Originally Posted by Mrkazador
If you go to the movies often then get yourself a AMC card and you don't have to pay the convenience fee. Take your parking ticket to the box office when you pick up your reserved tickets. They'll refund you cash so you end up paying $5 for parking.
I'll do that. I got parking validated so they credited me with 5 dollars and just gave it to me so I only paid 5 bucks for parking, not terrible.
I'm glad I saw laser IMAX because my views on the GOLD STANDARD of laser projection is now crystalized.
Dolby Vision theaters are superior to IMAX theaters. Sound is better. Projection is better. The 3d is what diminished it for me on that IMAX, many people liked it, but since it was not high framerate like the hobbit (the only 3d movie I thought looked good and did not irritate my eyes) it was unpleasant for the first parts of the movie. Once I adjusted it was better, but there was still a diminished screen size and the glasses do not fit well over my glasses so I see a light reflecting from an imperfect fit.
The fact that the dolby laser screens do not show 3d yet (please gods let it stay that way) is a huge plus.
Seating is another factor, the amc prime theater seats are miles better than the IMAX auditoriums and all others that I've experienced. It's hard to go back from having recliners. I think I'll see the movie again in a dolby venue.
Still glad I went though, now I know what I prefer. The only 3d I ever want to see again is if they release it in high frame rate, otherwise I refuse to ever bother again. I keep giving it a chance, and it keeps being a disappointment.
Also, I was about 4 rows back, and the laser projection showed quite a bit of the rainbow laser patters on the screen. The whites were not visible as clean sheet white, they were peppered with a sort of scattering laser effect, the kind you see with a laser pointer on a white surface that almost looks like there are tiny particles of light bombarding the area, lighter colors displayed this as well.
I've noticed this in the dolby laser venues too, but it was more pronounced in the imax laser venue, perhaps it was because I was closer. Either way, to anyone reading this, id you have a dolby vision laser projection amc prime venue, check that out. As far as I'm concerned, it is far and away the best quality picture and sound and comfort theater experience. The others are not even close, and that includes IMAX, they fell behind, it's a pity not many seem to know they have lost the crown.