AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX

1998 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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digital3d
digital3d on June 26, 2017 at 2:11 pm

At least they didn’t play “The Beguiled” in a scope format without masking. (at least I think they didn’t) I hate when theaters do that.

If I would be a theater, I wouldn’t like to use an auditorium with a scope screen for a flat movie anyways. Theaters should have one or two or more 1.85 screens. With such a screen, the lack of masking probably wouldn’t bother as much with “The Beguiled” than with a scope screen.

In general though, it really bothers me when chains like Regal or AMC or even local movie theaters don’t mask properly. If you can’t mask it, don’t play it.

Of course “The Beguiled” is different because of it’s rare format, but in general that should be a rule imo.

xbs2034
xbs2034 on June 26, 2017 at 1:55 pm

That A/C is a significant problem, no doubt they will fix it, but I imagine in the Summer a lot of people will just request refunds instead of sitting through that.

I think The Beguiled will be pillarboxed pretty much everywhere. Very few theaters can probably adjust for 1.66, and I’m guessing it’s a flat DCP with the bars built in (that’s how it was presented at the Angelika as well). Unusual aspect ratio movies like that, La La Land, and The Hateful Eight I expect not to be fully masked, but theaters should be able to adjust between flat and scope, and the times they mess that up is what bugs me.

thebrat
thebrat on June 25, 2017 at 9:46 pm

Yesterday afternoon I caught “The Beguiled” here. In the case for my showing it was playing in State. The A/C was broken for the entire second floor and the 1.66:1 image of the film wasn’t fully masked. To be generous, machines can only work for so long unattended and “The Beguiled” was in a ratio outside of the DCI specifications anyway. On the plus, the lack of HVAC noise in the theater enhanced the film’s understated, nuanced, and quiet sound design. Though I did hear audio bleed from the adjacent theater, it’s understandable knowing that only Loews was built to the THX specs.

Notwithstanding, “The Beguiled” is a great technical achievement moreso than a character-driven movie. One thing that caught my attention was the excellent use of contrast. Lights and darks coexist within a frame beautifully without compromise, and I haven’t seen a movie that used contrast that well in a long time. I’d assume State has your typical Sony SXRD 4K projector, but which one? Is it even an SXRD projector? Blacks were way black, obviously the Sonys have better blacks than the DLPs, but maybe this film took advantage of that more than others.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 19, 2017 at 2:47 pm

TF was 98 percent shot in imax 3d. Avengers Infinity War and its sequel will break that record for imax footage as both will be shot back to back in imax 2d then converted into 3d. Inhumans was shot in imax and the first two episodes will make their debut in imax theatres before broadcasting on ABC days after the premiere.

Darth_Vader444
Darth_Vader444 on June 19, 2017 at 8:13 am

Thanks for that info. Can’t wait to see Dunkirk. I’m going to see Transformers maybe this weekend being as most was shot in Imax. It will hold me over till next month when we see Dunkirk.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 13, 2017 at 2:21 pm

advance tickets go on sale for Dunkirk on June 23rd according to a tv spot that aired during last night’s Game 5 of the NBA Finals. I bet the 70mm tickets will sell fast.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 8, 2017 at 2:37 pm

Imax is losing money due to competition from Dolby and other premium formats and their stock price shows that. AMC is also suffering too but should recover by the fall if the summer box office does well.

xbs2034
xbs2034 on June 8, 2017 at 11:35 am

There are, and I see matinee screenings for both Sunday and Tuesday for The Mummy on Fandango. A lot of test screenings, press screenings, and even some premieres are held here, so always possible showings are moved around to accommodate those.

Darth_Vader444
Darth_Vader444 on June 8, 2017 at 7:32 am

Hey, are there matinee’s in the Lincoln Square Imax?!?! I want to take my Son to a matinee on Monday to see the Mummy but the earliest show is at 5:15.

Darth_Vader444
Darth_Vader444 on June 8, 2017 at 7:31 am

Wonder Woman looked awesome! The visuals were excellent. There were some great scenes. The 3D was solid but little or no pop out effects. My big complaint was that they ran out of 3D glasses and I missed a couple trailers while I had to wait for them to get boxes of new glasses. smh. Lincoln Square Imax is still the best experience I know of and yes I have been to the dolby theaters. Imax is KING!

LeoOc
LeoOc on June 8, 2017 at 3:33 am

How did wonder woman look on imax laser? It’s a very colorful film

xbs2034
xbs2034 on June 7, 2017 at 10:53 am

It was the Dunkirk prologue (I saw Wonder Woman here as well), the same as with Rogue One.

But I was more impressed this time, as with Rogue One it played first and a lot people were still getting into seats (partly due to crowd control as they only started letting people in less than ten minutes before) which was a bit distracting, but here it played in the middle of the trailers, and with the extra focus I could really notice the IMAX 12 Channel sound mix which was great.

poland626
poland626 on June 7, 2017 at 9:27 am

wait, they played the dunkirk footage again? Or was it just the trailer? Just curious.

Darth_Vader444
Darth_Vader444 on June 7, 2017 at 8:30 am

I saw Wonder Woman in the Imax and was very impressed. The earlier issues from the theater are gone. The Dunkirk footage was once again displayed in full laser Imax and it was insane! The tremendous picture and the earth shattering audio was unreal. I’m seeing The Mummy on Monday but I can’t wait for Dunkirk!

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 30, 2017 at 2:24 pm

I know that via amc’s website. My local amc in rockaway is getting dolby cinema soon.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on May 29, 2017 at 8:56 pm

Amc 34th street getting dolby cinema. I doubt the loews. It would lose 450 seats

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 29, 2017 at 8:07 pm

You got that right. Any eta on dolby cinema in the loews auditorium?

poland626
poland626 on May 26, 2017 at 9:37 am

Someone on reddit posted a list of theaters getting the 15/70 projectors and this is one of them. good to know

Link: https://tinyurl.com/yaef4mvv

xbs2034
xbs2034 on May 2, 2017 at 11:30 am

I had basically no issues with ghosting or reflections with Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and Ghost in the Shell, and 3D brightness levels were great- better than 2D footage I saw for the films.

However, with anything here, but particularly 3D, I’d recommend getting seats in the middle of the row and not too close to the screen, and I’m not seeing Guardians in IMAX as it looks like all but the front two rows were sold out when I got tickets last week (with those other two films, they were maybe a quarter full so I could chose an ideal seat location).

poland626
poland626 on May 2, 2017 at 10:25 am

so has the 3d imax improved? just wondering for before guardians of the galaxy

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 17, 2017 at 2:11 pm

When Sony owned the Lincoln Square, several of its films had world premieres at this venue.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on April 8, 2017 at 6:59 pm

Probadly, because Disney owns the theatre. That a shame it wasn’t on all showing across the country.