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probably they cut up the larger screen into two, or added a fourth one.
After Clearview bought the theater, it probably cut up the two big screens into six or added four into the theater.
never mind. This theater needs some improvement since it lacks the stadium seating and digital projection of Clifton Commons, which opened two years after the expansion of the Wayne theater.
oh….I’d love to see Spielberg win a best picture, best screenplay, and best director trophy.
This theater was and still is notorius for its poor security by the local police, as well as flooding problems around the theater and the traffic mess that will soon be solved when the spaghetti bowl (Route 80/23/46) fix-up will be improved come later this year. Like the East Hanover theater, there is a Chuck E'Cheese that is now a Nationwide Electronics Store that will reopen after a few years. A Wiz used to be located right across from the theater where several retailers such as Costco and Sports Authority are.
That’s a good movie, although it was one of Spielberg’s few box office bombs. But it was the debut of a rising star: Christian Bale, who this summer returns as Batman in “The Dark Knight”, starring the late Heath Ledger as “The Joker”.
I flipped between that show and a rangers hockey game. Rangers won, Oscars lost.
The latter. You can relive that moment since that movie’s out on DVD and in 5.1 surround sound, also shown sometimes on MOJO (formerly INHD) HD. Which theater profited well, this one or the GC where an Officemax used to be?
I agree. The only awards shows that communicates with the moviegoing public are the people’s choice awards as well as the MTV movie awards. Not too long ago Blockbuster had an awards show but they pulled out to focus on renting movies.
Can’t wait to see if Indy wins best picture for Mr. Speilberg, who hasn’t won an oscar in 15 years!!! If he wins, then ratings will skyrocket from this year.
that must’ve been some big space for such a drive-in.
a year later, red dawn came out.
this was the site of a stabbing that occured during a showing of a horror movie on the same night as the oscars.
yuppers. Out of all the cities, I like the one in which the ship blows up the white house.
To this day, the idea of nuclear war still exists in the minds of TV producers. Look at the last season of “24”, in one of the episodes, a big explosion that eerily looks like something out of Hiroshima occurs. Even theatrical movies have used it, mostly in sci-fi movies set in the future, such as Terminator 2 and its TV series sequel, The Sarah Connor Chronicles. If the TV movie “The Day After” were remade for post 9/11 audiences, then the planes carrying the bombs will be from Iran but the city will still be the same.
on a brighter note, the AMC in Rockaway is selling newer snacks other than popcorn, such as frooti tooties for the kiddies and Nestle Ice Cream, in order to make more profit. Remember, concession sales are number 1 at this theater in line with ticket sales. Maybe in the near future they will sell the pizza that older theaters have!!!
went to see “Spiderwick” in theater #11, very well behaved crowd. One issue that I should mention is that there are a bunch of imperfections on the projection screen, not the film. This makes watching bright scenes annoying, but darker scenes are ok. The sound system was pretty good. The only splice occured near the end of the film, but it didn’t distract the sound system. I sat one row above the front-row seating for a better view, and the film projection was very sharp and there was no masking issues. Too bad AMC won’t have IMAX just in time for Kung Fu Panda. BTW, how’s the installation going on the new IMAX digital? I can’t wait to see it!!!
Today was the first time an oscar movie marathon has played in an AMC in Rockaway. What was the experience like…I couldn’t come due to the bad weather, but was it crowded, and how was presentation and service? Let me know tomorrow.
he’s not as well known as the rockettes, I suppose.
I agree. King Kong, even though its showing its age, still provides thrills and chills!!!
I can’t make it…I’ll probably rent it from Netflix on regular DVD, since all versions of Kong are not on Bluray. The 2005 remake was one of the first big HD-DVD titles during the format’s heyday and came packed in with the HD-DVD drive for the Xbox 360. It was also made into a video game for all systems. Donkey Kong took inspiration from the movie, as well as Rampage. The movie was also colorized (1933) and shown heavily on Ted Turner’s channels, since Time Warner now owns the rights to the movie, once owned by RKO. Followed by a sequel, Son of Kong, which didn’t do well as the first one. Referenced in many popular songs, as well as parodied in TV ads. Without King Kong, there would’ve been no Cloverfield.
Some of these musicians haven’t survived, and younger musicians have filled in those orchestra seats, continuing the tradition of bringing great music to the Christmas Spectaculars. When will Radio City show a movie again? Last one I heard was the Die Hard event last summer. I’d like to see Indiana Jones play its world premiere at this theater, even if it plays at the Ziegfeld.
How long is the lease at this theatre? The originals had like 20 year leases that were not extended. And I read a report that says AMC’s profit was down a bit in the 4Q from the 3rd quarter as ticket prices went up. This weekend’s box office looks a bit dissapointing. Good thing AMC still uses the A.M. Cinema program in Rockaway providing $6 showings rather than Parsippany, which charges the second highest matinee pricing in the area!
I agree. I hope they don’t remake Star Wars or ET or Close Encounters or worse, the Matrix!!!