AMC Rockaway 16

363 Mt. Hope Avenue,
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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alpinedownhiller on March 17, 2018 at 11:12 pm

Dolby Cinema looked like it was working normally again today, so it seems they fixed it.

(not that this is the place for this sort of talk but since I’m already posting…. the theater was crazy packed tonight, lots of shows looked to be all but sold out or sold out for everything from Black Panther to Red Sparrow, maybe spring break college crowd being back helped or something)

moviebuff82 on March 17, 2018 at 3:29 pm

Looks like showings of ready player one are sold out especially in dolby. Avengers in dolby is getting full and probably the imax and imax 3d Showtimes will too since the film was shot mostly on imax digital cameras.

alpinedownhiller on March 16, 2018 at 3:18 pm

OK, well I heard from someone who heard from someone who heard from someone and they didn’t actually cancel the Fathom Events, they just accidentally entered a bunch of them into the system as reserved seating but the auditorium has no reserved seating so it was making it impossible to order tickets and variously giving out internal error, sold out, no showings scheduled, etc. and apparently it will be fixed soon and the ticketing will work again. So that is good.

alpinedownhiller on March 15, 2018 at 11:58 pm

Doesn’t help that their new app and online ticket system of the last couple years is horrendous and makes it barely even apparent they even show stuff like this.

alpinedownhiller on March 15, 2018 at 11:54 pm

There are so many poorly selling movies out this weekend they don’t even have space for a single showing or two this week?

alpinedownhiller on March 15, 2018 at 11:52 pm

Wonder what the heck is going on with this theater, now that they are finally getting into some of the better Fathom Events Classics for the year, all of a sudden it seems like none of the ticket links for this theater work for them. They either say sold out or when they don’t say sold out they give internal error. Is Rockaway once again pulling all of their Fathom Events Classics?

What the heck is up with this theater these days? Last year they ran them, and some pretty much sold out even the big #16 theater but then all of a sudden after not cancelling a couple that I’d imagine would be weaker sellers for that series they go and cancel two that would for sure have all but sold out and done way better than what they did end up using #16 for. That really made no sense.

I was glad to see them back here again for this year again even if the series had a bit of a weak start for titles this year, but now it seems just as they are gonna start to get into the more popular stuff they are pulling it again??

alpinedownhiller on March 14, 2018 at 8:43 pm

Dolby Projector is messed up here, not sure when it went bad, it was fine a number of weeks ago, but looked in and the screen looked weird, all radioactive and weird stripe on side of the screen. Apparently it’s been like this for a few days at least. Hopefully they fix it.

hotwaterbottle on February 7, 2018 at 9:14 am

Hey moviebuff, who cares? We can look it up online! Or do it the old fashioned way like looking in a newspaper! You can’t wait to reach 4000 posts, huh?

moviebuff82 on February 7, 2018 at 5:30 am

The 15:17 to Paris is playing in dolby cinema this weekend. Fifty Shades Freed is in Imax.

moviebuff82 on January 31, 2018 at 12:36 pm

Greatest showman is playing in imax this weekend.

moviebuff82 on January 24, 2018 at 6:27 pm

This weekend maze runner 3 shares dolby with jumanji . Black panther dolby tix now available.

moviebuff82 on January 17, 2018 at 10:29 am

This weekend 12 strong is in Imax while jumanji continues its streak in dolby. I wonder when AMC will upgrade it to dolby 3d.

moviebuff82 on January 13, 2018 at 6:06 pm

During the showing of last jedi in imax when the movie started the lights were left on so some moviegoers addressed management to turn it off which they did!

moviebuff82 on January 10, 2018 at 12:16 pm

Star wars is playing only in imax and regular while the commuter is in dolby. Looks like black panther is in 3d and regular but not imax.

moviebuff82 on January 8, 2018 at 6:49 pm

I think amc needs to upgrade the imax projector along with the seats since its been almost a decade since the conversion.

moviebuff82 on January 4, 2018 at 9:44 am

Tonight it’s not crowded . Because of the snow.

alpinedownhiller on January 3, 2018 at 4:21 pm

Wow, they pulled Last Jedi from Dolby here for Jumanji? Last Jedi Dolby was packed here every time I looked for tickets, even today still, every good seat sold out. Seems like a bizarre decision. Just like how they got rid of TCM Classics, all of the showings for everything, even though they had the best sales for sales of any theater in the entire region.

hotwaterbottle on December 18, 2017 at 12:09 pm

Do they take cash or credit? How about wooden nickels or bitcoin?

moviebuff82 on December 17, 2017 at 9:48 am

Starting with the opening of the last jedi, this theater is now selling merchandise in their AMC Store.

moviebuff82 on December 9, 2017 at 2:27 pm

When I saw titanic back in 97 the loews in wayne was mobbed and I enjoyed it . Projection was good and sound excellent. Ill wait until it hits 4k blu ray soon as I own the 1999 DVD.

alpinedownhiller on December 2, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Saw Titanic and the Dolby 4K presentation is pretty incredible. It was a long time ago, but I don’t recall seeing nearly this level of detail back in 1997 when I saw it here. The Dolby screen is also a good deal larger than the largest screen they had back in 1997.

Lines a bit shorter though haha. They were insane in 1997 here! Week after week wrapped way around the outer mall, way back, on some days almost all the way around to the far end of the back, crazy. Nothing ever like that other than for Star Wars.

The HDR was pretty good too, I don’t think the film version had quite this ability back then. Maybe some of the dark scenes at the end had some brighter areas seeming a little too bright, but whatever. Mostly it was all spectacular presentation all-around every which way. Maybe those who saw it in 70mm back when had something beginning to be like this, but this seems way beyond what I recall seeing in the 1997 original film release or later digital re-release. It did make it almost feel a little like it was something you hadn’t seen before (although maybe for those who did manage to see it in 70mm the difference would not be quite as huge, by ‘97 70mm was already pretty rare).

hotwaterbottle on November 22, 2017 at 8:39 am

Perhaps moviebuff82 should get a job at this theatre! He could be the head seat scrubber and spill picker upper. Then he wouldn’t have the time to post nonsense on this forum anymore.

StanMalone on November 21, 2017 at 12:25 pm

82: I notice from comments on this and other pages that you are a big fan of recliners. Think about this for a moment. If those dirty floors and cupholders bother you just imagine how long it has been, if ever, since the recliner you are sunk down into has been cleaned.

moviebuff82 on November 18, 2017 at 11:33 am

Regarding cleanliness I think they need to take care of cleaning spilt popcorn and cupholders filled with napkins at the dolby cinema. Every showing its dirty.