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moviebuff82 commented about Washington Township Cinemas on Sep 17, 2016 at 7:21 am

That name sounds familiar, he used to run a lot of older movie theaters in NJ that were closed down…I hope they put in recliners and keep prices where they are.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Empire 25 on Sep 15, 2016 at 12:12 pm

What were the opening features at this theater when it opened?

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Sep 15, 2016 at 12:11 pm

Mission Impossible 5, unlike the 4th one, wasn’t shot in Imax and was an IMAX DMR remastering from the original format. How’s work going at Lincoln Square IMAX? Seems there’s fewer moviegoers there.

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moviebuff82 commented about Regal Battery Park Stadium 11 on Sep 11, 2016 at 9:44 am

This theater now has reserved seating and will soon get king sized recliners in every screen.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Sep 6, 2016 at 11:46 am

There was an issue at Rockaway where the previews didn’t show up via satellite and then the movie began with 35mm projection. When 4k projection arrived, the DCI became 2k satellite (much like Imax digital but less brighter), with 4k becoming used for main features. I know that some Fathom Events such as Lawrence of Arabia were shipped on 4k drives rather than streaming to the projector for optimal sound quality. The sound quality of the Fathom Events is stereo compared to 5.1 or greater for the main feature. Very rarely they show 3d live events such as Dr. Who, which at the time was the highest grossing Fathom Event ever until the live stream of Batman The Killing Joke. I think next year AMC will renovate every other seat with recliners and make the Atmos theater an AMC Dolby Cinema location which will be the second after the AMC Empire 25. I hope they keep 70mm film for the release of Dunkirk. Sadly the only way to see Sully in IMAX will be at Empire, Kips Bay, or 34th street. Maybe they’ll show it once the renovations are done or just in time for oscar season. Sully was shot on Digital IMAX so the ratio is different and more like widescreen IMAX.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Empire 25 on Sep 6, 2016 at 11:39 am

What sound systems does every screen have besides the Dolby Atmos at the AMC Prime theater and the 5.1 Imax screen?

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moviebuff82 commented about Kings Theatre on Sep 6, 2016 at 11:38 am

Had Loews kept the theater open through its corporate history it would’ve gotten multiplexed in the 1980s and in the 90s with Sony owning the theater have SDDS in the screens as well as plush seats along with recliners by AMC. At least the Kings has become a popular venue for performing arts.

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moviebuff82 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 6, 2016 at 11:36 am

Oh how i could visit the ziegfeld like my dad did back when big movies came out. It was very expensive when it first opened and it still was until they closed it down. No more Bow Tie cinemas in Manhattan anymore that are still called Bow Tie. That’s the state of moviegoing. There are other Bow Ties around the four boroughs and in NJ. I’d like to see the new management keep the famous Ziegfeld script and add in the ballroom name. I think it will get more crowded with all the extra space once it opens next year.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway Inner 6/Outer 6 on Sep 4, 2016 at 10:19 am

I agree. Even though most of the mall culture is focused on shopping online, there are a few places that attract these shoppers such as the food court and restaurants as well as the big stores with stuff for people to try out, not to mention a hotel as well as a health pavillion.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews 34th Street 14 on Sep 4, 2016 at 10:12 am

I know. After Kips Bay gets the treatment, this will be next on the list for renovations. This past Friday AMC put in reserved seating in its Manhattan locations, including this one.

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moviebuff82 commented about Sunshine Cinema on Sep 4, 2016 at 10:09 am

Perhaps reserved seating is a good idea. Look at the Alamo Drafthouse chain. Maybe they can buy the Sunshine.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Sep 4, 2016 at 10:06 am

That stinks. The thing with projectionists unlike robots is that the humans have more knowledge than the machine. What if the machine breaks down during a showing and up comes an error screen? That is the case with Fathom Events which runs off satellite.

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moviebuff82 commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Sep 4, 2016 at 10:03 am

are there recliners at this venue?

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moviebuff82 commented about Century Olympia 14 on Aug 30, 2016 at 2:45 pm

Will there be reserved seating as well?

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moviebuff82 commented about Loew's 46th Street Theatre on Aug 30, 2016 at 2:44 pm

What a shame…:(

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Aug 30, 2016 at 12:26 pm

That stinks, since picking a seat will be tougher than ever and shows will sell out faster.

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moviebuff82 commented about Newton, NJ - Newton Theatre To Celebrate 5th Anniversary On September 9 on Aug 30, 2016 at 12:23 pm

When I first went to this place as a movie theater I liked the old timey feel to it, despite having screens that were smaller than other theaters in the area and having fewer seats in each screen with a balcony and a lower level. I liked the organ that played before each show. Since it became a live venue, more people are going to this to experience live music and have a good time. I like the parking around this venue. While most of main street is struggling in Newton, this theater is still alive and kicking it.

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moviebuff82 commented about Philadelphia, PA - Pearl Theatre at Avenue North closes, to be replaced with AMC on Aug 29, 2016 at 11:34 am

AMC means higher prices.

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moviebuff82 commented about Hollywood Reporter: Summer Box-Office Wrap: Why Hollywood's on Red Alert Despite Near-Record Revenue on Aug 29, 2016 at 11:33 am

Fun fact….Pete Postlethwait was in both movies. I remember waiting in line to see that Jurassic Park movie SethLewis, which was called The Lost World, in the rain at my local Loews in Wayne. It was the first time I saw it in digital surround sound DTS at this theater. It had issues but the second time i saw it with a youth teen group the sound had improved although there were splices. The sequel was no Jurassic World.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Aug 23, 2016 at 2:12 pm

The Lincoln Square isn’t what it used to be. Sure, the IMAX makes up the bulk of the moviegoing experience as it is the largest screen in the NYC area and also the busiest. Having the laser projection installed in it will raise the price even further. Not only that, but food prices will increase. I like the old film projection as it is sharper than digital and makes it look like a bluray movie projected on a giant screen. 4k is here to stay at home and 8k is only being used on tall screens for sports arenas and the like. I’m happy with my 1080p 3d tv. heck, the 1080p 2d is better than the 3d.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Aug 22, 2016 at 12:09 pm

It will be worth the drive to NYC to see an imax laser movie. Wonder if Fantastic Beasts will be the first one or maybe Dr. Strange?

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Wayne 14 on Aug 19, 2016 at 11:30 am

Next year will mark 35 years since this theater was built and opened and 20 years since it was last expanded.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Headquarters Theatres on Aug 19, 2016 at 11:28 am

I never been to this theater before but I heard if you drive a car to park near there, you pay like $20+ to validate your parking space so you have to keep the ticket. There are two levels in the building for each 5 screens. Prices are typical AMC.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews East Hanover 12 on Aug 19, 2016 at 11:26 am

Most of the moviegoers who frequent this theater go here for the independent movies that Morristown and Rockaway wouldn’t even show.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Aug 19, 2016 at 11:22 am

thanks for the update xbs2034. After that’s done, I think AMC will renovate the other screens too and put in reserved seating.