Clifton Commons 16

405 Route 3 East,
Clifton, NJ 07013

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moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 8, 2014 at 11:08 pm

The only traces of General Cinema are the front of the theater with the yellow stars near the streaks and the blue banner across the sign. The digital showtimes inside the lobby are still there as well as near the left wing of the theater in green LED lights as well as the purple paint inside the building.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 19, 2014 at 8:04 pm

I liked it when it was owned by General Cinema during its later years when they had the sneak previews. When AMC took over, they added an Imax theater, raised prices, and probably removed THX reference in one auditorium.

RHETT52
RHETT52 on December 27, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Has to be the worse managed theater in NJ, along with Garden State 16 in Paramus. High schoolers run the place, know nothing of a movie experience. Just went there and left. Line was so long and not even moving. Two high schoolers taking their sweet time, talking to everyone and the ticket line grew even longer. A line out the door and the manager only kept two people at the box-office. By time you got your ticket the movie would have been playing for a half hour, even with 20 minutes of previews. People were leaving the line complaining that they’ll just rent it when it comes out on-demand. This wasn’t the first time this has happened at this theater. Also, the theater workers never close the doors to the theater and all the outside noise always comes in. I’ve gotten up many times to close the doors. Complete incompetency

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 26, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Theatre #9 is Imax. Is Theater #8 still thx?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 4, 2013 at 12:43 am

Sorry. Wrong theater. Imagine if that thx auditorium becomes an etx atmos theater.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 20, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Look at what happened to the clifton quad.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on June 20, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Whew – that’s good. Nothing like those old neighborhood theaters. We can’t afford to lose any of them nowadays.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on June 20, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Is the Allwood closing for good, or just being renovated? It’s been around for 63 years.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 20, 2013 at 7:22 pm

This theater was the theater of choice for Tony Soprano and his family during season 2 of the sopranos (season 1 was filmed before clifton commons opened), a trend which continued to the final episode. A gift certificate featuring Tony Soprano’s name can be seen in a book about the making of the hit tv show. The show’s creator, David Chase, grew up in Clifton, NJ and filmed some scenes at this theater during non-peak hours. As for the late James Gandolfini, some of his movies have played here, including his final film, Animal Rescue, set for release in 2014, which will be the 15th anniversary of Clifton Commons' opening.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 7, 2013 at 7:51 pm

With the closing of the Allwood Sixplex on May 19th, this will be the only movie theater left in town.

thebrat
thebrat on November 29, 2012 at 3:42 am

Moviebuff82, a part of me is sad to hear that because it grew up with the THX brand being known for greatness, but another part of me could care less. Most movie theaters in the New York area suck now with a few exceptions (Ziegfeld, Garden State, Lincoln Square) but I’ve never been to Clifton Commons and might like to visit there one day. THX means nothing to me anymore, as there are thousands of Blu-ray movies that look and sound excellent and are not THX-certified, same with movie theaters. I once went to AMC Bay Plaza Cinema 13 just for the THX certification and it was HORRIBLE. The movie started 40 minutes late and we eventually left the place 10 minutes into the movie once it started. Learned a lesson that day. Eventually that place lost its THX certification.

Now for the good non-THX theaters the ETX in Garden State Plaza where I saw “Life of Pi” can give most THX auditoriums a run for their money. The ETX trailer they played before the film reminded me of the power THX can, or used to have. Fortunately for me I can relive THX and “Amazing Life” anytime at my home theater.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 15, 2012 at 1:42 pm

This is the only THX certified theater left in NYC, according to the THX website, as the other theaters have been remodeled (Essex Green and Bridgewater Commons) into dine-ins.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 21, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Clifton Commons was featured on WNBC tv in a report on how movie theater chains are adding extra security due to the tragic events in the rockies.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on February 24, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Cause GCC knew how to build em! :) Unfortunately didn’t know how to keep em. That theatre was GCC, AMC, Kerasotes, AMC and then a forced sell to Regal. Poor latchkey theatre.

Also similar to the City North in Chicago.

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/13970

(click on the photos box in the upper right corner of the street view)

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on February 23, 2012 at 9:16 pm

The front entryway to the AMC Clifton Commons 16 is simmilar to that of the AMC Plymouth Meeting Mall 12 Theatre. http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/20914

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on February 14, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Star Wars is back at clifton commons..episode 1 that is!!! In 3d!!! The first time The Phantom Menace came out, it used Moviefone as its ticket provider. Now it uses Fandango as its provider. I remember my dad seeing Episode 1 first with his wife (stepmom). I then saw it with my late nana in an auditorium where the projection was so-so and the surround sound mostly not digital and dolby stereo only. The DVD was better. The movie was a bit long on story but short on special effects. It wasn’t that crowded, given that the movie was out for a month (back when it was a General Cinema). Next year Attack of the Clones will return to AMC for a second time (the first Star Wars movie to play at the first summer it became an AMC), with the next four movies playing in 3d each year until 2017, when Star Wars turn 40.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 17, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Looks like theater #8 is the only one left with THX.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 17, 2011 at 9:14 pm

theater #9 is the imax screen.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 11, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Looks like they installed Digital IMAX in this theater for Contagion this weekend. What screen is it? Is it as big as rockaway?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 10, 2011 at 9:23 pm

nearly 10 years ago was the last time General Cinema owned this theater, the following year, AMC took over and removed all references to General Cinema, including the famous policy trailers. Do they still show the trailer before the trailers begin in which at the end there’s a map of the theater with glowing exits? That was the unique thing about this theater when it first opened.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on November 20, 2010 at 10:32 pm

All screens now digital at this theater, Slimshady.

geniusdj2
geniusdj2 on October 18, 2010 at 6:56 am

Yep, all AMC’s should be all digital in this area, besides Ridgefield Park. THX signs should be there, not sure. Been awhile i’ve been to that theatre. But last time I check, it was there

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 16, 2010 at 10:06 pm

Ticket prices have gone up $2 since this theater opened, to $11 which is the same as Rockaway. Also I’ve seen a bunch of screens got digital, slimshady. Are the THX signs still near theaters 8 and 9?