AMC Lincoln Square 13

1998 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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moviebuff82 on June 24, 2019 at 12:16 pm

Nope, it will be shown exclusively in 35mm and 4k as to echo the cheapness at the time. BTW, lion king tickets went on sale today. When the first movie came out 25 years ago today, this theater was a few months away from opening and the film would be shown there during its fall reissue and again in 2002 for the imax version and the 2011 3d reissue. The imax version is the version I own on dvd and can also be found on the bluray version of the film which includes redrawn cells and the morning report song. I’m glad that this theater still shows real film in the imax and 70mm screens.

markp on June 13, 2019 at 8:36 am

Im holding out hope that his new movie will still get a few 70MM prints.

moviebuff82 on June 12, 2019 at 6:11 pm

Same here markp. Can’t wait to see QT’s latest in 35mm in wide release. lol.

markp on June 12, 2019 at 4:36 am

Theres nobody today who knows anything about aspect ratio. Problem is with digital they print things like 848x2040 instead of just saying Flat or Scope. So happy I still run 35MM once a month at an arts center. Cant stand all this digital crap

digital3d on June 11, 2019 at 8:09 pm

At the Men in Black premiere, they had press and GA in the regular auditorium (with masking) and the stars from the film in the Dolby with a scope floating screen. Since MiB: International is flat, the cast saw their film pillarboxed here. Just amazing to have a premiere screening of this magnitude with the stars be pillarboxed. Hopefully they didn’t have mice run under their seats as well, as I read a Google Review with that happening in the Dolby here. One misses the Zigfield for these things.

bigjoe59 on June 6, 2019 at 3:20 pm


I thank everyone for help with my “first theater built from the ground up with the intent of showing movies” question. opened Feb. 1913 and the Rialto opened April 1916. so wouldn’t the Crescent which was located at 36 W. 135 St. and opened on the night of Dec. 16, 1909 be the first. granted it was built to showcase both films and live acts but weren’t the Regent and the Rialto built as combo houses as well?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on June 5, 2019 at 7:09 pm

Movies were about fifteen minutes long in 1910. No theatre was ever built for that. As bigjoe has often been told, Regency and Rialto are the answer.

zoetmb on June 5, 2019 at 7:07 pm

“The premiere Loews auditorium is THX-certified. ” That auditorium is now the Dolby screen with a reduced seat count (from 787 to 289) and therefore no longer has THX certification (although theoretically, there’s no reason why a Dolby auditorium couldn’t be THX certified.) By my count, the total seat count is now 3245.

zoetmb on June 5, 2019 at 7:02 pm

Good question. I’d love to know the answer myself. One of the issues is that some of the theaters might have been built primarily for movies, but had stage shows with the films, like the Loews State and Radio City Music Hall.

One source of info is if you have an online subscription to the NY Times, you can go to Times Machine site and look at the pages of almost any issue going back to the Civil War. The Times wasn’t always a great entertainment paper, so it won’t have everything, but if you start around 1920, make a list of theaters featuring stage plays or Vaudeville and then as you get into the film section, see if there are theaters that played films, but never previously played live shows. This site might help as well – just go through every Manhattan theater and see in the description if it ever had live performers.

Not sure of its exact location, but there was a west side theater called “City Photoplays” built in 1910 with 2267 seats (not sure where I got that info). Sure sounds to me like it was built for movies.

I’ve also gotta' believe that most of the East Side theaters were built as movie theaters.

bigjoe59 on May 7, 2019 at 3:32 pm


a question for my fellow moviegoers. for the first several years of the movie biz whatever “movie theaters” existed in Manhattan were music halls. vaudeville theaters and legitimate theaters etc… renovated to show movies. but I have always wanted to find which was the 1st theater built in Manhattan brick by brick from the ground up with the intent of being a movie theater. any guesses as to the answer or how to find out?

moviebuff82 on April 26, 2019 at 1:01 pm

How is laser imax compared to Dolby

digital3d on April 26, 2019 at 12:58 pm

You’re right. It might be that TCL has sent Fandango the memo while AMC has not.

I agree, it didn’t do it justice at all. Laser is also a form of digital projection though, just much better and capable than the xenon one which really wasn’t designed for giant screens. But – laser is here to stay now!

ACS12 on April 26, 2019 at 12:22 pm

Actually, Fandango does know the difference between the two.

For example, it shows IMAX Laser on the TCL Chinese Theatres page –

This is what it shows for Lincoln Square –

I’m just glad to know it’s a mistake on Fandango’s part and not that they’re back to showing movies with those crappy digital projectors. They didn’t do that giant screen justice. You can try to defend them all you want, but I’m not going to change my mind on them. No offense.

digital3d on April 26, 2019 at 11:22 am

I don’t think Fandango knows how to defferantiate between standard IMAX xenon and IMAX with Laser. Same thing with AMC Empire 25, which also has an IMAX with Laser.

But you can be assured this is an IMAX with Laser theater.

ACS12 on April 25, 2019 at 11:56 pm

I have a question. Why is Fandango showing the old IMAX digital with dual projectors for Avengers: Endgame at this theater, instead of Laser?

digital3d on April 23, 2019 at 7:05 pm

Marathon is in a standard 2D theater. Talked to some people there. Some are taking breaks and pretty much are sleeping through films (it’s almost 60 hours after all). The theater gave them toothbrushes and blankets as well as tissues (for Endgame I assume).

It’s a bit ironic because the press screenings for Endgame are literally next door.

Some people traveled from different states and cities as this is one of few full MCU marathons in the country. I think Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn is the only other in NYC doing it, and that has significantly fewer seats.

The marathon ended up sold out with almost 400 seats in the auditorium at $125 a ticket. Those fans are ambitious, they really are.

moviebuff82 on April 23, 2019 at 5:24 pm

Good luck moviegoers on enduring the 59 hour marvel marathon tomorrow at this location wonder if they’ll show it in dolby cinema with the recliners since it’s 22 movies long.

ridethectrain on April 9, 2019 at 3:55 pm

Number 1 but Avengers was filmed in IMAX DIGITAL CAMERAS

bigjoe59 on April 9, 2019 at 3:05 pm


for the opening weekend April 26-28 how can I tell if a showing is in the Dolby Cinema? I figure End Game is the perfect film to experience the Dolby Cinema for the first time.

moviebuff82 on April 7, 2019 at 2:45 pm

It’s been this way since phantom menace

digital3d on April 7, 2019 at 2:45 pm

It’s just a way for websites to get clicks. One person sells a ticket on eBay for a higher sum and it becomes a story on 20 outlets. That’s just how movie news works.

bigjoe59 on April 7, 2019 at 2:35 pm


what’s all this i hear/read about people paying astronomical sums to scalpers for opening tickets to End Game? i just looked at Fandango and none of the shows for opening weekend i looked at were sold out.

digital3d on April 2, 2019 at 10:57 am

IMAX said people prefer 2D shows in the United States. Over 80% of U.S. moviegoers watch movies in 2D instead of 3D. They’ll still do 3D for James Cameron films or others where the studio would like that, but for most they plan to prioritize 2D.

This goes back to 2017:

Darth_Vader444 on April 2, 2019 at 10:54 am

It took me all day of pulling my hair out with my phone and computer to get tickets to Avengers in Imax on Thursday April 25th. Does anyone know why most showings of Avengers are in 2D but for some reason they show it in Imax 3D for the 2:30p showings only? Why is it more and more big blockbusters are shown in Imax 2D only and no Imax 3D?

markp on April 1, 2019 at 7:56 pm

Mike (saps) the problem is AMC only has one technician for the NY/NJ area. I met him last year while running 70MM here last year. To say he is overwhelmed would be an understatement. He spends half his time just dealing with stupid little petty issues.