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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Jan 18, 2021 at 6:17 am

This weekend The Marksman ended Wonder Woman’s reign as the top movie with a paltry gross of $3.7 million in what is expected to be the lowest grossing MLK weekend box office ever. Hopefully things will get back to normal and theatres like this one can show movies again while AMC is struggling to pay its woes in order to fight bankruptcy.

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moviebuff82 commented about Cinema Studio 1 & 2 on Jan 18, 2021 at 6:13 am

I remember going there when it became a Barnes and Noble right next to Starbucks and what is now AMC. Channel 7 in NYC has its studios around this area.

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moviebuff82 commented about Lincoln Plaza Cinemas on Jan 18, 2021 at 6:11 am

I’m not sure bigjoe59, but this building is turning 40 in April. It was one of the first modern indie multiplex cinemas in the country and later on in its life competed against the Lincoln Square cinema with its share of indie movies that often premiered there and they still do although its still closed due to the pandemic that has affected the NYC cinemas since March of last year.

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moviebuff82 commented about Loew's Bay Terrace on Jan 17, 2021 at 6:06 am

Around thanksgiving weekend it didn’t show any movies where as the newer one, now an AMC, opened with more modern amenities similar to most loews/sony theatres of that era.

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moviebuff82 commented about Bon-Ton Theater on Jan 14, 2021 at 7:47 am

I think it showed silent movies with an organ.

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moviebuff82 commented about Baker Theatre on Jan 14, 2021 at 7:47 am

I wonder if this theater was affected by the pandemic?

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway Inner 6/Outer 6 on Jan 14, 2021 at 7:46 am

Next month will be 40 years since the Outers opened.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Jan 14, 2021 at 7:45 am

Later this year it will turn 15 years old. Time to upgrade the seats in the non dolby and imax screens!!

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moviebuff82 commented about Cinemark Century 16 and XD on Jan 3, 2021 at 6:53 am

This theater has similar traits with other Century theaters, including the most famous one, the Aurora theater!!

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Jan 2, 2021 at 11:20 am

The private rentals at this theater have been selling out pretty good especially for Wonder Woman 84 which is an okay movie but I’d rather see it in the theater vs watching it on my phone or tv to get the full movie experience. On the AMC website they have showtimes where the price is up to 30 percent off the regular price which is a bargain. Once the pandemic is over I’ll be able to go to the movies safely again.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Empire 25 on Jan 2, 2021 at 11:17 am

Come March it will be one year since this theater and many others in NYC and other affected areas of New York State were closed and still are due to the pandemic if the vaccine helps stop the spread of the virus and make it go away. AMC is in dire straits and is raising money to help starve off bankruptcy. 10 years ago AMC survived the recession that occured from that year until late 2002 and was taken private for the first time two years later by JPMorgan and Apollo until Wanda took over in 2012 and made AMC public again in 2015; since then its stock has trended downward.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Dec 28, 2020 at 1:46 pm

This weekend wonder woman 1984 dominated the pandemic box office with a record $16 million, and that’s from nearly 2,500 theatres, mostly in suburbs and not big cities like NYC where lincoln square and its sister busy theater Empire are. HBO Max saw its busiest day as half of all users saw the movie, which i hear is not as good as the first one. Only the beginning and ending are in Imax and the rest is 35mm film upconverted to 4k DI as well as laser and 70mm imax. There is also a Dolby version which i hear doesn’t sound good and the picture quality is nothing to be amazed about. Hopefully NYC will lift restrictions as cases will soon slow down as vaccines become available to those who need it before they get sick. Then big cities such as this one and LA will be normal again and the box office will be back with big grosses like in 2019-early 2020.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Dec 22, 2020 at 5:55 pm

and be safe!!!

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Dec 21, 2020 at 7:12 pm

Even the movie stunk.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Dec 21, 2020 at 1:41 pm

Yes.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Empire 25 on Dec 21, 2020 at 7:33 am

If Cinemark takes over this and other struggling AMCs in Manhattan where they were closed and still are due to the pandemic, it will give Cinemark an edge in the area and put them into Manhattan for the first time. The regal across the street will still be a regal even after it reopens when conditions are safe.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Dec 21, 2020 at 7:31 am

The tenet bluray also has the teaser trailer in its original aspect ratio as well as other trailers in that ratio. I hear rumors about Cinemark taking over this location as well as the Empire if AMC files for bankruptcy. This will give Cinemark its first entry into the NYC market with two major theaters. Maybe they should also take over the Orpheum as that theater hasn’t been renovated before the Pandemic hit. the closest cinemark where I live is in Wayne where it competes with the AMC and Wayne movietown, which is closed indefintely. For the imax, Cinemark might make it into a giant XD screen therefore ending its run as an IMAX venue, leaving behind the Nature Max as a true imax but they only run nature documentaries.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Dec 13, 2020 at 8:49 am

the reason that people are not going to the movies that much is that attendance is down because of TV, home media like VHS, cable TV, and streaming.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Dec 12, 2020 at 9:14 am

Disney also is making their upcoming cartoon next year also available on Disney Plus, Raya and the Dragon, for premium access, simliar to what they did with Mulan although Mulan came out internationally outside the US where Disney Plus wasn’t available. As for Tenet, it’s coming to 4k bluray next tuesday in its imax version and will have subtitles for those who have a hard time hearing what the characters say in the sound mix.

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moviebuff82 commented about RKO Warner Twin Theatre on Dec 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One of the last hits it played before it closed was “Aliens” on two screens in the summer of 1986.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Dec 4, 2020 at 6:26 pm

Very little impact.

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moviebuff82 commented about Paramus Picture Show on Dec 2, 2020 at 11:52 am

I agree. Prices were reasonable at this theater compared to the big theatres in Paramus, NJ near malls, and crowds were good.

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moviebuff82 commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 29, 2020 at 12:23 pm

They performed during the parade in a prerecorded segment before Santa came on Thanksgiving on NBC.

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moviebuff82 commented about Paris Theatre on Oct 28, 2020 at 5:49 am

Hopefully it reopens soon.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Oct 28, 2020 at 5:48 am

If this theater reopens soon could they show a 70mm print of Tenet in Imax?