AMC Lincoln Square 13

1998 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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digital3d
digital3d on July 10, 2018 at 1:44 pm

It opened up as wide later. Many films get a limited release first (mostly NYC and LA theaters) and then a wide one later.

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on July 10, 2018 at 1:41 pm

Hello-

I thank my fellow posters for their replies to my question as to what constitutes a “wide release”. the film in question was “We Are Your Friends” with Zac Efron. so since it opened in only 2 theaters in Manhattan I don’t see how that constituted a “wide release”.

xbs2034
xbs2034 on July 10, 2018 at 7:24 am

Traditionally a limited release means less than 600 domestic theaters (and I think the theater count matters more than the cinema it plays in, many NYC theaters including Lincoln Square of course play both wide and limited releases). Though in this age of the biggest blockbusters getting over 4000 theaters, I have seen some unofficially move that mark to 1000 theaters.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on July 9, 2018 at 2:50 pm

Also not an art film playing only at art cinemas. Usually “wide release” means a movie playing at mainstream theaters everywhere.

digital3d
digital3d on July 9, 2018 at 2:31 pm

I think it comes from the world “nationwide”, meaning it’s not a limited release such as New York and LA only.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wide_release

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on July 9, 2018 at 2:13 pm

Hello-

does anyone know what constitutes a “wide release”? a year or two ago i saw an article online about the five films in “wide release” with the lowest opening weekend grosses that year. i happened to like one of the films mentioned but doubt it had a “wide release”.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 8, 2018 at 3:32 pm

Sorry to Bother You is doing quite well in limited release at this theater despite the fact that the seats in those screens that play the movie are in need of repair.

markp
markp on July 2, 2018 at 3:56 am

moviebuff82, Fox showed Murder on the Orient Express last nov and Focus showed Phanthom Thread for 3 months the beginning of this year. They have to make arrangement with Warners to use the equipment since Warners owns it.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 1, 2018 at 3:21 pm

Do other studios show movies on that screen besides WB?

markp
markp on June 29, 2018 at 5:04 pm

moviebuff82, where did you hear about no more 70MM at Lincoln Square. I worked there just a few months ago and it is permanently installed in the Kings Theatre (# 2). Warner Bros. owns it and books any 70MM in there.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on June 29, 2018 at 4:24 pm

SDDS was gone eight years ago when digital projection came. The only digital formats are Dolby Digital and Datasat Digital Sound. Unfortunately Loews never renewed the THX license in the Loews auditorium.

Lincoln Square plus the Loews Orpheum Screen 7 and Loews Village VII screen 3 were once certified THX sound systems.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 29, 2018 at 2:26 pm

The second largest screen in this complex will no longer have 70mm projection leaving the lincoln square imax with a 70mm Imax projector as well as a laser projector. No more SDDS.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on June 28, 2018 at 2:34 pm

I also have a few photos of my own from inside the Loews. Had I know, I’d have taken a lot more and really shot the whole thing.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on June 28, 2018 at 2:33 pm

I am glad I did get a last viewing at the Loews during the Veronica Mars premiere at least.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on June 28, 2018 at 2:33 pm

Wow, that’s sad that they are tearing apart the Loews! That was the one really unique theater left in the whole region as far as I know. And the screen there was not small! It had the largest non-IMAX screen that I know of in the whole Tri-state area region at 65' (which is basically as large as the largest digital IMAX screens in NJ/NYC AFAIK). I was wondering why I couldn’t find any showings there recently. I kinda of wish they had torn up the second largest main screen here instead.

digital3d
digital3d on June 27, 2018 at 4:08 pm

Those look great! Thanks @ridethectrain.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on June 27, 2018 at 4:02 pm

Just posted photos of the old Loews Auditorium, construction outside of Loews auditorium and phots of the IMAX house

digital3d
digital3d on June 25, 2018 at 3:00 pm

@HorwardBHaas

Okay well I don’t want to argue or anything of the sorts. The Loews screen always felt small and oddly curved to me, almost like part of the image was cropped. Hopefully the new Dolby screen will address that.

If you liked it that’s great and I hope you won’t be disappointed by the Dolby replacement.

Regarding pictures, here are some: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/7222/photos/132399 http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/7222/photos/123623 http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/7222/photos/123610 http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/7222/photos/119541 http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/7222/photos/116559 http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/7222/photos/116558 https://tinyurl.com/ybbeocxb (probably the best picture)

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(the tinyurl stuff if for Google Reviews links because those are very long. Those might take a moment to load as well.)

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on June 25, 2018 at 12:51 pm

Hello-

I was at this theater this past weekend but went directly to the IMAX auditorium so I didn’t notice any construction around the Loews auditorium. speaking of which. regular adult movie theater tickets in Manhattan are already too frigging high. so all the new hyped up auditoriums such as Dolby Cinemas and 4DX at the Union Square are just ways to squeeze even more $$$ from the patrons. I’ve experienced both and the extra mark up in $$$ really didn’t make me enjoy the films in question better than if I had seen them in a regular auditorium with A+ projection and sound.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on June 25, 2018 at 12:18 pm

The Loews auditorium screen was 65 feet wide, not a small-ish screen! and if photos were as readily found as you think, I’d have found them already!

digital3d
digital3d on June 25, 2018 at 10:35 am

Very happy to hear it’s becoming a dolby! I wonder if they’ll keep the balcony.

The dolby would also mean the first recliner seats at Linc Square since the IMAX renovation didn’t bring any.

Personally I agree that the decoration is very nice, but I’d rather have a big premium screen with recliner seats than a small-ish one without stadium seating. But that’s just me.

I wonder if the dolby will be laser.

@HowardBHaas: A lot of premieres happened at the Loews auditorium. (Given that it was the biggest non-IMAX one and had a balcony). So if you find some pictures of those on social media or yelp/googlereviews you should be able to see the interior of the auditorium.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on June 25, 2018 at 4:19 am

Ugh, being from Philly, I’ve only been 2ce to the “Loews” auditorium, years ago but wonderful decoration, sat in balcony. I can’t quickly find any photos on this page or anywhere on the Internet! anyone take photos of it?

UsherDNA
UsherDNA on June 25, 2018 at 1:51 am

Not sure if anyone brought this up yet, but upon a very recent visit, it looks like the 1st auditorium (named Loews at this theater) is being converted to a Dolby Cinema auditorium. I could see through the tarp somewhat and it looks like the theater portal’s unique decorations have been stripped and I’m not sure they’ll be put back for that particular auditorium. I’d wager that since Dolby Cinema auditoriums are also mostly black to better ensure maximum absorption of ambient light, that the interior decorations have got to go as well… I’m thinking there might be a total rebranding of that screen and AMC’ll just call it their Dolby Cinema screen like their IMAX screen and drop the homage to a past theater. Also wanted to add that my inquiry with staff pointed to a 4 month time frame of completion. It’s interesting and exciting that LS13 is now going to have both the largest IMAX screen in a movie theater in NYC and a Dolby Cinema auditorium as well!

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 12, 2018 at 4:42 pm

Both theaters are very similar in that AMC owns them. After they renovate 19th street they should renovate orpheum and this theater…

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on June 12, 2018 at 1:45 pm

Hello-

I appreciate people replying to my original post. but it seems the intent was nothing correctly understood. I admitted I saw it at the Orpheum but wondered if people who saw it at the Lincoln Square had the same problem. so why would asking patrons their experience at the Lincoln Square belong on the Orpheum’s page?