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mhvbear commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Oct 2, 2014 at 11:07 am

It is just short of a 3 hour film and I wold think they are trying to get 2 shows at night in. Shows are at 10AM, 2PM, 6PM, 10PM & 2AM. I wonder what kind of crowds they get for a 2 AM showing? I am seeing it Saturday at 2PM. Having to come in from outside the city. I see the Tuesday night 8 PM show is close to selling out already.

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mhvbear commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Oct 1, 2014 at 8:32 pm

Tickets are on sale for Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ playing at the IMAX in 15/70mm and 4K on the Loews Screen.

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mhvbear commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Sep 26, 2014 at 6:05 pm

15/70mm from what I have read. Curious if they are striking a special print for them seeing that the screen was designed for IMAX digital not 15/70mm.

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mhvbear commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Sep 26, 2014 at 3:01 pm

So the news on the interweb is that the Chinese is getting 70mm projection installed for the engagement of “interstellar”.

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mhvbear commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Sep 17, 2014 at 6:07 pm

Under performing to it’s potential. Have you seen how pathetic their IMAX presentation is since they switched from 15/70mm.

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mhvbear commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Sep 17, 2014 at 11:25 am

The Lincoln Square IMAX is still under performing using4K Digital Projection.

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mhvbear commented about AMC Bay Plaza 13 on Sep 15, 2014 at 2:42 pm

So AMC is going to screw up the Lincoln Square more than they have already.

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mhvbear commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 5, 2014 at 1:34 pm

The only bargain priced tickets on 42nd and Manhattan theaters are shows before 12 noon. Bowtie offers these prices at the Chelsea. I can’t remember the last time there was a morning show at the Ziegfeld. “Guardians of the Galaxy” is back at the Ziegfeld in 2D. Definitely worth checking out again.

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mhvbear commented about AMC Empire 25 on Aug 22, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Resident’s of Manhattan do not seem to go to matinee’s. I usually go Saturday or Sunday afternoon for that reason. Don’t Have to put up with crowds.Try an evening show. The place is packed. The same with the Regal across the street. Afternoons are a ghost town.

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mhvbear commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Aug 4, 2014 at 12:25 am

The last time I was at the Lincoln Square to see ‘Lucy" i inquired about 15/70mm at the IMAX screen. I was told that “Interstellar” and “The Hobbit:The Battle of the Five Armies” will show actual prints.

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mhvbear commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Aug 3, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Attended the 1:00 PM show of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ on Saturday. The picture and sound were impeccable. It as great seeing a film with out presentation issues that I have experienced at the Lincoln Square lately. It was a shame seeing that there was only about 100 patrons at the showing. The comments about being off the beaten path seems strange with the theater only a block from the subway and bus stops and on the cusp of the Broadway theater district. Curious if Dolby ATMOS will be installed especially where the theater is used for most of the premiers held in NYC now. The premiere of the new Helen Mirren film is being held on Monday. The trailers for ‘Interstellar’ and ‘Into the Woods’ looked spectacular on the Ziegfeld screen. The only item missing was use of the curtains.

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mhvbear commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Jun 30, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Bow Tie only programs the Ziegfeld. The theater was not part of the Clearview sale.

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mhvbear commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Jun 21, 2014 at 5:13 pm

I was here a few weeks ago to see “Godzilla” in Theatre 1. Went there or the Dolby ATMOS. Just say they royally messed up the projection of the movie. The picture did not take up the screen with black borders on top, bottom & sides. Seems as though the switching back and forth between 3D to 2D the proper adjustments were not done. Once the film started I was told nothing could be done. We were given passes but now the Lincoln Square is not a sure bet on presentation and this was considered one of the premier theaters in NYC. AMC has ruined this theater for me. It is getting harder in NYC to see a decent movie presentation.

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mhvbear commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on May 5, 2014 at 1:15 am

Screen ! “The Loews” has Dolby Atmos according to Fandango.

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mhvbear commented about Chelsea Cinemas on Mar 18, 2014 at 1:11 pm

Chelsea Cinemas are getting a makeover. New signs posted at the theater when I attended this weekend. I posted a photo. New seats, new inside box-office, a complete makeover. reserved seats. The theater has been needing this for a while.

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mhvbear commented about Connecticut could be first state to curb loud movies on Mar 13, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Is the state planning on limiting the volumes at concerts and sporting events as well/

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mhvbear commented about Center Cinemas on Mar 2, 2014 at 10:10 pm

Doubt very much the Union Square would close. It is probably the only theater complex on the East side that does any significant business.

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mhvbear commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 14, 2014 at 10:04 am

Have not heard how it went but all tickets were gone earlier in the week.

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mhvbear commented about Hoyts Waterville 6 on Jan 8, 2014 at 6:58 pm

The marque always had Cinema Center on the top with Cinema 1 and Cinema 2 underneath. If a film switched theaters they would change the switch the 1 & 2 on the marquee. When they added the additional 2 theaters the numbers would be switched inside. I saw “Harold and Maude” in Cinema 1. It actually played 3 days. Sunday through Tuesday before “The Godfather” opened that Wednesday. That was still during the time when theaters booked select films Wednesday through Saturday and Sunday through Tuesday. During the period when it was still Cinema 1 and 2, they had what was call Cinema Center Series when select foreign films would play for 2, 3, 4, or 5 days. Such as “Ulysses”, “Elvira Madigan”, “The Two of Us”, “The Bride Wore Black”. Films that would not be able to play for a full week. These series would run for 2 weeks 2 or 3 times a year.

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mhvbear commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec 9, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Doesn’t the Digital IMAX print utilize the full screen when the games begin? I know the 15/70mm print version used the full screen at the Lincoln Square IMAX.

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mhvbear commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Nov 30, 2013 at 10:31 pm

Just back from see “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” The IMAX Experience. 15/70mm print. When the games start the screen opened up to full height and remained 4:3 ratio for most the rest of the film. Definitely can tell the difference from when I saw “Gravity” in Digital IMAX. I checked with Guest Services and The Hobbit sequel will be in 15/70mm.

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mhvbear commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Nov 22, 2013 at 7:03 pm

I doubled check today and according to the Customer Service deck, Catching Fire is being presented in the IMAX in 15/70mm.

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mhvbear commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Nov 19, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Disappointment. According to the person I talked with today on the phone The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be digital on the IMAX screen instead of 15/70mm. So holding off on booking tickets until after the film opens on Thursday and check again to make sure. If this is the case the only IMAX in the area showing the film in 17/70mm is the IMAX in the Palisades Mall in Nyack. And Catching Fire has IMAX shot footage. Does not bode well for The Hobbit sequel. Here is an interesting article I found.

http://www.studiodaily.com/2013/10/film-loses-more-ground-as-imax-switches-flagship-theaters-to-digital/

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mhvbear commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Oct 7, 2013 at 8:24 pm

Fantasia 2000 was filmed in IMAX so it had the traditional 1.43:1 ratio. The Lincoln Square IMAX is 97 feet wide so even with ‘Gravity’ not taking up the full width, the picture was still larger than either the Lincoln Square 1 or the Ziegfeld.

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mhvbear commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Oct 5, 2013 at 11:48 pm

The sad day has happened sooner than I thought it would. Went to see ‘Gravity’ this afternoon and it was DLP. AMC has added Digital IMAX projectors at this location. The 15/70mm equipment is still in place. A chat with the management after the film stated that unless they wanted to show ‘Elysium’ to empty houses until ‘Catching Fire’ they had to add Digital. But the plans are to show ‘Catching Fire’ and ‘The Hobbit’ sequel on prints. I know something was up when the presentation was a mess though the previews with large gaps of times. I would assume with Digital they don’t need to employee a projectionist for those engagements. I should have assumed something was up when ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and the Metallica film were booked for one week. When I got to the Customer Service digital copies of bot films were sitting on the counter. LOL. BTW only about 2/3 of the screen was used. The picture for ‘Gravity’ was not as big as the letter boxed picture of ‘Elysium. I was told that they plan on replacing the Digital equipment with the new Laser Projection when it becomes available.