AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX

1998 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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geniusdj2 on April 25, 2010 at 8:42 am

anyone checked out the new digital presentation experience??..

geniusdj2 on April 14, 2010 at 8:07 pm

check out the schedule for next wednesday… more digital screens will be added along the week …

moviebuff82 on April 13, 2010 at 9:48 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 13, 2010 at 6:25 am

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

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on April 10, 2010 at 3:17 pm

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

celboy on April 10, 2010 at 7:21 am

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 6:58 pm

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

alpinedownhiller on April 5, 2010 at 6:53 pm

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

geniusdj2 on April 5, 2010 at 5:29 pm

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 7:00 pm

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 9:02 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 26, 2010 at 12:08 am

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 14, 2010 at 12:55 am

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 14, 2010 at 12:52 am

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

moviebuff82 on February 13, 2010 at 11:17 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 12, 2010 at 1:03 am

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 10:14 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 4, 2010 at 7:53 am

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 9:32 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 9:28 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 9:22 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 7:49 pm

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 7:36 pm

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.