AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX

1998 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on October 4, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Hello-

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
Darth_Vader444 on October 4, 2017 at 11:54 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 9:42 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
Darth_Vader444 on October 3, 2017 at 9:37 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
alpinedownhiller on September 29, 2017 at 4:26 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
alpinedownhiller on September 29, 2017 at 4:24 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
jeffpiatt on September 24, 2017 at 4:46 am

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

CF100
CF100 on September 17, 2017 at 11:21 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 11:05 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.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on September 16, 2017 at 10:16 pm

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

CF100
CF100 on September 16, 2017 at 9:53 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
xbs2034 on September 16, 2017 at 12:13 pm

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
Celestial85 on September 15, 2017 at 12:30 pm

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
LeoOc on September 12, 2017 at 1:59 am

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

digital3d
digital3d on September 11, 2017 at 8:36 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.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 11, 2017 at 8:19 pm

I wonder when AMC will renovate the other screens will they change the name to just AMC Lincoln Square?

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on September 11, 2017 at 4:40 pm

Hello-

thanks to Mikeoaklandpark for your reply. I am still baffled by it all. I can’t tell you the number of BIG eagerly awaited films that I have seen where the auditorium I see it in is virtually empty. then when I read on Mon. morning that the film had a huge opening weekend I can’t help but wonder where the $$$ came from.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on September 11, 2017 at 3:34 pm

It was sold out at my local Cinemark and it was in their largest theater

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on September 11, 2017 at 3:02 pm

Hello-

for people who saw IT at this theater was your particular auditorium any where near full? i saw it at an other AMC/Loews theater and the place was maybe 15 percent full. so how did the film gross $123 mil on the opening weekend?

xbs2034
xbs2034 on September 2, 2017 at 12:32 am

The Landmark and Lincoln Square will have some overlap on the film’s they play, as tickets for Mother! are on sale for both locations (when you consider how far west the Landmark is, they are probably over a mile away from each other, so it’s not too much for them to play the same film in my opinion).

Also, while Dunkirk has now completed its IMAX run, AMC actually brought back the regular 70mm print on the Loews screen for Labor day weekend.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on August 29, 2017 at 3:28 pm

with the lessoning on competition. Yes I expect competition

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on August 29, 2017 at 3:18 pm

With eight screens I imagine they will play anything they can get.

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on August 29, 2017 at 2:26 pm

Hello-

to Al A., boy the stuff you know and I thought I knew a lot. I wasn’t aware Mark “Shark Tank” Cuban was the owner of the Landmark chain. what you said about affording the same films as the places you stated is certainly a valid point. but is the new multiplex going to be art house fare or a mix with big studio films. one thing I like about the Sunshine is it only plays art house fare.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on August 28, 2017 at 5:25 pm

If they can avoid playing the same films as Lincoln Plaza, Lincoln Center and Lincoln Square, they can succeed. Don’t forget that Landmark’s owner, Mark Cuban, also owns Magnolia Film and can provide himself area exclusives the same way IFC and Cohen do in Greenwich Village.