AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13

1998 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 12, 2018 at 4:42 pm

Both theaters are very similar in that AMC owns them. After they renovate 19th street they should renovate orpheum and this theater…

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on June 12, 2018 at 1:45 pm

Hello-

I appreciate people replying to my original post. but it seems the intent was nothing correctly understood. I admitted I saw it at the Orpheum but wondered if people who saw it at the Lincoln Square had the same problem. so why would asking patrons their experience at the Lincoln Square belong on the Orpheum’s page?

xbs2034
xbs2034 on June 12, 2018 at 6:35 am

Bigjoe59- I do agree with others that this discussion belonged on the Orpheum page, but to reiterate, I am pretty sure it was issues with the showing you had and it’s very easy for the manager to just say the issue is with the movie and not them (and from my experience AMC is definitely not the best at running that theater, I’ve seen issues with their restrooms as well as incorrectly setting the masking to flat on scope films so that the sides of the image were cut off, etc).

Also, did you happen to see Solo in screen 7 (the largest screen downstairs)? I saw Ocean’s 8 there this weekend, and while it didn’t experiment with the darker levels like Solo did which could be a real problem if the calibration is off, it did seem a bit darker than the previews for the movie and there was a shot where it seemed like the audience was clearly supposed to read what a character had written down but I couldn’t make it out as the image was too dark.

Whereas, in addition to the IMAX at Lincoln Square, I saw Solo a second time in the regular DCP at Union Square, and though it naturally lacked some detail compared to IMAX laser projection, I again didn’t have any issues with brightness levels.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on June 11, 2018 at 3:27 pm

I am an officially listed volunteer who coordinates with the sole official volunteer moderator of the site.

JoeGage
JoeGage on June 11, 2018 at 2:20 pm

HowardBHaas, are you the moderator of this page/site?

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on June 11, 2018 at 2:04 pm

Hello- to alpinedownhiller- I thank you for your reply. but I spoke to the manager of the Orpheum after the showing and he said it was the film itself and had nothing to do with their screening/projection of it.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on June 11, 2018 at 7:13 am

markp, that is great but I just looked up & AMC’s official website says the screening will be digital so consider telling whoever hired you they ought to correct that. I’m assuming the 70mm projectors have stayed there since at least The Hateful Eight, rather than a temp installation but if incorrect, let us know! better to post on that theater’s page though.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on June 11, 2018 at 4:53 am

Mark, that is such good news. I will be there! Do you know how wide the screen is at the Garden State?

markp
markp on June 11, 2018 at 4:30 am

HowardBHaas, its going to play at the AMC Garden State 16 for one week June 15-21. I was hired by Warner Bros to do the projection.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on June 11, 2018 at 4:17 am

Alpinedownhiller, Can you please provide a link or at least the full name of the movie theater & the date that Paramus is getting 2001 70mm print? I am not finding that anywhere on the Internet.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on June 10, 2018 at 10:55 pm

Wonder if they are getting 2001 70mm here.
I see Paramus is getting it.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on June 10, 2018 at 10:54 pm

I was stunned they dumped Solo out of the IMAX so quickly here. That is the sort of film that screams IMAX a lot more than Oceans 8. Only two weeks is a bit little. Oh well, they lost my money.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on June 10, 2018 at 10:53 pm

If it was that dark for you then that theater stinks and must have been used a totally worn out bulb, there is no way it was so dark that you couldn’t tell who was who in any auditorium with decent projection. Sure it is dark, foggy, sometimes backlit lighting, but it’s always very easy to see who is who and looks fine.

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on June 1, 2018 at 1:41 pm

Hello-

to Al A. you certainly have a valid point. I asked on this page to see if the problem existed in other theaters. in fact the film was so dark at times I couldn’t see who was talking. in one scene I only knew it was Paul Bettany because he has a very distinct voice.

xbs2034
xbs2034 on June 1, 2018 at 5:56 am

http://www.indiewire.com/2018/05/solo-star-a-wars-story-theatre-projection-problems-bradford-young-1201969989/

Here’s an article about Solo cinematography/projection issues.

Basically, yes they were experimenting with darker cinematography, but nothing that hasn’t been done before (The Godfather is specifically pointed to). The problem is that if a theater’s equipment isn’t great or calibration is off by even 10%, it can lose all the proper shadow details and look bad. The argument among professionals still seems to be that cinematographers shouldn’t just limit themselves to “safe” lighting levels in order to be more error proof and lower the quality of the work (as I said I thought it looked very nice on this theater’s IMAX, and one of the things you pay for with a premium ticket is better projection equipment and I believe the screen is constantly calibrated remotely by IMAX’s technical staff).

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on May 31, 2018 at 9:00 pm

bigjoe, why aren’t you commenting about this on the Orpheum page?

xbs2034
xbs2034 on May 31, 2018 at 8:15 pm

I did see Solo on this theater’s IMAX screen, and while it was dark at times (notably in the first act), I didn’t find it to be overly so and could name plenty of darker movies. I have seen some complaints about that as well, so I think it comes to a mix of artistic choices with the movie, as well as how good and properly calibrated a theater’s projector is (IMAX laser is a high dynamic range system which boosts the contrast and able to handle black levels, the Orpheum feels outdated and not the best maintained in many areas and I can imagine the darker scenes looking muddy or hard to see there- I recall the image for The Mountain Between Us looking sorta washed out there for instance).

digital3d
digital3d on May 31, 2018 at 6:50 pm

I saw Solo in a different theater and I felt it was quite dark at times (especially at the beginning), so probably an artistic choice. I got used to it though and it wasn’t noticeable anymore at the exterior scenes toward the end.

stevenj
stevenj on May 31, 2018 at 5:10 pm

The “film” is digital files. I complained to the manager of the Castro theatre last year over the darkness of the newly restored 4K digital The Thin Red Line and was told that they projected the files they were sent. I’ve seen many films projected digitally and most of them look great. Not sure why there is a variation from movie to movie.

markp
markp on May 31, 2018 at 4:31 pm

I have seen people on facebook complaining about that same thing.

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on May 31, 2018 at 1:37 pm

Hello-

i saw Solo this past Sat. at the Orpheum. I thought it was THE DARKEST FILM i have ever seen. I complained to the Orpheum’s manager and he said its the film itself not their projection. have people who saw it here have the same experience?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 19, 2018 at 6:33 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLNPzPeSP4w here’s a clip of the theater during its sony heyday …

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on May 4, 2018 at 1:48 pm

Hello-

I have a question I hope my fellow moviegoers can help me with. plus i’m asking it here since i don’t no where else to ask it. after post-production work was done the original cut of Call Me By Your Name was 4hrs. the film as released is 2hrs. 12mins. is there any way to find out what was in the excised 1hr. 48mins.?

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on May 1, 2018 at 2:23 pm

Hello-

thanks to rayman29 for replying. as I said for yearssssssssss and yearssssssssssss the Summer movie season has always started the 1st Fri. in May. so are you saying that the Summer movie season will now be starting the last Fri. in April? I ask since the last week of April has for years been a dumping ground.

rayman29
rayman29 on April 30, 2018 at 4:55 pm

The U.S. release date for Avengers was moved a week forward so the release date would be the same for most countries around the world. Disney was concerned it would hurt the U.S. box office to have it released in other countries first because spoilers would be out before people could see it in the U.S. or people would be able to pirate it before its in theaters. Expect release dates for big movies to be pretty much the same worldwide from now on. They’ve become less and less spread out in recent years.