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mhvbear commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on May 9, 2016 at 3:33 pm

No stadium in the orchestra seating of the Loews. Probably stadium seating in the balcony section. But never sat up there.

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mhvbear commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on May 5, 2016 at 7:44 pm

There are no plans for installation of recliners in the IMAX. New seating is planned on being installed but they are not going to want to decrease the capacity by 50%. Then tickets would have to be $42 to make the nut,

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mhvbear commented about AMC Empire 25 on Apr 21, 2016 at 10:41 am

Maybe because it is booked into the Regal E-Walk 13 across the street.

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mhvbear commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Apr 13, 2016 at 1:51 pm

They are showing “The Beautiful Earth” in 15/70MM starting on April 29th.

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mhvbear commented about Showcase Cinema de Lux Ridge Hill on Apr 1, 2016 at 1:29 pm

Major completion coming their way. Construction has started on the iPic Complex being built off the Saw Mill Parkway just north of Yonkers.

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mhvbear commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Mar 28, 2016 at 1:14 pm

Go before 12 noon. We only paid $13.99 for the 9:00 AM show.

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mhvbear commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Mar 28, 2016 at 11:26 am

Saw ‘Batman v Superman’ on on Sunday morning at the 9:00 AM show. The last time I went to the IMAX was to see ‘Interstellar’ had stopped attending because I was disappointed in the Digital presentation on that screen. The 15/70mm presentation on Sunday was impeccable. It was nice see the the full screen used again. The sound mix was excellent. It would be nice to see more IMAX prints struck until the laser projection becomes more wide spread. The start of the film was 15 minutes after the scheduled start which they announced a few times. The delay was because there was no preview bundle with the print of the film. And people assume there is going to be a slew of previews and arrive late. The next 15/70mm presentation will be starting April 29th for ‘The Beautiful Earth’ documentary.

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mhvbear commented about Regal Cinemas Galleria Mall 16 on Mar 19, 2016 at 6:20 pm

The four screen added in 1995 were added on the second level of the mall near the food court. These screens were fairly small.
In 2006/2007 there was a substantial construction and remodel. The four screen addition was closed and a new wing was constructed that would house nine screen. the original 8 screens were decreased to seven screen and remodeled with stadium seating. The new nine screens were constructed with stadium seating. The original construction is now screens 1 – 7 and the new addition is screens 8 – 16. All theaters are now digital.

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mhvbear commented about Movies 4 Fishkill on Mar 15, 2016 at 10:24 am

The Dutchess Cinema was located in Poughkeepsie, The Movie 4 was in the Dutchess Mall in Fishkill. The Movies 4 was carved out of retail space in the mall and was never a single screen.

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mhvbear commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Mar 9, 2016 at 8:22 am

Not recliners but they are getting new seating. Probably similar to the Chelsea.

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mhvbear commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Mar 8, 2016 at 8:05 pm

I don’t see AMC installing recliners at the Lincoln Square. With the business this theater does, the last thing they would want to do is decrease the seating capacity. The reason the AMC installed recliners in the 84th Street and Village 7 is that these theaters were not high performing.

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mhvbear commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Feb 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.

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mhvbear commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Feb 24, 2016 at 8:45 am

I am not at all surprised the ‘Deadpool’ is being kept on the IMAX screen. It made 55 million this past weekend and will probably be held at least another 2 or 3 weeks. ‘Gods of Egypt’ hasn’t even been reviewed yet. Not a good sign.

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mhvbear commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Feb 9, 2016 at 4:25 pm

The only renovation that has been talked about is laser projection and new seating in the IMAX theater. I don’t think anything has been planed for the rest of the complex. It would be nice if they left some of the more “high end” theaters with the Loews name unless AMC is required by the sale to change that at some point.

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mhvbear commented about AMC Loews Stony Brook 17 on Feb 5, 2016 at 10:43 am

The recliners are among the worse “innovation” that chains are adding to their facilities. I avoid them like the plague. They decrease the seating and increase the cost of attending. If I had my dithers there would be no food allowed.

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mhvbear commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 22, 2016 at 11:41 am

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/22/nyregion/realization-at-ziegfeld-theater-only-name-is-constant.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=Moth-Visible&moduleDetail=inside-nyt-region-2&module=inside-nyt-region&region=inside-nyt-region&WT.nav=inside-nyt-region

A nice article about the closing of the Ziegfeld. Great picture of the marquee. Somehow it is fitting that the “A Walter Reade Theatre' is now showing on the marquee.

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mhvbear commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Jan 22, 2016 at 8:52 am

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

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mhvbear commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Jan 15, 2016 at 9:52 pm

Screens 1 – 9 Do not have stadium seating. But do have a good slope and have never had site problems. Screen 10, 11, 12 are in the basement and I have only been down there once and can not recall if they have stadium seating. These 3 theaters are fairly small and were added as an after thought.

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mhvbear commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Jan 13, 2016 at 10:05 am

Disney required theaters to play Star Wars The Force Awakens for a minimum of 4 weeks. The last time I was at the IMAX I asked and was told the Laser installation was supposed to happen in the fall. I wouldn’t think the installation of a new projector would take more than a week. They could hold off on the re-seating for a while.

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mhvbear commented about Showcase Cinema de Lux Ridge Hill on Jan 13, 2016 at 9:59 am

I hope they don’t do this in all the theaters. This place gets pretty crowded as it is and they certainly don’t need to lower the seating capacities. Most of the screens here are under 300 seats currently.

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mhvbear commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Nov 12, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Loews would not of let it get in such a shabby condition. It is one of the top money making sites in the country.

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mhvbear commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Oct 30, 2015 at 11:12 am

Good bet. Especially with 70mm Road Show like release early for The Hateful Eight. Limited roadshow engagement will be released two weeks earlier on December 25th. It will be a slightly different — and longer — film overall. The roadshow version has an overture and an intermission, and it will be three hours, two minutes. The digital version is about six minutes shorter not including the intermission.

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mhvbear commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Oct 9, 2015 at 5:28 pm

My understanding is that the Lincoln Square is still equipped for 15/70mm but there are no prints being made, The theater installed digital projection but doesn’t fill the full height or width of the screen. This was supposed to be a stop gap solution until the Laser Projection was installed which was promised for earlier in 2015. The last film I saw here was ‘Interstellar’ which was 15/70mm. Until the general public realizes they are getting ripped off and stop supporting the shoddy set-up here, AMC will probably continue to drag their feet with the up-grade.

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mhvbear commented about Fine Arts Theatre on Aug 28, 2015 at 7:17 pm

The theaters had separate entrances and box-offices. The Fine Arts II became a discount theater in the mid 70’s before becoming a porno theatre.

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mhvbear commented about Fine Arts Theatre on Aug 27, 2015 at 2:56 pm

The street view shows what was the Fine Arts II that opened in December of 1970 with “There Is A Girl In My Soup'. The original Fine Arts (I) was next door and to appears to have been torn down. The original Fine Arts was a roadhouse theater in the 60s showing 2001: A Space Odyssey, Funny Girl & Oliver. The theater was operated by E.M. Loews at that time. The Fine Arts II became a porno theater in the late 70’s & 80’s. The Fine Arts (I) closed in 1976/77.