AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX

1998 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on May 6, 2016 at 2:34 pm

And I had heard that most digital projectors couldn’t really even quite hit 70' scope, only a maybe one, not sure though.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on May 6, 2016 at 2:33 pm

Maybe things have changed, but at one point I had heard that digital couldn’t handle anything bigger than 70' scope. Maybe they can hit 85' now?? I still thought only laser or film could (although I heard the 85' 35mm projections tended to look somewhat dim (obviously the 1570 IMAX places could do a very bright ultra giant screen though).

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on May 6, 2016 at 2:31 pm

Well NJ does have the Liberty IMAX which is huge, however it is domed so it’s poor for regular movies (which they don’t show anyway).

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on May 6, 2016 at 2:29 pm

thanks, so I guess LS is no longer the largest and reading the comments there, actually only tied for 2nd largest in NA now. “The IMAX at the Warren Theater in Wichita, Ks is 101 ft x 84 ft”

Not that 97' vs 101' is much of a big deal, all three are insanely awesome sized

it is frustrating that NJ, with all the population and money, somehow never ever gets those true ultra giant screens. I’m all but positive that not a single screen is over 70' wide in all of northern and central NJ. I’m not even certain that is has anything over 61' or so wide.

still, it is better than it used to be, between around 1984 and roughly 1999 (the old Paramus 4 with the 2500 seat auditorium with a balcony screen was said to have been 62'x31' but they chopped it into EIGHT mini-screens on two levels around 1984?? :( ) I don’t think it had anything over 50' wide, and not much over 40'. The Rockaway AMC alone has four screens over 55' wide. I’m not quite sure but I think it has two 57'x30.5' (pretty much positive about this going by an article that came out when they built the place), one 57'x 25' (it looks like it’s same width but scope ratio instead, more seats though, not quite sure) and the IMAX which is probably around the 59'x33.7' range.

anyway i’m getting too off-topic for LS now

stevenj
stevenj on May 6, 2016 at 10:44 am

alpinedownhiller….Left off your list….SF’s Metreon 16 IMAX screen is the same size as Lincoln Sq 13 – 75X97

WSJ article

xbs2034
xbs2034 on May 6, 2016 at 12:25 am

I saw Civil War here as well, and yes they always show digital IMAX windowboxed here since the projectors can’t fill the screen.

Only 15/70 IMAX filled the screen on the sides for widescreen movies, and completely with IMAX shot scenes (laser would do the same if they ever actually install it- has been delayed like 4 times already, and now Sydney IMAX is saying delayed till 2017 for them, which is crazy as it’s the world’s largest movie screen and really should have been one of the early ones to get the system)

digital3d
digital3d on May 5, 2016 at 10:59 pm

I saw Civil War here. It was my first Imax visit. And is it true that they always only uss a certain part of the screen? It felt like they just wasted a huge chunk of space on the screen. Why not use it all? Even the expanded sequence had black bars all around (even though that sequence looked pretty amazing in that expanded format.)

waterguy56
waterguy56 on May 5, 2016 at 9:31 pm

interesting statistics to see!

I believe the maximum width a digital xenon projector can do is 85ft, projection bigger than that just makes the image blurry. So given LS’s 97.6ft screen, it’s reasonable for them to project at around 80ft.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on May 5, 2016 at 8:25 pm

Actually here is some data I found over the years:

giant screens:
AMC Lincoln Square IMAX NY, NY – 97.6'x75.6'

Boston Laser IMAX – not sure but huge, thinking must be 90' for sure, so many more seats across each row than say the Rockaway IMAX that it isn’t even funny, it has full IMAX ratio

Mann’s Chinese with the new Laser IMAX screen – 90'x? (I think it’s around the 1.78:1 ratio of regular digital imax)

Arclight Cinerama Dome, LA, CA – 86'x?‘

New England Aquarium IMAX Boston, MA – 85'x65'

Palace “Grand Palace”, Ontario, CA (California) – 85'x?'

New Roc IMAX New Rochelle, NY – 81.5'x59.5'(not sure what it is now after digital conversion)

Jordan smaller IMAX, MA – 80'?x?'

Mann’s Chinese, LA, CA the original screen – heard various conflicting info between 60'-80’x?

Edwards Big Newport S1, Newport Beach, CA – 80'x?'

Near Atlantic City – apparently some independent put in some sort of at least 80' wide true IMAX ratio screen, although the IMAX films are gone now 15/70 and Laser is not there yet so not sure how it works at this point there)

Continental Denver?, CO – 78'x?'

Palisades IMAX Nyack, NY – 74'x53.8' (sadly destroyed last year! impossible to see true IMAX in northern NJ now in reasonable fashion, LS is such a horror story and expense, only a truly out of this world once in a blue moon event it worth the money and hours of hassle to get there and back, TFA would’ve been it but they pulled the real IMAX just for the release!!?!!?)

Tropicana IMAX Atlantic City, NJ – 69.8'x52.5'

digIMAX Reading, PA – 70'x42' (this is one of the largest digital xenon IMAX screens around, although perhaps LS projects to a larger size?? and maybe one of those Newport or other mega CA screens does a bigger digital IMAX not sure what the status is at those with film gone)

Palace “Hollywood” (S1) Ontario, CA – 70'x?'

Palace “Chinese” (S22) Ontario, CA – 70'x?'

Uptown Theatre, Washington DC – 70'x?'

Reading two giant screens Manville, NJ – 70'x30’???(are they for sure? in some ways they seem maybe more like 59-63' wide to me, whatever the case, they are just about the widest in central and northern NJ, along with Rockaway IMAX, maybe Paramus IMAX is wider? maybe IKEA IMAX is a trace wider???)

Cinerama Seattle, WA – 68'x?'

intermediate size (by modern IMAX standards): Museum of Natural History IMAX NY, NY – 66'x40'

Screen Monster Boston, MA – 65'x?'

smaller non-giant screens (at least by modern day IMAX standards): AMC IMAX Rockaway, NJ – not exactly sure but I’d guess maybe 59-61'x 33'ish ???

AMC digIMAX Hamilton, NJ – 58'x32'

AMC RealD Rockaway, NJ – 57'x30.5'

AMC digIMAX Cherry Hill, NJ – 54'x28’

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on May 5, 2016 at 8:13 pm

If they project the digital xenon at LS at 80' width that’s pretty wide. That’s way, way wider than most digital xenon imax. They are almost all 50'-70' (with very few above 62' and I think it’s either 56' or 58' that is most common, I forget). Heck I think 80' is wider than the 15/70 IMAX at Palisades before the ruined it. I think that was, what 75'? I have the exact numbers somewhere or other.

The Laser IMAX in Boston is pretty huge. There are so many more seats across each row there than at say the Rockaway xenon IMAX that it isn’t even funny.

mhvbear
mhvbear on May 5, 2016 at 6:44 pm

There are no plans for installation of recliners in the IMAX. New seating is planned on being installed but they are not going to want to decrease the capacity by 50%. Then tickets would have to be $42 to make the nut,

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 5, 2016 at 2:29 pm

Also reserved seating makes it a plus. The audio speakers are also more spacious than most digital imax theaters in smaller multiplexes. I can’t wait until they install recliners in the imax as well as laser projection. Prices at the LS are higher than other theaters in the northeast. The most expensive are 3D, Atmos, and IMAX. Maybe Dolby Cinema at AMC could come to LS.

waterguy56
waterguy56 on May 5, 2016 at 9:40 am

I believe no differencees in terms of image quality and brightness since they are using the same projector, but the size of the image may be slightly bigger at LS( although the screen is 100ft wide, the image only takes around 80ft—similar to most other IMAX theaters) And LS also got a bigger auditorium with more people coming there, so the atmosphere may be better for some fans.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 4, 2016 at 1:52 pm

How does the digital imax at LS compare to Rockaway? The one in Rockaway is big and great for widescreen scope movies as well as flat movies too.

waterguy56
waterguy56 on May 3, 2016 at 5:27 pm

Wish there could be a 70mm version of Civil War, but sadly only digital and laser imax were made. No doubt the digital IMAX at LS13 will be the best available format in NYC since no civil war at Dolby cinema at empire 25( both formats are really good tho)

amcbayplaza13
amcbayplaza13 on May 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm

So the captain America civil war movie gonna be showing in IMAX.at AMC LS 13,34th street 14 and kips Bay 15

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 2, 2016 at 1:34 pm

With AMC Empire 25 not showing Civil War in imax, this theater, along with its sister theaters in Kips Bay and 34th Street, will show it in digital liemax.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 29, 2016 at 1:29 pm

alpinedownhiller, you mean the one in rockaway right? They are showing it one showtime in the morning followed by jungle book for the rest of the days. Next weekend captain america civil war arrives and there’s split showtimes between imax 2d and imax 3d.

waterguy56
waterguy56 on April 28, 2016 at 9:54 am

I also feel it’s weird since LS13 hosted the premiere and has the 70mm film projector. And they had the poster of A Beautiful Planet on for a long time. Maybe because this documentary is limited release, and the jungle book will have better box office? it’s kind of disappointing since seeing it in that gigantic 1.44:1 screen will be an unbelievable visual experience.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on April 28, 2016 at 12:39 am

Weird since the Digital Xenon IMAX will be showing Beautiful Planet at my local theater in NJ!

On a side note Laser IMAX is pretty incredible! Don’t knock it. Laser IMAX 3D is the single best 3D format I have ever seen by far! Zero ghosting, deep blacks, it the closest feel to simply being there and looking with your own eyes I’ve experienced yet. It’s honestly better than 15/70 IMAX 3D.

waterguy56
waterguy56 on April 27, 2016 at 11:56 am

This weekend’s showtime has been released, and A Beautiful Planet won’t be shown here. I guess there will be no more 70mm IMAX since Laser IMAX will be coming late summer.

waterguy56
waterguy56 on April 18, 2016 at 6:55 pm

@macnut222 Thanks, that’s great to hear.I will check it out this weekend. guess 70mm IMAX > laser IMAX >= Dolby Cinema > Digital IMAX > all the other formats. But it’s disappointing that Dolby cinema at empire 25 won’t be showing Civil War.

macnut222
macnut222 on April 18, 2016 at 2:38 pm

@waterguy56. I saw TJB in Dolby. Awesome! Best 3D I’ve seen, definitely better than digital IMAX IMO. Really looking forward to seeing what IMAX with Laser will give us.

waterguy56
waterguy56 on April 17, 2016 at 12:30 pm

It will still be lie IMAX for the Jungle Book next week. I watched it yesterday, many scenes look really dark in the digital IMAX 3D. I heard Dolby Cinema at empire 25 is a much better format than the digital IMAX since it’s laser projection. I’m just gonna watch TJB again next week at Dolby. If Dolby is indeed better than digital IMAX, I may choose Dolby over digital IMAX for the rest of the blockbusters until Lincoln Square finish its laser IMAX renovation.

amcbayplaza13
amcbayplaza13 on April 14, 2016 at 4:21 pm

Aparently I hate liemax

Because it’s not real just the original old IMAX 70mm film

I was gonna see BvS in 70mm film IMAX a month ago but unfortunately the movie was sold out and i ended taking the train all the way to AMC Loews 34th Street movie theater to see it in digital IMAX although it’s
wasn’t original like the Lincoln Square IMAX version

I just gonna check out the IMAX at this theater next Friday night if it’s liemax I going to be force to go nuts at Liemax