AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13

1998 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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leowtyx on October 30, 2017 at 7:43 pm

Don’t blame digital, blame individual cinema.

alpinedownhiller on October 30, 2017 at 4:52 pm

I have to say digital projection has seemed to have become more random these days. Not so sure about at this Lincoln location since I’ve only been to the IMAX (which had a serious issue with the laser 3D glasses, at least last year, never did receive an update as to what they found and whether they truly fixed that or not, the AMC manager seemed to take it seriously, the IMAX techs only sort of) and the huge balcony screen (although even speaking of that screen there was some sort of bit of odd keystoning at the corners), but for instance at AMC Rockaway some screens are bright and sharp, others bright and 2k when they could be 4k, others now so dark they must be using a way, way underspec Xenon bulb or one months beyond the date it should have been tossed. At Jersey Gardens the IMAX and a couple big screens look great, but I saw something at a tiny, high numbered screen and despite the minute screen size it was still soooooo dark, Xenon bulb must’ve been months to years over used. They did fix the problem where two screens had had huge degrees of color fringing around every pixel, but they had it messed up like that for months, even a couple years on one screen until written complaints were sent to management by some.

Paramus AMC, from what I’ve seen, seems to be using decent Xenon bulbs, although I saw one screen where the projector was mis-aimed by over 5' so at least 5' or more at top had no image and at least 5' or more was projected onto the bare wall below the screen.

OTOH at the non-AMC theater near the football stadium in NJ, crisp, well focused 4k and bright, same at the few screens I peaked at the renovated Hanover AMC.

markp on October 30, 2017 at 2:29 pm

bigjoe59, there are no projectionists in the booth anymore. Everything is run by a computer. If a manager turns the sound up for one show, they probably don’t remember to go back and turn it down. Welcome to the age of digital.

bigjoe59 on October 30, 2017 at 1:47 pm


this is a question about projection that I have noticed lately. is it possible the projectionist doesn’t use the right lite on the projector? this is a problem I have noticed at virtually all theaters. case in point. this past weekend I saw Wonderstruck and I thought a few scenes were wayyyyy to dark. for instance the scene with the two boys in the 1977 section communicating by notepad while crouching in a corner of the Museum of Natural History. I could hardly see what was written on the pad.

moviebuff82 on October 30, 2017 at 12:05 pm

I hope Rockaway gets the seats that this theater has.

alpinedownhiller on October 30, 2017 at 12:02 pm

@Al Alvarez – the least people were at Jersey Gardens, more at Rockaway and Lincoln so it doesn’t fit audience size sound pattern at all.

I guess Rockaway must just have some of HS people who run the show going all Back To The Future and turning every dial to 10, calibration be damned. I mean it was crazy that it actually pumped out way more deep bass than even Lincoln and just overall was so much louder than at any other theater. Literally felt like I was getting turned inside out at some points the deep sound pressure was so intense. Even Interstellar at Palisades IMAX didn’t hit those levels. Even at the music at the end, even screaming at top of our lungs we could not even hear a word we were saying even part way down the exit.

leowtyx on October 30, 2017 at 12:29 am

If it seems loud than it probably was calibrated poorly. I saw it at TCL Chinese and it was perfetto.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 29, 2017 at 2:35 pm

Alpine, how many people were in the audience at each showing? Larger crowds absorb sound.

alpinedownhiller on October 29, 2017 at 11:51 am

Did anyone by any chance see Blade Runner 2049 at the same IMAX theater more than once, once near the beginning of the release and once near the end?

I was wondering if they redid the audio and set some things lower after complaints or whether theaters turned the volume down a bit or whether my local IMAX simply has set their volume way too high.

I saw that movie at the Rockaway IMAX and it was insanely loud and the deep bass was crazy, never experienced anything like it before, my legs were literally vibrating from the inside out for 30 seconds after some scenes. But then when I saw it at both Jersey Gardens IMAX and even here with the advanced system in neither of those places was it nearly as loud as at Rockaway (although still pretty loud) and the deep bass wasn’t nearly as insane at Jersey Gardens nor even here at this premier site (although you could certainly feel the bass here at Lincoln a good bit).

So I was wondering whether at some point they tuned the volume or re-balanced things or something for Blade Runner 2049 or whether all IMAX theaters went to a new volume standard sometime recently or whether the Rockaway IMAX simply has some people there going in and resetting things to max volume even if that is louder than IMAX spec or whether their auto-calibrate system has been broken. It was simply way louder there across all frequencies even ultra deep bass, in particular, and sub ultra deep bass than even here at Lincoln. Way louder.

ridethectrain on October 28, 2017 at 7:09 pm

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is intended especially for IMAX Laser 3D. Thank god Lincoln Square has it. The 70MM prints are for cities that dont have IMAX Laser. 70MM dosen’t produce 12 chanels of sound.

moviebuff82 on October 25, 2017 at 10:34 am

It sucks that last jedi won’t be showing in 70mm Imax around here .

xbs2034 on October 22, 2017 at 9:23 am

AMC Empire and Kips Bay are also still playing 2049. Only the Brave actually isn’t playing at any NYC IMAX (despite being specially formatted for IMAX)

alpinedownhiller on October 21, 2017 at 11:18 pm

cool, looks like it is the only one in the whole Tri-State area that still has Blade Runner 2049, really the only big screen of any sort that showing it (kinda of a shame, such an awesome movie)

xbs2034 on October 18, 2017 at 12:32 pm

Blade Runner 2049 is still playing there this weekend (though some of the other IMAXes are going over to Geostorm).

I don’t think anything was planned, just sometimes they wait till as late as Wednesday to finalize the schedule on a weekend without a big title playing.

jmcr8 on October 18, 2017 at 4:57 am

Anyone know whats going on with the IMAX after October 18th? Fandango shows no IMAX showings of anything until Pre-sales of Thor on November 2nd. Are they doing work on the IMAX again?

leowtyx on October 9, 2017 at 9:49 pm


Are there sources confirming the screen size to be 100 by 80 ft? Because I read that some claim to be 97 by 76 ft.

FAShaffi on October 9, 2017 at 7:41 am

I agree that laser is amazing as well, got to see Dunkirk in that and it was mindblowing, I still wish they were able to play alternating laser/70MM shows like they did with that movie though, I’m not really surprised there are only a handful of 70MM prints going out anyway, just sad about an opportunity missed, but the 1.43 ratio is the most important thing and yeah it’s gonna look mindblowing in laser lol

alpinedownhiller on October 8, 2017 at 4:58 pm

It is a shame they shut down the Palisades IMAX instead of converting it to laser IMAX. It was the only way for those not in the city itself to easily see a true IMAX film. Lincoln Square is time consuming and costly to get to if you have to come in from outside of the city itself. Ah well, at least it is here. (but I’m not sure I trust the glasses here, never did get a final response back from the IMAX people. At Reading the Laser IMAX 3D was simply beyond belief and they keep that theater DARK, like old school, non-stadium seating dark, so the blacks and contrast ratio were really amazing.)

alpinedownhiller on October 8, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Oh wow cool. Hadn’t realized they had shot any of it in IMAX. Cool. It was amazing at the Reading Laser IMAX when it popped up full IMAX screen for The Force Awakens.

xbs2034 on October 8, 2017 at 3:18 pm

Yes, laser projection can do 1.43 and the screen should be completely filled for IMAX shot scenes (which Last Jedi apparently has more than Force Awakens).

If you look at 15/70 location list, they are all museum sites which have never put in digital or laser projection, and I’ll echo that no 15/70 is not a big deal when it has laser instead (very close in most aspects, and better in some ways, such as using 12 channel sound with overheads, while 15/70 is stuck with a six channel mix).

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 8, 2017 at 2:45 pm

Great Britain has decibel standards and they send out officials to measure theatres when many customers complain. I don’t know what U.S. laws say about this.

digital3d on October 8, 2017 at 2:23 pm

IMDB lists some scenes as 1:43

Seems right since Force Awakens also had one scene in 1:43.

alpinedownhiller on October 8, 2017 at 2:19 pm

@FAShaffi – “according to this link, no 70MM IMAX print for this theater for The Last Jedi:( not surprised, but still disappointed, although I will still check it out here because it’ll be in 1:43”

I don’t think it will be in 1:43 at all will it?

alpinedownhiller on October 8, 2017 at 2:17 pm

@Darth – “Alpine, go have a cup of warm milk and go to sleep. I’ve been going to the most aggressive presentations of movies ever for many years. Do your research on damaging decibel levels, and compare it to what you experience in an Imax theater. Attending one single rock concert without ear plugs can do far more damage than seeing 100 Imax movies. I’m sure you can find a second rate theater with an out-dated sound system that won’t aggravate your overly sensitive hearing.”

Sounds like your hearing is already damaged. Or maybe you have bad genes and have crappy ears?

And have you seen the incredible dB many theaters, IMAX or not, although IMAX and Dolby ones are never on the reasonable side, are hitting these days, sometimes for extremely long, continuous stretches? I’ve heard numerous people say they come out of theaters with ringing and not being to hear well and shouting for an hour or two afterwards.

I don’t like outdated crappy sound with the treble spiked and everything crummy, I like top quality sound at reasonable levels, which actually let your ears hear all of the quality. I have $600 headphones, $1000 headphone amp, nice speakers, etc. And I don’t it whisper quiet either, just reasonable levels and also with some dynamics where they don’t have the entire movie, dialogue and all set to 10.

celboy on October 8, 2017 at 2:01 pm

The Last Jedi was shot mostly on 35mm film anamorphiclly & was scanned @ 4k. I believe Disney has an arrangement with kodak to shoot Ep9 on film as well.