AMC Neshaminy 24 Theatres

660 Neshaminy Mall,
Bensalem, PA 19020

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moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 26, 2017 at 11:17 am

So does AMC in Rockaway which is expecting its Dolby in Rockaway to open next month.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on July 26, 2017 at 10:39 am

Neshaminy now has the Feature Fare food offerings as of 7/24

Cinedelphia
Cinedelphia on July 25, 2017 at 11:56 am

Was very impressed with the Dolby Cinema. The Atmos sound is very immersive and the dual 4k laser projection system achieves levels of detail, clarity and color contrast that gets awfully close to 70mm film. The other nice feature of the Dolby Cinema at the Neshaminy is they kept the 60' wide 2.39 to 1 ratio screen unlike other Dolby Cinema conversions that utilize a 1.85 to 1 screen that displays the ‘scope ratio with bars at the top and bottom. I couldn’t tell if the screen had movable side masking as both films I’ve seen there were 2.39 to 1. The new recliners are a bit narrower than others but were still very comfortable.

Cinedelphia
Cinedelphia on June 6, 2017 at 8:07 pm

That’s a good question. I didn’t think to look for the speakers. The sound was definitely louder or “bigger” than in the past. The Ass’t Manager I had a brief chat with when I was going into the theater as I recall did mention that the sound system had been upgraded. The film, the new Pirates of the Caribbean, was reformatted to fit the taller 1.9 to 1 IMAX screen and the projected image was very bright, sharp and clear (especially for 3D) with no visible pixilation. I am not a big fan of 3D, but I must say that the 3D was excellent for this film and actually an enhancement. Regarding the upgrade to Laser Projection, it might not be up to AMC as IMAX itself apparently calls the shots on a lot of stuff. When I was in London at the BFI IMAX I asked the projectionist if they would be upgrading to Laser and he said that since they still had IMAX 70mm film that IMAX would not do the Laser upgrade.

rhunt
rhunt on June 6, 2017 at 11:57 am

Cinedelphia, can you comment on the speaker count in the renovated Imax theater? Imax recently (although very quietly compared to laser projection) updated their surround format to 12 channels versus the old 5. I wonder if Neshaminy updated to the new format? If so there would be speakers on the ceiling now.

Cinedelphia
Cinedelphia on May 27, 2017 at 7:39 pm

No upgrade to Laser Projection in the IMAX. Same old 2K dual digital projector system. New amped-up sound system (it’s louder, not sure if it’s better). Seating has been redone in a semi-circular amphitheater style with large recliners (the touch controls on mine were balky and only worked intermittently). The new blue lighting is an improvement and there is nothing reflecting on the screen during the show. Other changes appear to be cosmetic including a large blue lit IMAX logo on each side wall. The renovation is OK and it’s still one of the better if not best Digital IMAX theaters in the area but an upgrade to Laser Projection would have really been a significant difference maker. All in all, it now “looks” more like a real IMAX theater than a conversion but in actual function, it’s still just a very good Digital IMAX. Looking forward to checking out the new Dolby Cinema when something I actually want to see opens there. An Ass’t Manager I spoke to, who was also disappointed in not getting the IMAX Laser upgrade told me the Dolby Cinema with the dual laser 4k’s and Atmos Sound is the impressive visual and sound experience he has ever seen other than 70mm IMAX documentaries at the Franklin Institute.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on May 27, 2017 at 4:55 pm

The Dolby Cinema opens tonite at 8 PM with Baywatch.

Cinedelphia
Cinedelphia on May 27, 2017 at 11:55 am

IMAX has re-opened with reserved seating. Going to see new Pirates of The Caribbean there tonight. Nothing on the Neshaminy 24 website regarding Laser Projection. Will know more after tonight. If no Laser Projection I will be disappointed.

Cinedelphia
Cinedelphia on May 26, 2017 at 8:47 am

It is confirmed on the Dolby Cinema and AMC site that Dolby Cinema is coming to the Neshaminy, however I’ve seen nothing official regarding the IMAX upgrading to Laser Projection. Just moving to recliners without Laser Projection in the IMAX does nothing for me.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on April 29, 2017 at 8:10 am

You are correct. The Dolby Cinema and IMAX will have special recliners and reserved seating.

Cinedelphia
Cinedelphia on March 19, 2017 at 10:17 am

Thanks for the update. At least they aren’t doing the old 70’s slice and dice. From a business point of view, it does make sense. From what I have read, Neshaminy is one of AMC’s top grossing mulitplexes. Theater #24 is perfect for Dolby Cinema with its' 60ft wide screen and 500 plus seating capacity. From what I understand, Dolby Cinema includes dual 4k Laser Projection along with Dolby’s vaunted Atmos Sound System. So now you can demand a premium ticket price for your other big flagship auditorium. I am guessing that because of the addition of Dolby Cinema, the IMAX would need to be upgraded to Laser Projection and the sound enhancements that go along with that so as not to be viewed as “inferior”. I would also assume that recliners (and reserve seating) would also be part of the “upgrades” for both auditoriums.

HulkieD
HulkieD on March 18, 2017 at 10:06 pm

They aren’t cutting anything up. I spoke to a manager on duty when I went to see Logan tonight. IMAX is getting upgraded but they wouldn’t specify in what way (do they need to close the whole auditorium for three months for just laser projection?), and 24 is indeed being converted to Dolby Cinema. Which is the one “premium” experience I’d pay money for…

Cinedelphia
Cinedelphia on March 11, 2017 at 5:16 pm

I really hope they are not cutting up those two big auditoriums into more screens…that would be an absolute travesty. One would hope that at a big grossing location like Neshaminy they would be upgrading the IMAX to Laser Projection and theater #24 to “Dolby Cinema”. I don’t see what the advantage of converting existing auditoriums into more smaller screens accomplishes and I wouldn’t think they would get rid of the IMAX. Again it is troubling that they are so silent about what is going on.

hondo
hondo on March 11, 2017 at 3:17 pm

The former Premiere Theater was located within the Modell’s Sporting Goods store. If you look closely, you can see the tapered walls as it neared the screen in the rear of the store.

Cinedelphia
Cinedelphia on March 9, 2017 at 5:52 pm

Hmm….12 weeks is a long time. The only thing I can think of would be an upgrade to laser projection, new sound system, and a general sprucing up (new seats, etc)? I don’t know if a different screen is needed for laser projection but that is possible. The present IMAX screen at Neshaminy is one of the larger screens in a converted theater (I’m guessing around 64' wide) and I don’t see how they could go any larger in the existing space unless the auditorium was completely gutted and reconstructed with a new screen constructed on what would be one of the side walls in the present configuration along with raising the roof height. Whatever is being done, you would think that they would publicize any kind of renovations or improvements.

Zootopialover98
Zootopialover98 on October 10, 2016 at 12:53 pm

I think the reason why he does not have those grand opening ads is mainly because the Miami newspapers are not digitalized

Zootopialover98
Zootopialover98 on October 10, 2016 at 6:56 am

I’ll just try to find them myself

Zootopialover98
Zootopialover98 on October 10, 2016 at 6:55 am

Well moving on from grand opening ads

rivest266
rivest266 on October 9, 2016 at 5:43 am

September 18th, 1998 grand opening ad in photo section.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on July 31, 2016 at 9:03 pm

The MacGuffins Bar & Lounge opens every day around 1PM, and closes when the theatre closes.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on May 31, 2016 at 6:57 pm

The MacGuffins Bar & Lounge is set to open by the end of June, 2016

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on May 16, 2016 at 7:32 pm

AMC Neshaminy 24 is getting an MacGuffins Bar

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on March 26, 2016 at 5:24 pm

AMC Neshaminy 24 now has the Coca-Cola Freestyle machines

Cinedelphia
Cinedelphia on December 26, 2015 at 5:48 pm

I sort of get what you mean about the problem with the top masking. It would be quite the understatement (and stating the obvious) that 70mm Ultra Panavision isn’t exactly a good match for a 200 seat multiplex auditorium with a 25' wide 1.85 to 1 screen with top masking for scope. I would think that a 2.39 to 1 screen, even a moderately sized one would have been a better match. Hopefully as digital technology moves forward (I’ve read that Arri now has a 6k camera that has a sensor larger than a 5-perf 65mm film frame and Panavision is working on a digital camera that allegedley will get in the ballpark of 65mm film) we may see a format that will work in the modern multiplex. With home screens getting bigger, better and more affordable everyday it will be needed.

markp
markp on December 26, 2015 at 12:58 pm

The only problem with using the top down masking would be that you would have lost a lot of the side of the frame. 70MM is supposed to look like a piece of ribbon on the screen. Wide and stretched out. And its funny you mention “Far and Away.” That was the last 70mm I ran until this week.