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What movie was the most famous out of all the movies to play at this theater? I say to me I think of the Star Wars movies that started with the Special Editions and continued through the prequels and then Episode VII. Sadly its sister theater in Chelsea will show Episode VIII and IX for the foreseeable future. I sadly didn’t get to go to this theater like my dad did back when movies that came out started out at this theater. He actually enjoyed watching Apocalypse Now in split surround 70mm dolby stereo on a decent size screen. I got to experience it the same way on DVD in both the original cut that was shown at this theater and the expanded version in the 70mm ratio. The bluray release of AN shows the movie in HD in its correct 35mm ratio.
Looks like Gods of Egypt won’t be in IMAX according to advance tickets sales leaving Zootopia as the next IMAX release. Deadpool takes over the IMAX as the sole release this weekend. Maybe Batman V Superman will have a laser release.
Has the filmforum shown 3d movies?
Nice black and white filter.
on the sides of the theater notice the lack of ticketing kiosks as they are located inside the box office mostly due to cold or hot weather.
I think new management ever since Wanda took over AMC a few years ago. The company is in the midst of renovating and upgrading every theater, including this one, with the latest technology. Unlike regular movies, the Fathom events require a live satellite feed, which can be problematic just in case the feed goes down. They also run on 2k projectors which is lower quality and stereo audio than a 4k projector and lossless louder audio. They also never show slides between each showing lately. I’m more excited to see Deadpool this weekend if its any good. I wonder if Star Wars will still run in digital imax if it shares the auditorium with Deadpool. We’ll see on Wednesday. Gods of Egypt will then take over on February 26th before the third Divergent movie arrives. Batman vs Superman will come out in late March after 10 Cloverfield Lane. That movie was partly shot on IMAX.
Once the renovation is done, the Loews name will be gone and it will simply be called AMC Lincoln Square. Just the exterior signage will just say AMC. The Loews name will live on in the auditorium.
I wonder how many movies the Ziegfeld has shown from its opening until its closing…excluding rereleases.
Mike (saps), when Walter Reade and then Cineplex Odeon ran the theater, those were the days. Cineplex Odeon at the time was famous for owning the Paramus theaters which were quite profitable when they were owned by Stanley Warner and then RKO-SW before Cineplex took over. At one point MCA owned a stake in the chain hence most of the Universal movies played there, including the reissue of Spartacus when MCA was controlled by what became Panasonic. When Loews Theaters merged with Cineplex in 1997, the theater, as well as its siblings, were bought by Clearview before Cablevision ran them into the ground before Bow Tie took over. Bow Tie never got a chance to renovate the Ziegfield with recliners like others as well as reserved seating yet kept the digital projection in addition to 35mm and 70mm projection. I wonder what will be come of the audio and projection as well as screen? The Ziegfield lived a longer life than the Astor and other single screen theaters showing commercial fare. It was also the most famous single screen theater that continued to show movies to fans on the east coast. As for live performances, that’s one thing the 1969 Ziegfield lacked over the original theater. In order to revamp the place into a concert hall like the Roseland Ballroom, they have to remove the seats and expand the area surrounding the theater.
Still has that Loews sign nearly 19 years after the name change from Sony to Loews.
Surprisingly the lobby hasn’t changed that much since the 1997 expansion and renovation.
Tomorrow is the swan song for this theater.
Nor you can pause it, Flix70.
None of these three single screen theaters will show big budget blockbusters when the Ziegfeld closes on Friday.
not sure. With the closing of the Ziegfeld, the only way to see classic movies around manhattan in true HD will be this one, as well as Symphony Space, Walter Reade, and others.
The laser imax at LS13 will be to the big apple what Mann’s Chinese IMAX will be to the city of Angels. I hope they don’t raise prices anytime soon.
in my entire life i haven’t been to this theater but my dad has went there when no other theater showed it in his area. It was great for exclusive engagements. How fitting that they showed a movie about marooned astronauts as their first movie months after man landed on the moon and before the Apollo 13 disaster, which this theater showed, and its last movie is about sci-fi too with Star Wars The Force Awakens. The next star wars movie will probably play at Chelsea, which has profited more than the Z due to its reserved seating and plush seats, something that the Ziegfield lacks. I hope that whoever takes over that building keeps the heritage of the name in the new building. And there will be only two single screen theaters left, the Paris, and the LeFrak IMAX.
About time that Lincoln Square got recliners and reserved seating in all screens other than the IMAX like its older brother the 84th street.
the closing of the ziegfeld in a few weeks will make this the only single screen non-IMAX venue left in Manhattan.
Which screens have 7.1 and which ones have 5.1?
i first heard it on facebook, hdtv267. Long live the Ziegfeld.
Which screen has the most seats? I think the IMAX is, followed by the AMC Prime auditorium.