AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX

1998 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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moviebuff82 on April 13, 2010 at 1:48 pm

When I first went to this theater in 1995, before “Across the Sea of Time” started, they had this brief policy trailer showing Mr. Big Screen walking around the IMAX screen and opening the screen up, concluding with a helicopter shot of New York City before fading out. THere was also a light and laser show before the usher came out and welcomed people to the theater. DO they still do it? I haven’t been to this theater since 2000, and might check it out again now that this theater will be high-tech.

geniusdj2 on April 12, 2010 at 10:25 pm

no.. imax will be print version… imax is stayin the way it is….

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on April 10, 2010 at 7:17 am

The Lincoln Square only has the real IMAX. “Alice In Wonderland” shows at midnight only.

celboy on April 9, 2010 at 11:21 pm

Can anyone tell me how to ensure getting Imax tickets instead of Liemax tickets. Fandango lists 2 theaters. Do I just have to get tix in person?


I definitely want to see one imax film print before the projector gets replaced.

William on April 5, 2010 at 10:58 am

And there will also be a change in the projection staffing in NYC AMC theatres very soon too.

alpinedownhiller on April 5, 2010 at 10:53 am

well, the IMAX screen will still be film though I’d imagine?

geniusdj2 on April 5, 2010 at 9:29 am

ok folks.. this theatre will be all digital..equipped with Sony 4k before starting of the month may. That’s it for 35mm prints.. catch the last glimpse before may begans.

alpinedownhiller on March 10, 2010 at 11:00 am

I can’t possibly see them replacing it yet. What would they do with all of the super hi-res 2D prints (even the 4k from an IMAX in 2D still doesn’t match a top real IMAX film print)?? Do the digital projectors even support native IMAX aspect ratio? The digital projectors top out at 70' width and Lincoln square goes to 97' width screen (granted for some reason IMAX Palisades didn’t use the full screen width using film-based 3D for Avatar though but I’m sure they do at least for 2D stuff).

Despite a few things perhaps being a little worse with the filmm-based 3D, all I can say is that overall the film-based Avatar showing still looked a little better than even teh best IMAX Digital 3D ones IMO.

Once they get to the 8k and 100' digital projectors they may switch over since it would be a lot cheaper for them to send around digital copies of the scanned original true IMAX stuff.

moviebuff82 on March 9, 2010 at 1:02 pm

That trailer is now online in hd quality, and is attached to IMAX 3D and Disney Digital 3D prints of Alice in Wonderland, which broke digital 3D and IMAX 3D records for a major movie. I wonder if in the near future AMC will replace its more than 15 year old IMAX projector with a digital one like the one that AMC uses in Rockaway, et al.

moviebuff82 on February 25, 2010 at 4:08 pm

btw, this coming weekend a special screening of footage for the upcoming “Tron Legacy” movie will be shown at the IMAX 3D auditorium.

moviebuff82 on February 13, 2010 at 4:55 pm

oh. How do the regular theaters compare with the IMAX (which I’ve been to a handful of times)? Also, is mass transit the best way to go to the theater since traffic can be a hassle?

KingBiscuits on February 13, 2010 at 4:52 pm

That’s not really news, Fencsak. They also listed the UA East 85th Street in the same ad.

moviebuff82 on February 13, 2010 at 3:17 pm

This theater is listed as one of the theaters shown on an Iphone in a commercial for the product. Will they ever upgrade every theater except the imax with stadium seating in this building? The theater is near 20 years old yet they have digital projection in some of their screens.

alpinedownhiller on February 11, 2010 at 5:03 pm

Thanks, but, no, that is not what I meant.

Palisades IMAX has the standard IMAX ratio, too tall for Avatar (1.78:1 for IMAX 3D) so they will obviously not be able to use the top and bottom part of the screen but that is not what I am talking about. I am talking about side-boxing. At least the time I saw it there they did not use the full screen WIDTH despite the screen already having far more than enough height to support using the full screen width (I forget what IMAX is something like 1.44:1 or 1.6:1), it was not just letterboxed but also side-boxed as well. Maybe they didn’t use or don’t have a bright enough bulb to project film in 3D at their full screen width??

Anyway I was wondering whether or not the Lincoln Square screen is using the full 97' width or not. If so it might be cool to check it out there even though it is a major pain to get there, but if they are also stuck just using like a 65'-70' width too then there is no point in going through the mess to get to that theater in the middle of Manhattan.

William on February 11, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Depending on the theatre you see Avatar at there is different screen ratios availible. For Avatar, they were shooting in a 16:9 ratio (1.78). They extracted a Scope (2.40) ratio from that for 2D theatrical exhibition. And for 3D theatrical exhibition, the theatres that can will be in the 16:9 (1.78) format, and the theatres that can’t will be in scope (2.40) format. The 3D works better in the 1.78 ratio.

alpinedownhiller on February 3, 2010 at 11:53 pm

has anyone seen avatar 3D on the IMAX screen here?

Do they project to the full 97' width or something smaller?

At the palisades center they are not projecting to the full 74' screen width for Avatar 3D.

(note I am not talking about filling the screen top to bottom as that would be impossible since Avatar is 1.78:1)

fosterke on December 16, 2009 at 1:32 pm

THX Certified doen’t = THX Certificate chula vista 10 in southern california was a great theater plaques certificates every theater THX with a Plaque by each door sloped seating unobstructed views and the sound was amazing with or without alot of people in the theater

fosterke on December 16, 2009 at 1:28 pm

If you have a THX certificate DD Plaque DTS plaque SDDS plaque hanging in display, employing their equipement you should play their trailer/advertisement. People should be made aware of what they are seeing and hearing even if they could care less about it. More info not less, less i don’t know’s and more I know’s… It’s part of the moviegoing experience and I think we all miss the dancing popcorn ads.

fosterke on December 16, 2009 at 1:22 pm

THX has meaning. Compare a SONY receiver to a Yamamha with THX and the Yamaha will come out on top… It sucks to have to pay extra but if it’s worth it… Theaters get certified=which equals a check on the speakers wiring speaker positioning wattage db fq eq distortion % to if what the theater purchase it terms of AV gear meets the basic requirements… Having the certificate hanging means they invested in the additonal equipement… OK AVATAR

moviebuff82 on December 13, 2009 at 11:49 am

I used to go to a THX certified screen for one movie, Dinosaur, and the movie wasn’t playing in Dolby Digital and was quiet Dolby Stereo. This was in Clifton Commons during its early years. Wonder if AMC still has those two THX signs up on those screens as well as in Bridgewater Commons. Those screens didn’t show the THX trailer, which kinda sucks even though I can watch them online and on DVDs.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on December 13, 2009 at 11:36 am

THX failed some New York houses for good reasons, then used them in their trade advertising to promote the certification anyway. The failed theatres were then granted certificates anyway when chains stopped paying them. They then awarded certificates to theatres that paid without meeting the requirements at all. They ruined their own brand years ago.

Although it is mostly based maintaining noise reduction in the room, some certified theatres have horrible air conditioning and subway rumbling problems.

THX means nothing.

William on December 13, 2009 at 7:10 am

THX deals with the design of the room and placement of speakers. And what type of equipment and wire that comes off a list of companies THX approves. It has to deal with problems of noise in A/C units and other building issues at the theatre. And the main heart to the system is a crossover/booth monitor unit, which holds the THX crossover cards. And the theatre chain paying around $10,000 a year for the certification. New York had around 4 plexes that had been THX certification. All those houses are still up and running. They no longer employ advertising the THX brand on their screenings. As for Edwards they built a few plexes in Southern California that employed the THX brand. Those theatres stopped suporting the THX certification, because of the cost. They built afew nice theatres with alot of bells & whisles. But dropped the ball in keeping up with these extras. Cineplex had a few THX houses in Southern California too. The only plex to keep THX was their CityWalk plex at Universal Studios. Their Beverly Center had the two main houses THXed, the Odeon in Westwood was THX on it’s opening and later de-THXed (Mann later returned the crossover cards to the unit & payed the fee), and the Cineplex in Marina Del Rey had a THX house at one time. The UA Egyptian in Hollywood did not pay for the THX certification, but bought equipment off the THX equipment list for the opening of “Return of the Jedi”. It’s all about marketing to THX or not. Some people and chains like the system HPS-4000. Los Angeles only had one theatre that used that system (the original large house which Cineplex cutup at the Century City aka Plitt Century Plaza) the former small house got THX after Warner payed for it. The HPS-4000 system is also about the design and placement of speakers in the theatre. To me both systems are very good sounding sound systems. Other than the type of speakers the heart of the system is a set of three Dolby cat-64 EQ cards.
New York area has some really good sounding houses, but it’s the film handling that needs tobe better watched. And the chains
replacing long houred xenon lamps.

fosterke on December 13, 2009 at 6:08 am

New York is not on point when it comes to movie theaters, these companies just take over whatever and leave them as is mostly especially AMC, REGAL actually spends sometime replacing the speakers and wiring and amps and replaces the seats… There are many of states with different movie exhibitors doing so much more with the theaters, better things like restaurants in the theater, being able to have a meal while watching a movie not so multiplexis. I need some money to make a movie theater so all can come and enjoy the show again. Happy movie going