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fosterke commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Dec 16, 2009 at 1:32 pm

THX Certified doen’t = THX Certificate chula vista 10 in southern california was a great theater plaques certificates every theater THX with a Plaque by each door sloped seating unobstructed views and the sound was amazing with or without alot of people in the theater

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fosterke commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Dec 16, 2009 at 1:28 pm

If you have a THX certificate DD Plaque DTS plaque SDDS plaque hanging in display, employing their equipement you should play their trailer/advertisement. People should be made aware of what they are seeing and hearing even if they could care less about it. More info not less, less i don’t know’s and more I know’s… It’s part of the moviegoing experience and I think we all miss the dancing popcorn ads.

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fosterke commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Dec 16, 2009 at 1:22 pm

THX has meaning. Compare a SONY receiver to a Yamamha with THX and the Yamaha will come out on top… It sucks to have to pay extra but if it’s worth it… Theaters get certified=which equals a check on the speakers wiring speaker positioning wattage db fq eq distortion % to if what the theater purchase it terms of AV gear meets the basic requirements… Having the certificate hanging means they invested in the additonal equipement… OK AVATAR

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fosterke commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Dec 13, 2009 at 6:08 am

New York is not on point when it comes to movie theaters, these companies just take over whatever and leave them as is mostly especially AMC, REGAL actually spends sometime replacing the speakers and wiring and amps and replaces the seats… There are many of states with different movie exhibitors doing so much more with the theaters, better things like restaurants in the theater, being able to have a meal while watching a movie not so multiplexis. I need some money to make a movie theater so all can come and enjoy the show again. Happy movie going

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fosterke commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Dec 13, 2009 at 6:03 am

Audiopiles can appreciate the differences in all the processes. THX certification does not equal employing the THX HARDWARE IN THE THEATER. THX is not perfect nothing is but it is pretty damn precise and it set the bar back in the late 80’s-90’s. I don’t agree with paying an outragous amount of money for anything but those theaters that look and sound better paid for it… If you want some of the best in a movie theater go to Edwards 21 in IRVINE California, that theater has a large format screen IMAX screen coliseum designed auditorium, and I don’t know if it had any THX anything but the large format screen had concert style speakers with two big 20 inch woofers a horn in the center and on top of the speaker and these were used for the left and right surrounds. If you don’t no bass from your theater then the BASS MODULES can be crap or the Projectionist in the booth didn’t “adjust the levels right” thats what a THX certificate + Hardware is all about with the certificate looking like a cetificate of accomadation or appreciation h.s. diploma etc. Enjoy

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fosterke commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Dec 12, 2009 at 8:36 pm

ALL THEATERS ARE THX CERTIFIED (HDTV’S will soon be THX Certified and some DVD and Blue Ray players will be too for the home). The Theaters that have a Certificate of achievement if you will (resembles the ones from school or work) in a plaque strung up the theater Employ the Equipment/hardware for THX which calibrates everything, as far as I know California is the biggest employer of this in their theaters. NYC has one and the IMAX is THX CERTIFIED BUT DOESN’T EMPLOY THE TECHnology THX=High highs low lows vocals calibrated and no distortion THX is like an EQUALIZER in your home stereo Not all theaters pay extra for that. Get all the DVD’s of jame’s cameron’s movies and they all are THX Certified except for TERMINATOR ( I believe not sure even though I have the DVD it’s cracked, I played it too much)

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fosterke commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Dec 12, 2009 at 8:23 pm

Every movie theater is certified by THX not all have a CERTIFICATE indicating that it employs the THX sound LEVELING TECHNOLOGY thats a THX theater and a big difference in the sound the vocals are right the lows are lower and the highs are higher but done right and not overestimated. THX CERTIFIED MEANS THE AMP SPEAKERS AND WIRING CAN HANDLE CERTAIN FREQUECIES but they are not properly calibrated theater’s… I’ve had to get managment at the AMC empire a few times cause we couldn’t hear sound or the sound wasn’t in surround sound and the person in the booth messed up di this in AMC loew raceway and roosevelt field too THX WITH THE CERTIFICATION MEANS SOMETHING on a calibration level… from the man… DTS MEANS SOMETHING MORE ON AN AMBIENCE level than DOLBY DIGITAL Try ROBOCOP the director’s cut and listen to it both DTS and DOLBY DIGITAL there’s a difference… Also Jurrassic Park 1 the DVD with DTS ( only a limited amout of those went out but the sound design speaks for itself and shines in either dolby digital or DTS. IT’s Tough finding a good theater these days I think… but search and hopefully you will seek and find the one that really brings it all home. As far as lucas threating not to play STAR WARS thats the similar with AVATAR, and 3D TECH these theater’s gotta get on the bandwagon and I’m no cheerleader for 3D AVATAR will be my first 3D flick but I will see it in Real D 3 D at AMC 2D and IMAX 3D for the immersion possibly not a guarantee… Happy moviegoing I’m the dreamer of dreams to make a movie signing out

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fosterke commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Dec 12, 2009 at 11:41 am

This theater has the largest traditional screen in nyc. The IMAX is a true IMAX not a modified 35MM screen IMAX. and the Loews auditorium is the only theater in NYC that is THX certified ( which makes a huge difference with the sound and level and …) has a THX certificate visible and the only NYC theater that actually employs the THX technology. Best sound in the city (Ziegfeld is a close second ONLY after the modifications made to the sound system prior to the exibition of Star Wars Episode 2 and 3) AMC Empire 25 theater 6 is good and was great back in 2000-2003. I wonder if their deal with sony is still a go with the SDDS thing… IN CALIFORNIA Almost all the theaters AMC or not Employ the THX technology… IF you ever wonder or have a complaint as to what your seeing or hearing whether it be 35MM (mostly everything now unless your at grubman’s mann theater on hollywood blvd in LA which is 70MM) RealD 3D Dolby 3D (3D technologies with different requirements and specifications as well as different results just like there’s a difference in LCD PLASMA and LED TV’s and the end result) XpandD IMAX 3D, DTS DOLBY DIGITAL SDDS (only in theaters not for homes yet SONY’S taking over… HIDE) THX certified (with or without THX certificate plaqued by theater) WETA DIGITAL DOMAIN INDUSTRIAL LIGHT AND MAGIC (WARNER BROS NEW LINE=THE SAME COMPANY) (FOX FOX SEARCHLIGHT=SAME COMPANY) DO SOME research and demand to be informed because I like when they use to show the green screen before a trailer and the popcorn and soda dancing before they would show they would show the DTS or DOLBY DIGITAL trailer and then the THX trailer and then the movie would begin it’s all part of a great movie going experience. AVATAR