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And one year ago today that it closed down. The night before it closed, it showed its last new movie, Pirates 3, before digital versions of the movie played on 2 screens at its successor. Had it been alive, it would be 43 years old. I guess it’s now all dust and bugs and mold that adorn this former Cinema Treasure.
Happy 1st birthday, GS 16!!! How is Indy doing at this theater? The last three movies did boffo box office at the old theater when it was seven (Raiders, Temple) to ten (Last Crusade) screens, as well as the triplex when it moved over there for other product. FYI, Indy 4 is being shown in good old 35mm and Dolby Digital 5.1. Last year, Pirates 3 moved over from the old theater into the new one, making “Bug” the first new movie to be played there on opening day, as “At World’s End” opened the night before the grand opening. Since then, many DLP showings, as well as the return of 3D to Paramus, brought moviegoers back to this theater but not those who prefer the original tenplex, which will become a Lowes store, as well as its sister theater, which is now a massive parking lot.
One other note, they replaced the Journey 3D poster and put in the regular version, and near the snack stand a big H featuring Will Smith (for Hancock) is there. Don’t forget that Sex and the City opens this coming weekend in Rockaway!!! As for the framing of Indy 4, they did a good job, with slight darkness near the bottom and sides of the screen. There were some splices near the end of the movie and on the Hellboy II trailer, as well as some splotches of black. So far, most of the theaters around my area are not showing Indy 4 in digital, just good old film. And that’s the way Spielberg intended to be, alongside his friend Lucas. Too bad this theater is not THX certified like Clifton Commons, Bridgewater, or Essex Green, which I haven’t been to. I think THX wouldn’t like the way the theater was built, as sound bleeds into the wall of each theater.
Try telling that to AMC, which a year ago opened their flagship North Jersey theater in Paramus with two DLP projectors. I saw a showing of Ratatouille at the GS 16, and although the picture was blurry (like all other AMC screens), it was bright and the surround sound was loud and clear as opposed to what Clearview does with a dark picture and so-so surround sound, as was the case with the National Treasure sequel. I haven’t seen a 3d movie at a clearview, but I saw the Nightmare re-release in 3D at Jersey Gardens and the 3D was darker than 2D hence the glasses but that can’t beat IMAX 3D!!!
Not to mention cranky seniors and babies. I’d wish they kept the Reel Moms program, not to mention updating their projection to be more like other AMC theaters in NJ such as the one in rockaway, which was supposed to be a Loews until the AMC deal went through. Pretty soon this theater will become a Wal-Mart or Lowes, just like the old tenplex in Paramus will become.
went to see indy at a 435 showing, on two screens! i preferred the larger one, 8, as opposed to 7 on the ticket. presentation was very good and the crowd enjoyed it. recently amc has put new pricing offers for senior citizens and college and high school students that will please those movie goers. i hope the imax debuts when batman returns to rockaway after he began again in parsippany 8 years after the dynamic duo bombed where best buy sits now!
It’s the digital cinema part of DTS. They still have the rights to the DTS audio codec and the systems used in a lot of theaters. They’re becoming a bit smaller than Dolby, the main competitor, since double d does have a digital cinema division; Sony used to have a digital cinema division that created SDDS but has since closed shop in 2002 to focus more on home entertainment and video games.
and hopefully every other movie showtime site will have it up and running. On New Day Cinemas' site, the theater is still listed…somone should remove that theater as it’s no longer owned by that company. BTW, no showtimes for Indy 4 on the 22nd as both Baby Mama and Narnia are still playing. I remember that this theater always had midnight showings of popular movies just like the big guys. I’m sure this theater showed all three Indy movies in the past.
not too far from this theater, there was a strange murder case that closed Tenafly Road, making the commute to this small theater a bit tricky. At least one suspect has been arrested in California.
Since Clifton Commons opened, has attendance at this theater declined? I bet it did.
or watch it on youtube in bootleg or order it on high-def pay-per-view. This is why the box office is still struggling in the 21st century, especially for indie films like Juno and foriegn flicks. BTW, did clearview eliminate matinee pricing for its other theaters? I hope AMC doesn’t copy this stategy….since they show indie movies during AM Cinema weekends.
i thought it was ok. I saw that shot too. My favorite movie with this theater in it will be always Transformers.
Since they will install a new Imax system just in time for the new batman movie, a new position would be needed for someone to run the digital system. What’s the status on the IMAX? I read that it’s not listed in the July openings.
also, no showtimes are posted online…is this theater’s opening delayed? Opening attractions include Baby Mama and Narnia. Next week Indy come out and will play alongside Narnia as Narnia 2 did well at the box office.
someone should change the status to open, as this theater is back running again…btw, any changes since the theater changed ownership, such as prices?
Maybe something that’s not Indiana Jones and probably will be Sex and the City!
from what i read on cinema retro, a lowes will be built where this theater stands.
So far, I read that they’re installing new seats and improving the lobby while keeping the theater the way it is. Too bad they’ll show Indy at night the day I’m going to the nearby Hospital for an appointment, as opposed to day-long showtimes in Rockaway.
Too bad “Superman” didn’t come out until Christmas of that year…had it been released during the summertime it would’ve done good business and be the first superhero movie ever released during the summer; its sequel would become the first superhero movie to be released in America during the summer, although it came out a bit earlier in Europe during the thankgiving holidays.
After the renovations in 1999, the Hall looked like it was new again, and it still is. It’s still one of the best guarded places in New York, and one that’s more famous and better than The Garden. If the Rockettes were a sports team, they would beat up them Knicks, Rangers, and Liberty!!! After the Newsday debacle and the removal of the Voom HD channels from Dish TV (only Cablevision is the only system to have those 15 channels, which is too much for compression), Cablevision is not focusing on its other companies such as AMC, which is starting to show more drama shows ala FX, as well as Clearview Cinemas, which is putting nearly all of its newer cinemas with digital projection. Not to mention the classy Hall!!!
good article. BTW, will there be new sound systems in each auditorium as well as projectors, or will it still the the same old Newton twin when New Day acquired the theater for awhile?
yes, on friday. hopefully it’ll be in the local newspapers, such as the Daily Record and surrounding newspapers.
thanks for the comment, movie534. THat’s why I mostly watch new movies on blu-ray and on my hdtv rather than fork a lot of cash to see a movie on a blurry screen!!!
The next Indiana Jones will not be shown in DLP, but plain old film, the way the director intended it to be. Only Narnia will be the only major movie to be shown in DLP this weekend.
I checked out the upcoming movie schedule for this theater, and Narnia will play on 4 screens this weekend; next weekend, Indy will be on 4 or more screens and will be shown in 35mm. Spielberg shot this movie on plain old film rather than digital as opposed to the producer of the movie, George Lucas, who is a supporter of digital cinema ever since Episode I came out in Paramus and Secaucus.