AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX

1998 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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MrReindeer
MrReindeer on December 19, 2016 at 6:10 pm

At the 9:45 Rogue One showing this morning, one of the center speakers blew out about 45 minutes into the movie, making the dialogue sound muddled. Enough people complained that they stopped the movie and offered us all free movie passes, but most of the audience yelled for them to just play it anyway. They did, then gave us passes when we left (good for a standard movie I believe, not IMAX 3D). I just wanted to warn anyone concerned about whether they had fixed the speaker issue they were having with Fantastic Beasts.

xbs2034
xbs2034 on December 19, 2016 at 3:22 pm

Happyman: very interesting, and that confirms that there still is a rail system in place.

Also, when I saw Rogue One, the previews (beginning with Dunkirk) started about 10 minutes late, which I wonder was a consequence of doing some Dunkirk prologue showings with film (even with a rail system it probably takes a few minutes to switch between projectors, so they may have been falling behind schedule if they were doing the earlier prologue showings on 15/70).

happyman
happyman on December 19, 2016 at 2:59 pm

Got word from the general manager. This is what he said:

“The Dunkirk prologue is playing during the IMAX shows of Rogue One. For some of the shows, it plays through the 70MM projector ahead of the laser projection showing of Rogue. For other shows, it plays through the laser projection system. It is a fluid schedule that is subject to change, so it’s hard to communicate which version you might see if you come. This weekend, the 230, 600, and 930 shows played through 70MM projection. In the week ahead, that will change.”

sharkypuffs
sharkypuffs on December 18, 2016 at 10:55 pm

That DUNKIRK preview was NOT 15/70. It was in IMAX Laser. The 15/70 projector is gone for good. There is no longer any room for it or any form of a rail system. You can actually look back towards the booth and see that of the two projection windows, only one now houses a projector.

Now, when DUNKIRK opens next summer, it is possible Nolan and Warner Bros. may once again request a number of IMAX theaters temporarily convert back to 15/70 film, like they did with INTERSTELLAR and TDKR. Those with IMAX DLP (lie-MAX) may comply, but I doubt those with IMAX Laser will do so. It would be too expensive and they are pushing Laser to be close to if not an equal of 15/70 film. Most moviegoers won’t see a difference between 15/70 film and Laser anyway. The DUNKIRK preview at full 1.44 to 1 aspect ratio looked stunning.

Last X-mas, I took a trip to D.C. to see THE FORCE AWAKENS in 3D Laser at the Steven F. Udvar Hazy Air and Space Museum in Virginia and on 2D 15/70 film at the Lockheed Martin Theater in Washington, just before they converted to Laser. I preferred the 15/70 film version, but the Laser presentation was very, very close. Made me feel like I was back at AMC Lincoln Square watching a 15/70 film in 3D.

AMC Lincoln Square still has a few kinks to work out with the presentation ever since FANTASTIC BEASTS opened last month, but they’re getting there.

My only gripes are the slow service (ushers waiting until JUST before show time to take tickets and let patrons be seated), lack of renovation to restrooms that have remained unchanged since the building opened in 1994 and upholstery & carpeting in the theater that is destined to look very bad in the near future. Patrons still leave their trash behind and the ushers can’t cleanup or even vacuum that new carpeting in time for the next show.

This beauty of this theater renovation and conversion could last for another twenty years if just a little effort was made by management.

xbs2034
xbs2034 on December 17, 2016 at 9:04 pm

Vertigoman: are you sure the Dunkirk preview was shown on 15/70? I do know IMAX likes keeping film projectors in their booths on a rail system if they have the space, but the time between the Dunkirk prologue and rest of trailers for Rogue One was just a few seconds when I went which seems too short for a rail system (the exhaust hoses need to be disconnected from one projector, then that projector is slid away on a rail, before the next projector is slid into the prime position and the two exhaust hoses connected to that projector).

vertigoman
vertigoman on December 17, 2016 at 7:31 pm

They are showing the Dunkirk footage on 15/70 film. At my screening, they showed the usual preshow commercials, then turned the laser projectors off and switched to film for Dunkirk, and then turned the laser projectors back on for the rest of the trailers and Rogue One.

Chopinlives81
Chopinlives81 on December 17, 2016 at 5:21 am

Does Rogue one have any IMAX sequences that fill the screen?

xbs2034
xbs2034 on December 16, 2016 at 4:39 pm

Poland626: IMAX does separate masters for laser and digital (same as they used to for 15/70 and digital), so anything shown there now will be a laser version, not a digital thrown up. Leo1: I think it looked pretty great in laser, seems very similar to 15/70 presentation quality, and the only other title I’ve seen in laser in Force Awakens and I’d say Rogue One looks better (with the exception of course of the IMAX shot scene in Force Awakens).

Leo1
Leo1 on December 15, 2016 at 11:58 pm

How was Rogue One in Imax with laser? I saw it in a regular imax and tho the cinematography was beautiful the image quality was really disappointing. I hope it was stunning in imax with laser!

plagasX
plagasX on December 15, 2016 at 7:23 pm

I can confirm that the Dunkirk preview does indeed fill the entire screen… And holy crap, it looks AMAZING! SO freaking happy that we have it playing here.

poland626
poland626 on December 15, 2016 at 6:32 pm

So the Dunkirk prologue is apparently being shown here? Is it going to fill the whole screen and be remastered for laser or will it just be the digital iMax version thrown up? Has anyone been there?

xbs2034
xbs2034 on December 14, 2016 at 11:27 pm

The full screen will be used for 1.43 titles (such as the upcoming Dunkirk). Rogue One is a 2.35 title so there will be some letterboxing, but it will still use more of the screen than Force Awakens did (which was windowboxed as all digital IMAX presentations here were).

Skulker
Skulker on December 14, 2016 at 10:14 pm

How much of the screen will the laser projector fill? For Force Awakens in digital, barely half was used. Will this be more or about the same?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 13, 2016 at 11:32 am

from what i heard dolby has HDR in the form of Dolby Vision and the seats shake when the sound is on. When you enter a dolby cinema, they have a display showing clips from the movie you are about to see. The picture quality of Dolby Cinema is the best i heard, even better than standard 4k projection.

Imax123
Imax123 on December 8, 2016 at 10:02 pm

Im talking about the picture quality, does Dolby cinema reach the picture quality of IMAX 70mm IMAX scenes specifically which are high quality how does that compare to Dolby cinemas picture quality, same question I know but I would like to know since I’ve never been to a Dolby cinema

Darth_Vader444
Darth_Vader444 on December 8, 2016 at 5:42 pm

I’ve wondered the same between dolby vs Imax until I saw dolby after seeing IMAX for a long time. I think this article was the best thing I’ve read about it.

http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/IMAX/dolby-cinema/amc-prime/Dolby/imax-3d/hdr/high-dynamic-range/rec2020/expanded-colors/laser-3d/Star_Wars/the-force-awakens/Dolby_Atmos/Atmos/the-force-awakens-imax-3d-vs-dolby-cinema-at-amc-prime/28452

Now that I’ve experienced Dolby after seeing IMAX for years, I prefer IMAX in a real IMAX theater like Lincoln Square. I prefer the huge screen and the thunderous sound. Dolby is real impressive and the ATMOS is really impressive, but I just prefer IMAX. However, compared to small Imax digital theaters, I would say that Dolby is better. The ATMOS and the plush seating is really awesome! If the smaller IMAX theaters put in plush seating like DOLBY, it would basically be a wash. That’s just my experience.

Imax123
Imax123 on December 8, 2016 at 3:41 pm

For anyone who has seen a movie in dolby cinema how does it compare to IMAX 70mm in terms of picture quality for example seeing interstellar or the dark knight rises had IMAX footage, how do the IMAX scenes compare to Dolby cinemas picture quality.

xbs2034
xbs2034 on December 8, 2016 at 6:37 am

http://www.imax.com/news/advance-tickets-rogue-one-everything-you-need-know 11 of the 13 US/Canada locations for IMAX 70mm Rogue One are indeed museums. The bigger issue is that more than half (including the sole Northeast site) are in IMAX domes- domes couldn’t be replaced with IMAX digital projectors but aren’t good places to see two hour+ Hollywood movies.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 7, 2016 at 12:15 pm

glad to hear it. Too bad they won’t show 7 minutes of Dunkirk with Rogue One since it’s only with 70mm screenings mostly at museums.

xbs2034
xbs2034 on December 5, 2016 at 6:23 pm

Yeah, it was announced they would cut back on the IMAX seating capacity a bit with the newer seats.

The IMAX screen is now closed for the completion of renovation before Rogue One. I can’t agree with opening it when they did, but good they seem to avoid rushing the final steps now and are addressing all the kinks.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 4, 2016 at 7:44 am

I think they cut back on the imax seats a bit…it used to be around 600. Theater 1 is the Loews screen with Atmos.

greenth1ng
greenth1ng on December 3, 2016 at 11:07 pm

Seating capacities at this theater (via Fandango’s reserved seating service):

  • Theater 1 – 782 seats

  • Theater 2 – 370 seats

  • Theater 3 – 331 seats

  • Theater 4 – 327 seats

  • Theater 5 – 344 seats

  • Theater 6 – 183 seats

  • Theaters 7, 8, & 12 – 186 seats

  • Theater 9 – 228 seats

  • Theater 10 – 126 seats

  • Theater 11 – 146 seats

  • Theater 13 (IMAX) – 512 seats

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 1, 2016 at 11:45 am

Too bad it won’t fill up the screen like Fantastic Beasts did.

Darth_Vader444
Darth_Vader444 on November 30, 2016 at 2:54 pm

They really seem to be on the right track. I was very impressed by the response I received! I’m super excited and expect to be blown away by Rogue one in all it Imax laser 3d glory!