AMC Loews Metreon 16

101 Fourth Street,
San Francisco, CA 94103

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IMAX Screen interior

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

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Mikeyisirish
Mikeyisirish on December 8, 2012 at 12:26 pm

A 2012 photo can be seen here.

stevenj
stevenj on October 8, 2013 at 8:31 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.

imax
imax on June 30, 2014 at 11:00 am

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
moviebuff82 on June 30, 2014 at 12:09 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.

ImaxGeek
ImaxGeek on August 7, 2016 at 11:10 am

The Imax screen was designed by Gensler, a major architecture firm. The screen is identical to the one at the Amc Lowes Lincolm Square 13. It is the largest in North America at 97 by 76 ft.

terrywade
terrywade on December 6, 2016 at 7:46 pm

Visited this cinema today and they are busy putting in the new recliners in about half of the cinema’s at one end of the building. Cinema #13 (the largest screen non Imax in the theatre) is being turned into SF’s fist Dolby Vision Cinema. They removed the small candy counter they never used in front of the new Dolby Cinema entrance. Go visit in the next few weeks to see the old worn seats before they are removed in cinemas #7-#12. Be ready for noisy hammering going on during your movie from the next door cinemas they are working on. Many people left and got a refund! They need to put a sign up in the lobby on the remodel noise going on. Once a former Loews/Sony large complex theatre the seating will be way reduced by the larger seats at the SF Metreon. Same old problem in Cinema#7 and most of the spaces, the red aisle lights shine on the bottom right and left part of the curved screen. At least AMC still has masking that moves not like Cinemark/Century that keeps everything open with boring white screen shown. Things hope to ready with the new seats in some auditoriums by Christmas. They have turned up the sound I think to drown out all the hammering. Bring the workers in at night to do the work please.

stevenj
stevenj on December 7, 2016 at 6:43 pm

2 years of posts are missing from this page. I’ve noticed that some of my posts for other theaters were deleted also. ???

re terrywade – Cinema 13 was the theater that had a Dolby Atmos sound system installed for Gravity. Dolby Vision Cinema will still use the Atmos sound system, add more comfortable seating and the latest in digital projection.

DolbyVisionCinema

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on February 23, 2017 at 4:18 am

I don’t get it. That link doesn’t refer to any particular city. What city is the real laser IMAX? Why write in code & mystery?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 23, 2017 at 6:08 am

I think hdtv might be referring to the Metreon itself. The IMAX web site lists only 17 theaters with laser IMAX in the US and Canada, and 22 more in the rest of the world. I don’t think many of them have screens as big as the Metreon’s, though.

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