AMC Lincoln Square 13

1998 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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ridethectrain on November 8, 2019 at 12:11 am

Please update in description, the Loews theatre became Dolby Cinema at AMC and now seats only 291 people.

CF100 on October 26, 2019 at 6:47 pm


their some theatres that use Atmos in premium theatres, but it very few

Sorry, not quite sure what you mean…?

ridethectrain on October 26, 2019 at 1:26 pm

That not true, the AMC Universal in Hollywood is the only complex that has Dolby Atmos in all screens and their some theatres that use Atmos in premium theatres, but it very few

CF100 on October 25, 2019 at 7:55 am

Whether “Atmouse” or not, i.e. the extent to which the extended capabilities of Atmos are used, see the Dolby Atmos Specifications document, which sets out the minimum system requirements and design.

Even if overheads are disused, there is still the option of using objects for directional surround, rather than the traditional use of the surrounds (IMAX excepted)—replicating the same channel over multiple surround speakers (producing a diffuse effect—desirable in the days of Dolby Stereo with mono surround only, and still can be for “ambience.”)

Additionally, the surrounds are “bass managed” with subwoofers thus providing an extended bass response. As I mentioned on the respective Cinema Treasures page, this was obvious during my last visit to the Odeon Leicester Square.

Given also that Dolby Atmos installations to date have tended to be in “premium” auditoria, entering a screen that has a Dolby Atmos-capable system should be an indication that, even for 5.1 or 7.1 content, the sound system will be of above average quality.

On the other hand, it is too bad that the Dolby Cinema trailer demonstration of Atmos is very impressive, whilst IME that “3D” soundstage is rarely heard in the main feature.

I am pleased to say that I have never seen a rodent in a Dolby Atmos-equipped cinema!

moviebuff82 on October 23, 2019 at 3:08 pm

Dolby atmos has become atmouse.

CF100 on October 23, 2019 at 3:05 pm

Al Alvarez:

Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, a little known industry gimmick also know in the industry as “Still Doesn’t Do Shit”. SDDS.


CF100 on October 23, 2019 at 3:05 pm


Since laser came out, AMC doesn’t like to maintain the Dolby glasses that are needed for both IMAX and Dolby CInema.

If true, then that is pathetic! The glasses are more expensive than the polarised (RealD, etc.) 3D types but “maintaining” them involves putting them in a “dishwasher” (and I can’t imagine that attrition due to non-returns amounts to a significant cost?)

I don’t know if some of the former Loews theatres, if AMC replaced the SDDS processors with Dolby Digital.

Dolby Digital and SDDS were sound formats for 35mm film prints:

Photo of 35mm film showing DTS timecode, Dolby Digital and SDDS data and analogue optical tracks.

(DTS stored the audio on external CD-ROMs synchronized to the image, Dolby Digital and SDDS stored the data on the film itself.)

They were both “lossy” formats (like MP3); SDDS had the benefit of supporting up to 5 screen channels instead of 3, albeit in practice the number of titles and venues that supported this was probably limited.

Suffice it to say that comparing the systems beyond this is now academic; however, the SDDS decoders were quite advanced for the time, with on-board digital equalisation for system tuning.

Also, there was a “war” between DTS, Dolby Digital and Sony over reliability, with Dolby claiming that storing the data between sprockets instead of the film edges meant that their system could cope with more wear and tear.

In today’s age of digital theatrical distribution, all audio is lossless digital per industry standards; whether or not there’s a Dolby box around or not is irrelevant—except in the case of Dolby Atmos.

Therefore, for a regular 5.1 or 7.1 system, differences are to do with the equipment specified, room acoustics and quality of the installation.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on October 22, 2019 at 8:10 pm

Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, a little known industry gimmick also know in the industry as “Still Doesn’t Do Shit”. SDDS.

ridethectrain on October 22, 2019 at 7:17 pm

Most theatres cut down the 3D shows to bare minimum or limited shows. Since laser came out, AMC doesn’t like to maintain the Dolby glasses that are needed for both IMAX and Dolby CInema.

Disney has cut down on that most IMAX films are standard 2D. I like to see 3D, but it very difficult to see. I’m not seeing 3D films on small screens or non Dolby 5.1 or 7.1 screens. I don’t know if some of the former Loews theatres, if AMC replaced the SDDS processors with Dolby Digital.

When I saw a few films in the AMC Empire small houses, it didn’t sound like Dolby Digital. At least when I saw Once Upon A Time in Hollywood in theatre 7 Paradise, I was surprised it sounded like it was Dolby DIgital for the film.

AMC and the former Loews Theatres, the primary sound in the 1990s and the start of the new millenium, the sound of choice was Sony Dynamic Digital Sound.

bigjoe59 on October 22, 2019 at 12:58 pm


I really liked The Last Jedi and simply don’t get the hate for the film. so can someone in an intelligent adult manner describe to me what was soooooooo wrong with the film. I look at this way- if it was sooooo uneven why did it make two truckloads of $$$.

moviebuff82 on October 22, 2019 at 12:44 pm

it seems that 3d is not as popular as it once was…star wars wasn’t shot in 3d but shot in 70mm imax and 35mm along with digital shots..check out the imdb specs…this was the same way with episode 7 but episode 8 didn’t have an imax ratio as the imax version was only scope.

ridethectrain on October 21, 2019 at 8:39 pm

Star Wars is meant to be seen in IMAX laser 3D. I Don’t understand why 3D shows are very limited

celboy on October 21, 2019 at 8:02 pm

the usher told me a company purchased the entire 6pm dolby screening of star wars—-bummed about that—I was 10th on line at the theatre.

moviebuff82 on October 21, 2019 at 12:41 pm

I wonder if Lincoln Square will show episode 9 in 70mm imax or just laser imax alongside the Dolby, 3d, and regular versions in the 20 some year old rocker seats once tickets go on sale after the worldwide debut of the final trailer for what will most likely be the endgame of star wars movies…

CF100 on October 20, 2019 at 8:43 am


what was the point of Ang Lee shooting the film the way he did if no theater can in fact show it that way?

Shooting at higher than the target fps can result in better output, basically “temporal oversampling.”

At 24fps, it’s essential to have some motion blur on fast action, otherwise “strobing” is perceived.

For “Gemini Man,” RealD TrueMotion software was used for the down conversion to lower frame rates. It provides a “virtual shutter,” allowing for different options in post-production, even varying by regions within a frame.

American Cinematographer – “RealD’s TrueMotion for Multiple Frame Rate Options”.

There are some video demonstrations on the linked page, including one showing what it can do with the old “reversed wheel rotation” problem, blurring the spokes of the wheels whilst reducing blur that would otherwise have occurred on background objects.

markp on October 14, 2019 at 5:53 pm

bigjoe59, again I will repeat. The pencil pushers of today care about the bottom line. As I said previously, this is nothing new. I dealt with this in the late 70s. It all about the money.

bigjoe59 on October 14, 2019 at 1:02 pm


to moviebuff82- thank you for your reply. I can see the thought you expressed as valid for some small film no had ever heard of. but for a big studio film on the opening weekend is highly surprising.

moviebuff82 on October 14, 2019 at 4:05 am

Hopefully they increase more showtimes as the holidays approach, with Frozen II and Star Wars 9 and Jumanji 3 on the horizon. AMC knew that attendance would go down so they cut back on the hours of the showtimes and operating hours of its theatres as the box office has been still struggling vs last year.

bigjoe59 on October 13, 2019 at 2:18 pm


I go to the 19tht St. a good deal and until rather recently they had 10a.m., 10:30a.m. or 11:00 etc….. for any big release on its opening weekend. so I’ve been surprised by the rather late first screening of the day for a number of such films.

markp on October 12, 2019 at 5:21 am

Exactly what ridethectrain said. This goes back to my days at General Cinema in the late 70s/early 80s. Once school was in and fall came, the orders came down from the home office to cut shows and payroll. Things would increase around the holidays, then get cut back after the new year.

ridethectrain on October 11, 2019 at 9:26 pm

cost savings for AMC

bigjoe59 on October 11, 2019 at 2:56 pm


would anyone happen to know why a number of the AMC/Loews theaters recently have had rather late first screenings of the day even on Sat. and Sun.?

celboy on October 9, 2019 at 5:39 pm

What was the point of all the 70mm filmmakers of shooting 70 if majority of screens is 35 only? What about showscan? I applaud Ang Lee’s attempt at pushing the limits. Its all baby steps leading up to eventual change/evolution. It is a shame only 14 screens can handle it—-her in 2019 ..but maybe the next film —it will be 50.

digital3d on October 9, 2019 at 3:34 pm

Gemini Man might very well be in the 1% given how it was shot.

bigjoe59 on October 9, 2019 at 3:13 pm


to digital3d- I wouldn’t mind seeing GM in the Dolby
Theater but without 3D. 3D is just a way of squeezing more
$$$ out of moviegoers. it fact 3D does nothing for 99%
of the films show that way.