AMC Burbank 16

125 E. Palm Avenue,
Burbank, CA 91502

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RobertAlex
RobertAlex on February 12, 2014 at 7:56 pm

ETX auditorium is still closed, but I guess they are making this into one of their “PRIME” auditoriums from this post from Buttkicker seats on Instagram. http://instagram.com/p/hJ55YlH9jT/#

Sub-woofers in the seats?? Sounds like this could go either way…:) I thought they would add a PRIME auditorium to another smaller auditorium like they did elsewhere but at least they are trying to make the room different then IMAX with superior seating and sound.

RobertAlex
RobertAlex on January 24, 2014 at 5:39 pm

The ETX auditorium is closed this week for the installation of new seats. I was told they are putting in the red recliners in the ETX auditorium only and will evaluate how it goes and perhaps install them in all. I guess they will add reserved seating as well, but I forgot to ask. I find it interesting they are reducing seat count, but now one can pay for a premium experience and actually have one.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on April 12, 2013 at 5:51 pm

I, too, found the light level impressive, especially compared to the standard today, although I don’t think it’s going to change anyone’s mind on 3-D. If I were set on seeing a movie in 3-D, I would definitely go to (and pay extra for) a laser theater. But laser wouldn’t make me want to see something in 3-D that I was planning on otherwise seeing in 2-D.

RobertAlex
RobertAlex on April 3, 2013 at 10:19 pm

I was able to check out the new laser projection demo in the ETX auditorium yesterday. From my earlier post, you can tell I was not a fan of this locations' ETX screen. It was nice to actually see the Dolby ATMOS trailer played, and I did notice the sound was much more intense then it was last week, and the extra surrounds were quite noticeable.

As far as the Laser projection, it is different. First off, it is much much brighter. So bright, that at times the light coming from the booth hits your 3D glasses and it seems like someone has their smartphone on in the row behind you. The picture though, was phenomenal! This was a crappy film (g.I.Joe 2) that had a 3D conversion, and yet the 3D was amazing. Even the dark scenes weren’t dark. Then again, in these digital times, I find it odd that watching a movie in the proper light is something that is unique and worth noting, when I feel that should just be the norm.

RobertAlex
RobertAlex on March 25, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Fascinating that Christie got the first theatrical demo of laser projection and not Barco. This theater needs it. I came here last week to see OZ in Dolby Atmos. There was no trailer for Dolby Atmos, the staff had no idea if it was playing (even though it was advertised), and it even seemed like the bass and right surrounds were so muted you could barley make them out. Also, the left corner of the screen was way under lit and I had the privilege of paying $17.50 to experience one of the worst presentations i have ever seen.

I will try and check out this new laser Demo next week and report back if I make it. I swore I would never go back, but darn it, now i am curious.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on March 23, 2013 at 9:51 pm

I’m going to check it out on the second weekend. Will report back if no one else has by that time.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on March 23, 2013 at 2:18 pm

65 foot wide screen, 4k 3D laser projection, starting only at this theater,

http://broadcastengineering.com/laser-projection-demonstration-lights-gi-joe-retaliation-amc-theatres-burbank-16-using-christie-tech

thebrat
thebrat on March 23, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Laser projection along with Dolby Atmos sound? That is going to be SWEET!

celboy
celboy on March 23, 2013 at 6:36 am

Can anyone give a review of the laser projection here for GI Joe? http://bit.ly/10oIWnI

dtrigubetz
dtrigubetz on January 12, 2012 at 12:49 am

Danny, the same thing happened with me with the water bottle issue; however, the concession counter will give you a free cup to use at the drinking fountain.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on November 24, 2010 at 11:19 pm

While the Burbank 16 has long been my favorite generic chain megaplex in LA, I was very put off when seeing “Red” last Thursday. Apparently, they’ve decided to include bottled water in AMC’s no outside food policy—ludicrous! I was told that if I didn’t want to pay for water, I would have to pour my bottle out and fill it up at the drinking fountain. While I loved AMC’s prior policy allowing outside food, I didn’t mind the introduction of a ban given theaters increasingly rely on concessions for profitability. But WATER!? Sheesh. I’ll consider a different theater next time.

jriseden
jriseden on November 20, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Beware of the 7 row theaters in the middle of the multiplex, it’s not really worth $12 to see a movie in one of those, unless you like sitting 6 feet away from the screen.

dctrig
dctrig on October 7, 2010 at 6:33 pm

AMC Burbank 16 is my favorite multiplex. $6 senior Tuesdays is a steal, what with free parking. I saw “Catfish” on Tuesday night and it was great. The 24-hour noodle shop next door serves good inexpensive food and Pinkberry is always a treat.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on March 29, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Nicely ginormous AMC multiplex. The layout is essentially one giant circle in which all 16 screens are accessible by following the pathway through the place. Yes, there’s IMAX Digital (or “IMAX-Lite”) there but, as of 3/26/2010, AMC has also installed their new ETX – Enhanced Theatre Experience – in this theatre as well – giving moviegoers access to 2 large format film experiences in the same theatre.

I took a peek in the ETX auditorium on 3/27…that screen is HUGE!

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 16, 2009 at 6:51 pm

This theater is notable for being mentioned in a blog post by a Hollywood comedian who complained about seeing “Star Trek” in the IMAX digital screen, which was added to this theater as part of the AMC-IMAX deal.