AMC Loews Metreon 16

101 Fourth Street,
San Francisco, CA 94103

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IMAX Screen at Metreon

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This sizeable multiplex includes IMAX screens in addition to conventional ones.

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CSWalczak on May 10, 2011 at 12:59 pm

According to this article in yesterday’s SF Gate: View link, the current main entrance to the Metreon and the theaters on the corner of Fourth and Mission will be glassed in and used by Target as a cafeteria area. The entrance is apparently now going to be further east on Mission and the escalators relocated as well.

Mikeyisirish on December 8, 2012 at 3:26 pm

A 2012 photo can be seen here.

hdtv267 on January 6, 2013 at 2:20 pm

yes, the entrance for this venue is over on 4th street, getting to the theaters up the elevators, escalators and/or stairs. I enjoyed my visits there back in November

hdtv267 on February 14, 2013 at 7:36 pm

It looks as though the IMAX for this venue has gone reserve seating. Great idea IMO

hdtv267 on October 6, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Anyone attended “Gravity” at the IMAX here? reports of not the entire screen being used coming from the Lincoln Square in NYC and it running digital with prints only being used for “Catching Fire” and “ Hobbit sequel”.

Also, Fandango was selling tickets in DBOX and I am not yet getting confirmation on this- anyone there?

stevenj on October 8, 2013 at 11:31 am

hdtv267 – Saw 3D Gravity here on Sunday in auditorium 13 which was outfitted with a Dolby Atmos sound system Dolby Atmos link and a medium size curving screen. Very good 3D and sound, the low frequency effects felt like they were going right through you. The film was released with a Dolby Atmos sound track BTW. Why auditorium 13 and not IMAX? My friend, who bought the tickets in advance at the Metreon in person the day before, asked the ticket seller if Gravity was presented in IMAX ($19) using the entire screen. He was told no – that the Metreon would no longer show true IMAX as the projectors had all been switched out to digital. So he opted for the Atmos presentation ($15) which I have to say was quite impressive. Most of the films (Apocalypse Now Redux, Spiderman, Avatar) I’ve seen at the Metereon IMAX theater over the years have not been projected on the whole screen but looked like blowups using maybe 60 – 70% of the screen.

hdtv267 on October 8, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Thanks for the update Steven. When I was in town last November, I spoke with the manager who said they’d be switching to digital, but at that time, it wasn’t 100% that they’d be all digital. Sorry to hear that and glad at least for the time being Lincoln Square is keeping some film.

I’m looking forward to checking out the ATMOS, hopefully Gravity is still running. If they’ve got “Ender’s Game” there I won’t be attending.

hdtv267 on November 21, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Official word from the General Manager of the Loews AMC Metreon that “Hunger Games- Catching Fire” will be screened in 70MM Imax film.

imax on June 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Transformers 4 is shown using their digital projector. While the IMAX scenes are significantly larger than the regular scenes, they are still using much less of the screen than if it had been shown on 15/70 film. Such a shame even though it is probably still the best place in SF to see it.

moviebuff82 on June 30, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Transformers 4 was shot in digital imax 3d (the first feature length film to use it) and presented that way.The next 70mm film to be shown later this year will be Interstellar which will probably be the last major 70mm imax feature film.

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