AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13

1998 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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alpinedownhiller on March 22, 2018 at 11:58 am

that happens when there is really bad weather and the main center is shut down, all the ticket sites claim they don’t sell AMC tickets

it happened during the last noreaster when tons lost power out in NJ, that time NYC had tickets, but northern NJ did not

moviebuff82 on March 22, 2018 at 9:34 am

I think it’s because of the snowstorms.

xbs2034 on March 22, 2018 at 8:11 am

I think there must be a bug or crash with AMC. I was looking at tickets either to Pacific Rim IMAX or Isle of Dogs tonight, and every ticket service wasn’t working (Fandango, Atom, AMC’s own site), and not just this theater, but also checked the AMC Empire and Kips Bay.

HeisenDiaN on March 22, 2018 at 8:04 am

Anyone have any idea why ticketing is disabled on ticket sites such as Fandango and Atom Tickets?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on March 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Look up the battle MP is having AMC and you will see that a piece of concessions is part of it. Spending money on tickets is not the same as building theatres. This is all going to court.

digital3d on March 21, 2018 at 11:53 am

Where did you read that MP is “demanding concessions percentages”?

They are requesting basic ticket discounts, the same that Costco gets.

And what do you mean they’re making no investments in theaters? They spend millions every month on movie tickets all across the county.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on March 21, 2018 at 11:45 am

By the way, UK ticket prices are much higher. Cineworld is a mostly British based company run by Israelis from main offices in Poland.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on March 21, 2018 at 11:40 am

MP is now demanding concessions percentages from theatres because the business model is not working. They are trying to cut into theatre profits without actually making any investments in theatres. It is a racket scam AMC and Regal will soon be forced to eliminate.

digital3d on March 21, 2018 at 11:19 am

It will be shown in IMAX 3D at Lincoln Square.

Some people here prefer IMAX 2D but it seems to be only scheduled for IMAX 3D right now.

@Al: Cineworld is British, no? I assume UK ticket prices are a bit less than American ones. Plus that’s only one chain, MoviePass covers almost all U.S. theaters. Regal as of right now, to my knowledge, has no plans of pulling out, I talked to one of their marketing people and he says it helps Regal and that he used it himself. Once Cineworld takes over Regal, then it might be a different story. But even then I assume that they’ll create their own program in addition to MP rather than pulling out of MP.

Still don’t know why you see it as a “scheme”. It’s a business.

Darth_Vader444 on March 21, 2018 at 6:28 am

I am confused with some of the posts above. What is the reason Avengers won’t be displayed in 3D Imax in the LS Imax?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on March 19, 2018 at 7:20 pm

digital3d, Cineworld has had it’s own Unlimited Movie Pass for years. Moviepass will soon be history when AMC and Regal both pull out of that stupid scheme. AMC will start one as well and you will pay twice, or not at all.

digital3d on March 19, 2018 at 2:34 pm

I don’t think it’s (just) the location that’s the issue. It’s that Landmark 57 doesn’t accept MoviePass.

There is simply no reason for me to go there and spend 18 bucks on a movie when I can get MoviePass to pay for it at another theater. (Like Linc Square for instance, much closer to the subway too). With “Journey’s End” it’s a special scenario, since they were the only theater playing that movie. But often they play the same stuff as a bunch of other Manhattan theaters.

It’s really a shame, given how much money was put into Landmark 57 and how it’s a clean, newly built multiplex. I hope it doesn’t go bankrupt, will start to accept MoviePass and see a nice surge in patrons.

bigjoe59 on March 19, 2018 at 1:52 pm


have any other frequent patrons at this theater visited the new Landmark 57th St.? I went yesterday to see Journey’s End. the theater is state of the art and the film was first rate but there were more staff than patrons. as I posted when the 57th St. was about to open who does Landmark think is going to trek to the Westside Highway(its right next to the 57th St.) to see a movie?

Giles on March 17, 2018 at 3:47 pm

that would seem odd Heisen considering for 3D ‘brightness’ is actually boosted for dimensionality to work, the only element that is causing darkness would be the IMAX glasses. Of the two ‘laser’(Smithsonian Institute) IMAX theaters in and around the Washington DC area, the brightness is consistent and impressive and shows off how beneficial ‘laser’ (IMAX) projection is in overall state of the art presentation.

moviebuff82 on March 17, 2018 at 3:39 pm

At least the audio will be good for both versions.

HeisenDiaN on March 15, 2018 at 10:31 pm

I really wish I could agree with all of you in that the IMAX 3D in Lincoln looks just as good, but even after the Laser renovations I still notice a glaring dip in quality, speaking from experience. It does look better than your typical 3D in an average theater, but when compared to the 2D in Lincoln I feel like the colors are still definitely off and not as bright as they are for 2D.

xbs2034 on March 15, 2018 at 8:20 pm

@alpinedownhiller- I believe it was said Infinity War will be finished in 4K (makes sense since it was shot on IMAX digital cameras). Though as you point out, all IMAX lasers DCPs are 4K, using upscaling when a film’s regular DCP is 2K.

alpinedownhiller on March 15, 2018 at 6:56 pm

@HeisenDiaN – don’t forget though that Laser IMAX 3D still looks very bright AND (assuming the DCP is 4k) will still be in full 4k (or at least well upscaled 2k)

digital3d on March 15, 2018 at 1:11 pm

I don’t know if 2D really looks miles better. With IMAX Laser, 3D looks very good as well. The colors don’t get dimmed like they do with realD 3D.

With Black Panther they just switched it up day by day. One day 2D and one day 3D. Might be because it’s complicated for them to switch from 2D to 3D every showing, though I’m not sure of that.

Infinity War seems to go the route of The Last Jedi with IMAX 3D only.

But it will still have the extended aspect ratio, the laser projection and the 12 channel sound. So it’s still a great way to see the movie, even if you’re not a big 3D fan.

xbs2034 on March 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Well, I could see them adding in IMAX 2D showings later in the run like they did with The Last Jedi here, since it should hold IMAX screens until Solo or at least Deadpool 2.

Going by Fandango, it looks like there will be a fair mix of IMAX 3D and 2D screenings in NYC, with it being 3D here, 2D at Penn Station, and alternating showings at Kips Bay and AMC Empire, and I think giving a range of options is better than the just 2D and just 3D IMAX releases they often do.

digital3d on March 14, 2018 at 4:28 pm


Yeah, 100%. In fact I just checked the new showtimes for Regal Union Square and CMBYN has been extended for another week and is scheduled there at least until the 20th.

“The Shape of Water” also had it’s home video release yesterday and that’s still scheduled for a bunch of places including Lincoln Square. The new KDM for TSOW for instance (I just checked on, see screenshot at is good until March 23rd. Fox simply sent out a new key and boom- Lincoln Square can play it another week.

No problem, I’m happy to describe this stuff! :)

bigjoe59 on March 14, 2018 at 3:24 pm


I thank digital3d for a detailed reply. I had never heard the term KDM before. now if i understand the other part of your reply correctly in your opinion it is conceivable that though the dvd/blu-ray came out yesterday Tues. 3/13 Sony Pictures Classics might keep CMBYN at the Union Square for however long it still brings in the crowds?

moviebuff82 on March 13, 2018 at 3:51 pm

Even my local movie theater in Rockaway, nj draws big crowds from all over northwest Jersey and even afar due to its proximity to route 80.

digital3d on March 13, 2018 at 3:49 pm

KDM stands for “Key Delivery Message”. Since the digital movie files are mostly all encrypted (for security reasons, such as fear of piracy), they require a digital code (a “key”) to unlock (decrypt) them. That’s the KDM.

These KDM’s however work only for a limited time period. They expire after some time, after which the studio has to send a new one. If the studio doesn’t, then the theater simply won’t be able to play the movie anymore.

If you go to (password and username are both “fox”), you can go to each theater and see what KDM’s Fox sends out there to theaters and when each one expires.

Regarding crowds: I see plenty of crowds at Lincoln Square too. For some reason, especially after MoviePass but even before, New Yorkers really love to go to the movies. Look at Alamo in Brooklyn. They sell out 10PM shows on weekdays. I don’t know how, but they do it.

bigjoe59 on March 13, 2018 at 3:38 pm


I thank digital3d for a detailed reply. I have seen Call Me By Your Name many times at the Regal Union Square and each showing has been jammed packed if not sold out. so since its been out nearly 4 months its nice its still doing decent biz. if I am not mistaken since opening it has only played the Paris and the Union Square. so it was nice to see it still doing packed business the week after the Oscars. I wonder since the dvd/blu-ray came out today if the business at the Union Square will tapper off. it would be interesting to see it this again weekend just to see what the crowd size is.

also what is a KDM?