AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX

1998 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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fosterke on December 12, 2009 at 8:36 pm

ALL THEATERS ARE THX CERTIFIED (HDTV’S will soon be THX Certified and some DVD and Blue Ray players will be too for the home). The Theaters that have a Certificate of achievement if you will (resembles the ones from school or work) in a plaque strung up the theater Employ the Equipment/hardware for THX which calibrates everything, as far as I know California is the biggest employer of this in their theaters. NYC has one and the IMAX is THX CERTIFIED BUT DOESN’T EMPLOY THE TECHnology THX=High highs low lows vocals calibrated and no distortion THX is like an EQUALIZER in your home stereo Not all theaters pay extra for that. Get all the DVD’s of jame’s cameron’s movies and they all are THX Certified except for TERMINATOR ( I believe not sure even though I have the DVD it’s cracked, I played it too much)

fosterke on December 12, 2009 at 8:23 pm

Every movie theater is certified by THX not all have a CERTIFICATE indicating that it employs the THX sound LEVELING TECHNOLOGY thats a THX theater and a big difference in the sound the vocals are right the lows are lower and the highs are higher but done right and not overestimated. THX CERTIFIED MEANS THE AMP SPEAKERS AND WIRING CAN HANDLE CERTAIN FREQUECIES but they are not properly calibrated theater’s… I’ve had to get managment at the AMC empire a few times cause we couldn’t hear sound or the sound wasn’t in surround sound and the person in the booth messed up di this in AMC loew raceway and roosevelt field too THX WITH THE CERTIFICATION MEANS SOMETHING on a calibration level… from the man… DTS MEANS SOMETHING MORE ON AN AMBIENCE level than DOLBY DIGITAL Try ROBOCOP the director’s cut and listen to it both DTS and DOLBY DIGITAL there’s a difference… Also Jurrassic Park 1 the DVD with DTS ( only a limited amout of those went out but the sound design speaks for itself and shines in either dolby digital or DTS. IT’s Tough finding a good theater these days I think… but search and hopefully you will seek and find the one that really brings it all home. As far as lucas threating not to play STAR WARS thats the similar with AVATAR, and 3D TECH these theater’s gotta get on the bandwagon and I’m no cheerleader for 3D AVATAR will be my first 3D flick but I will see it in Real D 3 D at AMC 2D and IMAX 3D for the immersion possibly not a guarantee… Happy moviegoing I’m the dreamer of dreams to make a movie signing out

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on December 12, 2009 at 1:12 pm

Some of the worst theatres around the world have THX certificates. Although I admit Lincoln Square has great sound, THX certified means nothing except that a theatre paid to be certified.

When Lucas threatened not to play the STAR WARS sequels at non-certified theatres, suddenly some of the worst theatres around the world became certified overnight.

fosterke on December 12, 2009 at 11:41 am

This theater has the largest traditional screen in nyc. The IMAX is a true IMAX not a modified 35MM screen IMAX. and the Loews auditorium is the only theater in NYC that is THX certified ( which makes a huge difference with the sound and level and …) has a THX certificate visible and the only NYC theater that actually employs the THX technology. Best sound in the city (Ziegfeld is a close second ONLY after the modifications made to the sound system prior to the exibition of Star Wars Episode 2 and 3) AMC Empire 25 theater 6 is good and was great back in 2000-2003. I wonder if their deal with sony is still a go with the SDDS thing… IN CALIFORNIA Almost all the theaters AMC or not Employ the THX technology… IF you ever wonder or have a complaint as to what your seeing or hearing whether it be 35MM (mostly everything now unless your at grubman’s mann theater on hollywood blvd in LA which is 70MM) RealD 3D Dolby 3D (3D technologies with different requirements and specifications as well as different results just like there’s a difference in LCD PLASMA and LED TV’s and the end result) XpandD IMAX 3D, DTS DOLBY DIGITAL SDDS (only in theaters not for homes yet SONY’S taking over… HIDE) THX certified (with or without THX certificate plaqued by theater) WETA DIGITAL DOMAIN INDUSTRIAL LIGHT AND MAGIC (WARNER BROS NEW LINE=THE SAME COMPANY) (FOX FOX SEARCHLIGHT=SAME COMPANY) DO SOME research and demand to be informed because I like when they use to show the green screen before a trailer and the popcorn and soda dancing before they would show they would show the DTS or DOLBY DIGITAL trailer and then the THX trailer and then the movie would begin it’s all part of a great movie going experience. AVATAR

moviebuff82 on November 5, 2009 at 1:36 pm

yes it’s coming. There’s a midnight showing, not to mention the Digital 3D version. Surprisingly, the new MJ movie didn’t play at this theater in IMAX…only the AMC 34th street theater showed it in digital IMAX. Will this theater still play “Polar Express” in Imax 3D in time for christmas? Probably not with the arrival of Avatar and the departure of Xmas Carol 3D.

ByMinotti1 on October 20, 2009 at 8:46 am

Does anyone know if A Christmas Carol in Imax 3D is coming to this theater? Can you order tickets for it yet?

moviebuff82 on October 11, 2009 at 9:28 am

The next movie to be shown after “WTWTA” is the Michael Jackson movie, which was shot with a Red One camera. It won’t be in 3D, although the concert upon which this film is based on had an elaborate 3D music video to be shown, but that didn’t come to fruition. After that movie, it’s “A Christmas Carol” in Imax 3D and Digital 3D and then Avatar, followed by Alice in Wonderland.

moviebuff82 on October 7, 2009 at 11:55 am

Wow…for a movie that hasn’t been advertised on tv yet but seen online by millions as well as in theatres, that’s some good news. Is the theater doing anything for its 15th anniversary on November 18th, 2009? That weekend, the “New Moon” movie comes out, although it won’t be in IMAX (“Xmas Carol” will be shown in IMAX 3D). The next IMAX movie to be released will be “Where the Wild Things Are”, which is a supersized version of the 2.35:1 version of the movie, similar to what was done to “Star Trek”.

geniusdj2 on October 4, 2009 at 8:36 pm

okay so i called at the theatre today asking about avatar midnight showing. ITS SOLD OUT ALREADY!!

moviebuff82 on August 24, 2009 at 3:51 pm

recently a 4k screen was installed at this theater.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on July 1, 2009 at 2:26 pm

An IMAX theatre already existed in Las Vegas by 1980.

Those paintings along the huge lobby walls of old Loews Theatres and movie stars are still there.

I saw the last HARRY POTTER here with a few minutes in 3D IMAX. The screen size and 3D did not add much to the film so I won’t bother this time.

moviebuff82 on July 1, 2009 at 1:54 pm

When Transformers 2 opened this past weekend, all the IMAX shows were sold out. THe same could be said for the IMAX digital locations on 34th street and in Times Square. Harry Potter 6 will play only in this theater the day it opens before it expands to other IMAX theaters in the area, from what I heard, the opening scene is in 3D while the rest of the scenes are in 2d.

moviebuff82 on June 14, 2009 at 10:56 am

I agree. Does the theater still have the posters from the Sony days when they showed classic Columbia Pictures movies, or have they been removed? They were plastered on a wall alongisde the escalator that goes up to the IMAX theater, which is the largest IMAX theater in Manhattan, right next to the first IMAX theater that opened in 1982 at the Museum of Natural History.

MPol on June 14, 2009 at 10:00 am

Sounds like an exciting theatre—and a perfect one to play some of those great, golden oldie-but-goody classic films, such as LOA, WSS, Dr. Zhivago, Midnight Cowboy, to mention afew.

moviebuff82 on June 14, 2009 at 9:47 am

Up in 3D is playing at this theater. Transformers 2 will be the next IMAX movie to play here, followed by Harry Potter 6 a few weeks before it arrives in other IMAX theaters nationwide.

moviebuff82 on April 25, 2009 at 10:28 am

This coming Wednesday April 29, the final trailer of the new Transformers movie will be attached to a special IMAX screening of the first one for guests who request tickets by email. Seating is limited. After that’s done, the trailer will be shown before the new X-Men movie, which sadly will not be in IMAX but starting on the night of the 7th, “Star Trek” will be released for two weeks only before Night at the Museum 2 comes out.

moviebuff82 on March 27, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Imax 3D didn’t start off in the Lincoln Square. It started out in Canada in 1986 with a film called “Transitions”. Back then, the only IMAX screen in town was the NatureMax theater in the American Museum of National History, which opened four years before that in 1982 and is still open.

moviemonster on March 18, 2009 at 4:39 pm

Advance tickets for Monsters vs Aliens are now on sale via a new project called CHEAPO MOVIE TICKETS. Tickets are only $14.00 for the OPENING NIGHT which is March 26 at 12:01am. These tickets are exclusively for LOEWS Lincoln Square AND each ticket gets FREE POPCORN!! For advance purchases the # to call is 212.588.0578. They also sell CHEAPO MOVIE TICKETS for other IMAX and regular movies. I got a ticket for WATCHMEN IMAX through them and loved the savings!!!

moviebuff82 on February 7, 2009 at 11:43 am

Advance tickets for Watchmen are now on sale according to IMDB. It’s also the closest theater out of a few in NYC that are playing “Fanboys”, which hopefully gets a wider release next week if it does good business.

moviebuff82 on December 20, 2008 at 5:43 pm

I just went to see this movie at another AMC theater, the AMC in Rockaway, although it would’ve been cooler if the IMAX theater was open, despite the fact that the screen will be smaller than the one that I used to go to at this listed theater. The film was OK; the original is still a great sci-fi movie and worth watching again…..later on tonight it will be on Monsters HD after two Terminator movies, the first and second ones, which are the best of the Terminator films. Now that The Dark Knight is coming out in IMAX at my local theater, I won’t have to drive all the way to this theater and the one in Palisades Center to see a giant Joker.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on December 15, 2008 at 1:50 pm

My mailbox is choking on all these posts about a movie that will be forgotten in about five minutes.

Vito on December 15, 2008 at 12:55 pm

Truth be told Bill, it would help to understand some of what went on in the new version if you saw the original.
I doubt anyone who has never watched the 1951 versuin got the whole “earth stood still” idea. All they know is suddenly all the lights went out and Kathy Bates tapped on her stopped watch.
One would not have understood the power of the three magic words which is never explained but used twice in the new version.
I could think of more reasons, but the main one to see the 1951 version is because it is so much better. There is very little to like in this new version.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on December 15, 2008 at 12:45 pm

One final comment: one of my co-workers just asked me if he could borrow the DVD of the 1951 version. So the new release has done some good after all.

Vito on December 15, 2008 at 12:38 pm

Yes bill but it made no sense since unlike in the original the idea was to demonstrate the alien power, no explaination was really given here, and since the “mist” or what ever it was took care of that question, why did the earth stand still.? So stupid

Bill we really must stop now, we have pushed the limit I think :)