actually am a bit surprised any 15/70 prints were made and they mostly were for museums which never ditched film. Plus, IMAX listed their film and laser locations on their website once tickets went on sale, a step they don’t take for most movies.

I understand and agree with being disappointed in how the film will play here, but it’s not like IMAX tricked anyone.

ShutterMunster on November 7, 2015 at 11:01 am

Awful business tactics on display here. Wait weeks after the tickets go on sale and are sold out to reveal this news to everyone. Fucking shameful. I spent 20 mins trying to nab those tickets only to find out it’ll be playing in a goddamn window on that massive screen. Infuriating.

amcbayplaza13 on November 6, 2015 at 12:51 pm

AMC could kept the IMAX 70mm film much longer instead just replacing them.The IMAX 70mm films looks nicer than digital IMAX

markp on November 6, 2015 at 10:39 am

I wonder if AMC even kept the 70MM projector. In most of their theatres they just rolled all film equipment right into the dumpsters.

400Blows on November 6, 2015 at 6:30 am

Digital crap. Like watching a movie (I won’t call them “films” because they are not) on a giant television. Just give me real film projection. Real 70mm film. I’m hoping “The Hateful Eight” will play in this location’s theatre #1, during it’s 70mm Ultra Panavision run.

Giles on November 2, 2015 at 7:40 pm

correct xbs2034 – the Smithsonian Udvar Hazy IMAX screen will be IMAX-laser / 3D / 12-channel. (Downtown Washington DC Smithsonian IMAX Lockheed screen is 2D / IMAX 15-70)

what I like about the laser 3D glasses, is that a lot more light goes through to the eye, than say Dolby 3D glasses.