AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX

1998 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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xbs2034
xbs2034 on July 30, 2017 at 7:40 pm

The Chinese theater has the most seats, but for screen size it is not the largest. I believe Lincoln, Metreon, and BFI in London are all tied as the second biggest IMAXes, with Melbourne having the largest IMAX and movie screen in the world (Sydney, Australia used to have the biggest screen, but that theater has closed).

stevenj
stevenj on July 30, 2017 at 7:04 pm

CT member ImaxGeek posted on the CT Metreon page Aug 7, 2016 that the Lincoln Sq and Metreon screens were the same size (97 ft W X 76 ft H) and the largest in North America.

Metreon

The Chinese screen is 94 ft W X 46 ft H according to the overview on the CT page for that theatre.

A current definitive list of US or world IMAX screen sizes does not seem to exist. Wikipedia’s has a worldwide list of IMAX venues and states the same as ImaxGeek for the Lincoln Sq and Metreon.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 30, 2017 at 6:17 pm

I think the chinese is the largest in North America if I’m right. And that’s a laser imax. It’s also the tallest. The imax in Rockaway is the largest screen in morris county, nj.

MoviebuffLS
MoviebuffLS on July 30, 2017 at 4:03 pm

Saw Dunkirk Saturday here. I can echo other sentiments when I say I thought the sound mix was off. The dialogue was sometimes hard to hear. I think that was a function of the IMAX 70mm film, as I saw other IMAX movies here (non-70mm) and the sound quality was properly balanced. Sounds like best explanation is the sound is tuned for Laser IMAX, not IMAX film.

I was looking up today biggest IMAX screens in the world. Is it true our very own Lincoln Square is 2nd biggest in the world? I read that an IMAX screen in San Fran is also 2nd biggest. Are they both the same screen size? Obviously, Australia has the biggest. Something wrong with that. This is New York. I hope AMC redesigns the screen to make it the biggest IMAX screen in the world.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 28, 2017 at 10:12 pm

If Nolan wins best director much like Heath Ledger won a posthumous award for TDK, he’s gonna be a legend.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on July 28, 2017 at 8:41 pm

In its 1st weekend- last weekend, Dunkirk earned a nice fifth of its box office revenues at Imaxes. When I looked online, I saw that many seats were already selling for this weekend at this particular Imax- which makes this comment relevant to this page. In general, war movies just don’t do so well, not anymore. I also saw the movie at a 70mm Imax, as I commented at the appropriate page (Franklin Institute in Imax) and hope Nolan at the very least finally gets nominated for Best Director.

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on July 28, 2017 at 5:16 pm

Hello-

I saw Dunkirk this past Sat. in the IMAX auditorium and the experience was !!!WOW!!!. it was like I was on the beach with the soldiers. to which my question- Christopher Nolan is one of those directors that many people think should have won an Oscar by now. so I have always assumed he had a big fan base. in fact Dunkirk got great reviews many critics calling it Nolan’s best yet, so why such a low $50 mil opening?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 27, 2017 at 9:10 pm

BTW, any update on AMC at Dolby Cinema at Lincoln Square?

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on July 27, 2017 at 4:20 pm

The curent IMAX auditorium is design for IMAX Laser 12 chanels. Christopher Nolan still believe in film (Film is analog projection), unfornately the sound systems playing film are not equipped well for the new laser projection.

In the late days of theatres still playing film, I notice the Surround sound would not pass since it went to digital. When another theatre that was last to coverte to digital, their Dolby Surround system works well.

I was originally was going to see Dunkirk at Lincoln Square in IMAX, but saw it in Baby IMAX at REGAL. I’ll wait for Geostorm or the The Last Jedi to see in Laser.

digital3d
digital3d on July 27, 2017 at 4:05 pm

The fact that IMDb did that still bothers me. It was such a great board with so many people to discuss movies with! Now it’s gone. We should storm IMDb headquarters and demand our discussion board back!

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on July 27, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Hello-

to Howard B.– since the administrators at IMDB
made the dumb decision to get rid of the message
boards where is there a similar site to IMDB
to discuss films?

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on July 26, 2017 at 7:17 am

This is not a blog about movies or who owns what sound equipment. This page is about this one particular movie theater. Feel free to address your movie experiences in this theater. If there’s more comments that stray away from this theater, as many do above, they will be deleted.

poland626
poland626 on July 26, 2017 at 6:29 am

This movie may be great but audiences aren’t in the serious, sad war movie mode right now. With “Girls Trip"s $30 million opening I think it just shows people are craving laughs. Sure, the die hard fans and film lovers saw Dunkirk but it won’t have any legs in a few weeks imo. Heck, I’d prefer to see Valarian right now as it’s just not as depressing imo

StunPlex
StunPlex on July 26, 2017 at 3:42 am

Dunkirk is a great movie I saw it 3 times. Once here in IMAX 70mm, Regular IMAX (liemax) and in Dolby Cinema. Picture quality out of the three IMAX 70mm is clearly the best. But in sound I find the regular IMAX to be so much better then IMAX 70mm. It was louder, I found that the dialog came out a bit clearer and what the IMAX 70mm here seen to be lacking that caught my attention are the low end. It doesn’t have the same chest-thumping punch I felt while watching in liemax, but The high-end effects – like the screaming airplane engines – were pretty much the same, but the low-end wasn’t as impactful as it could have been compare to the lieMAX. I’ve also noticed this when I came here and saw Transformers 5. LieMAX sub-bass was much more powerful. Why is that?? I thought the IMAX here is suppose to be the best all around picture AND sound considering this is “Real IMAX”.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on July 25, 2017 at 10:55 pm

I play stuff at home theater with a nice loud volume, sub, top speakers everything but not the point you go deaf or wince.

I have a $1500 headphone amp.

I know about good sound quality.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on July 25, 2017 at 10:53 pm

“The volume levels are carefully tested to meet imax standards.”

Which are louder than most rock concerts where they warn people to wear earplugs or lose their hearing.

And those low volume baby days are a horror, accidentally got tickets for one and quickly walked out and got a refund. It’s just wailing babies and breast feeding moms glaring at you as soon as you round the bend into the theater.

I like it loud but there is reasonably loud like theaters used to be for ages and then their is insanely loud.

Some guys have been bringing in sound meters and finding loud parts over 120dB and a few have found movies where it averaged over 100dB over two hours!

In some theaters even just dialogue can make you wince with pain.

It’s not the ultimate in sound quality if you have to wear earplugs or hold your ears or have them ringing. I’ve walked out of some showings and could barely hear anyone talking for the next hour and ears ringing. That simply can’t be good for your ears.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on July 25, 2017 at 8:47 pm

It looks like it did not do well anywhere. War pictures have no legs. Even “SAVING PRIVATE RYAN” dropped badly after the first few weeks while adding more screens.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 25, 2017 at 8:07 pm

I think Dunkirk will have legs if it holds up in the next few weeks kinda like Saving Private Ryan did years ago. That film was nominated for an Oscar for best picture yet lost out to Shakespeare in Love. Hopefully Nolan’s latest movie wins an Oscar for best picture if it gets any nominations. Dunkirk is doing great in Europe especially Dunkirk, France where the movie takes place. I wonder how Asian audiences, especially China, will react to this movie when it opens overseas in the next few months. The imax figures are huge and should provide some much needed cash to Imax stock as stocks of that nature in general have fallen as opposed to the overall stock market. I think Dunkirk will sell well on Bluray, where hopefully they keep the imax ratio intact much like how they treated Nolan’s other Imax filmed movies including Interstellar, The Dark Knight, and its sequel which was the last good Batman movie.

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on July 25, 2017 at 5:44 pm

Hello-

to Darth Vader444. the more I think about it the more $50 mil seems like a really low amount. I mean if just Nolan devotees went to see the film it ‘ should have made more. also the film’s trailer has been online for like a year. also the film’s trailer has been in theaters fro weeks. what baffles me the reviews I read were uniformly A+ so I expected a bigger opening weekend. the odd part is some big summer comic book type movie comes out gets mixed to negative reviews and everyone agrees it doesn’t work yet the film makes a truck load of cash anyway. I don’t get it.

Darth_Vader444
Darth_Vader444 on July 25, 2017 at 5:23 pm

I was dissapointed with the opening as well @bigjoe59. Maybe that is just the US numbers and this will do better in European markets. At least I hope so.

Darth_Vader444
Darth_Vader444 on July 25, 2017 at 5:20 pm

I disagree completely @alpinedweller. The volume levels are carefully tested to meet imax standards. IMAX is designed to give the ultimate audio/video experience. Keep the volume where it is! Looking at decibel levels you hear more damaging sound by having a firetruck drive by or have to listen to busses drive by at close distances. If IMAX is too loud there are plenty of theatres that have “Mom and baby day” where they squelch the dynamic range and lower the volume so baby can sleep. Someone who wants the ultimate audio/video experience couldn’t tolerate “Mom and Baby day.” however if IMAX is too loud that might be a good option. ;)

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on July 25, 2017 at 2:55 pm

Hello-

the opening weekend gross of Dunkirk was only $50 million? isn’t that rather low. it was not a long film so they could get in more screenings per day. again a rather low amount.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on July 24, 2017 at 8:21 pm

I still think the volume at most theaters these days, especially IMAX, is too loud. Hearing damage causing loud. Uncomfortably loud.

Believe it or not they invited some who at actually been at Dunkirk to one of the IMAX premieres (different theater) and they said it looked pretty accurate but it was too loud! They said in the IMAX theater it was louder than it had been in real life (at least unless you were so close to a bomb that you didn’t survive)! That just shows how nuts the volume levels have gotten in the the theaters.

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on July 23, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Hello-

I saw Dunkirk at the 1p.m. screening in the IMAX auditorium. !!!!! WOW!!!!! is my reaction. with the combination of the image and the sound you felt you were on the beach with the 400,000 soldiers.

one question. toward the end of the film when a
number of the young soldiers are in the bottom of
the landlocked boat Harry Styles' character gets
really angry at another soldier. for the life of
me I can’t remember why Styles. character got
angry. why did he?

thebrat
thebrat on July 22, 2017 at 6:20 pm

I went to the 2pm 5/70 showing of Dunkirk today and 10 minutes in the projector stopped. We had to wait 5-10 minutes for it to come back. Smooth sailing from there, though the focus wasn’t perfect, and you can notice it at the end credits.