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Too bad Civil War isn’t playing in dolby cinema at this location yet they keep Jungle Book.
Isn’t the Loews the only one with stadium seating besides the imax theater in this venue?
With the ziegfeld no longer showing world premieres of big movies, this theater is filling in the void for east coast premieres.
Also reserved seating makes it a plus. The audio speakers are also more spacious than most digital imax theaters in smaller multiplexes. I can’t wait until they install recliners in the imax as well as laser projection. Prices at the LS are higher than other theaters in the northeast. The most expensive are 3D, Atmos, and IMAX. Maybe Dolby Cinema at AMC could come to LS.
How does the digital imax at LS compare to Rockaway? The one in Rockaway is big and great for widescreen scope movies as well as flat movies too.
Yes. Remember when Star Wars Episode I came out and most of the Loews Cineplex theaters wouldn’t show it? http://www.nytimes.com/1999/05/15/arts/manhattan-s-loews-screens-won-t-show-star-wars.html
With AMC Empire 25 not showing Civil War in imax, this theater, along with its sister theaters in Kips Bay and 34th Street, will show it in digital liemax.
alpinedownhiller, you mean the one in rockaway right? They are showing it one showtime in the morning followed by jungle book for the rest of the days. Next weekend captain america civil war arrives and there’s split showtimes between imax 2d and imax 3d.
Name should be changed to AMC Crystal Run 16 after the renovations were complete.
Same for Loews Wayne and Wayne Preakness.
how is it?
The Jungle Book will be shown in digital liemax 3d this weekend, followed by Beautiful Planet, then captain america civil war, then alice. I think Warcraft will be the first one to be in laser imax.
It’s already in place this weekend.
This theater is being renovated with recliners at the end of the year much like its sister theater in Seacourt. Name should be changed to Loews and not Loew’s.
compared to AMC Rockaway, it’s quite the opposite of peanuts.
When did AMC Empire 25 first get digital projectors? I know the E Walk had a digital 8 channel sdds presentation of Final Fantasy The Spirits Within nearly 15 years ago. I think they stopped showing 35mm film around 2010 or so.
The quality is much sharper if one person wears eyeglasses if their vision is blurry which i have without glasses. The IMAX theater in Lincoln Square is soundproof compared to most AMC Imax theaters.
Which Sony stopped doing in 2007. Surf’s Up was the last movie to feature 8 channel SDDS according to Wikipedia. Giles, most theaters that were equipped with 8 channel recievers replaced them with Dolby Digital surround ex, 7.1, and atmos. Atmos and home is similar to what SDDS would’ve been at home. Sony never developed a home version of SDDS for media consumption yet the movies that were mixed for SDDS also were mixed for dolby digital and dts and pcm.
I wonder if watching a laser movie in 3D could hurt someones eyes more than plain digital 3d imax. The resolution of the image is akin to what you see on a phone or tablet screen or 4k tv display but bigger. Remember, home 4k is lower resolution than properly projected 4k.
Even with the recent changes to this theater, this place still brings in the big bucks along with that other top theater in Lincoln Square which will get the laser IMAX first before Empire gets it.
With a name like Playstation Theater, what’s next, Xbox Theater or Nintendo theater? Not too far from Playstation theater there are Microsoft stores as well as Nintendo NYC (f/k/a Nintendo World at Rockefeller Center). Yankee Stadium also has Playstation kiosks in the museum not to mention the Sony advertising sign at the field. When it ran as a movie house, around the time I was born, The Dark Crystal had its world premiere there, during which Jim Henson and company brought puppets from the film to the premiere. That movie soon became a cult classic and a worldwide hit.
Maybe AMC Loews Lincoln Square or Village East to name a few places to show 70mm film, JackIndiana.
Thank god for watching movies at home where you can lower the volume to an acceptable level. My ears are very sensitive to real sound rather than movie theater sound such as crying babies and fire alarms and thunderstorms. If Laser IMAX surround sound sounds like real life I’ll go for standard surround sound.
I can’t wait until LS gets recliners like its sister theater, the 84th street six, did a few years ago, in all of its screens.
The Michael Kay Show on the YES Network and ESPN Radio 98.7 FM mentioned this theater alongside other New York City theaters that the radio hosts have went to recently. Last year marked 30 years since this theater opened, during which for a time the parent company of the theater sold the theater business to TriStar which in turn had some of its movies being shown there alongside Columbia movies well into the late 1980s when Tristar was bought by its sister company and Coke sold CPE to Sony, which in turn put in one of the first SDDS units in the theater for the launch of Last Action Hero which was a fluke.