AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX

1998 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on July 9, 2017 at 9:37 pm

I wonder if the curved edges were some projection mistake? I saw something in #1 once and it had some curved edges and it definitely should not have.

xbs2034
xbs2034 on July 9, 2017 at 7:18 pm

I saw A Ghost Story tonight on the main floor, no AC problem (as I expected by now).

It’s another title with a weird aspect ratio, looks to me like it might be the old academy ratio, but there also are these curved edges on all four sides- perhaps to mimic the look of an old photograph. It was in a flat DCP definitely though, and they properly set the side masking to flat, with the pre-show filling the masked screen and pillarboxing for the main feature (which I imagine is how it is going to be played outside of film festivals and special venues).

xbs2034
xbs2034 on July 8, 2017 at 8:19 am

From what it sounds like the AC issue was in one floor, and I’d have to imagine it would be fixed no later than a couple days (maybe even later that day), otherwise it would cripple business in the Summer.

I have seen theaters post signs when AC isn’t working and said guests can request a refund if they got tickets or decide they can’t watch the movie (often it will be in one screen rather than the entire complex). And the one time I was planning to see a movie where AC wasn’t working, they said I could sit in the theater for five minutes before buying a ticket and see if it was okay (think this was the Beekman), and when I started to sweat after about two minutes, knew it wouldn’t work.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 8, 2017 at 6:42 am

that’s scary….where i go they have the ac on in rockaway in all screens!!!

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on July 7, 2017 at 1:40 pm

Hello-

I have no idea what the NYC Building Code says but I should think it would illegal to operate a movie theater during the summer with no AC.

Darth_Vader444
Darth_Vader444 on July 7, 2017 at 4:59 am

Can’t wait for Dunkirk in Imax. I hope the AC is fixed! lol

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on July 6, 2017 at 1:27 pm

go to fandango screen 1 is loews

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on July 6, 2017 at 1:24 pm

Hello-

when Dunkirk opens on July 21 I assume it will play in both the IMAX and Loews auditoriums. when looking up the show times on IMBD how can I tell which screening is in the Loews auditorium?

xbs2034
xbs2034 on July 5, 2017 at 3:48 pm

Yes, they are bringing back the film projectors for the IMAX (not sure how hard it was to do here, but in IMAX Melbourne they said it took two weeks- no doubt to please Nolan). To me the one disappointment is apparently they can’t sync 15/70 prints with the new 12 channel sound system (that sounded amazing for the prologue) and will use the old sound system, though the Empire IMAX should be an option if one needs the 12 channel sound mix.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 5, 2017 at 11:09 am

It will be worth the traffic to get there so I’ll take the train lol.

Darth_Vader444
Darth_Vader444 on July 5, 2017 at 7:38 am

So the Imax theater is going to the old 70mm projector and not using the new laser one? I saw the preview when I saw Rogue One and it was amazing! I was so excited to see Dunkirk at the Imax at LS.

xbs2034
xbs2034 on July 4, 2017 at 6:41 pm

In addition to the already known IMAX 15/70 print, this theater will also play Dunkirk in standard format 5/70 film (I do see other places look set to be both 5/70 and IMAX digital, but two 70mm prints seems to be very rare). The other 70mm NYC locations I see so far from Fandango or the theaters themselves are City Cinemas East 86, and Cinema 1,2,3, and Regal E-Walk

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 26, 2017 at 12:19 pm

I agree. My local AMC in rockaway when they play either scope or regular there’s the masking issue. It’s not an issue when I watch a movie on a flat screen tv but it’s worse when watching it on an overscan tube hdtv.

digital3d
digital3d on June 26, 2017 at 11:11 am

At least they didn’t play “The Beguiled” in a scope format without masking. (at least I think they didn’t) I hate when theaters do that.

If I would be a theater, I wouldn’t like to use an auditorium with a scope screen for a flat movie anyways. Theaters should have one or two or more 1.85 screens. With such a screen, the lack of masking probably wouldn’t bother as much with “The Beguiled” than with a scope screen.

In general though, it really bothers me when chains like Regal or AMC or even local movie theaters don’t mask properly. If you can’t mask it, don’t play it.

Of course “The Beguiled” is different because of it’s rare format, but in general that should be a rule imo.

xbs2034
xbs2034 on June 26, 2017 at 10:55 am

That A/C is a significant problem, no doubt they will fix it, but I imagine in the Summer a lot of people will just request refunds instead of sitting through that.

I think The Beguiled will be pillarboxed pretty much everywhere. Very few theaters can probably adjust for 1.66, and I’m guessing it’s a flat DCP with the bars built in (that’s how it was presented at the Angelika as well). Unusual aspect ratio movies like that, La La Land, and The Hateful Eight I expect not to be fully masked, but theaters should be able to adjust between flat and scope, and the times they mess that up is what bugs me.

thebrat
thebrat on June 25, 2017 at 6:46 pm

Yesterday afternoon I caught “The Beguiled” here. In the case for my showing it was playing in State. The A/C was broken for the entire second floor and the 1.66:1 image of the film wasn’t fully masked. To be generous, machines can only work for so long unattended and “The Beguiled” was in a ratio outside of the DCI specifications anyway. On the plus, the lack of HVAC noise in the theater enhanced the film’s understated, nuanced, and quiet sound design. Though I did hear audio bleed from the adjacent theater, it’s understandable knowing that only Loews was built to the THX specs.

Notwithstanding, “The Beguiled” is a great technical achievement moreso than a character-driven movie. One thing that caught my attention was the excellent use of contrast. Lights and darks coexist within a frame beautifully without compromise, and I haven’t seen a movie that used contrast that well in a long time. I’d assume State has your typical Sony SXRD 4K projector, but which one? Is it even an SXRD projector? Blacks were way black, obviously the Sonys have better blacks than the DLPs, but maybe this film took advantage of that more than others.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 19, 2017 at 11:47 am

TF was 98 percent shot in imax 3d. Avengers Infinity War and its sequel will break that record for imax footage as both will be shot back to back in imax 2d then converted into 3d. Inhumans was shot in imax and the first two episodes will make their debut in imax theatres before broadcasting on ABC days after the premiere.

Darth_Vader444
Darth_Vader444 on June 19, 2017 at 5:13 am

Thanks for that info. Can’t wait to see Dunkirk. I’m going to see Transformers maybe this weekend being as most was shot in Imax. It will hold me over till next month when we see Dunkirk.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 13, 2017 at 11:21 am

advance tickets go on sale for Dunkirk on June 23rd according to a tv spot that aired during last night’s Game 5 of the NBA Finals. I bet the 70mm tickets will sell fast.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 8, 2017 at 11:37 am

Imax is losing money due to competition from Dolby and other premium formats and their stock price shows that. AMC is also suffering too but should recover by the fall if the summer box office does well.

xbs2034
xbs2034 on June 8, 2017 at 8:35 am

There are, and I see matinee screenings for both Sunday and Tuesday for The Mummy on Fandango. A lot of test screenings, press screenings, and even some premieres are held here, so always possible showings are moved around to accommodate those.

Darth_Vader444
Darth_Vader444 on June 8, 2017 at 4:32 am

Hey, are there matinee’s in the Lincoln Square Imax?!?! I want to take my Son to a matinee on Monday to see the Mummy but the earliest show is at 5:15.

Darth_Vader444
Darth_Vader444 on June 8, 2017 at 4:31 am

Wonder Woman looked awesome! The visuals were excellent. There were some great scenes. The 3D was solid but little or no pop out effects. My big complaint was that they ran out of 3D glasses and I missed a couple trailers while I had to wait for them to get boxes of new glasses. smh. Lincoln Square Imax is still the best experience I know of and yes I have been to the dolby theaters. Imax is KING!

LeoOc
LeoOc on June 8, 2017 at 12:33 am

How did wonder woman look on imax laser? It’s a very colorful film