AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX

1998 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 2, 2017 at 12:47 pm

The imax at the AMNH is the second biggest real imax in the city, although they mostly show documentaries in regular and digital and lack reserved seating that other imaxes have. It’s also the oldest and first IMAX theater in the NYC area since its opening more than 35 years ago.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on August 1, 2017 at 7:43 pm

(Thinking about the Chinese more, I think I was probably getting the 80' figure from recalling what they had said about the size of the screen that they had taken OUT and not the one they put in when they put in the new Laser IMAX system, so the 94' probably is correct.

Side, side note, Jersey Gardens theater in NJ has a huge auditorium that has the width to easily support at least a 75' wide screen, maybe even 80', it seems to have mroe like a 65', the problem is down where the screen is the ceiling is really low so they can’t fit much more than a 65' wide one in height wise if they want to keep at least ditigal IMAX ratio, if they were willing to move it up a few rows, which would seem reasonable enough since the place has a zillion seats in it, I’m sure they could fit in at least a 70' digital IMAX screen and I wonder if they could manage a 75', it might even be possible to raise the ceiling a bit down there since I suspect there has got to be some good bit of space up above the ceiling assuming they don’t have some critical pipes and such routed above it right there and then, if they ever went laser, could maybe give northern NJ a huge 80' wide digital IMAX ratio screen)

Back to this one, the weird thing is the auditorium here and screen at first look actually look smaller than the Reading Laser IMAX. I could swear the theater here has less seats across each row. That said once the full Dunkirk trailer started it did seem super looming, running full height, even from second to last row and that did give the sense the screen is the largest around. But the Reading one is huge. I’m sure it’s got to be the 86' you mention for sure and I might have guessed more like 93'. I think the New England Aquarium one is 85'. Anyway, whatever, hard to eyeball and different auditorium shapes can make it trickier to get a feel for what is going on.

I’m not a fan of the buttkickers at Reading, but otherwise it’s the best screen I’ve ever seen (the one here would be second best now for 2D but, at least the day I was there with the glasses they had then, one of the worst ever for 3D). I could swear they keep it, the Reading, even darker in the auditorium than the Laser IMAX here at Lincoln Square so the blacks are just utterly inky and the 3D, at least when I was there, used different glasses that produce utter perfection, just unlike any 3D I’ve seen anywhere else ever, just perfect, while the Laser 3D here ended up being horribly disappointing with the new glasses producing terrible double vision for the right eye, realyl do hope they actually do 100% fix that)

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on August 1, 2017 at 4:30 am

As an official volunteer, I’ve often added screen sizes to the Introductions of our pages, especially when I see the most credible proof, such as the theater’s official website providing specifications so feel free to link such information -copy & paste from the link & mention the source- in a comment on the relevant theater page. I’ll often see such pages for well known movie theaters. This site wishes to be specific for each theater.

xbs2034
xbs2034 on July 31, 2017 at 10:51 pm

Al Alvarez- thanks to the laser system, now every film fills the screen at least left to right, and it can be completely filled top and bottom with a 1.43 title.

Alpinedownhiller- I did see Dunkirk in IMAX laser in the Reading, MA IMAX just last week (to see it a second time after first seeing it in regular 70mm in NYC), and had been there once before for the first Amazing Spider-Man on 15/70 film. And the screen isn’t quite as big as Lincoln Square or San Fran (I believe it is 86 feet wide, but not sure on that), but its definitely one of the more impressive IMAXes I’ve seen. And seeing the 1.43 footage in Dunkirk there was pretty breathtaking (I also thought the regular 70mm footage, while obviously not as impressive, looked a bit better there than on 70mm film projection).

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on July 31, 2017 at 8:43 pm

From what I understand, Lincoln Square and Metreon are 1 and 2 in screen size followed by the TLC Chinease Theatre

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on July 31, 2017 at 8:41 pm

(on a side note for the greater NYC region, NJ really trails behind in screen size, northern and central NJ, AFAIK, tops out at 65' wide, despite it being one of the richest regions in the entire nation. Yet many other states have screens that hit 70', 75', 80', 85' (and CA and NYC even hit over 90', perhaps MA does with the Laser IMAX, not sure, seemed huge though and there had been a long period of 10-20 years where the area topped out at about 50' with most few theaters even having above 36'-38' and there are no true IMAX theaters readily accessible as this theater is an expensive pain to get to for someone from NJ and the only other one is a LONG drive to Atlantic City, I think A.C. now has two screens 70' or wider)

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on July 31, 2017 at 8:37 pm

Does it really matter if the projection does not fill the screen anyway?

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on July 31, 2017 at 8:32 pm

“The Chinese screen is 94 ft W X 46 ft H according to the overview on the CT page for that theatre.”

hmm interesting since some other place claimed the upgraded screen was 80' wide

94' wide would be truly tremendous

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on July 31, 2017 at 8:31 pm

The Chinese is not the largest and especially not the tallest. Even after the upgrade, the Chinese still tops out at 80' wide (the one here is 97' wide) and the Chinese has a digital IMAX ratio so it’s not that tall (compared to a real IMAX ratio screen).

Still 80' wide is one of the wider ones around, although there are some others that wide or wider around.

xbs2034
xbs2034 on July 30, 2017 at 6:40 pm

The Chinese theater has the most seats, but for screen size it is not the largest. I believe Lincoln, Metreon, and BFI in London are all tied as the second biggest IMAXes, with Melbourne having the largest IMAX and movie screen in the world (Sydney, Australia used to have the biggest screen, but that theater has closed).

stevenj
stevenj on July 30, 2017 at 6:04 pm

CT member ImaxGeek posted on the CT Metreon page Aug 7, 2016 that the Lincoln Sq and Metreon screens were the same size (97 ft W X 76 ft H) and the largest in North America.

Metreon

The Chinese screen is 94 ft W X 46 ft H according to the overview on the CT page for that theatre.

A current definitive list of US or world IMAX screen sizes does not seem to exist. Wikipedia’s has a worldwide list of IMAX venues and states the same as ImaxGeek for the Lincoln Sq and Metreon.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 30, 2017 at 5:17 pm

I think the chinese is the largest in North America if I’m right. And that’s a laser imax. It’s also the tallest. The imax in Rockaway is the largest screen in morris county, nj.

MoviebuffLS
MoviebuffLS on July 30, 2017 at 3:03 pm

Saw Dunkirk Saturday here. I can echo other sentiments when I say I thought the sound mix was off. The dialogue was sometimes hard to hear. I think that was a function of the IMAX 70mm film, as I saw other IMAX movies here (non-70mm) and the sound quality was properly balanced. Sounds like best explanation is the sound is tuned for Laser IMAX, not IMAX film.

I was looking up today biggest IMAX screens in the world. Is it true our very own Lincoln Square is 2nd biggest in the world? I read that an IMAX screen in San Fran is also 2nd biggest. Are they both the same screen size? Obviously, Australia has the biggest. Something wrong with that. This is New York. I hope AMC redesigns the screen to make it the biggest IMAX screen in the world.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 28, 2017 at 9:12 pm

If Nolan wins best director much like Heath Ledger won a posthumous award for TDK, he’s gonna be a legend.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on July 28, 2017 at 7:41 pm

In its 1st weekend- last weekend, Dunkirk earned a nice fifth of its box office revenues at Imaxes. When I looked online, I saw that many seats were already selling for this weekend at this particular Imax- which makes this comment relevant to this page. In general, war movies just don’t do so well, not anymore. I also saw the movie at a 70mm Imax, as I commented at the appropriate page (Franklin Institute in Imax) and hope Nolan at the very least finally gets nominated for Best Director.

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on July 28, 2017 at 4:16 pm

Hello-

I saw Dunkirk this past Sat. in the IMAX auditorium and the experience was !!!WOW!!!. it was like I was on the beach with the soldiers. to which my question- Christopher Nolan is one of those directors that many people think should have won an Oscar by now. so I have always assumed he had a big fan base. in fact Dunkirk got great reviews many critics calling it Nolan’s best yet, so why such a low $50 mil opening?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 27, 2017 at 8:10 pm

BTW, any update on AMC at Dolby Cinema at Lincoln Square?

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on July 27, 2017 at 3:20 pm

The curent IMAX auditorium is design for IMAX Laser 12 chanels. Christopher Nolan still believe in film (Film is analog projection), unfornately the sound systems playing film are not equipped well for the new laser projection.

In the late days of theatres still playing film, I notice the Surround sound would not pass since it went to digital. When another theatre that was last to coverte to digital, their Dolby Surround system works well.

I was originally was going to see Dunkirk at Lincoln Square in IMAX, but saw it in Baby IMAX at REGAL. I’ll wait for Geostorm or the The Last Jedi to see in Laser.

digital3d
digital3d on July 27, 2017 at 3:05 pm

The fact that IMDb did that still bothers me. It was such a great board with so many people to discuss movies with! Now it’s gone. We should storm IMDb headquarters and demand our discussion board back!

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on July 27, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Hello-

to Howard B.– since the administrators at IMDB
made the dumb decision to get rid of the message
boards where is there a similar site to IMDB
to discuss films?

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on July 26, 2017 at 6:17 am

This is not a blog about movies or who owns what sound equipment. This page is about this one particular movie theater. Feel free to address your movie experiences in this theater. If there’s more comments that stray away from this theater, as many do above, they will be deleted.

poland626
poland626 on July 26, 2017 at 5:29 am

This movie may be great but audiences aren’t in the serious, sad war movie mode right now. With “Girls Trip"s $30 million opening I think it just shows people are craving laughs. Sure, the die hard fans and film lovers saw Dunkirk but it won’t have any legs in a few weeks imo. Heck, I’d prefer to see Valarian right now as it’s just not as depressing imo

StunPlex
StunPlex on July 26, 2017 at 2:42 am

Dunkirk is a great movie I saw it 3 times. Once here in IMAX 70mm, Regular IMAX (liemax) and in Dolby Cinema. Picture quality out of the three IMAX 70mm is clearly the best. But in sound I find the regular IMAX to be so much better then IMAX 70mm. It was louder, I found that the dialog came out a bit clearer and what the IMAX 70mm here seen to be lacking that caught my attention are the low end. It doesn’t have the same chest-thumping punch I felt while watching in liemax, but The high-end effects – like the screaming airplane engines – were pretty much the same, but the low-end wasn’t as impactful as it could have been compare to the lieMAX. I’ve also noticed this when I came here and saw Transformers 5. LieMAX sub-bass was much more powerful. Why is that?? I thought the IMAX here is suppose to be the best all around picture AND sound considering this is “Real IMAX”.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on July 25, 2017 at 9:55 pm

I play stuff at home theater with a nice loud volume, sub, top speakers everything but not the point you go deaf or wince.

I have a $1500 headphone amp.

I know about good sound quality.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on July 25, 2017 at 9:53 pm

“The volume levels are carefully tested to meet imax standards.”

Which are louder than most rock concerts where they warn people to wear earplugs or lose their hearing.

And those low volume baby days are a horror, accidentally got tickets for one and quickly walked out and got a refund. It’s just wailing babies and breast feeding moms glaring at you as soon as you round the bend into the theater.

I like it loud but there is reasonably loud like theaters used to be for ages and then their is insanely loud.

Some guys have been bringing in sound meters and finding loud parts over 120dB and a few have found movies where it averaged over 100dB over two hours!

In some theaters even just dialogue can make you wince with pain.

It’s not the ultimate in sound quality if you have to wear earplugs or hold your ears or have them ringing. I’ve walked out of some showings and could barely hear anyone talking for the next hour and ears ringing. That simply can’t be good for your ears.