AMC Rockaway 16

363 Mt. Hope Avenue,
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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moviebuff82 on August 14, 2017 at 12:30 pm

The next movie to be shown in dolby will be Hitman’s Bodyguard this weekend.

moviebuff82 on August 11, 2017 at 7:41 pm

Tomorrow afternoon it opens.

moviebuff82 on August 10, 2017 at 4:40 pm

Just got word from Dolby Cinema on FB that any minute this weekend it will open. Maybe in time for Annabelle Creation…

MGrennille on August 10, 2017 at 10:44 am

Any update on Dolby Theater opening?

moviebuff82 on July 31, 2017 at 7:17 pm

Went to see “Dunkirk” in auditorium #1 and the screen was flat, with the preshow in flat followed by trailers in both flat and scope aspect ratio followed by the movie which was shown in 2.20:1 which was the same format used for 70mm prints. 35mm prints use the 2.39:1 ratio while the digital imax version is 1.9:1. The projection was pretty good and colors popped out nicely. The sound mix was pretty loud and the bass was thumping too. Dialogue was kinda hard to understand although there’s hardly any words spoken in some scenes due to the heavy action in the movie. I bet hearing it in imax would be more painful than seeing it in regular. The movie was entertaining for what it’s worth. Progress on Dolby Cinema is moving along just fine.

moviebuff82 on July 25, 2017 at 11:52 am

Which auditoriums have the best surround sound? I think the Imax one is ok and the larger auditoriums can support up to 7.1 surround sound.

moviebuff82 on July 23, 2017 at 4:58 pm

My mistake. On Saturday morning the movie ran 30 minutes late for imax but everything went smoothly. Dolby cinema opens August 1st.

fred1 on July 22, 2017 at 3:29 pm

How can an IMAX projector breaks down on Aug 1st if it’s July 22

moviebuff82 on July 20, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The auditorium will open late summer according to a chat with Dolby Cinema’s chatbot on messenger.

moviebuff82 on July 18, 2017 at 5:44 pm

I don’t see amc rockaway mentioned on their dolby cinema website…

moviebuff82 on July 15, 2017 at 6:38 pm

On my facebook news feed as well as twitter I’ve seen ads for Dolby Cinema at AMC Rockaway along with the featured movie which is War for the Planet of the Apes which I plan to see soon…i didn’t care for seeing it in 3d like the last one which was fine in 2d.

moviebuff82 on July 15, 2017 at 10:22 am

not really. At least the audio mix was good. I wonder which auditoriums have 7.1 speakers…probably the larger ones sans imax. When the dolby cinema at amc opens, it will be the first ever Dolby Atmos location in morris county if not northwest jersey. As for the 3d conversion ,it was terrible. The showtime that my dad picked was 3d by mistake. The trailers before the film were ok in 3d such as Valerian which was shot in 3d. The AMC first look in 3d was good. The 2d trailers looked fine.

alpinedownhiller on July 14, 2017 at 7:16 pm


Was it a projection issue with #10 or do you think it was just something a little messed up with some of the 2D to 3D conversion and intrinsic to the video file itself?

And did you notice and color fringing at #10? I haven’t seen a movie on that screen in a number of years but it had horrendous color fringing the last time I did. Just wondering if they fixed that or not.

alpinedownhiller on July 14, 2017 at 7:14 pm

holy cow why did the last paragraph of my last post turn into gigantic red letters?

alpinedownhiller on July 13, 2017 at 9:59 pm

which screen did you find the 3D blurry at times for Spiderman, #7 or #10? And in what way was it blurry? It’s not blurry in #8 (IMAX).

Just wondering if they ever fixed the problem where the R,G,B alignment for the projection on screens 7 and 10 was out of wack (nothing to do with 3D itself though) which produced color fringing and made things look a touch blurry in a weird way across the entire screen, all the time.

15 and #6 have really good projection (as does the IMAX, although it obviously doesn’t do 4k like it seems 15 and 6 can). I don’t think they ever show 3D in #15 and #6 so it probably doesn’t hurt that the projector is locked into single projection, no polarized mode either. Those two always seem to have deep blacks (for non-Laser, non-Dolby, non-IMAX, at least), strong contrast, bright projection, very crisp, rich colors, nice gamma and calibration and so on.

moviebuff82 on July 11, 2017 at 4:52 pm

Just came back from seeing Spiderman Homecoming. Very good movie although the 3d was very blurry in spots. Sound was good. They got more stuff to put in that Dolby Cinema and they have the signs up. I can’t wait…

moviebuff82 on July 9, 2017 at 4:33 pm

Dolby moved back to August 1.

moviebuff82 on July 8, 2017 at 11:53 am

Once the dolby cinema opens the seating count will be reduced greatly.

moviebuff82 on July 8, 2017 at 6:56 am Theatre.9097033,-74.5624179,16z/data=!4m6!1m5!8m4!1e2!2s105796448102005269582!3m1!1e1 here you can find photos i took inside the place.

moviebuff82 on July 8, 2017 at 6:51 am

advance tickets went on sale for Dunkirk in digital imax only. So far, no one has bought tickets yet but will sell fast soon…btw i think amc’s website is slow as mollasses so i always go to fandango for faster speed.

moviebuff82 on July 4, 2017 at 5:00 pm

the theater will open in two weeks just in time for Dunkirk. Tickets for the movie in all formats go on sale Friday.

moviebuff82 on July 3, 2017 at 10:23 am

I saw Wonder Woman at theater #15 and when i came out of it after enjoying it i saw the blue christie packages. Can’t wait to try it out for the first time when the crowd dies down…it will be like when 3d first came to Rockaway as well as Imax digital.

moviebuff82 on July 2, 2017 at 7:55 am

I agree. Some people hate reserved seating since you can’t change your seat after the movie begins but it’s important for AMC’s business in the future. The imax has it, and dolby will have it. Yes, the projector is christie. Also recliners too. Ever since AMC returned to Rockaway it has overfilled the parking lot near the mall and is getting more visitors than the mall itself. Malls are dying, but movie theatres are thriving in an age of netflix and tv shows.