AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX

1998 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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poland626 on August 30, 2016 at 10:19 pm

Reserved seating is great imo, I just think that so far every theater with reserved seating has had an upgrade. Just throwing it into every theater brings expectations people have that AMC has set already with the new seats. People think they may be getting good seats like at AMC 84th street or amc west orange but they’re the same old ones

hdtv267 on August 30, 2016 at 3:24 pm

so what , it requires a bit of planning.

Everyone uses smart phones now a days and there’s enough kiosks in the theatre lobby of this place so people can pre-purchase.

I’d rather have reserved seats- that way if you’re running late you’ve got it. I don’t know of many people anymore who are that spontaneous that they can’t handle it that far in advance, even select standing in line for seats.

I’m a little confused by an above posters comment saying that reserved seating stinks since he seems so obsessed with it.

xbs2034 on August 30, 2016 at 1:51 pm

If you look at Fandango’s list of theaters with reserved seating: it looks like AMC is planning on adding reserved seating to a ton of theaters, including almost all in New York.

I feel that reserved seating has its place, but more for premium offerings like IMAX or the theaters with recliners (which is what AMC was mostly using it for before), and kinda wish on the normal 300 seat screens they just kept it as is since that can turn into a hassle, particularly if you are going to the movie as a last minute thing.

SethLewis on August 30, 2016 at 1:12 pm

Reserved seats are a way of life in the UK…if there is something we are serious about we book it with preferred seats (I like an aisle for my long legs)…Plenty of people go at the last minute…You get used to it…yes it takes the spontaneity and some of the fun out of moviegoing but think that if you can manage a mid-week afternoon show, or wait until Weeks 2 or 3 you pretty much can walk in and enjoy…The screen is reading the seating plans online and not ending up too close…Enjoy!

moviebuff82 on August 30, 2016 at 12:26 pm

That stinks, since picking a seat will be tougher than ever and shows will sell out faster.

ridethectrain on August 30, 2016 at 11:13 am

It was confirmed by ,a,m,c. Empire starting sep 2 reserved seating

macnut222 on August 30, 2016 at 10:48 am

Also, Sully on the 9th, etc. Maybe this is what ‘ridethectrainridethectrain’ was talking about.

hdtv267 on August 30, 2016 at 1:14 am

where? I don’t see it on AMC’s website or Fandango?

ridethectrain on August 29, 2016 at 10:38 pm

AMC is starting soon reserved seating in all screens with regular seats.

hdtv267 on August 27, 2016 at 3:09 pm

sure, when you’re watching a movie in an olde time theatre, like the Bijou Theatre in BugTussle you’ll hear the projector, that’s why Pearl Bodine needs to play so loudly on the pie-any.

I’ve attended different “theaters” inside this complex and never heard a projector once. I’ve heard other noises. Not as bad as some of the noises I would hear on 42nd Street or the theaters on 8th Avenue

markp on August 24, 2016 at 3:06 pm

I loved the sound of the old film projectors. And in my 37 full time years as a projectionist, I never scratched film, even my 12 years in the adult theatres. I cared for the film and kept my projectors spotless.

hdtv267 on August 24, 2016 at 3:43 am

yeah now a days you get to hear people talking loudly, video games, texts and tweets coming in.

I’m not sure what movie theatres you went to, but if I’m hearing the projector, there’s an issue with the sound system

ridethectrain on August 23, 2016 at 2:31 pm

Going to the movies is better than at home. Don’t miss film hearing the sound of the projector, scratches

moviebuff82 on August 23, 2016 at 2:12 pm

The Lincoln Square isn’t what it used to be. Sure, the IMAX makes up the bulk of the moviegoing experience as it is the largest screen in the NYC area and also the busiest. Having the laser projection installed in it will raise the price even further. Not only that, but food prices will increase. I like the old film projection as it is sharper than digital and makes it look like a bluray movie projected on a giant screen. 4k is here to stay at home and 8k is only being used on tall screens for sports arenas and the like. I’m happy with my 1080p 3d tv. heck, the 1080p 2d is better than the 3d.

markp on August 23, 2016 at 10:28 am

I agree with you on all points hdtv267. I might add that as a 40 year veteran projectionist, I personally am not a fan of digital, since it put me out of work 3 years ago, and I could care less about digital imax or laser or anything else. To me its getting all out of control, and going to the movies just isn’t what it use to be. Yes I’m an old fuddy duddy. You can say it.

hdtv267 on August 22, 2016 at 12:25 pm

Don’t plan on a November opening. The IMAX renovation at the Metreon took 6 weeks longer than planned, and then also had to close again for a couple weeks to make re-adjustments.

So don’t start pools for the first movie or bitch and whine if it goes into December This isn’t the youngest of buildings, and complications occur.

The best thing anyone can do is provide rational updates from verified sources with links and photos to document the transition.

Take the speculation, bitching and moaning to Facebook, twitter, Instagram or snapchat where it belongs.

you’re going to drive yourselves and others insane with the constant posting & kvetching.

ridethectrain on August 22, 2016 at 12:22 pm

It looks like Ill see Sully and The Magificent Seven on vacation in imax lasser in Hollywood

xbs2034 on August 22, 2016 at 12:21 pm

Just a little more to add to Billy Lynn, the NY Times indeed say it is expected that Lincoln Square will play Billy Lynn in Ang Lee’s format during theatrical release I figured (given the expense/trouble involved with specially outfitting a screen) but still nice to hear.

Also, sounds like Lincoln Square may be the only theater to play it that way, though there will be 4k/3D/60 fps and 4k/2D/120 fps showings at other theaters.

As for IMAX laser, I was told their hope was for the start of holiday season blockbusters but definitely by Thanksgiving barring a major delay, so sounds like they aiming for Doctor Strange but could slip to Fantastic Beasts.

moviebuff82 on August 22, 2016 at 12:09 pm

It will be worth the drive to NYC to see an imax laser movie. Wonder if Fantastic Beasts will be the first one or maybe Dr. Strange?

xbs2034 on August 22, 2016 at 9:55 am

This theater will host the first ever 3D/4K/120 fps public showing with the World Premiere of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk on October 14th. It will be in relatively small screen with 300 seats, and hopefully also plays that way during its commercial run here.

ridethectrain on August 22, 2016 at 9:00 am

According to the theatre today, the IMAX theatre will be closed until November

mrwipe on August 21, 2016 at 8:10 pm

IT’S HAPPENING!!!!! Can’t wait to finally come back to my favorite movie screen in NYC and see the new projector!!!

moviebuff82 on August 19, 2016 at 11:22 am

thanks for the update xbs2034. After that’s done, I think AMC will renovate the other screens too and put in reserved seating.

xbs2034 on August 18, 2016 at 9:10 am

The IMAX screen is scheduled to close after this weekend, for laser and other improvements (new seats, sound system, quality assurance monitoring system). Their plan is indeed to reopen for the holiday season blockbusters provided there are no delays in construction.

ImaxGeek on August 7, 2016 at 11:16 am

Dear Alpinedownhiller, the Warren Imax theater is a Digital Imax theater. Even though the screen is wider, the screen has a smaller area because it is 1:1.9 instead of 1: 1.44. The Warren Imax has a 101 by 54 foot screen. The Lowes Imax theater has a 97 by 76 foot screen. This equates to 5,454 square feet compared to 7,372 square feet. So, the Lowes Imax theater is still tied for the largest Imax Screen in North America. AMC Loews Metreon 16 in San Francisco has an identical Imax screen. Both Imax theaters were built in the mid 1990s and designed by Gensler*. The Lowes Metreon has the Imax Lazer projection system. The Lincoln Square Imax has Digital Imax projection. Both Imax theaters seat 600 people.

*Note: The rest of the Lowes Metreon was designed by renowned architect and set designer David Rockwell as was many of the 1990’s Lowes theaters. The Link to the Cinema Tresures Page on the Lowes Metreon.