AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX

1998 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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bigjoe59 on January 25, 2016 at 2:54 pm

to moviebuff82-

you know damn well they will be raising prices when new techno stuff is installed. but at least with the LS IMAX you’re getting something for the extra $$$. the Cinema I on 3rd Ave. and 60th St. raised their regular adult ticket price to the highest in Manhattan. and this just for regular screenings no 3D, IMAX or 3D IMAX.

moviebuff82 on January 25, 2016 at 1:41 pm

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.

waterguy56 on January 25, 2016 at 9:49 am

Same for me, the IMAX at LS13 is the only theater I will go if I want IMAX. I just have the impression that other IMAX theaters in NYC are not real or s**k. That’s why I did not watch The Revenant at AMC 34th’s IMAX theater, but I went to AMC prime @ empire 25 to watch it.

For AMC prime, it’s new so no need to worry about the bugs. And you may still want to go there in the future because Dobly cinema may show the movies IMAX doesn’t have.

But the laser IMAX experience @ LS13 will certainly be the best!

ACS12 on January 25, 2016 at 8:07 am

I really hope the Dolby Cinema @ AMC Prime NEVER gets infested with bed bugs. That is the only theater I’m willing to go to at Empire 25. Once LS13 has IMAX with laser, I won’t really need to go to any other IMAX theater. That will be the only true IMAX in NY anyway.

celboy on January 25, 2016 at 7:01 am

I think the one thing to mention is that you can’t go by any online seating chart—-its not too accurate—-you have to go & see whats good for you. There is a lot of space between rows.

In regards to Lincoln Square Imax, the tough decision for them will be how many seats/rows they will lose (of the 600-ish)— if they goto newer recliners. Is that something they are willing to do?

waterguy56 on January 25, 2016 at 6:18 am

ACS12: lol, sorry for that. I have only been there once; I picked the 7th row at that time but I felt it was a little bit too far away. I will try row 5 next time I go there. Given what celboy said, you could also try row 4. But I guess the rows right in the middle of the auditorium are always the best

moviebuff82 on January 25, 2016 at 4:22 am

About time that Lincoln Square got recliners and reserved seating in all screens other than the IMAX like its older brother the 84th street.

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Mike (saps) on January 24, 2016 at 10:47 pm

Cinema 1 tickets are $18 (wow) but the first and last shows of the day are only $9…

ACS12 on January 24, 2016 at 8:47 pm

Thanks for answering, celboy. It seems like waterguy56 fell into a coma or something.

celboy on January 24, 2016 at 2:16 pm

for dolbyvision @ empire 25 I think the 4th row middle is perfect for 2.35

for 1.85 you can go a row or 2 closer

but thats me

bigjoe59 on January 24, 2016 at 1:50 pm

to stevej-

you do have a point its just that the majority of 3D films I have seen I left the theater feeling miffed that I paid extra for the 3D screening yet the 3D-ness of the film was almost non-existent.

also prices in general are wayyyyyyyyyyyyy to high. as I said a regular adult ticket at the Cinema 1 is as high as a 3D ticket at other theaters.

Giles on January 23, 2016 at 5:49 pm

waterguy56: the current conversion of the Smithsonian’s Lockheed Martin IMAX screen in downtown DC is longer than the typical month duration – January 11th to a non-date specific ‘March 2016’ – it’s an older theater setup and the Smithsonian’s response when comparing it to Udvar Hazy’s Airbus theater:

“It was a shorter turnaround, but it was also a newer theater. Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater turns 40 this year! The process to renovate it is a bit more involved.”

given the vast size of the IMAX screen here at LS13 and the height to the ceiling – I’m sure it’s conversion to laser might also be on the complex side – time will tell.

stevenj on January 23, 2016 at 3:56 pm

IMO bigjoe59, yes, on a large screen and a great sound system it does enhance the experience and that is what you are paying extra for – a better presentation. At a 3D screening of Gravity I attended in SF it was presented in a large auditorium on a big screen with a Dolby Atmos sound system. Of course they charged more for it ($19) than the tiny screening room down the hall with regular Dolby ($12). The experience was immersive and quite a ride. Just as 50+ years ago you would expect to pay more for South Pacific or Oklahoma being shown in ToddAO with great stereo sound than a standard 35 mm showing. Theaters without 3D, IMAX ect that have the capacity to do a premium presentation (including curtains, proper masking and good sound) seem to be rare these days. Top price here in SF for Star Wars in IMAX 3D is $21.

bigjoe59 on January 23, 2016 at 3:19 pm


I can’t help but wonder if all this new fangled techno stuff is simply theater owners way of squeezing more $$$ out of moviegoers. I have seen blockbuster films at the Ziegfeld in regular projection- no 3D, no IMAX and no IMAX-3D and the showing was still damn impressive. New Yorkers love bitching and moaning about the cost of everything so I’m highly surprised that regular moviegoers aren’t bitching and moaning about the fact movie tickets are already wayyyyyy to high.

for instance the most expensive regular adult ticket in Manhattan is at the Cinema 1 on 3rd Avenue. no 3D, no IMAX and no IMAX 3D just regular showing.

In other words does all this new fangled techno stuff actually enhance the viewing of a film, in most cases not in my opinion. in fact the only super duper presentation that was worth the extra $$$ was the original 3-Strip Cinerama screenings of
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grim and How The West Was Won.

waterguy56 on January 23, 2016 at 8:37 am

Other IMAX theaters laser upgrade only take roughly a month to complete. Since bvs is one of the very few movies has to be seen in Laser IMAX, I believe LS13 definitely want to show it in Laser on its opening weekend.

I don’t have the exact number for Dolby Cinema, the screen looks only slightly larger than the regular auditorium’s at LS13, but the sound system is amazing, and the image is super clear and bright. and really comfortable recliners chairs. plus, screen is 2.35:1, so full screen for deadpool no black bars.

ACS12 on January 23, 2016 at 7:38 am

Let’s see if they’ll get it done in less than two months. I wonder if they also intend on changing the screen with a new one. That screen is freaking huge. It would take a lot of men to do it.

How big is the screen at Dolby Cinema AMC Prime? Is it a standard size screen or is it as big as a LieMAX screen?

I don’t think I have been to the Loews auditorium at Lincoln Square yet, but I keep hearing about it. It supposedly has the biggest screen at that theatre besides the IMAX one.

waterguy56 on January 23, 2016 at 6:56 am

ACS12: wow, that’s a great news to hear! I can’t wait to see laser IMAX! If the renovation start on February, im 100% sure it will be done before bvs.

I would recommend to watch deadpool at dobly cinema of AMC prime. It was great when I watched the revenant there. the design of that theatre is very different, but the movie watching experience is very close to IMAX.

ACS12 on January 22, 2016 at 6:50 pm

Now I’m trying to figure out which other IMAX theatre is the best option to watch Deadpool at. I was holding out for Lincoln Square thinking that they were going to add it on Fandango. Some guy who works for AMC Guest Services, pretty much confirmed it on Twitter that they’re not going to show Deadpool in IMAX at LS due to renovations. The question now is, will they get done before BvS comes out…

waterguy56 on January 22, 2016 at 9:25 am

armandCF44: yeah, no IMAX presale for Deadpool at LS13 so far. It may be a sign for renovation! we can only wait and hope.

armandCF44 on January 22, 2016 at 7:57 am

Deadpool showtimes just went online for presale, no listings in IMAX. Empire has it in IMAX though. This could mean they’re skipping it to do the Laser renovations!

mhvbear on January 22, 2016 at 5:52 am

This is the escalator that goes to the basement theaters, screens 10, 11, & 12.

ACS12 on January 22, 2016 at 4:57 am

ridethectrain, why would you want fake 3D at Dolby Cinema AMC Prime? It’s fine the way it is. 2D is better.

markp on January 22, 2016 at 4:02 am

AMC PRIME is the same thing as REGAL RPX. Just another reason for them to charge the public more money.

ridethectrain on January 21, 2016 at 5:07 pm


Giles on January 21, 2016 at 4:59 pm

sorry for the digression here:

“AMC Theatres® is proud to introduce AMC Prime, a revolutionary movie-going experience.

AMC Prime brings together a unique blend of enhanced sensory technology and premium comfort that allows our guests to feel every turn, takeoff and awe-inspiring explosion while reclining in a custom-fitted chair.

How is AMC Prime different? We’re glad you asked…

  • Recliner chairs that have subwoofers integrated into them so guests can “feel” the action they see on-screen
  • Dolby Atmos sound technology and JBL speakers surround guests on all sides for a world-class, immersive audio experience
  • A specialized screen that enhances the visual beauty of every film seen in an AMC Prime auditorium"


Dolby Cinema is merging it’s technology to select ‘Prime’ theaters:

“What is Dolby Cinema at AMC Prime? In the broadest sense, it’s a premium movie-going experience designed to transport audiences into a film’s universe using three components:

1) Dolby Vision — a new dual-4K Christie laser projection system designed for films that have been color graded for Dolby Vision HDR (high dynamic range), giving content 500-times the contrast ratio of conventional projection systems. Pure black levels, expanded color gamut capabilities, and twice the brightness (up to 31fL).

2) Dolby Atmos — a reference quality sound system capable of decoding object-based surround mixing. In Burbank’s case, that’s five in-screen speakers plus 48 surrounds, 4 ceiling-mounted subwoofers, and in-seat transducers for extra rumble.

3) Comfort & Aesthetics — not only does the auditorium boast leather recliners facing a large screen, but the entire space has been painted matte black to control ambient light, color lights have been used to highlight the numerous speakers, and there’s the Signature Entrance, an audio-visual pathway meant to evoke a journey into the mindset of watching a particular film."


[I now return you to your regular scheduled AMC Loews Lincoln Square theater discussion … already in progress]