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this theater will be the first in times square to have a new version of the IMAX 3D system, scheduled for launch sometime in the summer of 2008.
my bad. The system which will be installed at this theater by around summer 2008 will be a new version of the Imax 3-D system that eliminates the need for bulky film, hence it will be digital and will charge $2-4 more per ticket. BTW, which of the 16 screens will be retrofitted for the IMAX 3-D, or will it be an additional screen? Only time will tell.
The original Rockaway theater had no 70mm capabilities, but its successor will finally get it when an IMAX screen will be added to the theater by summer 2008.
This just in….Looks like the AMC in Rockaway will have IMAX!!!
I’ll also post this as a news item. IMAX will be a much welcome addition to this theater and will increase traffic and money. IMAX tickets are more expensive than digital 3-D and 35mm combined. It’ll be nice to see an IMAX movie in Rockaway rather than drive all the way to manhattan or west nyack.
Being a liberal, I think Hollywood is taking it too far to make really good movies and just being a bit conservative, making movies to rekindle us of the fear that’s in the news. After the release of Dawn of the Dead (the original), the number of shootings at malls increased, including the one in Omaha, where a new movie theater will be open soon but will have to increase security due to this tragedy. As for Cloverfield, I hope it’s the most serious monster movie of the year and not some silly remake of an old movie. J.J. Abrahams knows what’s going for him, with that movie and the upcoming star trek sequel, whose trailer will be attached to Cloverfield.
This coming weekend, The Golden Compass will play on 2 35mm screens, while Beowulf will still play in 3d.
just checked the website for succasunna, and beowulf was still showing in 3d. My bad. parsippany will still play beowulf in 3d while succasunna plays THe Golden Compass on the DLP screen in plain old 2d.
This week marks the 25th anniversary of this theater. Opening attractions included “48 Hours”, “The Toy”, and “Airplane II: The Sequel”; each feature was on two screens each, and one became a big hit for Eddie Murphy and for the theater itself. Since then, the theater has seen its share of hits like “Jurassic Park” and misses like “Waterworld”.
This theater was renovated as of the week after Thanksgiving. Luxurious seats and digital sound were added to each screen.
i can’t believe this theater is still open!!! This theater has to be one of those underpeforming theaters that are owned by Clearview. Any word on when it might close soon? This is the only theater reachable from 206 for those who live in Newton, since the Newton theater shut down.
Another thing Clearview needs to do is refurbish every screen with stadium rather than sloped seating. Like the Rockaway location, this theater has an elevator that only employees can use to go to the projection booth (a stairway is there just in case a fire or something bad breaks out in the lift), which is huge. They also show indian films on occasion, something that the AMC in Rockaway lacks, and also its Baby Matinee program.
what happened to the classics program at this theater? Will it return? Since the program was gone, attendance is not what it used to be since the AMC in Rockaway opened.
any word on when this theater gets dlp? Seems that this theater, one of the three most popular Clearviews, is behind the times. Does their preshow still have film? The AMC in Rockaway has more to offer than the one in Mansfield, and Regal just added DLP in its Pohatcong location, making Succasunna the closest location for digital projection.
during its heyday, this theater, along with Clearview’s Parsippany theater, were the most popular ‘plexes in the county, only to be dethroned by the AMC in Rockaway.
this was the longest running theater in Northwest Jersey, right? The oldest right now has to be Madison.
btw, how is parking where the old triplex used to be? Seems that more cars can go in there and get to the movies!!!
it’s been a few weeks since turkey day, and it’s still closed. AMC Garden State 16 is the successor to this theater, which someone working for ct will ad to the summary soon.
any word if the theater will be rebuilt?
When clearview acquired the allwood, they introducted a pre-show before each movie that played at the six-plex, courtesy of Screenvision. I first noticed this before a screening of “Space Jam” at the theater, as well as another Clearview theatre in Wayne, during a screening of “Star Trek First Contact”. Nowadays, Clearview’s more popular theaters use a digital pre-show as opposed to the analog, which was renamed “The Clearview”. Does the Allwood still use analog pre-show or digital? Seems that this theater will no longer survive and needs a renovation just like theatres with fewer than 10 screens owned by the chain, those that were build after the golden age of hollywood and before that.
i agree with you. My bad. The Chinese is to West Coast moviegoers what the Ziegfeld is to East Coast moviegoers; both are favorite places for movie premieres.
very funny. Real D is no Imax 3d, since Imax 3d is still my favorite 3d format of all time.
yet another cinema treasure being overtaken by rich people. Look at the Ziegfeld, another theater now run by corporate bums. Once a great theater, now plays junk.
not only that, but once in awhile a Disney movie plays there, as is the case with the studio’s newest hit “Enchanted”. Same goes for Universal, which sometimes shows its best movies at theaters near its theme parks in Florida and Hollywood.
must’ve been some fire that forced the theater to rebuild as a twin soon after. Yet another twin theater in America that is being killed by the megaplexes.
i agree, markl. Even the AMC in Rockaway, a year old theater, can’t afford the money drawn from concession sales to drive the purchase of a new Real D system. I saw it before the Nightmare release and it’s better than IMAX 3-D at the lincoln square theater. Seems that the 84th street is acting up like its bigger brother. The only downside is that both complexes don’t have stadium seating, which AMC’s mammoth Empire 25 has, even though it’s not located in a crowded area like Times Square.