AMC Lincoln Square 13

1998 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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celboy
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
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
CF100 on October 20, 2019 at 8:43 am

bigjoe59:

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
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
bigjoe59 on October 14, 2019 at 1:02 pm

Hello-

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
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
bigjoe59 on October 13, 2019 at 2:18 pm

Hello-

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
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
ridethectrain on October 11, 2019 at 9:26 pm

cost savings for AMC

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on October 11, 2019 at 2:56 pm

Hello-

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
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
digital3d on October 9, 2019 at 3:34 pm

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

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on October 9, 2019 at 3:13 pm

Hello-

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.

digital3d
digital3d on October 9, 2019 at 3:08 pm

Many theaters will show it in 60fps 3D, which is not what was shot but still HFR.

2K and pillarboxing suck but the 120fps and Dolby 3D make it worth it to see the movie in the Dolby here.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 9, 2019 at 2:54 pm

I tried to watch that movie but it was so boring. Life of pi never had that issue. It’s as if ang Lee was trying to be like Peter Jackson when he made the hobbit trilogy which is no LOTR.

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on October 9, 2019 at 2:52 pm

Hello-

a question for people knowledgeable with projection. what was the point of Ang Lee shooting the film the way he did if no theater can in fact show it that way?

it s kind of like his last film Billy Lynn’s Long Half Time Walk. without the high frame rate projection there was nothing special about it. it was just a average film about a young man adjusting to home life after returning from war.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 9, 2019 at 2:34 pm

My location will have GM in 2d Dolby 4k at 24fps with laser and atmos and the picture will fill the screen like joker which was amazing in dolby.

digital3d
digital3d on October 9, 2019 at 2:30 pm

The Dolby here will have Gemini Man in 120fps 3D with Laser and Atmos, that’s the closest you’ll get. It’ll be one of 14 Dolby locations nationwide to show it that way.

But try to sit in the center due to the 3D and pillarboxing.

https://www.polygon.com/2019/10/8/20896194/gemini-man-hfr-3d-120-fps-showtimes-movie-theaters

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on October 9, 2019 at 2:26 pm

Hello-

apparently very few theaters in the entire U.S. can show Gemini Man exactly the way Ang Lee shot it? but apparently some theaters will come damn close. which auditorium in this theater will show the film as close as possible to the way Ang Lee shot it?

markp
markp on October 9, 2019 at 5:04 am

bigjoe59 and moviebuff82, while the movie made a boatload of money, what bigjoe said is exactly what Warner Bros said after they cancelled my 70MM run in early July. They thought it would be a dog and didn’t want to spend money hiring specialized projectionist like myself. The theatres that are running it in 70MM have their own in house operators.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 8, 2019 at 4:49 pm

I disagree it’s a classic

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on October 8, 2019 at 12:56 pm

Hello-

I saw Joker at the Valencia auditorium this past Sat. 10/5. I thought it ties with Suicide Squad as the worst, most lackluster most disappointing comic book derived film ever. I can’t be the only one with this reaction.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 7, 2019 at 12:35 pm

Joaquin Phoenix this weekend made an appearance at the Imax theater during a showing of Joker and everyone was happy. Did anyone go through security just to see this movie?

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on October 2, 2019 at 5:59 pm

I just posted pictures of the different screens on the main floor. The plaque for the Valencia was missing and AMC removed the LOEWS plaque when they went DOLBY. Unfortunately don’t have them for the downstairs screens.

Don’t like seeing movies downstairs because when AMC went digital, the masking for FLAT films is awful and the manager said they don’t have curtains to cover it. When Loews ran 35MM film downstairs, FLAT films weren’t a problem.

Saw “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” in the Paradise, the masking was no problem and looks like the sound was Dolby Digital. Screens 6 to 12 were originally SDDS and Dolby SR when it open in 1994.

Dolby Digital was in Loews since 1994 and and added to screens 2 and 5 10 years later, hopefully Dolby Digital is now in all.

Does anyone know if any house have Dolby 7.1 in 2 thru 12? Loews was very big at SDDS in 1994. ,

ridethectrain
ridethectrain on October 2, 2019 at 5:20 pm

Latest seating capacity at Lincoln Square (Based on Cast Members schedule) 1. 291 DOLBY CINEMA AT AMC (former Loews)and AMC Signature Recliners 2.345 (Kings) 3. 317 (State) 4. 299 (Olympia) 5. 335 (Valencia) 6. 172 (Capital) 7. 169 (Paradise) 8. 169 (Avalon) 9. 214 (Majestic) 10. 126 (Canal) 11. 146 (Palace) 12. 187 (Jersey) 13. 472 LASER AT AMC with AMC Signature Plush Rockers

ALL OTHER SCREENS HAS SONY/LOEWS ROCKERS (Not very comfortable for a 3 hour film)