AMC Lincoln Square 13

1998 Broadway,
New York, NY 10023

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Mikeoaklandpark on July 20, 2019 at 3:38 am

I thought The Lion King Live was 2.35 aspect ratio. All the previews were in scope. UGH

moviebuff82 on July 19, 2019 at 8:33 pm

The original Lion King played at this theater first in 35mm and dolby 5.1 during a holiday reissue in 1994, then was reissued in 70mm imax with the added morning report scene in 2002 and redrawn animation (that version was on the DVD when the film debuted on that format the following year) and a remixed soundtrack and again in 2011 with a 3d conversion that made the original the highest grossing 2d cartoon of all time, a record of which still stands today when stacked up with other classics like Snow White, which was the most reissued Disney movie of all time from 1937 until the early 90s, when it hit home video for the first time in a restored version. The new Lion King is breaking records at the box office and will last for two months. It might come back during the holidays if its nominated for Oscars like the original movie.

moviebuff82 on July 17, 2019 at 8:51 pm

sadly my local AMC in Rockaway will show the 1.90:1 version in both 3d for one showtime only and the rest in regular 2d. I guess the sound mix will be the same for imax as Dolby as both use multiple channels.

digital3d on July 17, 2019 at 7:50 pm


1.43:1 is the original ratio for those five scenes. In standard theaters the movie is in 1.85:1, where it is cropped for those sequences. So we’re not losing any width, we have the same plus more footage on the top and bottom.

You can get discounted tickets for Tuesday shows with a free Stubs account. The reason there may not be early morning shows for 3D is because they try to have both IMAX 3D and IMAX 2D showtimes, so they switch around and can’t give both formats a matinee time.

klstra on July 17, 2019 at 3:38 pm

digital3d… Thanks for the heads-up!! I’m going to see LK in 3D here next week. $25.69 senior ticket 3:00PM (No early morning 3d>) Thought… What ratio is the rest of the movie in? I would hope 2:1?? If these sequences are expanded vertically, like they say, aren’t we losing width?

digital3d on July 16, 2019 at 10:22 pm

Select musical sequences of the new Lion King are in 1.43:1 and will fill this IMAX Laser screen. One of only 12 U.S. theaters.

moviebuff82 on July 14, 2019 at 1:16 am

There’s a major power outage on the upper west side that is causing moviegoers to get out of the building due to a transformer fire.

bigjoe59 on July 12, 2019 at 7:43 pm


to Peter A.– I thank you for your reply. if I remember correctly theaters scheduling the least amount of time between showings of a film lasted till the early 90s. patrons whop are slops night be the reason. weren’t people back in the 60s and 70s slops as well?

PeterApruzzese on July 12, 2019 at 4:15 pm

People are slobs and it takes longer to clean out an auditorium of the trash. Plus, multiplexes need to arrange start and stop times so that they don’t have 4 shows breaking at the same time.

bigjoe59 on July 11, 2019 at 11:09 pm


a question for my fellow moviegoers. i’m dating myself but i remember a time when theaters would schedule the least amount of time between showings of a film during they figured they could get the old audience out and the new audience in. for instance when The Godfather opened at the Loews State I & 11 March of 1972 each auditorium scheduled showings every3 hours for a film that was 2hrs. 50mins.. likewise when The Planet of the Apes opened at the Loews Capitol Feb. of 1968 they scheduled showings every 3 hours for a film that was 1hr. 44mins.. my point being simple. nowadays it seems theaters schedule and inordinately large amount of time between showings of a film. what gives?

moviebuff82 on July 7, 2019 at 2:19 pm

Remember when the Lincoln Square was the go to place to see an indie flick in addition to the regular box office fare? Nowadays more megaplexes can show art house films as AMC has done recently with their program, which has gone under several name changes, from AMC Select to AMC Independent to AMC Artisan Films.

moviebuff82 on June 24, 2019 at 8:16 pm

Nope, it will be shown exclusively in 35mm and 4k as to echo the cheapness at the time. BTW, lion king tickets went on sale today. When the first movie came out 25 years ago today, this theater was a few months away from opening and the film would be shown there during its fall reissue and again in 2002 for the imax version and the 2011 3d reissue. The imax version is the version I own on dvd and can also be found on the bluray version of the film which includes redrawn cells and the morning report song. I’m glad that this theater still shows real film in the imax and 70mm screens.

markp on June 13, 2019 at 4:36 pm

Im holding out hope that his new movie will still get a few 70MM prints.

moviebuff82 on June 13, 2019 at 2:11 am

Same here markp. Can’t wait to see QT’s latest in 35mm in wide release. lol.

markp on June 12, 2019 at 12:36 pm

Theres nobody today who knows anything about aspect ratio. Problem is with digital they print things like 848x2040 instead of just saying Flat or Scope. So happy I still run 35MM once a month at an arts center. Cant stand all this digital crap

digital3d on June 12, 2019 at 4:09 am

At the Men in Black premiere, they had press and GA in the regular auditorium (with masking) and the stars from the film in the Dolby with a scope floating screen. Since MiB: International is flat, the cast saw their film pillarboxed here. Just amazing to have a premiere screening of this magnitude with the stars be pillarboxed. Hopefully they didn’t have mice run under their seats as well, as I read a Google Review with that happening in the Dolby here. One misses the Zigfield for these things.

bigjoe59 on June 6, 2019 at 11:20 pm


I thank everyone for help with my “first theater built from the ground up with the intent of showing movies” question. opened Feb. 1913 and the Rialto opened April 1916. so wouldn’t the Crescent which was located at 36 W. 135 St. and opened on the night of Dec. 16, 1909 be the first. granted it was built to showcase both films and live acts but weren’t the Regent and the Rialto built as combo houses as well?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on June 6, 2019 at 3:09 am

Movies were about fifteen minutes long in 1910. No theatre was ever built for that. As bigjoe has often been told, Regency and Rialto are the answer.

zoetmb on June 6, 2019 at 3:07 am

“The premiere Loews auditorium is THX-certified. ” That auditorium is now the Dolby screen with a reduced seat count (from 787 to 289) and therefore no longer has THX certification (although theoretically, there’s no reason why a Dolby auditorium couldn’t be THX certified.) By my count, the total seat count is now 3245.

zoetmb on June 6, 2019 at 3:02 am

Good question. I’d love to know the answer myself. One of the issues is that some of the theaters might have been built primarily for movies, but had stage shows with the films, like the Loews State and Radio City Music Hall.

One source of info is if you have an online subscription to the NY Times, you can go to Times Machine site and look at the pages of almost any issue going back to the Civil War. The Times wasn’t always a great entertainment paper, so it won’t have everything, but if you start around 1920, make a list of theaters featuring stage plays or Vaudeville and then as you get into the film section, see if there are theaters that played films, but never previously played live shows. This site might help as well – just go through every Manhattan theater and see in the description if it ever had live performers.

Not sure of its exact location, but there was a west side theater called “City Photoplays” built in 1910 with 2267 seats (not sure where I got that info). Sure sounds to me like it was built for movies.

I’ve also gotta' believe that most of the East Side theaters were built as movie theaters.

bigjoe59 on May 7, 2019 at 11:32 pm


a question for my fellow moviegoers. for the first several years of the movie biz whatever “movie theaters” existed in Manhattan were music halls. vaudeville theaters and legitimate theaters etc… renovated to show movies. but I have always wanted to find which was the 1st theater built in Manhattan brick by brick from the ground up with the intent of being a movie theater. any guesses as to the answer or how to find out?

moviebuff82 on April 26, 2019 at 9:01 pm

How is laser imax compared to Dolby

digital3d on April 26, 2019 at 8:58 pm

You’re right. It might be that TCL has sent Fandango the memo while AMC has not.

I agree, it didn’t do it justice at all. Laser is also a form of digital projection though, just much better and capable than the xenon one which really wasn’t designed for giant screens. But – laser is here to stay now!

ACS12 on April 26, 2019 at 8:22 pm

Actually, Fandango does know the difference between the two.

For example, it shows IMAX Laser on the TCL Chinese Theatres page –

This is what it shows for Lincoln Square –

I’m just glad to know it’s a mistake on Fandango’s part and not that they’re back to showing movies with those crappy digital projectors. They didn’t do that giant screen justice. You can try to defend them all you want, but I’m not going to change my mind on them. No offense.

digital3d on April 26, 2019 at 7:22 pm

I don’t think Fandango knows how to defferantiate between standard IMAX xenon and IMAX with Laser. Same thing with AMC Empire 25, which also has an IMAX with Laser.

But you can be assured this is an IMAX with Laser theater.