AMC Lincoln Square 13

1998 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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LARGE_screen_format
LARGE_screen_format on December 11, 2018 at 2:12 pm

According to this Screen Rant article, around 70% of Dunkirk was shot in the 1.43:1 IMAX format.

RobertAlex
RobertAlex on December 10, 2018 at 7:56 pm

The Avengers was filmed on the IMAX digital camera and was captured and shown in 1.90. It’s not really what we think of when we think of Imax. I think the only feature length film that was shot and projected in the 4:3 IMAX aspect ratio and on old school IMAX 70mm cameras was Dunkirk. But I even think Dunkirk used standard 70mm film for some shots.

LARGE_screen_format
LARGE_screen_format on December 10, 2018 at 6:00 pm

It is incredibly expensive to film an entire movie in the IMAX format. To date, the only two feature-length movies are Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: End Game.

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on December 10, 2018 at 3:47 pm

Hello-

thanks to Peter A. for his reply. I greatly enjoyed the film but saw it at the Loews 19 St. so watching it on Blu-ray the switching wasn’t of putting just odd. to which why wasn’t the entire film shot in IMAX?

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on December 10, 2018 at 3:47 pm

Hello-

thanks to Peter A. for his reply. I greatly enjoyed the film but saw it at the Loews 19 St. so watching it on Blu-ray the switching wasn’t of putting just odd. to which why wasn’t the entire film shot in IMAX?

PeterApruzzese
PeterApruzzese on December 10, 2018 at 3:28 pm

Yes, the IMAX version of mission Impossible Fallout had the changing aspect ratios; IIRC, it’s during only two sequences: the HALO jump and the helicopter chase/cliff fight.

I believe the Nolan Dark Knight films, Dunkirk, and few others have changing aspect ratios on their Blu-ray & 4K releases, mimicking the IMAX versions.

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on December 10, 2018 at 1:45 pm

Hello-

a question for people who saw Mission Impossible:Fallout at this theater’s IMAX auditorium this past summer. i just watched the blu-ray disc released last week and something odd happened that i had never seen before on a blu-ray disc. thru out the course of the film’s 2hrs. 27mins. the aspect ratio kept changing. it switched from the 2.35.1 ratio to filling the entire screen of my 39" 1080p LED t.v.. was that the way it was shown here?

zoetmb
zoetmb on December 7, 2018 at 6:19 pm

Total seat count is now about 3254 (not including wheelchair seats).

klstra
klstra on November 24, 2018 at 3:23 pm

Think the best one to ask is Dolby Cinema.
klsdad

LARGE_screen_format
LARGE_screen_format on November 24, 2018 at 10:23 am

@moviebuff82

Confirmation that the Dolby Cinema at Odeon, LSQ (London, UK) will be the largest Dolby Cinema to date:

https://www.odeon.co.uk/dolbycinema/

It’s a shame that the screen itself won’t be the largest of any Dolby Cinema worldwide.

Does anyone happen to know which cinema does have the largest Dolby Cinema screen?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on November 7, 2018 at 12:05 pm

Ads promoting dolby cinema at this theater refer to this theater as AMC Lincoln Square 13.

pL86
pL86 on November 6, 2018 at 9:04 am

@LARGE_screen_format: She didn’t say. Comparing the new pics of the screen to older ones, it looks like it might be the same size. I plan to go back and will try to get the dimensions with the measuring app on my iPhone from the balcony.

@HowardBHaasHowardBHaas: I had forgotten that they used to raise the curtain before the show! I think there was even a musical accompaniment. The more I think about it, I think this Dolby conversion is a real net loss. I like Dolby Cinema very much but it wasn’t worth losing this very handsome contemporary movie space, the last one that remained in NYC. There was nothing like watching a film together with a full house of 1,000 moviegoers.

And here is a link to the full page movie ad for the 70mm Wild Bunch at “Sony Theatres Lincoln Square”:

https://www.in70mm.com/library/blow_up/year/1995/images/wild_bunch.jpg

LARGE_screen_format
LARGE_screen_format on November 6, 2018 at 4:54 am

@pL86 – Did the projection manager happen to mention the size of the new screen in the Dolby Cinema auditorium?

@ridethectrain – Thanks for taking and uploading those photos of the new Dolby Cinema installation.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on November 6, 2018 at 3:03 am

Thanks, pl86. the Godfather would’ve been 35mm. I’d be eager if you dug thru old files for the classic 70mm screenings. That explains where that 1990s 70mm (blow up) of The Wild Bunch was. That huge screen & wonderful ornate auditorium, which used its curtain when it opened, would’ve been a great place for epic 70mm movies.

pL86
pL86 on November 6, 2018 at 12:17 am

@HowardBHaas: A 70mm print of The Wild Bunch was shown in Loews in 1994 or 1995, shortly after I got to NYC for school. It was a blowup 70mm print but I didn’t complain. There was also the 70mm restoration of Vertigo in 1996 but that may have been at the Ziegfeld. And I saw The Godfather in the Loews in 1997 when it was re-released but it may have been 35mm. There have been other 70mm limited engagements but I’d have to dig through some old files. There were also new releases that got 70mm prints shown at the Loews like Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master in 2012 and non-IMAX 70mm Dunkirk last year. I think some of Nolan’s other pics got 70mm prints in the Loews. And I think 70mm Titanic played in the Loews in 1997.

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on November 5, 2018 at 8:08 pm

Just added photos of the Loews Auditorium now know as Dolby Cinema at AMC. Theatre has 297 seats based on the ushers timetable.

markp
markp on November 5, 2018 at 6:23 pm

To correct one thing I posted above, the 70MM was moved from the Loews Theatre 1 to the Kings theatre 2, where it will now stay.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on November 5, 2018 at 5:38 pm

Which classic movies were shown in 70mm in the huge Loews auditorium?

markp
markp on November 5, 2018 at 5:24 pm

To answer the question about the 70MM projector. It is owned by and is the property of Warner Bros Pictures. It was last installed in Cinema 2, the Loews Theatre. As of the last showings I had in March it was staying in that theatre and Warners did not want it moved in the future. This can change I guess in the future, but as of now, the 70MM projectors I oversee are here in Lincoln Square, cinema 2, Regal E Walk Cinema 12 and Garden State 16 Cinema 15.

pL86
pL86 on November 5, 2018 at 5:13 pm

@digital3d: I know that film can be projected in the other rooms but I always preferred the 70mm shows in the Loews because of its size. I saw quite a few classic 70mm re-releases in the Loews over the years and will miss the opportunity to see older movies on a really big screen since all of them are now closed (Astor Plaza, Ziegfeld and now Loews).

I heard back from the projection manager at Lincoln Square with some details. She said a new screen was installed in the Loews/Dolby Cinema auditorium without masking. The film projectors that used to be installed in the projection room were removed “some time ago” and are only brought back when film features are booked. She said she doubted the Dolby room would be used to show films again because the Dolby projectors take up the port window space. She said the last film they screened was shown in the Kings auditorium #2 so it’s likely that room would be use for future film screenings.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on November 5, 2018 at 2:17 pm

I’m wondering if AMC will remove the Loews Theatres signage as it has done so to more theatres as the Loews name will soon be discontinued. Same for Magic Johnson and other theatres that AMC acquired. As for the international chains, those will remain the same. AMC’s Stubs program has been a success and will raise prices on the A-List program in order to goose profits. MoviePass will die a slow death.

digital3d
digital3d on November 5, 2018 at 12:34 pm

@pL86: The 70mm projector doesn’t have much to do with Dolby or the Loews. It can be used in other auditoriums here as well, as it has been before. markp knows more about this though.

Was the Dolby screen here round on the corners? If it was (and pictures suggest it was) then it’s not the original screen, which I think is most likely. I wonder what they did with the original screen.

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on November 5, 2018 at 11:27 am

Hello-

I greatly enjoyed the recent remake of IT but the bells and whistles and added cost of Union Square’s 4DX theater weren’t really necessary to fully enjoy the film. also why can’t regular auditoriums have perfect projection ad sound? isn’t that what the patrons are paying for?

LARGE_screen_format
LARGE_screen_format on November 5, 2018 at 11:13 am

4DX & ScreenX formats are intended to give the viewer a more immersive experience. If it turns out that you didn’t care too much for whichever movie you chose to watch, these formats can’t change the content of the movie itself or what you thought of it.

Whereas the presentation quality (sound and vision) can. For example, watching an all-time classic in 70mm/IMAX/PLF or Dolby Cinema could greatly change both your experience and opinion of a movie compared to if you watched it for the first time on a small-sized ‘standard’ screen.

In recent years cinema chains seem to have taken the approach to enhance the quality on offer and increase ticket prices rather than change nothing in the way of presentation quality (both sound and vision) and keep ticket prices the same or even to reduce them in a hope of increasing footfall through their doors. It must be working otherwise millions would not be spent on major refurbishments of multi and megaplexes.

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on November 5, 2018 at 10:17 am

Hello-

I think its simply more bells and whistles that doesn’t really improve your appreciation of the film. case in point. when IT opened last year I decided to go to the Regal Union Square to see it. the screening I chose happened to be in the 4DX auditorium. it was expensive but I paid anyway. the 4DX bells and whistles didn’t make me enjoy the film any more than if I had seen it on a regular screen.