AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX

1998 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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xbs2034 on March 4, 2016 at 10:03 pm

Giles: yes, but that would be part of the whole laser renovation, and indeed factors into why that renovation takes weeks. Right now they are just reinstalling the old 70mm IMAX projector they removed when they thought they were going to do laser soon and never need it again, but the plan changed as a laser installation isn’t happening at least for a while (IMAX says late summer now, but we’ve seen them delay it multiple times before)

Giles on March 4, 2016 at 11:37 am

it also takes a few days if not a week or so to add the ceiling speakers in the IMAX-laser speaker configurement

waterguy56 on March 3, 2016 at 12:17 pm

xbs2034: Thanks so much for the info!!!!! Yeah, Zootopia is on sale! BTW, they did not cancel any IMAX shows this weekend. I guess it’s still early to move the 70mm projector in. But it’s certainly way too late to put up tonight’s schedule this morning

Have only been there one time in 2016 for Deadpool, can’t wait to go there this weekend for Zootopia and the new IMAX at AMC pre show which I saw once in Deadpool! Things are changing from March on, Cloverfield, Diverent Series, BvS, Jungle Book, A beautiful Planet, Civil War……will be so excited to catch all these IMAX movies at its IMAX theater.

xbs2034 on March 3, 2016 at 10:38 am

They now have Zootopia IMAX 3D shows up for the weekend, only Thursday (today) seems to have canceled IMAX shows. Also while I do think reinstalling the projector will take at least half a day, once they have it in they will probably use the rail system they had before, which can move a film or digital projector into place in a matter of minutes.

waterguy56 on March 2, 2016 at 9:30 pm

If it takes days to install the projector, showing Jungle Book will be very very unlikely. It just doesn’t make sense to switch to digital projector for the Jungle Book,and then switch back to 70mm again for A beautiful Planet.:((((

xbs2034 on March 2, 2016 at 8:35 pm

Indeed it is interesting that there is no IMAX scheduled for this weekend when all the other screens seem to have their showtimes up.

Could be still deciding between Zootopia and Deadpool, or perhaps they have to cancel some shows to reinstall the 70mm projector (the IMAX screen will be hosting the premiere of 10 Cloverfield Lane on March 8th, and they will also be doing early screenings of BvS here, so this might be the ideal time for that).

waterguy56 on March 2, 2016 at 3:45 pm

I guess no Zootopia IMAX at LS13 this week, they still have not put up the tickets for sale. Deadpool 4 straight weeks? If so, this will be the 4th IMAX movie to be missed at its IMAX theater in just 2 months.

Now, I’m also worried LS13 is very likely to throw away the Jungle Book in IMAX as well. Given the popularity and huge box office of Batman vs Superman, especially in 70mm format, Lots of people will be going to LS13, and 20 days(before April 15) of showing it just won’t be enough! While all the other IMAX theaters have already started the advance tickets for Jungle Book, and given they did not show so many IMAX movies recently, I’m worried Jungle Book won’t be in its IMAX on April 15th!!! Will be extremely disappointed if this really happens, have been waiting for The Jungle Book for months!!

papanoel on March 2, 2016 at 3:28 pm

Just to further confimr According to batman vs superman is indeed being released in 70mm IMAX and is in fact playing in that format at lincoln square.

R on March 2, 2016 at 1:05 am

I had a chance to check out the IMAX laser projector at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. I’m a believer now, definitely looking forward to laser at Lincoln Square!

Giles on March 1, 2016 at 5:10 pm

^ 5 perf and 15 perf 70mm systems have nothing in common – the latter takes a huge amount of room, something I highly doubt the projection room at the Ziegfeld could accommodate.

xbs2034 on February 27, 2016 at 10:51 pm

Also, the regular 70mm projector the Ziegfeld had is a different system from an IMAX 70mm projector

Mark_L on February 27, 2016 at 9:27 pm

The Film Society of Lincoln Center reported that they got the Ziegfeld equipment.

Mikeoaklandpark on February 27, 2016 at 5:17 pm

Any chance they got the 70 MM projector from the Ziegfeld?

waterguy56 on February 27, 2016 at 12:55 pm

I see! Thanks a lot for the explanation, xbs2044.

xbs2034 on February 27, 2016 at 10:51 am

Jungle Book certainly won’t be in 70mm and I bet Civil War won’t either (despite having 20 minutes filmed with IMAX cameras).

Even if a theater has a 70mm projector in place (and if Lincoln reinstalls this, I’m sure they are still not removing their digital projector until laser comes in), a studio still has to provide a 70mm print, which many are reluctant to do when those costs tens of thousands to make vs $150 or so to provide a digital IMAX copy.

waterguy56 on February 27, 2016 at 10:33 am

This plan will be so fantastic for many moviegoers! Showing BvS, Jungle Book, Beautiful Planet and Captain American in 70mm will be a a lot better than laser IMAX! Especially BvS and BP MUST be seen in 70mm!

xbs2034 on February 27, 2016 at 9:58 am

Eileen Campbell (who works for IMAX and responds to fan questions) said it was removed in anticipation of going to laser.

Though probably with the multiple laser delays, they realized it was not the best move to get rid of the projector (indeed A Beautiful Planet opens in April and was confirmed to get 15/70 prints long ago, so they could also use the projector for that, and that’s something I would certainly see at Lincoln Square), which is somewhat good news, but likely also suggests the laser installation could be coming in the fall or even later.

mhvbear on February 27, 2016 at 5:34 am

Was the 15/70 mm projector ever removed? I don’t remember ever seeing confirmation of this and it would be a big project to re-install.

xbs2034 on February 27, 2016 at 1:14 am

I guess that’s why the Lincoln Square IMAX showings aren’t up yet on Fandango, probably need to confirm they can reinstall the projector (always could be a technical issue, and indeed IMAX says list is subject to change) before they sell the tickets.

Probably won’t be seeing BvS here, but according to the Natural History Museum’s website, they still do some film showings regularly (I always feel an IMAX site should not throw away their film projector until they get laser), so may check out 15/70 again there.

waterguy56 on February 26, 2016 at 11:46 pm

Yeah, New Yorkers finally get some privileges!lol, can’t wait to see it in 70mm! They should just keep the 70mm projector forever.

waterguy56 on February 26, 2016 at 11:37 pm

wow, this is a very exciting news!!! It’s from, so got to be real!!!But on the other hand, it also means no laser renovation before April.

moviebuff82 on February 26, 2016 at 9:37 pm

Most tourists who go to this theater opt for the IMAX auditorium since it’s the largest screen in the area despite not showing 70mm film anymore. The reserved seating for the IMAX makes it complicated for people who want to find a good seat in the house and also the high ticket price is nothing to sneeze about.

xbs2034 on February 26, 2016 at 8:57 pm

I always say wait for an official press release or word that construction has begun before getting too excited (indeed we saw this change for Deadpool).

But at the moment, Fandango just has Real D showings listed for Batman v Superman at Lincoln Square (in the Lowes screen) while there are IMAX showings up for the Empire, Kips Bay, and 34st. So hopefully means that renovation would happen at that time. If that were the case, certainly would be ready for the summer movie season.

If anyone wants to see it in IMAX 2D, that will be an option at 34st (figured they would have IMAX 2D showings as well given WB’s track record and that was also the case for Man of Steel).

waterguy56 on February 26, 2016 at 1:50 am

I have watched every IMAX movie at LS13 since last Sep. and they had never skipped one before. So just felt upset that they threw out so many new IMAX movies recently. Box office definitely played the biggest role here,And this will be a really bad news for those IMAX/Movie fans who always catch the new movies on their opening weekend or the 2nd week.

Personally, I love going to LS13’s IMAX auditorium very much, and I always bring my family together. But now, I just feel sad that I can’t go with my family that often anymore simply because the theaters aren’t following the well planned IMAX releasing schedule.

amcbayplaza13 on February 25, 2016 at 11:07 pm

Maybe they wanted the deadpool in IMAX at this theater instead of showing God of Egypt in IMAX at this theater for a reason that’s why they decided to play deadpool in IMAX to allow people in the 5 boro to see it at AMC LS 13’s IMAX auditorium