AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX

1998 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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Giles
Giles on January 23, 2016 at 7:49 pm

waterguy56: the current conversion of the Smithsonian’s Lockheed Martin IMAX screen in downtown DC is longer than the typical month duration – January 11th to a non-date specific ‘March 2016’ – it’s an older theater setup and the Smithsonian’s response when comparing it to Udvar Hazy’s Airbus theater:

“It was a shorter turnaround, but it was also a newer theater. Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater turns 40 this year! The process to renovate it is a bit more involved.”

given the vast size of the IMAX screen here at LS13 and the height to the ceiling – I’m sure it’s conversion to laser might also be on the complex side – time will tell.

stevenj
stevenj on January 23, 2016 at 5:56 pm

IMO bigjoe59, yes, on a large screen and a great sound system it does enhance the experience and that is what you are paying extra for – a better presentation. At a 3D screening of Gravity I attended in SF it was presented in a large auditorium on a big screen with a Dolby Atmos sound system. Of course they charged more for it ($19) than the tiny screening room down the hall with regular Dolby ($12). The experience was immersive and quite a ride. Just as 50+ years ago you would expect to pay more for South Pacific or Oklahoma being shown in ToddAO with great stereo sound than a standard 35 mm showing. Theaters without 3D, IMAX ect that have the capacity to do a premium presentation (including curtains, proper masking and good sound) seem to be rare these days. Top price here in SF for Star Wars in IMAX 3D is $21.

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on January 23, 2016 at 5:19 pm

Hello-

I can’t help but wonder if all this new fangled techno stuff is simply theater owners way of squeezing more $$$ out of moviegoers. I have seen blockbuster films at the Ziegfeld in regular projection- no 3D, no IMAX and no IMAX-3D and the showing was still damn impressive. New Yorkers love bitching and moaning about the cost of everything so I’m highly surprised that regular moviegoers aren’t bitching and moaning about the fact movie tickets are already wayyyyyy to high.

for instance the most expensive regular adult ticket in Manhattan is at the Cinema 1 on 3rd Avenue. no 3D, no IMAX and no IMAX 3D just regular showing.

In other words does all this new fangled techno stuff actually enhance the viewing of a film, in most cases not in my opinion. in fact the only super duper presentation that was worth the extra $$$ was the original 3-Strip Cinerama screenings of
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grim and How The West Was Won.

waterguy56
waterguy56 on January 23, 2016 at 10:37 am

Other IMAX theaters laser upgrade only take roughly a month to complete. Since bvs is one of the very few movies has to be seen in Laser IMAX, I believe LS13 definitely want to show it in Laser on its opening weekend.

I don’t have the exact number for Dolby Cinema, the screen looks only slightly larger than the regular auditorium’s at LS13, but the sound system is amazing, and the image is super clear and bright. and really comfortable recliners chairs. plus, screen is 2.35:1, so full screen for deadpool no black bars.

ACS12
ACS12 on January 23, 2016 at 9:38 am

Let’s see if they’ll get it done in less than two months. I wonder if they also intend on changing the screen with a new one. That screen is freaking huge. It would take a lot of men to do it.

How big is the screen at Dolby Cinema AMC Prime? Is it a standard size screen or is it as big as a LieMAX screen?

I don’t think I have been to the Loews auditorium at Lincoln Square yet, but I keep hearing about it. It supposedly has the biggest screen at that theatre besides the IMAX one.

waterguy56
waterguy56 on January 23, 2016 at 8:56 am

ACS12: wow, that’s a great news to hear! I can’t wait to see laser IMAX! If the renovation start on February, im 100% sure it will be done before bvs.

I would recommend to watch deadpool at dobly cinema of AMC prime. It was great when I watched the revenant there. the design of that theatre is very different, but the movie watching experience is very close to IMAX.

ACS12
ACS12 on January 22, 2016 at 8:50 pm

Now I’m trying to figure out which other IMAX theatre is the best option to watch Deadpool at. I was holding out for Lincoln Square thinking that they were going to add it on Fandango. Some guy who works for AMC Guest Services, pretty much confirmed it on Twitter that they’re not going to show Deadpool in IMAX at LS due to renovations. The question now is, will they get done before BvS comes out…

waterguy56
waterguy56 on January 22, 2016 at 11:25 am

armandCF44: yeah, no IMAX presale for Deadpool at LS13 so far. It may be a sign for renovation! we can only wait and hope.

armandCF44
armandCF44 on January 22, 2016 at 9:57 am

Deadpool showtimes just went online for presale, no listings in IMAX. Empire has it in IMAX though. This could mean they’re skipping it to do the Laser renovations!

mhvbear
mhvbear on January 22, 2016 at 7:52 am

This is the escalator that goes to the basement theaters, screens 10, 11, & 12.

ACS12
ACS12 on January 22, 2016 at 6:57 am

ridethectrain, why would you want fake 3D at Dolby Cinema AMC Prime? It’s fine the way it is. 2D is better.

markp
markp on January 22, 2016 at 6:02 am

AMC PRIME is the same thing as REGAL RPX. Just another reason for them to charge the public more money.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on January 21, 2016 at 7:07 pm

Still no 3d in DOLBY CINEMA AT AMC PRIME

Giles
Giles on January 21, 2016 at 6:59 pm

sorry for the digression here:

“AMC Theatres® is proud to introduce AMC Prime, a revolutionary movie-going experience.

AMC Prime brings together a unique blend of enhanced sensory technology and premium comfort that allows our guests to feel every turn, takeoff and awe-inspiring explosion while reclining in a custom-fitted chair.

How is AMC Prime different? We’re glad you asked…

  • Recliner chairs that have subwoofers integrated into them so guests can “feel” the action they see on-screen
  • Dolby Atmos sound technology and JBL speakers surround guests on all sides for a world-class, immersive audio experience
  • A specialized screen that enhances the visual beauty of every film seen in an AMC Prime auditorium"

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Dolby Cinema is merging it’s technology to select ‘Prime’ theaters:

“What is Dolby Cinema at AMC Prime? In the broadest sense, it’s a premium movie-going experience designed to transport audiences into a film’s universe using three components:

1) Dolby Vision — a new dual-4K Christie laser projection system designed for films that have been color graded for Dolby Vision HDR (high dynamic range), giving content 500-times the contrast ratio of conventional projection systems. Pure black levels, expanded color gamut capabilities, and twice the brightness (up to 31fL).

2) Dolby Atmos — a reference quality sound system capable of decoding object-based surround mixing. In Burbank’s case, that’s five in-screen speakers plus 48 surrounds, 4 ceiling-mounted subwoofers, and in-seat transducers for extra rumble.

3) Comfort & Aesthetics — not only does the auditorium boast leather recliners facing a large screen, but the entire space has been painted matte black to control ambient light, color lights have been used to highlight the numerous speakers, and there’s the Signature Entrance, an audio-visual pathway meant to evoke a journey into the mindset of watching a particular film."

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[I now return you to your regular scheduled AMC Loews Lincoln Square theater discussion … already in progress]

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on January 21, 2016 at 4:51 pm

Hello-

since a fellow poster mentioned it I have to ask what is an AMC Prime Theater?

Giles
Giles on January 21, 2016 at 4:44 pm

waterguy56: I was under the impression that IMAX creates two different DCP’s – one for it’s 4:3 screens (IMAX-laser) and 1.78 for it’s IMAX-Digital screens.

waterguy56
waterguy56 on January 21, 2016 at 2:40 pm

@ACS12 And they are going to show the finest hour on the 29th right after sw7, then the deadpool, God of Egypt, divergent, bvs, jungle book……..Laser is not happening! It’s never going to happen, so saddddd.

waterguy56
waterguy56 on January 21, 2016 at 2:34 pm

I have a confusion. Why didn’t they start installing the laser projector last year ?What are they waiting for? Is it because the movie tickets sold well at that time so no need to change? Or is it because the laser equipments are so expensive, and they cannot afford it + they think it’s not worth to change? Or is it just because of that ******* permission from the city?Maybe they are never going to do it.

ACS12
ACS12 on January 21, 2016 at 12:58 pm

They are even showing The Force Awakens at Lincoln Square all the way to the 27th of this month. There’s no way they’ll install the laser projector in time for Deadpool. Great, crappy IMAX digital again.

ACS12
ACS12 on January 21, 2016 at 12:07 pm

moviebuff82: “Hidden cameras are great because they prevent movie goers from sneaking into another auditorium.”

Do you work for a movie theater or something? Even if the cameras don’t catch you, with reserved seating becoming more popular now, it’s impossible for people to sneak to other movies because those seats have already been taken by people online. You would just make yourself look like a fool by sneaking into other auditoriums in this day and age.

“The hidden cameras probably scan a code on the ticket.”

Lol yeah right. They don’t have something that sophisticated.

waterguy56
waterguy56 on January 21, 2016 at 8:36 am

wow,really!?! Laser IMAX is not going to happen this month. March or later?So many rumors, which one to trust?

@xbs2034, aren’t those IMAX scenes pointless on the digital projection screen since the images are not 1.44:1???

xbs2034
xbs2034 on January 20, 2016 at 8:21 pm

I don’t think they can skip Batman v Superman in March to do renovations as it is a huge release shot with IMAX cameras, and they already gave tickets for a week in advance early screening to the people who attended the IMAX preview event last year. Maybe they could do it in-between BvS and the summer movie season start with Captain America: Civil War, but if not could well be a long time before they finally do this.

laser
laser on January 20, 2016 at 7:26 pm

The IMAX theater will not be closed for renovation before March. They are still trying to get permission from the city; The earliest time they can get it is March.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 20, 2016 at 1:34 pm

Hidden cameras are great because they prevent movie goers from sneaking into another auditorium. The hidden cameras probably scan a code on the ticket.

waterguy56
waterguy56 on January 18, 2016 at 4:58 pm

AMC prime at empire 25 is awesome! I went there today, only the screen looks smaller, but all the others are superb. Just know this theatre exist from the comments below, it’s now my favorite theatre in nyc :)