AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13

1998 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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klstra
klstra on October 10, 2018 at 3:27 pm

Curious. From the IMAX site it states “When you watch Damien Chazelle’s First Man in IMAX, you will experience one of mankind’s greatest accomplishments in the most immersive way possible.

The Academy Award-winning filmmaker captured the breathtaking lunar sequences of the legendary Apollo 11 mission with IMAX’s high-resolution cameras.

Really? What about the rest of the film?? What will we see on the screen at Lincoln Square in the IMAX laser presentation?

LARGE_screen_format
LARGE_screen_format on October 10, 2018 at 9:13 am

WOW! The UK is yet to open its first Dolby Cinema and yet you guys get movie theaters with both IMAX and Dolby Cinema in the same multiplex! So lucky!

How big is the Loews theater compared to the IMAX screen?

xbs2034
xbs2034 on October 10, 2018 at 6:43 am

Yes, it is the Loews screen which is being converted to Dolby Cinema. It’s been closed and under renovation since mid June (the entrances to the theater are covered up with signs advertising Dolby Cinema coming soon).

celboy
celboy on October 10, 2018 at 5:48 am

I believe the 2nd best theater there ( I am sure some would consider it the best)—the Loews—is getting converted. Curious how a balcony experience will be there now.

LARGE_screen_format
LARGE_screen_format on October 10, 2018 at 3:13 am

Is one of the existing auditoriums being converted to Dolby Cinema or will this be an additional/new one?

xbs2034
xbs2034 on October 9, 2018 at 9:12 pm

Still under construction (I was there on Sunday). Kinda surprised how long it’s taking given that AMC Empire was able to do their IMAX laser upgrade in less than a month, and this screen already had Atmos like how Empire had 12 channel sound (I’m sure the reclining seating at Dolby Cinema adds to the renovation time, but doesn’t seem like it should be this long).

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 9, 2018 at 7:18 pm

Any update on dolbyv

xbs2034
xbs2034 on October 9, 2018 at 7:37 am

Probably comes down to cost (an IMAX film print of a movie of that length costs like 30k to produce) and in general new releases being shown on film is a rare thing. I think IMAX laser isn’t quite there to 15/70 when the latter is projected right, but it will fill the screen and still look stunning (a huge difference from when Lincoln Square was using the digital “liemax” projector which left the screen with a windowbox image with black bars on all four sides).

poland626
poland626 on October 8, 2018 at 11:04 pm

wait, I’m sorry I’m a little behind, so First Man isn’t on film in the IMAX theater here? It’s digital imax laser here but will still fill the whole screen? Why didn’t they make film prints?

xbs2034
xbs2034 on October 8, 2018 at 3:54 pm

Thriller was formatted to completely fill the 1.43 screen here (since I believe it was shot 4x3, probably was a little cropping used, but I think acceptable to get the effect of filling this huge screen). It looked great, my complaint was since it was basically done as part of the trailer package for House, they had lights up during it which limited the immersion and atmosphere.

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on October 8, 2018 at 2:13 pm

Hello-

I would appreciate it if someone could explain something to me. Venom got very mixed reviews at leas the reviews I read yet it had a decent opening weekend. now Green Lantern and the Fantastic 4 reboot got rather mixed reviews and the box office was accordingly not very impressive. I assume this occurred because even people who were looking forward to the films paid attention to the reviews and decided not to go. so why would Venom which got equally mixed reviews have a decent opening weekend?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 8, 2018 at 10:27 am

What were your thoughts on thriller in imax 3d playing before house with a clock in its walls? The video was remastered from the original 35mm print and converted into 3d. I saw clips online and its a flat ratio . This print was used for screening before fantasia in one movie theater in order for the film to be nominated for an Oscar for best short subject but was rejected by the academy.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on October 8, 2018 at 10:21 am

Yes, I’d see First Man in 70mm Imax somewhere, but since only digital Imax, I doubt I will spend the extra ticket cost. More likely I will see it in a movie theater in scope, not in an Imax.

markp
markp on October 8, 2018 at 5:52 am

I was hoping First Man would have been put out on 5/70MM film. I would have had a shot at running it, ad I think film would have given it real depth.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 7, 2018 at 3:09 pm

Same thing with venom. That movie did quite well even with competition from the r rated remake of star is born. First Man next Friday won’t be shown in 70mm but laser imax with the classic imax ratio.

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on October 7, 2018 at 3:07 pm

Hello-

I thank xbs2034 for their reply but it doesn’t answer my question- how can an warts and all bio pic of Mercury and Queen be any good or one might say truthful with a PG-13 rating?

xbs2034
xbs2034 on October 7, 2018 at 2:30 pm

https://deadline.com/2018/10/oscars-rami-malek-best-actor-bohemian-rhapsody-1202478082/

Bohemian Rhapsody has generated talk about the best actor awards race from its first screenings. The studio is screening it for awards groups at Lincoln Square this week, as well as an early general audience screening in IMAX on Halloween.

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on October 7, 2018 at 12:01 pm

Hello-

has anyone heard anything about Bohemian Rhapsody? the reason i ask is simple. i saw the trailer this past weekend and no way can a warts and all bio pic about Mercury and the founding of Queen be any good with a PG-13 rating.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 8, 2018 at 1:08 pm

Ur welcome . The nun is playing in digital imax.

markp
markp on August 30, 2018 at 5:16 pm

Thanks moviebuff82

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on August 30, 2018 at 1:49 pm

Hello-

to markp thanks for your reply. as I said the screening at the Cinema 1 was at the absolute most 20% full. so when I see a film on the opening weekend and the theater isn’t very full and then I hear it had a huge opening weekend I say to myself “where?”.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 30, 2018 at 12:54 pm

You should be in the projectionists hall of fame mark. You always take good care of the prints and the studios want them as clean as possible so that they come in handy if the master print is damaged due to weather or fire as was the case with the Universal Hollywood fire years ago which consumed some film reels; luckily Universal had them on digital backup.

markp
markp on August 30, 2018 at 4:58 am

alpinedownhiller thanks again. When I ran H8 and Dunkirk at the Regal E Walk for almost 3 weeks each, as well as Murder on The Orient Express for 4 weeks and Phantom Thread for 11 weeks at this theatre, all the prints went back dirt free and scratch free. Its what I do.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on August 30, 2018 at 3:09 am

Another 2001 achievement: it’s been re-released so many times, from exclusive showings in the big cities to nationwide runs, that it’s effectively been in an off-and-on theatrical release for the past 50 years.

UsherDNA
UsherDNA on August 29, 2018 at 11:23 pm

Recently got interviewed there at LS13 for a crew level position (didn’t get the job, drats) but was able to ask about eta on Dolby from a higher up. Nothing super concrete, but says hopefully end of September! Now to renew my crusade!