AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX

1998 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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xbs2034
xbs2034 on June 1, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Celboy, while the IMAX system is “jointly modified” by Arri and IMAX from the Alexa 65 design, it is important to note the Alexa 65 (which was used to shoot Inarritu’s The Revenant) is somewhat different from the new IMAX digital camera (which will debut on sections of Captain America: Civil War and used for the entirety of the next Avengers films).

IMAX has said that the digital camera will use IMAX aspect ratio, I assume it will be the classic one that 15/70 used and is now in the lasers systems (which hopefully would be widespread by May 2018 when the third Avengers releases), though possible it could be the 1.9 digital IMAX aspect ratio.

xbs2034
xbs2034 on June 1, 2015 at 2:27 pm

amcbayplaza13, neither Lincoln Square nor any IMAX theater is showing a 15/70 print of Tomorrowland, it is just playing in digital IMAX at Lincoln (though some other locations, sadly none near NYC, have it in IMAX Laser).

I’m also pretty sure Jurassic World will not have any film prints: Interstellar is the only Hollywood feature in the last year and half to get a 15/70 release, and many indications are that no others are coming (IMAX has been quiet on outright confirming that, but if JW were to break this trend I have to imagine there would be talk about it by now).

Giles
Giles on May 28, 2015 at 8:30 pm

interesting little tidbit of 8-channel SDDS sound: DCI compliant audio processors can use and implement the left/center and right/center speaker that SDDS-8 featured. Word is that the new restored DCP of ‘My Fair Lady’ is encoded as such – retaining the original 1964 70mm/6-track mix configurement.

MarkNYLA
MarkNYLA on May 28, 2015 at 7:09 pm

SDDS was a film-only sound format. There is no digital projection version. It is no longer supported by Sony, although theaters that are still equipped with readers and who still receive 35mm prints that support the format can still play it.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on May 28, 2015 at 6:31 pm

Theaters 1 Loews Theatre 2 Kings and Theatre 5 Valencia Dolby Digital. Loews also has Dolby Atmos. The other 9 probably SDDS. Half of the AMC Empire 25 is SDDS. Their the small houses

Also note Loews is not THX certified anymore

RobertAlex
RobertAlex on May 28, 2015 at 6:03 pm

Thanks for the info! I was under the impression that imax laser could do 4:3. We shall see soon enough. I have seen two films at the Chinese Theater in IMAX Laser and it is spectacular. Same with Dolby Vision, it was just phenomenal at The El Capitian . Best digital images I have ever seen. Hopefully they will release more information soon on Winter Soldier and the aspect ratio they will use with that film before they start Infinity War. Thanks for the reply !

This was the first Imax I have ever been too and have always adored this theater.

celboy
celboy on May 28, 2015 at 5:12 pm

Robert, that link refers to an update on the original Alexa camera that is widely used today. They (arri) are pushing anamorphic capture. But no projector makers are pushing anamorphic projection..—– probably due to DCI. Thats what makes me wonder if 4x3 digital projection will ever happen. Arri appears to be treating alexa 65 as its own thing…you can’t buy …only rent. Pixel-wise the camera is 6560x3102.

RobertAlex
RobertAlex on May 28, 2015 at 12:22 pm

cellboy, I am not sure that information about the Alexa 65 is correct. I might be wrong, but doesn’t this info from Arri mean that this lens is capable of a 1.1:43 aspect ratio with the Alexa 65?

ALEXA Plus 4:3 for anamorphic http://www.arri.de/news/news/alexa-plus-43-for-anamorphic/

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 28, 2015 at 12:21 pm

Does this theater still use SDDS?

Giles
Giles on May 27, 2015 at 5:46 pm

well that’s conterintuitive when every IMAX (15/70) screens are 4:3 – guess the future means we’ll get stuck with 2.0:1 / 1.9:1 image letterboxed on said screens, but still not using the full screen – ugh…

celboy
celboy on May 27, 2015 at 4:33 pm

The new Alexa 65 camera has an aspect ratio of 2.1 to 1. I don’t think sensors /chips are going to get 4x3, rectanglar aspect ratio of 2 to 1 seems to be the primary display future.

Giles
Giles on May 27, 2015 at 3:02 pm

you should point out moviebuff82 that each next Avenger’s movies will be shot in Digital IMAX for the entire movie – I gather that means that 4:3 screens full screen and 1.78:1 on all IMAX-Digital screens. In other words, no alternating aspect ratios.

Press release news:

‘IMAX Corporation today announced that Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War – Parts 1 & 2, the two-part installment to the global blockbuster franchise, will be shot in their entirety using IMAX® and ARRI’s next generation revolutionary 2D digital camera – a joint customized digital version of ARRI’s new large format camera, the Alexa 65. The two-part Avengers saga marks the first time a Hollywood feature film will have been shot completely using IMAX® cameras and will feature IMAX’s exclusive aspect ratio, providing moviegoers a uniquely immersive experience.’

Giles
Giles on May 27, 2015 at 2:57 pm

Tomorrowland’s IMAX aspect ratio is slightly open matted to 1.90:1

none of the Guardians of the Galaxy was shot with IMAX cameras – but I do have to say, the IMAX ‘experience’ with the expanded screen sequences was really stunning and worked to the giant screens advantage.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on May 27, 2015 at 2:52 pm

iMAX DLP. If it was 15/70. It would take up the whole screen. If you saw Guardians of the Galaxy or Transformers 4. Some scenes were shot same way. But with Imax cameras

amcbayplaza13
amcbayplaza13 on May 27, 2015 at 2:23 pm

The amc lincoln Square 13 imax projection is showing the tommorowland 15/70mm film print a little birdy just to me the Jurassic world will come in imax in June 12

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on May 27, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Tomorrowland is IMAX DMR. The film was enhanced for IMAX

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 27, 2015 at 12:12 pm

i’ve seen that in the trailers…it’s an odd aspect ratio and they converted that into 3d. The next avengers movie will be filmed in digital imax 2d for two parts. San andreas will share screen time in imax with Tomorrowland and that is a DMR blowup converted to 3D.

Giles
Giles on May 27, 2015 at 7:35 am

sheesh – jump down the guy’s throat – according to imdb – the film was all digitally captured – interesting, though, the aspect ratio used for ‘Tomorrowland’ is 70mm’s 2.20:1

in terms of 15/70 IMAX prints being struck for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ – it better, not all the museums / science centers have all digital (let alone laser ) systems in place. We know that J.J. Abrams shot at least one major set piece in 15/70 – so I’d hope that Disney strike prints for this.

now in terms of ‘Jurassic World’ some scenes were filmed in 65mm and again, this film will be released in aspect ratio of 2.00:1 (yeah, go figure on that one).

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 26, 2015 at 11:27 am

Is Tomorrowland a digital imax presentation or 70mm? I think the majority of imax theaters showing it are digital.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on May 16, 2015 at 12:04 pm

I might be seeing my IMAX at the AMC Empire until Lincoln Square converts. The projection is currently to small for Lincoln Square. The only way I’ll go to Lincoln Square IMAX is if it’s not playing at the Empire, AMC shares movies with Regals Walk and the RPX is worst than AMC Prime. But when IMAX laser comes, I’ll be at Lincoln Square

The manager told me the fall yesterday.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 16, 2015 at 11:57 am

must be the economy. remember when AMC was rolling out every theater with the Sony 4k projectors from 2009 until 2012…that was a slow rollout. Ditto that for dolby atmos and the amc renovations.

Giles
Giles on May 16, 2015 at 11:17 am

summer is the worst time for an auditorium specifically an IMAX one to be closed for renovation – Fall (Sept.) would be the most ideal timeframe for the conversion. Thankfully the Smithsonian timed it just right (with IMAX’s help) to close, renovate, reopen the Airbus IMAX theater before the summmer movies.

mhvbear
mhvbear on May 16, 2015 at 6:25 am

The last time I asked at customer service I was told late summer or early fall. The laser projection seems to be on a slow roll out by IMAX.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on May 15, 2015 at 5:38 pm

Still no IMAX Laser. The IMAX DLP is designed for the AMC Empire 25 or 34th Street, not Lincoln Square. What is AMC waiting for, Star Wars to install it.

Currently people who sit the blue seats have the worst view of the screen

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on May 3, 2015 at 2:46 pm

Every one is in IMAX seeing The Avengers