IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center

4270 Palisades Center Drive,
West Nyack, NY 10994

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IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center

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Located right next to the AMC 21-screen complex, this theatre opened in late-1998 a few months after the movie theatre opened. One of the first IMAX theatres located inside a major shopping center, this theatre has a decent screen but fewer seats than its cross-river rival, the Imax in Lincoln Square. Occasionally shows blockbuster as well as nature documentaries. It was taken over by AMC in February 2014. In 2015 it was closed and Screen 10 of the adjacent AMC 21 was converted into an IMAX theatre.

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moviebuff82 on November 14, 2009 at 12:00 pm

One of the first movies to play here was “Everest”, which was one of the most popular IMAX movies of all time.

alpinedownhiller on January 10, 2010 at 10:32 am

One site claims the screen is 74' wide.

They support film 3D projection.

One odd thing is that Avatar 3D did not take up the full width (I know it can’t take up the full height since the aspect ratio is 1.78:1 and not 1.4:1 as is IMAX). Maybe this location doesn’t have a bright enough bulb to drive 3D at over 64-66' or so width? Maybe no location does? Or did they just side crop it down a little for no reason? Anyway, with film 3D you don’t have to worry about seeing gridlines if you sit fairly close. Pretty awesome experience all the same, but I was wondering why they didn’t project the full 74' width.

moviebuff82 on October 6, 2013 at 9:18 am

For film 3d, especially older movies, you might see some film static. That was the case with L5, which i’ve seen a few times at the lincoln square theater. Any word on when digital imax will be installed at this theater?

John Fink
John Fink on May 11, 2014 at 10:03 pm

Operated (with a separate box office and concessions from the 21-screen Lowes) by AMC since RoboCop (February 12, 2014). Not sure if they still have 15/70MM in operation.

movieguy on May 12, 2014 at 7:01 am

No more films at the IMAX 70MM or other. ALL DIGITAL

MGrennille on May 31, 2014 at 9:24 pm

Does anyone know the official status of this? I heard it was closed to upgrade its projectors to digital and upgrade speakers? Now I see the website is down. Is AMC running it?

moviebuff82 on October 30, 2014 at 4:31 pm

See my post on the palisades center theater page….this should be merged with the other AMC theater page.

John Fink
John Fink on September 20, 2015 at 8:05 pm

Closed and moved next door to the AMC in what was Theater #10. I saw Everest (2015) in IMAX on the new screen – its just not as good for many reasons (even if the seats are more plush). The mall is covering the former IMAX into some kind of role playing playground thing.

alpinedownhiller on October 19, 2015 at 10:10 pm

Jeez, can’t believe it! The only true option in our entire region without the utter mess and expense of going into NYC! And to close it the year Star Wars comes out??? That would’ve been sold out day in and day out! Who closes that screen right before that! I was counting on this theater so badly for SW. Jeez.

alpinedownhiller on October 19, 2015 at 10:14 pm

Jeez. Is there a single other true giant IMAX anywhere in the NJ region without having to go into Manhattan left? I think was it right? WHo the heck closes it right befor SW? at least milk SW first.

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