AMC Tysons Corner 16

7850 Tysons Corner Center,
McLean, VA 22102

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AMC Tysons Corner 16

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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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Giles
Giles on March 17, 2016 at 10:45 am

I’m surprised ‘The Jungle Book’ advance tix aren’t up for the Dolby Cinema screen, but ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is; for it’s May 5th 7:30pm and 11pm screenings.

While I’m sure the seat number was reduced, looking at the seating chart for ‘Civil War’ what was done doesn’t look as severe.

Prime time ticket price is $20.19

JodarMovieFan
JodarMovieFan on March 19, 2016 at 12:44 pm

Giles, where did you see the Prime theater info for Tysons? I don’t see it on the website.

$20 is getting steep. They’d better have massaging reclining seats and concession concierge service for that price. Out of curiosity, I may try myself just to say I’ve experienced it. Two or more would be a budget buster for me, too.

I absolutely love the ETX theater and have enjoyed several presentations here making the drive into VA worth it for me.

Giles
Giles on March 19, 2016 at 12:52 pm

it’s on the top banner of AMC Tyson’s webpage

https://www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/washington-d-c/amc-tysons-corner-16

“Dolby Cinema at AMC Prime – Opening Soon”

I actually stopped by the theater last week and noted that auditorium 11 is boarded up, obviously for the construction going on behind it.

the manager on hand though was the least helpful that I’ve talked to in the past – he really was clueless and monosyllabic.

in terms of the seating I assume they will look something like this:

http://cdn.highdefdigest.com/uploads/2015/10/08/660/Dolby_Cinema_at_AMC_Prime_Interior_.JPG

MovieTix86
MovieTix86 on April 1, 2016 at 4:04 pm

According to AMC’s website, Dolby Cinema at AMC Prime is now open and showing Batman V Superman. Also opened this week at AMC NorthPark 15 in Dallas. https://www.amctheatres.com/amc-prime

JodarMovieFan
JodarMovieFan on April 1, 2016 at 8:49 pm

Interesting. I saw the trailers for the format. Thanks for the link, Giles. The sound trailer looks like a 4K sequel to THX’s Life trailer. It should play nicely on the BIG screen.

The vibrating/reclining seats don’t look all that impressive. I wonder how it compares to the DBox at the Egyptian? Do you really need a touch screen to put up the footrest and/or recline? I was thinking you could order concession fare on it. As nice as they are, its only a matter of time before they break due to abuse. The Brandywine Crossing theater has numerous unrepaired reclining seats when I saw the last Star Wars movie there. I suppose they are pricey to fix or replace. And if they aren’t wiped down with regularity, who knows what the previous patron may have done to, or on it, during the last show…

$20 Pricing is steep during prime time, but the matinees are a more reasonable $13.09. Thats more my price. :) With a combo purchase, for one person you’re spending almost $30! I’m not too thrilled about Batman v Superman even though it is ruling the box office at the moment.

Giles
Giles on April 7, 2016 at 3:24 pm

I saw ‘Batman V Superman’ here on the AMC Prime / Dolby Cinema screen this morning and I have mixed feelings about the conversion.

The flaws:

One) The light from the floors immediate to the screen, it casts a red light onto it, and for the many dark scenes in this movie it is VERY noticeable, there’s no way to remove them, but there should be a way to reduce the brightness during the movie. From an IndieWire.com article: “The interior design is purposeful, and meant to virtually eliminate any light or color interference. The designers have even utilized new low ambient LED lighting for the aisles and stairs, which still comply with safety, but greatly reduce the amount of light that could interfere with the projection experience.”

this isn’t the case here.

Two) I guess I forgot about the rumbling seats, but in this case, it was downright annoying (to me) – other’s may get a kick out of it, I just want to enjoy the movie without the physical interruptions.

On the plus side, I like the seats, they don’t go far back as the IPic “Bethesda” seats. Since now there are walls in between the rows, it’s nice not to see the patrons in front of you (or even behind you).

Sound seems the same to me, as it should, there was nothing wrong with it in the first place (outside of some of the action movies being a tad too loud sometimes). There are new surround speakers on the walls with red lights behind them, they look like the mini versions of what you’d see at a music venue/club. Lights also illuminate the ceiling speakers.

Screen is also larger and slightly curved.

Unfortunately due to limited space and zoning, Dolby couldn’t install their curved ‘video wall’ entrance

JodarMovieFan
JodarMovieFan on April 8, 2016 at 1:21 pm

Sounds cool, Giles. Thanks for the review. :) Now..the question to be answered is..is it worth the $20 admission price for the lovely reclining seats and state of the art presentation?

nextinline
nextinline on April 19, 2016 at 7:10 pm

It doesn’t surprise me the Brandywine location hasn’t repaired any broken seats. That company is super cheap and has a habit of entering a market strong and then cutting back once they are in. Usually they would enter markets where there are no other choices though. They would even open brand new locations prior to digital with 20 year old projection equipment.

Supposedly the AMC Prime locations use the same speakers installed at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. The price does seem kind of steep though and I wonder how much of a competitor Dolby will be to IMAX. Maybe the best route they can go is try to get some chains to convert their house brand big screen formats.

Giles
Giles on April 20, 2016 at 9:12 am

the plus for IMAX here at Tysons is that IMAX is 3D, Dolby Cinema is not – which for the price seems like a rip off. Oddly ‘The Jungle Book’ is the first Dolby Cinema release in actual 3D, yet it’s not presented here as such. Until they fix that ‘light bouncing back onto the screen’ flaw, I’m not really all that gun-ho on going back here.

Giles
Giles on May 19, 2016 at 10:55 am

I personally don’t think that light red haze on the screen is ever going to go away (due to safety regulations). but on the positive side the presentation of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ on the Dolby Cinema screen was stellar. On the flip side the Atmos mix wasn’t really that much to write home about, not the fault of the system, but more on the overall sound design/mixing – ceiling sourced sound cues are kept to a minimum.

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