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Article about the re-opening (including photos)
Thanks for the update Steven. When I was in town last November, I spoke with the manager who said they’d be switching to digital, but at that time, it wasn’t 100% that they’d be all digital. Sorry to hear that and glad at least for the time being Lincoln Square is keeping some film.
I’m looking forward to checking out the ATMOS, hopefully Gravity is still running. If they’ve got “Ender’s Game” there I won’t be attending.
Anyone attended “Gravity” at the IMAX here? reports of not the entire screen being used coming from the Lincoln Square in NYC and it running digital with prints only being used for “Catching Fire” and “ Hobbit sequel”.
Also, Fandango was selling tickets in DBOX and I am not yet getting confirmation on this- anyone there?
Thanks for that update bear. I almost made the pilgrimage to the Lincoln Square for Gravity. Now I’m happy I didn’t. Maybe for Hobbit when I made my Christmas visit. Thanks again.
IMAX 3D is the way to go for this movie and as close as your eyes can handle. Sound is amazing as are the 3D visual effects, especially certain parts I won’t mention without giving plot away.
Actually, there’s a sliding scale of pricing depending upon what time you attend.
I know the shows earlier in the day are a bit less expensive. Your best bet to figure out what works out best for you , would probably be to check out Fandango’s website or AMC’s. The pricing and times for the shows are listed there.
My apologies for not adding CityWalk and Rave. I found a photo a while back of the 98 boxes of film for the Hobbit in 3D IMAX. Looked like an amazingly daunting task.
Sad news about 15/70 going away totally.
Here’s some numbers….
Chinese Theatre IMAX is 90' x 46'Lincoln Square IMAX is 76' x 97'Metreon IMAX is 80' x 100'
Very well written Kurt. Thank you for sharing
woo hoo- Dollar Hot Dogs!
Thats the link to the theater page via StarPlex if someone wants to update even more accurately!!
@Robert- there are railings at the Metreon and also at the Lincoln Square in NYC. It does sadden me to read what you posted about Interstellar not being run on film anyplace. I was so hoping to attend this at the Metreon next year. Perhaps you can provide linkage to this please or it is on the IMAX site?
yea, here’s the article here
Wish my scheduling had worked out for this round of Bill Castle’s films. I went last time and had a blast,er, buzz at the screenings.
knowing I’m about 2 ½ months late to the party, circling back to what Howard and Mike mentioned, I attended a movie at the Columbus Circle, not very large, my senility is keeping me from recalling the film I saw there. I vaguely recall going down these steps to get into the theatre?
Unless I’m looking at that photo incorrectly, it seems like they might have “imax” there for a couple years already.
Work is beginning on the ACT renovation of the Strand.
It will be divided into three theatres actually.. From today (8/5/13) SF Chronicle..
“The architectural rendering shows 15 rows of seating, steeply raked, on the main floor and another five rows on the balcony, with boxes to the side. As opposed to 1,025 seats at the main stage, known informally as the Geary and formally as the American Conservatory Theater, the Strand will seat 285. Upstairs will be an ultra-experimental "black box” third stage seating 120"
It’s scheduled to re-open in January of 2015.
Link with details including photos is here, if someone wishes to link up, that would be great, and easier for the other members..
Thank you for the confirmation mhvbear, I appreciate it .
August 2013’s calendar is up now. Some great choices, something for everyone, what stands out is at the end of the month a 70mm screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo”
Thanks Scott, great set of photos.
The Facebook page has alot of photos of the renovations, well last time that I looked the box office and one the auditoriums was ripped apart.
This will be one of the three NYC venues to “premiere” the San Francisco set Woody Allen movie “Blue Jasmine”.
Is this a usual venue for Allen’s movies in NYC? I don’t recall it being here before.
I concur with Chuck. I’ve always had great email exchanges with AMC on various complex issues and had them dealt with to my satisfaction.
Oh and please watch the double posts as well. I’m pretty sure you can go back and delete the extra one.
Attended this morning (7/6/13) the first of the summer series of Marx Brothers classics- today was “Animal Crackers”. It was a very nice turnout. Glad to see parents bringing children to attend ( which was the point of the 11am screening)
Was in theatre 1- its a very long and narrow theatre. Very dark and unable to really get photos. Even with the pre-show ads from merchants in the region.
I had to go back and read some of the earlier comments on this theater. I had a deja vu feeling when I walked in, reading the esteemed Mr Haas comments about Budco, that explained why I was having Orleans flashbacks.
Reading about injuries someone said that they had, that explains the bizarre marks on my right arm and left knee that I noticed when showering on Saturday post movie (my shower wasn’t due to the visit to the BMFI itself, just the overall adventure in the middle of a July heatwave)
I chuckled at the puppet show pre-show about keeping cellphones off, talking down- etc. However even with the work that the folks at the BMFI put into this- someone again thinks they are in their own world, not only with the phone out, but I think taking video off the screen. Umm, the Marx Brothers movies are on DVD.
Also some parent/guardian thought it was a good idea for their child to wear “light up shoes” to a movie theater.
Now, the presentation and sound were good. I was so happy seeing the Marx Brothers on the big screen again. Will I make the trip back there again? Going to have to be for something very special though.
I salute the volunteers, wish Mrs. Goodfriend nothing but success and applaud them for bringing back the films that they do. However, it’s just not for me and that’s a shame.
Well due to timing for seeing the 3D version of “Despicable Me 2” saw me heading back to this venue again. It was 9:30 am and I was pleasantly surprised at what I saw.
The staff was quite welcoming this time. Even though minor confusion about the 3D glasses, but I just attributed that to it being roughly 30 mins before show time. I’m sure they sorted it out as the rest of the patrons came in.
People were well behaved as best I could see. I headed down to the front of the theatre half way through. Not because of problems, but because I wanted a better vantage point to enjoy the 3D.
There seemed to be a slight issue at the beginning with the AMC logo , but I let management know and it was cleared up right away. We got the info about putting the 3D glasses on and the “please be considerate” screen was kept up for a bit.
Will I go back? Not really sure. It might have been the morning after a holiday.
But since I took the time to bitch so much last time, I wanted to come back and say that job well done this time out.
Kudos to the staff of Neshaminy 24. Quite a plethora of Philadelphia region residents chose to celebrate the birth of our country with either Johnny Depp, Kevin Hart, Gru and his minions or many of the other choices.
They were lined up deep down the Neshaminy Mall and crowds on either sides of the gated entry ways. This was the early morning shows.
The cashiers kept it moving, a second concession stand opened to handle the crowds. Well done, hopefully they’re able to keep it together for the night and weekend shows. I think that they will. Well done!