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alpinedownhiller commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Mar 22, 2018 at 11:58 am

that happens when there is really bad weather and the main center is shut down, all the ticket sites claim they don’t sell AMC tickets

it happened during the last noreaster when tons lost power out in NJ, that time NYC had tickets, but northern NJ did not

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alpinedownhiller commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Mar 17, 2018 at 11:12 pm

Dolby Cinema looked like it was working normally again today, so it seems they fixed it.

(not that this is the place for this sort of talk but since I’m already posting…. the theater was crazy packed tonight, lots of shows looked to be all but sold out or sold out for everything from Black Panther to Red Sparrow, maybe spring break college crowd being back helped or something)

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alpinedownhiller commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Mar 16, 2018 at 3:18 pm

OK, well I heard from someone who heard from someone who heard from someone and they didn’t actually cancel the Fathom Events, they just accidentally entered a bunch of them into the system as reserved seating but the auditorium has no reserved seating so it was making it impossible to order tickets and variously giving out internal error, sold out, no showings scheduled, etc. and apparently it will be fixed soon and the ticketing will work again. So that is good.

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alpinedownhiller commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Mar 15, 2018 at 11:58 pm

Doesn’t help that their new app and online ticket system of the last couple years is horrendous and makes it barely even apparent they even show stuff like this.

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alpinedownhiller commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Mar 15, 2018 at 11:54 pm

There are so many poorly selling movies out this weekend they don’t even have space for a single showing or two this week?

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alpinedownhiller commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Mar 15, 2018 at 11:52 pm

Wonder what the heck is going on with this theater, now that they are finally getting into some of the better Fathom Events Classics for the year, all of a sudden it seems like none of the ticket links for this theater work for them. They either say sold out or when they don’t say sold out they give internal error. Is Rockaway once again pulling all of their Fathom Events Classics?

What the heck is up with this theater these days? Last year they ran them, and some pretty much sold out even the big #16 theater but then all of a sudden after not cancelling a couple that I’d imagine would be weaker sellers for that series they go and cancel two that would for sure have all but sold out and done way better than what they did end up using #16 for. That really made no sense.

I was glad to see them back here again for this year again even if the series had a bit of a weak start for titles this year, but now it seems just as they are gonna start to get into the more popular stuff they are pulling it again??

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alpinedownhiller commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Mar 15, 2018 at 6:56 pm

@HeisenDiaN – don’t forget though that Laser IMAX 3D still looks very bright AND (assuming the DCP is 4k) will still be in full 4k (or at least well upscaled 2k)

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alpinedownhiller commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Mar 14, 2018 at 8:43 pm

Dolby Projector is messed up here, not sure when it went bad, it was fine a number of weeks ago, but looked in and the screen looked weird, all radioactive and weird stripe on side of the screen. Apparently it’s been like this for a few days at least. Hopefully they fix it.

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alpinedownhiller commented about AMC Garden State 16 on Mar 10, 2018 at 10:17 pm

something major where it will be down for a while or just for today?

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alpinedownhiller commented about IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center on Mar 6, 2018 at 8:15 pm

Yeah they ruined this theater. The new IMAX is a fake one and it’s supposedly a rather small one even for the fake ones. I never go here anymore.

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alpinedownhiller commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Mar 6, 2018 at 8:14 pm

I’m not sure why they would ever want to pull it from a theater. If anything, they’d be more wanting to pull the home video.

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alpinedownhiller commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Jan 14, 2018 at 6:25 pm

yeah, kinda the same thing, the movie theater Jersey Gardens is directly across from Newark Aiport

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alpinedownhiller commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Jan 14, 2018 at 2:41 pm

Other theaters like Paramus, Newark Airport, Rockaway have much more asymmetrical theaters and you may need to be quite a few seats over from max seat #/2 to be centered.

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alpinedownhiller commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Jan 14, 2018 at 2:39 pm

Also, FWIW, the seats did seem to be very slightly asymetrical. I could be wrong, but it felt more like seat 23 is center rather than between seats 21 and 22. (but with such a wide screen, a few seats this way or that still doesn’t feel too far off, even for 3D where being dead center is very important IMO- in fact, I sometimes wonder if people who don’t like 3D don’t like it because they don’t sit dead center)

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alpinedownhiller commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Jan 14, 2018 at 2:37 pm

Saw Last Jedi in Laser IMAX 3D here. This time my glasses had no issues, none of the problem where the right eye coating was like half missing. Perfect 3D corner to corner with zero ghosting. Awesome quality. Much better 3D than regular IMAX and even moreso compared to Real3D. Deep blacks, nice contrast, more detailed. Fantastic.

Not sure what happened last time, both our glasses had the exact same problem where the right eye seemed to be coated only in the center and if you eye spacing didn’t exactly match that, HORRIBLE double vision for the right eye. Not sure if they shipped them a whole new set of glasses, went through them and replaced all the bad ones or whether it was just total bad luck last time to get two of just a few bad ones or this time total good luck to get two of the few good ones (probably not this considering lack of any other recent complaints).

Anyway, it seems the Laser IMAX 3D is working well here now. (Now if only they would start spreading it to more theaters (and if only they would build some more true IMAX locations, there are so, so few, not one in all of northern NJ despite that being one the richest and more densely populated places in the whole country; sure NYC isn’t far BUT as soon as you are over the river it suddenly means a much longer and more expensive trip and something you just do all the time).)

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alpinedownhiller commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Jan 6, 2018 at 2:32 pm

granted with the screen being so super huge here, a few seats this way or that isn’t as far off center as on most screens, but it is still good to know, since if it was non-symmetrical and you already had to chose somewhat out, going one side vs. the other could start putting you somewhat more out there

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alpinedownhiller commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Jan 6, 2018 at 2:30 pm

Thanks, so I guess this is one of the rare symmetrical seats to screen auditoriums.

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alpinedownhiller commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Jan 6, 2018 at 11:16 am

So nobody knows what seat is dead center in the renovated IMAX? (talking side to side not front to back and also talking about the rows that have the max number of seats across, so not the front few rows nor the very back row).

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alpinedownhiller commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Jan 5, 2018 at 3:58 pm

I forget, what seats are dead center in the renovated IMAX? Is it like 21-22 (although most theaters do not have screen and seats symmetrical, often the entrance pushes seats over to one side more) or more like 24-25?

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alpinedownhiller commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Jan 3, 2018 at 8:27 pm

Thanks. I was just wondering since a lot of Dolby Cinema screens suddenly pulled TLJ even though they had no new DOlby releases either. Jumanji takes over starting Friday. Seems strange to me, at least in one place, TLJ Dolby screenings have been jammed, even as recently as tonight and yet they still switch to Jumanji on Friday!

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alpinedownhiller commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Jan 3, 2018 at 4:21 pm

Wow, they pulled Last Jedi from Dolby here for Jumanji? Last Jedi Dolby was packed here every time I looked for tickets, even today still, every good seat sold out. Seems like a bizarre decision. Just like how they got rid of TCM Classics, all of the showings for everything, even though they had the best sales for sales of any theater in the entire region.

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alpinedownhiller commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Jan 3, 2018 at 2:46 pm

Speaking of TLJ, does anyone know how long it will play here on the IMAX screen?

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alpinedownhiller commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Jan 3, 2018 at 2:46 pm

“just one little note for people (like me) seeing The Last Jedi in IMAX here this weekend. While the film did use IMAX cameras for select sequences, it will be a locked scope presentation, and the screen will not be filled for any of those sequences.

Apparently, the director found the aspect ratio switches distracting when he was finishing the movie, and people who’ve seen the film in the UK mentioned there are no IMAX aspect ratio switches."

too bad they didn’t at least keep in one or two, in TFA, I thought it was spectacular when it expanded

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alpinedownhiller commented about AMC Garden State 16 on Dec 26, 2017 at 7:07 pm

Yeah it’s sad that Blader Runner didn’t do better business.

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alpinedownhiller commented about AMC Garden State 16 on Dec 26, 2017 at 7:05 pm

I’d say Jersey Gardens IMAX is the best (tied for largest and seems the brightest and crispest of all), then Garden State (this one; tied for largest), then Rockaway, then Clifton (smallest).