AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13

1998 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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moviebuff82 on November 16, 2017 at 7:50 pm

Dunkirk might return that month too for awards season..

bigjoe59 on November 16, 2017 at 4:38 pm


since i’m guessing it will play here does anyone know what’s distinctive/different about the remastered Titanic that will be released the first week of Dec.?

15MM70 on November 16, 2017 at 12:13 pm

markp Thanks for that info. Really interesting regarding the Fox-Warners agreement of 70MM equipment, didn’t know studios lent competing studios their equipment. Thought maybe AMC Lincoln purchased a 70MM projector since they already have a 70MM Imax projector. Did you just have one 70MM MOTOE print, or do you have a backup as well?

markp on November 16, 2017 at 7:32 am

HowardBHass, It is trust me. I kid a lot of my friends that I always wanted to go to the Kings Theatre and wish I could have worked there. Now that I’m running MOTOE in theatre 2, I can say I did (sort of). The reason this happened is Fox couldn’t reach an agreement with Warners on the use of the equipment from H8 and Dunkirk. So another company brought in 70MM equipment and it was put in the theatre that was pre wired for Tribeca Film Festival.

HowardBHaas on November 16, 2017 at 7:24 am

Murder on the Orient Express is in 70mm in aud 2? Justice League is in 70mm in Loews aud? I don’t see that at AMC website or elsewhere.

markp on November 15, 2017 at 9:47 pm

15MM70. I am working all day Friday and Thanksgiving. Sat night and mon tues wed matinees. Theatre 2 is fully masked top and bottom. I am not involved with Auditorium 1. That has a separate projection crew.

15MM70 on November 15, 2017 at 2:52 pm

@markp Do you know if you’re scheduled to be projecting MOTOE through next week? Surprised that Lincoln Square has two 70MM projectors (since the website says they are also showing JL in 70MM as well). Also, what’s the difference between how 70MM is projected in Loews (Aud 1) vs Kings (Aud 2)? Is the image letterboxed (masked?) when in Aud 2, and is “full screen” when in Aud 1?

markp on November 15, 2017 at 7:52 am

I am the projectionist for MOTOE. So far presentation has been spot on since Saturday. (We had some DTS issues FRiday) Screen properly masked and everything. I saw the two who will be running JL. I’m not saying a word.

xbs2034 on November 14, 2017 at 10:47 pm

Justice League though is playing in 70mm at the Loews screen this weekend. And Murder on the Orient Express is scheduled to continue, which means this theater will have a pretty rare distinction (at least in decades) of playing two 70mm titles at the same time.

moviebuff82 on November 14, 2017 at 1:17 pm

Murder on the orient express is being shown in 70mm but not at the loews auditorium.

poland626 on November 2, 2017 at 9:29 pm


They may have split it but only in the past 5 years they renovated everything to make it a dine in but the projection seems to be top notch all the time

leowtyx on November 2, 2017 at 1:27 pm

Got it, I love Chinese because they always have at lease one IMAX 2D time slot each day, even for 3D exclusive movies. Are there anything like that on the East Coast?

Dunkirk: it all made sense in the last 5 minutes…

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on November 1, 2017 at 10:19 pm

Unless it is a Nolan, short attention span digital slide show, with muddled mono dialogue, deafening noise and loud music interludes designed to keep audiences awake. Then I stay home and avoid all movie theatres for a while.

xbs2034 on November 1, 2017 at 7:46 pm

I’d say go to the TCL Chinese for scope movies, and Citywalk for full IMAX titles. Both are large screens and laser projection/IMAX 12 channel sound, so should be a great experience either way.

leowtyx on November 1, 2017 at 6:41 pm

Cropping!? That’s horrible.

I watch all movies (except IMAX 70mm) at TCL Chinese IMAX Laser (2.04:1 screen, 94 by 46), because I think it’s closer to 2.35:1 so it’s minimum letterboxing.

Or should I have gone to AMC Citywalk IMAX Laser (1.33:1 screen, 80 by 60 similar to Lincoln Square ratio) instead?

It’d technically have a bigger picture, but scope movies would have a hell lot of letterboxing on True IMAX screen, right?

alpinedownhiller on November 1, 2017 at 6:08 pm

Sony Dynamic Digital Surround

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on November 1, 2017 at 3:42 pm

moviebuff82, SDDS is (was?)a sound system.

moviebuff82 on November 1, 2017 at 3:12 pm

When the i max first opened they some times shows 35mm SDDS films blown up to fill half the i max screen like with titanic.

xbs2034 on November 1, 2017 at 3:09 pm

IMAX has never used masking as a company as far as I’m aware, so for scope and flat titles here they use some letterboxing (though I do feel with flat titles, the screen is so large, it pretty much feels your field of view in the front half of the seats anyway).

The Kips Bay IMAX is a scope screen on the other hand, so most Hollywood films will fill that screen normally perfectly, but for flat titles they will typically crop the image on the top and bottom rather than using pillarboxing (for instance what they did with American Made as the NYC IMAX selected to show that film).

digital3d on October 31, 2017 at 7:33 pm


To my knowledge (and I’ve been in that IMAX a number of times), the Lincoln Square IMAX has no masking at all. I don’t see how you would mask the bars above and below with a screen so huge. Even the lie-max’s I’ve seen don’t mask.

This video of the IMAX shows it pretty well: (Though it was taken before the laser renovation, but nothing changed in regards to the screen as far as I know. At least no masking.)

Before laser it was really annoying as the image didn’t even fill up the sides right and left on the IMAX. With laser it is thankfully able to do so again.

If murmuring and confusing audiences is a trend, then it’s a stupid trend. I don’t see it as realistic when I don’t know what Bruce Wayne just told Barry Allen (see, just annoying.

leowtyx on October 31, 2017 at 7:22 pm


It’s possible they forgot to take off the 3D filter from the projector so it’s dark. Or bad bulb.

As for Inaudible Dialogue:

Murmuring is the trend, more “realistic”. You don’t see that in TV shows where dialogue is everything.


I’ve never seen 2.35:1 movies on the square-ish True IMAX screen before, do they mask the top & bottom or just Letterboxing?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 31, 2017 at 4:17 pm

The inaudible dialogue issue is not a theatre adjustment problem. They problems continue on the Blu-Ray versions. It is a sound mixing poor production value issue. Most theatres have experienced technicians who visit and check for presentation quality. Perhaps this standard level of checks and balances has been cut down.

ridethectrain on October 31, 2017 at 3:35 pm

Watching a flat movie downstairs is awful. The film doesn’t fit the whole screen. That in the basement theatres 10 11 and 12

digital3d on October 31, 2017 at 3:27 pm

I can confirm the keystoning issue at the Loews screen (the balcony one) The movie feels almost like a triangle there.

Also I think that and another screen (1 at least) have footage cut away by masking when watching a widescreen movie. The left and right sides have that tiny bit cut off because of the masking beginning over the screen. But that issue I saw at other theaters as well.

People well trained and experienced in projection are expensive. Based on what I read on reddit AMA’s, the theaters just train regular folks (18 and over employees only) to operate the projector if needed. I think replacing bulbs or setting the sound correctly are things those newly trained employees aren’t trained in. Though I think they should be.

I recently made a post about inaudible dialogue and one person responded that the speakers with the dialogue weren’t adjusted to make up for the score. (Not this theater). If modern-day multiplexs can’t adjust sound, I doubt they are thinking of replacing bulbs.

bigjoe59 on October 31, 2017 at 3:11 pm


I thank markp for his reply. I thought at the least there was 1 person maintaining all the digital equipment for an entire multiplex. if there’s no “projectionist at all what if something goes wrong?

also I would appreciate an answer to my central question about projection being too frigging dark. when I saw Wonderstruck I could not read what the kids were writing on the pads.