AMC Tysons Corner 16

7850 Tysons Corner Center,
McLean, VA 22102

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AMC Tysons Corner 16

The AMC Tysons Corner 16, opened September 30, 2005, and anchors Tysons Corner Center’s 362,000-square-foot expansion wing, along with 24 new retailers. The theater is 105,000 square feet large. The lobby features terrazzo-flooring inlaid with movie quotes. Auditoriums are stadium seated with 18-inch risers. Two auditoriums have 500 seats each and screens that are reported to be 3.5 stories tall.

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Giles on December 5, 2017 at 2:02 pm

there are still some issues with the sound, voices sound too sibilant at times and there’s an odd echo-chamber effect. However with ‘Titanic’ and the debut of the 3D Dolby Cinema system, the presentation from a visual stance was simply outstanding, in my opinion it superior to the 2012 IMAX release. I was so glad they didn’t implement the vibration effect for the recliners.

JodarMovieFan on December 8, 2017 at 4:24 am

As many times as I’ve seen Titanic on tv and we’re talking bits and pieces, not in its entirety, this newer release sounds interesting in the 3D format. How much more definition are we going to get without it looking exaggerated? Can we see the actual rivets on the ship? Count the pores on Leo’s then fresh face? :D

On the other hand, if only the newest Star Wars movie were released in this format…

Giles on December 8, 2017 at 7:48 am

Actually on TV and hidef (bluray) some of the special effects look overly fake, here though with Dolby using their special ‘Vision’ sauce the colors look better saturated and retain what was shot on film to better effect. Colors had a pop, image looked sharper but not overly DNR’d which was the case for ‘Terminator 2’ which quite frankly looked appalling. Granted I’ve seen ‘Titanic’ numerous times in the theater and on bluray/DVD/laserdisc, outside of the 70mm run, this was the best the movie looked. The audio and specifically when the ship cracks into two, after being hoisted into the air, the subsequent descent and crashing back into the water, the bass and ‘whomp’ was tremendous, literally rocked the walls and floor ~ wow! For once, the light red haze which reflected back onto the lower left/right hand of the screen was NOT a distraction, AMC must have lowered it.

Giles on April 17, 2019 at 12:28 pm

After a brief closing of the IMAX screen the last month or so, the auditorium reopened today having been upgraded to IMAX-laser projection, 12-channel sound, new seating and new interior wall lighting.

DisneyNature’s ‘Penguins’ looked fantastic even with predominant colors of blue, black, and white, the occasional introduction of a vibrant color really added tremendous pop and clarity. The extra speakers placed to the rear corners, side walls and above really dropped you into the middle of the various animals with it’s cacophony of animal vocality.

The seats while not recliners are super comfortable and have a slight bounce to them.

Giles on May 25, 2019 at 6:03 pm

I gather when IMAX did the retrofit, someone in corporate also had the red floor lighting removed from the Dolby Cinema screen, and while the red lighting is now gone, the ever so slightly blue light on the screen, is the new flaw but is nowhere as visually distracting as the ‘red’ lit lower corners.

Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ on the Dolby Cinema auditorium sounded loud and boisterous, but it was the first movie where the displayed image lacked a sharpness and heightened color range that Dolby Cinema is known for.

Giles on September 20, 2020 at 3:42 pm

I decided to risk it, and see ‘Tenet’ on the IMAX screen, and I have to say for the most part AMC is spacing out it’s patrons well enough far away from one another – it also helps to go by the guidelines of seeing a movie in the largest auditorium possible and the first matinee of the day which fewer patrons attend. There are also wipedown sheets one can take in and do a double cleaning of one’s seat. I will say it is rather painful to endure the standard twenty minutes of promos and trailers before a two and half hour movie, so when the credits began to roll, I shot out of there. It’s been noted that the IMAX screenings of ‘Tenet’ seemed to be amped up to ‘11’ thus drowning out dialogue, I only noticed this once.

JodarMovieFan on September 21, 2020 at 7:22 pm

Giles, so how many people were at your showing in total? I wanted to visit there when they opened even though I’m in MD. Its just that movie wasn’t of much interest to go all the way to Tysons. I thought of seeing Empire Strikes Back but it was showing in the small theater at the AMC Hoffman.

Did you order any concession fare? Is it a full menu or limited? Just wondering with all the Covid restrictions.

Since I live in an area with high Covid numbers, movies here aren’t opening anytime soon. I thought of visiting the Senator in Baltimore since I haven’t been there since they reopened like what.. 8 years ago?

I’m hoping things open up in time for the James Bond movie. If they have that in IMAX at Tysons, I’ll be there.

Giles on September 21, 2020 at 7:57 pm

sorry Jodar, but I didn’t get any concession, the less contact or proximity to other folk was a top personal health priority. I did have to go to the restroom, something I was trying not to do, but with the running time of ‘Tenet’ it was unavoidable. I just wanted to go in and quickly out – I normally stay to watch the credits, but not this time. For the first show of the day, I’d say there were about 20 people in the IMAX auditorium.

JodarMovieFan on September 21, 2020 at 9:37 pm

So Giles, would you say your experience there during the current pandemic, was relatively safe? People social distancing and wearing masks? My thing is being in the auditorium..someone taking off the mask in that enclosed space and coughing/sneezing. They’re reporting aeration and ‘spotting’ are primary Covid transmission methods. I’m reconsidering going to the movies now. LOL!!

Giles on September 21, 2020 at 10:30 pm

on the whole, because there weren’t that many other patrons and the distance from one another was pretty significant, yes I did feel safe. Now going on the weekend when there is the potential for more folk, that’s where I wouldn’t feel comfortable. Because at the screening I attended I wasn’t proactively watching others eat, I wasn’t aware of the taking off their masks to eat/drink.

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