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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JodarMovieFan on April 8, 2016 at 2:21 pm

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

nextinline on April 19, 2016 at 8:10 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 on April 20, 2016 at 10:12 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 on May 19, 2016 at 11:55 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.

JodarMovieFan on May 27, 2016 at 9:49 pm

I saw ‘Captain America’ in IMAX 3D before it left this week. When I bought my ticket, I was mad at the fact that they would only let me ‘choose’ a seat way up in the back of the theater. It was a matinee and I thought maybe they sold out but the place seemed deserted. When I paid my $18.69, the movie was just about to begin. I should back up and say there was a difference of about 15 minutes between the stated showtime and the actual showtime, which made me miss all the previews. :( Since it was dark, I just sat at the aisle seat and practically had the place to myself. :)

I had a good time. The movie wasn’t so dark as Digital 3D usually is. They changed the sound fx intro to the IMAX format. Its okay, just slightly different. My aisle seat is actually good for me as its at that immersion point where the you’re not looking so much up or down at the screen. The early scene with that one character..I do not know the name because I don’t really follow the comics..she has the dark hair. You could tell some of the movements were CGI. Too much CGI. While you know they are super heroes who perform super human feats, it just registers as fake to me when they keep throwing those CGI stunts at you that the ‘wow’ factor diminishes.

I’m disappointed the new X Men: Apocalypse isn’t booked in IMAX. I can’t believe they booked the Alice in Wonderland sequel instead. UGH!. On the other hand, its in the Dolby Cinema one. It may be worth the trip to come back this way, but I don’t know.

Giles on May 27, 2016 at 11:32 pm

^ Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch?

Giles on June 21, 2016 at 10:06 pm

I have to say and conclude with my impression of seeing ‘Finding Dory’ here on the Dolby Cinema screen – I’m kind of through of seeing movies here. That red light for starters, yeah ‘that’ … [insert annoyed face] I won’t go there.

Having seen the movie prior (the week before) at Arclight’s Bethesda’s ‘widescreen’ screen – the Atmos sound here at Tysons was quite frankly appalling, and well, terrible. All those flaws I heard during ‘Captain America: Civil War’ were apparent here as well, and quite frankly it was simply no where as immersive as what I heard at Bethesda – very little overhead & rear surround audio cues. I don’t know why these flaws are apparent, but Dolby mucked it up, and needs to recalibrate it or something – very very disappointing.

on the plus side, the laser projection and Dolby’s color grading of ‘Finding Dory’ was eye-candy and shows off why and when Dolby does it right, the results are spectacular —– but with the sound flaws it’s a valiant attempt but sort of falls on it’s face.

side note, it’s amazing when a family of five, the parents can drop $100 for a night out to the movies, guess in this day and age, and Northern Virginia family income, no one bats an eye to how much tix prices have gone up – good for AMC in the long run.

FAShaffi on July 19, 2016 at 4:45 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 4:58 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 5:05 pm

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

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