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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Dec 2, 2007 at 10:20 am

Just checked out the amc website for the upcoming Hannah Montana 3D movie, and guess what…amc rockaway isn’t one of them. Seems like next year rockaway will get 3d after its competitors got it first. To me, 3D movies would be expensive and cost too much for the average person living in a low-income suburb like Rockaway, compared with more trafficked areas like Parsippany, Clifton, Paramus, and even Succasunna. Even Clearview’s Mansfield theater isn’t fit for 3d, just that other Warren County theater, the Pohatcong, that has digital (and that’s a Regal, which is AMC’s #1 competitor in the megaplex business). BTW, what is the #1 16 screener owned by AMC? Let me know…

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moviebuff82 commented about Radio City Music Hall on Dec 2, 2007 at 8:31 am

Blame it on NBC, not Cablevision. Has a movie ever been shot inside the hall?

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Dec 2, 2007 at 7:57 am

what you do mean by scores? And why did you get fired from the amc in rockaway? Did you used to work at the old AMC in Rockaway before it was closed down? Anyways, it seems that the theater is the number one attraction at the mall these days since it opened in late 2006. I’m sure this coming summer will be a good one for the theater.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway Inner 6/Outer 6 on Dec 2, 2007 at 7:55 am

I still have a ticket from the old AMC in Rockaway back in the spring of 2001, my only visit to that theater. The price of a matinee showing was $5; since the rockaway 16 opened, it’s jumped nearly 50%. The color of the ticket was blue instead of the red (the blue is only used for advanced tickets), and was the amc in rockaway the first to have advance ticketing in morris county? Back then, amc used to own two theaters, one of which was sold to clearview and still operates to this day (morristown). The movie I went to was on the last day of March of 2001, a 1:40 p.m. showing in theater #3. Was that theater the largest of the 12?

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moviebuff82 commented about Radio City Music Hall on Dec 2, 2007 at 7:41 am

I watched a bit since I was busy watching college football. It was ok. Better to go see it in person at the hall than watching it in HD!!! When will MSG re-air that great doc on the history of the hall? Let me know so I can watch it again….is it also on demand on the Cablevision systems?

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moviebuff82 commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 30, 2007 at 11:37 am

that movie didn’t do well and signaled the decline of the christmas movie, according to a doc I saw on AMC a few years ago. It wasn’t until “A Christmas Story” that feel good christmas movies came back to theaters.

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moviebuff82 commented about Warner Quad makes a comeback on Nov 29, 2007 at 11:46 am

I’ve never been to this theater, but my aunt has been there since she lives in paramus, where most moviegoers go to these days instead of the smaller theaters. After the success Clearview had with renovating the 3-screener in Washington Township, Clearview is applying the same touch to the Warner Quad, which used to be owned by the parent company of the Tenplex, Cineplex Odeon. By the time Clearview bought the theater, the cinema was in decline in terms of quality and quantity as more people went to the megaplexes. This renovation means that the nearby Hawthorne theater, which shows movies that the Warner Quad can’t, will have to step up before it closes down soon!!!

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moviebuff82 commented about Queen Anne Theater on Nov 27, 2007 at 3:25 am

that’s a great looking shot and very patriotic.

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moviebuff82 commented about Newton Theatre on Nov 26, 2007 at 11:31 am

that’s a long life for the theater.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Nov 24, 2007 at 4:40 pm

btw, has attendance at this theater increased from a year ago?

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Nov 24, 2007 at 1:48 pm

went out to see “No Country for Old Men”, a decent Coen Bros. movie that has a bad ending. It was in one of those smaller screens, and the crowd behaved fine. The worst part during my movie trip? The traffic getting out was a bit tough, since right now is the busiest time of year for the mall rather than the theater. Seems that Rockaway Mall is now making more money that AMC and that Clearview’s Parsippany and Succasunna theaters get more than the shopping centers since those theaters are not near big malls and have better projection and customer service than AMC, which employs a mixture of old and young customers with hard to read accents. At least they added the AMC 16 tag to the entrance sign to the mall.

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moviebuff82 commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 24, 2007 at 1:44 pm

Just came back from seeing “No Country For Old Men”, the trailer was good, but the movie was not, especially the ending. These days, ever since the 1970’s, trailers give away the whole storyline, except the ending. Some of them are really good and don’t reveal anything at all, like “Cloverfield”. As for Radio City’s policy of showing trailers back when they showed movies, they probably did a better job than most theaters these days. Could you imagine if the Hall showed previews of upcoming events at the hall before the Xmas Spectacular? That would make a really long show!!! Also, it’s that time of year…is this year’s show better than that of years past, or is it the same old bore?

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moviebuff82 commented about BEOWULF 3-D Locations on Nov 21, 2007 at 11:31 am

Too bad the AMC can’t afford the money to show beowulf in Rockaway. Maybe next year if the film’s a success.

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moviebuff82 commented about Movie ticket prices...good for the box office, bad for moviegoers on Nov 19, 2007 at 10:09 am

that sucks….my town lost its theater for nearly five years before getting a newer one…that is AMC’s rockway location. The original was two theaters, each with six screens and located in and out of the mall. It was closed during the summer 2002 box office and was relaunched in the fall of 2006 to compete against the improved Parsippany and Succasunna theaters that were ruling box office profits in Morris County. AMC I think is number 1, with Parsippany and Succasunna in second and third.

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moviebuff82 commented about Movie ticket prices...good for the box office, bad for moviegoers on Nov 19, 2007 at 9:45 am

it’s in missisippi.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Clifton Commons 16 on Nov 19, 2007 at 5:56 am

back when it was gc, the rewards program was called credits, and it let me get points and chances to win prizes; for the release of gladiator, an actual helmet used by russell crowe in the movie was offered as a prize in a sweepstakes. too bad i didn’t win. after amc bought gc, credits was replaced with moviewatcher and the chance of winning stuff was gone and in it was just getting points for free food and tickets. to this day, it still runs well even though it’s an amc now.

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moviebuff82 commented about Wayne Preakness Cinemas on Nov 19, 2007 at 5:48 am

any news on when it will close? there was a post on that other wayne theater that is still open which mentions that the amc loews wayne would kill off the smaller theatres. only one, the valleyview twin, is gone, leaving the future of the quad in doubt.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Wayne 14 on Nov 19, 2007 at 5:44 am

travis reid was involved in managing this theater as well as other loews/sony/star/cineplex odeon places before amc merged the company into its umbrella. as mentioned in a post for the rockaway theater that was to be built as a loews before the takeover, this theater has recently been run down in the dumps as more people prefer clifton commons over wayne.

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moviebuff82 commented about Movie ticket prices...good for the box office, bad for moviegoers on Nov 18, 2007 at 12:11 pm

beowulf was soso, but american gangster was great.

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moviebuff82 commented about Movie ticket prices...good for the box office, bad for moviegoers on Nov 18, 2007 at 11:41 am

thanks. btw, attendance at the movies was down by double digits this past weekend from a year ago not only because of the increase in ticket price, but a lack of really good movies.

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moviebuff82 commented about Movie ticket prices...good for the box office, bad for moviegoers on Nov 18, 2007 at 9:58 am

my bad…homeland security wouldn’t be allowed at the movies, just airports and shipyards where travel is a concern.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Nov 16, 2007 at 8:11 pm

one word of warning if u try to c beowulf..the cashier will say it’s not in 3d. many people asked the theater if it will play this decent but not great movie in 3d. at least the presentation was good, the service great, and the preshow back to normal since my last visit. too bad the met opera wont be hitting here, but in parsippany, which i haven’t been to since i took a tour of the place with my coworkers from employment horizons, a nonprofit group located not too far from the theater.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Nov 16, 2007 at 12:05 pm

Tomorrow is the 1 year anniversary of AMC’s return to theaters. On that same weekend, there are quite a few interesting films worth watching, such as Beowulf (not in 3-D), Mr. Magorium, and Cholera. Maybe next year this theater will have the technology like the other theaters surrounding the area. The only bad thing about this theater is that it forced only one theater to close, the Newton Twin, and leave Sparta open in its place. I wasn’t there that weekend when the theater opened, but the next weekend I went I really liked it. What future plans for this theater remain to be seen. About the only thing that changed this year was the prices. Despite that, this theater is the closest near where I live right now and is my favorite theater.

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moviebuff82 commented about What are the ten most endangered theaters? on Nov 16, 2007 at 12:01 pm

how about the newton theater? It’s still there although there’s no word of it being knocked down. It’s the only theater in New Jersey I can think of that has the makings of an old cinema treasure. Despite becoming a twin theater, I hope they restore the theater to its single screen glory so that it can show bigger and better movies.

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moviebuff82 commented about Movie ticket prices...good for the box office, bad for moviegoers on Nov 15, 2007 at 12:16 pm

Look at what happened at the Metreon this past weekend. Some kid got fatally shot in the lobby outside the theater on a sunday night at 7 p.m. and the police were too late to stop the killer, just arrest him. Another popular target for criminals to go to are older multiplexes like the Loews/Sony/AMC in wayne as well as East Hanover. Things such as stolen posters, ripped seats, graffiti in the lobby, that sucks. It’s time for Homeland Security to impose some rules on the box office, besides just airplanes and shopping centers. Mr Bush, are you listening to this? Either him or the next president could improve security at our cinema treasures. This is another reason why fewer people choose going to a movie and renting it in the safety of their own home.