Showing 21 comments
Dome and Chinese has more bad seats, plus that’s not really a great comparison.
Different locations, different theaters, different times, different prices, different parking rates.
Would you say Chinese is the only theater that shows IMAX Laser in 2D concurrently with 3D when there’s a 3D blockbuster movie?
Does this theater show IMAX Laser in 2D concurrently with 3D when there’s a 3D blockbuster movie?
Wouldn’t really make it any better still.
damn, I double checked 3 weeks ago when I reserved my seats, it showed 2.35:1…
I just saw Justice League, I notice they seem to be shown in ratio 1.89:1.
And since Justice League is 2.35:1 (on imdb), does that means they crop out the sides?! What the heck!?
Dolby does have good projectors, but my concerns is they mess with the original movie sounds. Making them louder and more “buzzing”.
FYI, I heard that some directors adjust their sound at IMAX Laser screenings.
I just saw Justice League both at AMC Citywalk (IMAX Laser on True IMAX Screen) and TCL Chinese (IMAX Laser on Scope screen), I notice they seem to be shown with same ratio around 1.89:1.
Got it, I love Chinese because they always have at lease one IMAX 2D time slot each day, even for 3D exclusive movies. Are there anything like that on the East Coast?
Dunkirk: it all made sense in the last 5 minutes…
Cropping!? That’s horrible.
I watch all movies (except IMAX 70mm) at TCL Chinese IMAX Laser (2.04:1 screen, 94 by 46), because I think it’s closer to 2.35:1 so it’s minimum letterboxing.
Or should I have gone to AMC Citywalk IMAX Laser (1.33:1 screen, 80 by 60 similar to Lincoln Square ratio) instead?
It’d technically have a bigger picture, but scope movies would have a hell lot of letterboxing on True IMAX screen, right?
It’s possible they forgot to take off the 3D filter from the projector so it’s dark. Or bad bulb.
As for Inaudible Dialogue:
Murmuring is the trend, more “realistic”. You don’t see that in TV shows where dialogue is everything.
I’ve never seen 2.35:1 movies on the square-ish True IMAX screen before, do they mask the top & bottom or just Letterboxing?
Progress & its problems.
Meanwhile, I only need IMAX Laser.
Don’t blame digital, blame individual cinema.
If it seems loud than it probably was calibrated poorly. I saw it at TCL Chinese and it was perfetto.
Citywalk: Yeah, and that’s understandable because the screen is actually 1.33:1 instead of 1.43:1, so cropping would have to occur (I sat in 3rd to last row).
Chinese: That’s what I hate too!!!
But it doesn’t really get onto the lighted up screen when the movie’s playing, if you avoid 1st & 2nd row.
I sat in 3rd row to see Blade Runner 2049 and it was at bay (but you do peek at it during the slow parts lol).
For True IMAX, You would have a poor viewing distance/angle at lower rows no matter what. By reservation, I mean higher rows.
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.
Are there sources confirming the screen size to be 97 by 76 ft? Because I read that some claim to be 100 by 80 ft.
“lie-max” still means legitimate IMAX screens, just not the “big ones”, I thought it’s common sense? People do use “True IMAX” to describe “original format”.
Quote from Nolan: “I have been a longtime proponent of film – particularly the Imax film format – as a storytelling medium, the immersive quality of the image is second to none, drawing the audience into the action in the most intense way possible.”
I “actually” sat in multiple rolls and seats at AMC Citywalk and TCL Chinese to calibrate my viewing angle/distance, and I only reserve those seats. If I don’t get those seats, I don’t watch the movies.
I agree some seats are not good, but you did just dismiss the whole theater because of that.
For True IMAX, You would have a poor viewing distance/angle at lower rolls no matter what. By reservation, I mean higher rolls.
That’s not the point of seeing Dunkirk in beautiful IMAX Laser, the point is to see it “as intended” by the director.
Which is IMAX 70mm (closest true IMAX screen is AMC Univeral Citywalk).
Also, you can’t blame a theater just because you didn’t reserve a good seat in advance.
Question for anyone:
I do watch other movies at Chinese Theater, especially those with 2.39 aspect ratio because its screen is closest to that ratio in LA.
Am I correct in thinking that? Or AMC Universal Citywalk would just Letterbox/mask their screen so I get the same experience even when the screen size will become smaller than Chinese’s?