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.

Contributed by Garrett Murphy

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Chris Utley
Chris Utley on May 6, 2011 at 8:53 am

@Terry Wade: All 2:35 widescreen shot films that are blown up for IMAX appear only on the middle part of the screen. I thought everyone knew that by now. The only way you’ll see the entire IMAX screen filled is for 1:85 shot films and films with scenes shot with IMAX cameras (“The Dark Knight”, “Tron Legacy”, “Transformers 2”).

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on May 10, 2011 at 9:59 am

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
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.

hdtv267
hdtv267 on October 16, 2016 at 7:43 am

tickets are currently on sale for the first week of “Doctor Strange” screenings in LASER IMAX 3D ! Get yours now!

hdtv267
hdtv267 on November 11, 2016 at 10:39 am

amazing how an informative post with news about renovations at this complex gets deleted, but fuckwads stating the bloody obvious get to stay up.

what a bunch of fucking jackasses- no wonder this country is so fucked up.

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