AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13

1998 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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Darth_Vader444 on October 6, 2017 at 6:52 am

Alpine, go have a cup of warm milk and go to sleep. I’ve been going to the most aggressive presentations of movies ever for many years. Do your research on damaging decibel levels, and compare it to what you experience in an Imax theater. Attending one single rock concert without ear plugs can do far more damage than seeing 100 Imax movies. I’m sure you can find a second rate theater with an out-dated sound system that won’t aggravate your overly sensitive hearing.

digital3d on October 4, 2017 at 3:47 pm

Exactly! It’s so crazy. Insane sound and you still can’t hear some of the dialogue! Seriously, Nolan!

And I don’t think they give the closed caption glasses for non-digital showings. (Or do they? Please let me know if they do.)

I actually kind of like the rumbling and the loud music BUT not when it’s for the entire movie. One or two action scenes to create drama – sure. But if you have seats rumbling at every 2 seconds it actually loses drama.

Still the IMAX screen is so huge I still find it worth it.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 4, 2017 at 3:27 pm

…and with all the sound hype, the dialogue is STILL muffled. Or perhaps we have a generation of actors with elocution disabilities.

alpinedownhiller on October 4, 2017 at 1:56 pm

There is a happy medium between babies' nights and ridiculous sound levels. People were pretty damn entertained in the theaters in the 80s and early 90s before the levels started getting pumped up nuts at many places.

The Clifton, NJ THX auditoriums used to be great in that they dialed the volume down each time after THX left and you get left with amazing quality speakers and nice loud, envelopming sound but sound that never hurt your ears, presented no risk for hearing loss. It was just nice and reasonable levels. Didn’t shaek the structure and cause distortion, wasn’t so loud that your ears had to try to retune, just let you hear perfect audio a reasonable, not super quiet or anything, level.

It’s a damn shame it’s so hard to find a place like that now.

anyway mock all you want with your pathetic mommies and babies nonsense, tool

ridethectrain on October 4, 2017 at 1:55 pm

no one show Blade Runner in 3D in imax

alpinedownhiller on October 4, 2017 at 1:51 pm

@bigjoe59 – wouldn’t the IMAX be better than the Loews? Much bigger screen (even though the Loews is quite big) and laser projection (2D so whether or not they did fix the 3D glasses here doesn’t even come into play in this case).

alpinedownhiller on October 4, 2017 at 1:50 pm

The insane levels are due to panic and reading the audience wrong, they think that unless they toss in random nonsense they will be doomed by smartphones just because a few yahoos can’t live without hearing damage and flash, boom, bang instead of actual cinema.

They forget how many they have driven out of the cinemas with the over the top volume and back into home theaters. These people don’t speak up as often.

alpinedownhiller on October 4, 2017 at 1:46 pm

@Darth_Vader444 – get back to us in 10-20 years when you are using a hearing aid and your ears are ringing, maybe you’ll be the one crying then….

ridethectrain on October 4, 2017 at 1:28 pm

Fandango will show screen Number 1 is Loews 2 is Kings 3 is State 4 is Olympia 5 Valencia 6 Capitol 7 Paradise 8 Avalon 9 Majestic Downstairs 10 Canal 11 Palace 12 Jersey and 13 IMAX On AMC is the seating plan is showing a balcony for that showtime, that the loews.

The best place to experiane Blade Runner is IMAX

bigjoe59 on October 4, 2017 at 1:14 pm


I’m hedging the bet that Blade Runner 2049 will play both the Imax auditorium and the Loews downstairs. now on any of the online ticket services how can I tell which showing is in the Loews auditorium?

Darth_Vader444 on October 4, 2017 at 8:54 am

Contact your local theater to see when they have “Mom and Baby day.” It’s a day that they turn down the sound levels, squelch the dynamic range, and lower the projector’s brightness so Mom can watch a movie while baby sleeps. That might do the trick for all you cry babies whining dynamic audio being too loud. Wahh Wahhhh Wahhhh!!! :(

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 3, 2017 at 6:42 am

Noise is what bad filmmakers resort to when they don’t know how to create tension otherwise. That is the real problem. Smart theatre managers lower the sound levels after the techies leave, or you end up with half the audience in the lobby demanding refunds.

Darth_Vader444 on October 3, 2017 at 6:37 am

OMG please. Enough with the moaning about it being too loud. Hopefully nobody will listen and the IMAX people still continue to give us aggressive and thunderous audio. You experience more damaging decibel levels taking the subway every day than you do seeing movies in an IMAX theater.

alpinedownhiller on September 29, 2017 at 1:26 pm

You don’t wan’t transients so loud that you wince in pain. And I think everyone knows that many movies keep the volume up nearer the max levels for very extended period of time. Some movies even have regular dialogue making you wince at times.

alpinedownhiller on September 29, 2017 at 1:24 pm

@CF100 – everyone will soon need hearing aids if they go to these THX, Atomos, IMAX showings too often. Seriously the sound levels ARE too loud and will cause permanent hearing damage if you go too many times without wearing ear protection (at which point the high quality sound doesn’t sound high quality anymore so it’s all moot, so I agree with Al Alvarez).

Hell, some Dunkirk vets said the premiere in London at IMAX and they said it was too loud. Louder than it had been in real life for them.

I’ve heard talk of class action lawsuits brewing over hearing damage from overly loud movie theaters. Many are not much different from a rock concert and everyone knows if you go to too many of those you will damage your hearing, get permanent ringing, etc.

There is a difference between reasonably loud and exciting and absurdly loud, painfully loud, hearing damage loud.

jeffpiatt on September 24, 2017 at 1:46 am

moviebuff82 more than likely yes as AMC is trying to reduce there Brands down to 3 all with AMC signage

CF100 on September 17, 2017 at 8:21 am

Al Alvarez: It’s a very good thing having a sound system that does allow for high peak levels… which are effective if used in a dramatic way, i.e. transiently at climaxes. 2 hours of wall to wall chest pounding, ear popping sound… like driving a sports car at 200mph non-stop just because it can go 200mph… is not effective storytelling… :–(

Veterans will probably need new hearing aids!

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on September 16, 2017 at 8:05 pm

CF100, it all adds up to so loud that Dunkirk veterans run for the exit, different in every venue, and the movie experience is not enhanced in any way. Just like THX.

CF100 on September 16, 2017 at 7:33 pm

Al Alvarez: Huh?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on September 16, 2017 at 7:16 pm

And that my friends, is the definition of showbiz bullshit. THX style.

CF100 on September 16, 2017 at 6:53 pm

StunPlex: Regarding your query on 15/70 IMAX vs. IMAX digital sound, both 15/70 IMAX and IMAX Digital have 6 channel uncompressed digital audio.

(Of course, IMAX Digital also supports 12 channel audio, but that’s a moot point if the movie isn’t released with a 12 channel mix. Also, I don’t know if 15/70 IMAX digital audio is a 16-bit system—which might mean there are differences in headroom compared to IMAX Digital?)

The digital audio for 15/70 works using synchronised CD-ROMs, here’s a couple of pictures I took in the projection booth at London’s BFI IMAX:

Picture 1 – The unit in the left rack with screen, CD drives below, and keyboard.

Picture 2 – AFAIK remote controller unit, notice it says “SONICS” on it—IMAX audio stuff was supplied by SONICS, and they were later acquired by IMAX.

As for the differences in sound, one factor is that the same equipment with different room acoustics and calibration will sound different.

Some older IMAX venues still use previous generation IMAX speakers rather than the current generation.

IMAX’s nXos EQ system will recalibrate the system (back to how it was originally “tuned” by human(s)) every day—but again, may not be found in older venues? Come to think of it, I have no idea whether the nXos unit works with 15/70 IMAX digital sound.

Anyway, it’s easy to see which generation of speakers are in use by looking at the two rear surrounds.

xbs2034 on September 16, 2017 at 9:13 am

Celestial85, yes the Loews screen (theater 1) has an Atmos sound system and has had since at least 2014.

Though since it isn’t designated as a large format theater, it is indeed hard to find on Fandango, you need to click on an individual showing to see what screen it will be in, as well as cross reference if the film itself has an Atmos mix.

Celestial85 on September 15, 2017 at 9:30 am

Does AMC Loews Lincoln Square Theatre 1 have Dolby Atmos?

I saw the Dolby Atmos sign within the theatre 1, this theatre isn’t designated as Atmos at Atom or Fandango.

LeoOc on September 11, 2017 at 10:59 pm

has someone seen It on IMAX with laser? this movie is really stunning to look at.

digital3d on September 11, 2017 at 5:36 pm

The regular auditoriums at Linc Square don’t have stadium seating to my knowledge. (Except for Loews which has balcony) So that might be why the patronage for these regular shows is scarce here. I’d probably visit here more often if they’d had stadium seating.

BTW it appears that Dunkirk is playing here alongside of IT in laser IMAX. Laset still fills up the whole screen for Dunkirk so worth checking out if not checked out in 70mm IMAX yet.