AMC Tysons Corner 16

7850 Tysons Corner Center,
McLean, VA 22102

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AMC Tysons Corner 16

The AMC Tysons Corner 16, opened September 30, 2005, and anchors Tysons Corner Center’s 362,000-square-foot expansion wing, along with 24 new retailers. The theater is 105,000 square feet large. The lobby features terrazzo-flooring inlaid with movie quotes. Auditoriums are stadium seated with 18-inch risers. Two auditoriums have 500 seats each and screens that are reported to be 3.5 stories tall.

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FAShaffi on July 19, 2016 at 3:45 pm

does anyone know if there are any scope screens at this AMC? I’ve been to the Dolby Cinema and I know that isn’t scope, just wondering if there are any that might be. Thanks!

tmundell on July 19, 2016 at 3:58 pm

You mean screens that are common height vs. those that are common width? No, all auditoriums have common width screens. The two biggest screens (#3/Imax and #11/Dolby) have common width screens and they no longer have any masking (they used to prior to conversion) so you’ll see empty screen space for scope movies. (I haven’t been there much lately but they used to, and I assume still do, have masking on the other 14 screens).

Giles on July 19, 2016 at 4:05 pm

screen #11 even in it’s prior non Dolby Cinema: ‘ETX’ configurement had no masking for scope films.

Giles on November 20, 2017 at 3:43 pm

I got word from an AMC representative that Tyson’s Dolby Cinema system was upgraded to playback Dolby 3D movies – just in time for it’s week long run of ‘Titanic’ (new Dolby Vision color graded version).

Giles on December 5, 2017 at 4:02 pm

there are still some issues with the sound, voices sound too sibilant at times and there’s an odd echo-chamber effect. However with ‘Titanic’ and the debut of the 3D Dolby Cinema system, the presentation from a visual stance was simply outstanding, in my opinion it superior to the 2012 IMAX release. I was so glad they didn’t implement the vibration effect for the recliners.

JodarMovieFan on December 8, 2017 at 6:24 am

As many times as I’ve seen Titanic on tv and we’re talking bits and pieces, not in its entirety, this newer release sounds interesting in the 3D format. How much more definition are we going to get without it looking exaggerated? Can we see the actual rivets on the ship? Count the pores on Leo’s then fresh face? :D

On the other hand, if only the newest Star Wars movie were released in this format…

Giles on December 8, 2017 at 9:48 am

Actually on TV and hidef (bluray) some of the special effects look overly fake, here though with Dolby using their special ‘Vision’ sauce the colors look better saturated and retain what was shot on film to better effect. Colors had a pop, image looked sharper but not overly DNR’d which was the case for ‘Terminator 2’ which quite frankly looked appalling. Granted I’ve seen ‘Titanic’ numerous times in the theater and on bluray/DVD/laserdisc, outside of the 70mm run, this was the best the movie looked. The audio and specifically when the ship cracks into two, after being hoisted into the air, the subsequent descent and crashing back into the water, the bass and ‘whomp’ was tremendous, literally rocked the walls and floor ~ wow! For once, the light red haze which reflected back onto the lower left/right hand of the screen was NOT a distraction, AMC must have lowered it.

Giles on April 17, 2019 at 2:28 pm

After a brief closing of the IMAX screen the last month or so, the auditorium reopened today having been upgraded to IMAX-laser projection, 12-channel sound, new seating and new interior wall lighting.

DisneyNature’s ‘Penguins’ looked fantastic even with predominant colors of blue, black, and white, the occasional introduction of a vibrant color really added tremendous pop and clarity. The extra speakers placed to the rear corners, side walls and above really dropped you into the middle of the various animals with it’s cacophony of animal vocality.

The seats while not recliners are super comfortable and have a slight bounce to them.

Giles on May 25, 2019 at 8:03 pm

I gather when IMAX did the retrofit, someone in corporate also had the red floor lighting removed from the Dolby Cinema screen, and while the red lighting is now gone, the ever so slightly blue light on the screen, is the new flaw but is nowhere as visually distracting as the ‘red’ lit lower corners.

Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ on the Dolby Cinema auditorium sounded loud and boisterous, but it was the first movie where the displayed image lacked a sharpness and heightened color range that Dolby Cinema is known for.

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