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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.
Now owned by Carmike Cinemas since 2014, which will merge with AMC at the end of this year.
With AMC merging with Carmike at the end of the year, one of the smallest rivals to this theater will be an ally and that is the Sparta theater which is currently owned by Carmike. Maybe they’ll transfer employees from Rockaway to Sparta and vice versa…
Are all screens 4k projection with the exception of the digital IMAX?
Most tourists who go to this theater opt for the IMAX auditorium since it’s the largest screen in the area despite not showing 70mm film anymore. The reserved seating for the IMAX makes it complicated for people who want to find a good seat in the house and also the high ticket price is nothing to sneeze about.
The shape of the theater the exterior didn’t change that much. The places that surrounded the theater have changed. Usually after a movie at the Tenplex, you can go to dinner at Fuddruckers and go for a grub. The signage outside the theater also used surround sound symbols to show which movies were being shown in DTS or Dolby Digital.
MGrennille, i think Batman v Superman would greatly benefit from AMC Prime in Rockaway if they retrofit their second largest screen from the time advance tickets go on sale February 29th to the release date weekend on Good Friday, March 25. Not only that, but probably laser IMAX for Captain America would be a huge boost.
According to online reviews posted by Google users, this theater will be renovated in a few months in order for laser to be installed in the imax screen.
In addition to the one in Paramus that will open soon.
the theater is now called roy’s hall.
recently recliners were installed.
recliners were installed at this theater recently.
most recently recliners were installed at this theater when Bow Tie took over.
Cinemex is going to build a movie theater there…i heard it on facebook.
This theater is going to be 22 years old this thanksgiving holiday, its showing its age just like other Sony/Loews theaters in the country that were built in the early 90s.
Just came back from seeing Hail Caesar in auditorium #14. The picture quality was pretty good and the audio was great. I saw not too far from the back wall and could hear the rumblings from the IMAX theater….they need better soundproofing if they were to renovate this place as the 10th anniversary approaches.
cbs this morning is doing a piece on this right now, very good.
If you want to go see 70mm IMAX go to the Lefrak imax..the only place left in NYC to show real film on a giant screen.