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Went to this theater today with my aunt to see “Ratatouille” in the DLP auditorium (#10) and I enjoyed the movie, both in presentation and enjoyment. The picture was good but the focus was soft since I decided to sit closer to the screen in the lower part of that theater where there’s more legroom and room to move the seats back…the next time I go see a movie in DLP at this theater, I’ll just sit near the guardrail near the disabled seats in the middle of the row in order to see the sharper picture. The sound, on the other hand, was great, despite some minor chatting in the audience along with babies crying. The other complaint I also had was that the ticket taker didn’t tear the two tickets right, her name was Monika and she tried her best.
Did this theater open in 1987? Cause it’s been 20 years since the movies returned to Morristown when AMC opened their second location, which became a Clearview and probably got its license renewed yesterday, according to what I read online.
Sometimes when a big movie opens at this theater, they show it on two of the three screens and save one for an indie flick; a good example of it was when the theater showed all 3 Pirates films this way. After the closing of the nearby Emerson, the Washington Township cinema is the only Clearview Cinema in the Pascack/Westwood/Washington area that commands a high price that is still a bit cheaper than the mammoth Garden State 16, which is owned by AMC and rarely shows and keeps art house films like the Clearview in Washington Township.
I hope in the future that the Oscars come to Radio City…too bad they hold it annually at that Kodak theater in LA!!!
In what year did Cineplex Odeon took over the theater and when did it sell it to Clearview? Also, are all the seats in the theater rocking chairs?
Just went to this theater for the first time in a few months to see “Chuck and Larry” in theater #1, and boy, they changed the preshow to digital from film to save time and money. The slide show is pretty cool, too. It’s much sharper and it’s mostly Cablevision with a touch of Verizon (cellphones, thankfully) in it. The crowd was half full, the sound and projection were top-notch. Too bad the parking is smaller than the rival AMC in Rockaway or its sister theater, the Parsippany 12-plex. Unlke AMC, Clearview cuts out the green bands before each trailer to seam each preview into each other, which is a strange move indeed. After the movie was over, me and my SCARC group left as the rains came in that Friday night, which was more exciting than the movie!!!
Just went to this theater for the first time in nearly a month, and went to see “Harry Potter” in theater #2. I got in with my parents, and dad had to endure a long line at the food stands…this is one reason why the popcorn tasted a bit stale except the last bits of it although the soda was good. Projection and sound were decent and the seats were good. The theater was packed, too. Everyone enjoyed the movie despite the high ticket prices and long food and ticket lines due to the lousy weather outside. Hopefully this theater will show NCM Fathom stuff soon, as that thing only plays in theaters in the New Brunswick and Newark areas. Any word on when DLP comes to Rockaway? Hopefully when the theater makes a lot of profit this summer.
Justin2, according to what I read it will open not only in NYC, but in LA, before heading to blu-ray, hd-dvd, and regular dvd.
sounds cool…I would love to see Blade Runner on the big screen besides buying it on Blu Ray…will it be the original version or the director’s cut of the movie?
I posted the same thing while you posted that info, Bill. That sucks that the Z has no matinees. They should have bargains at this theater once its lease runs up in the future.
It’s $11 general admission (the priciest venue from Clearview), with $7.50 for seniors and children. The only downside is that this theater, unlike other clearviews, is not recommended for those who sit in wheelchairs. Which theater is the closest near the Z for those handicapped people?
I agree with you, that art house fare AMC likes to call as select. They also used to show old movies, which Clearview probably stole the idea from when they showed classic movies at some of its theaters. BTW, which theater is the largest in terms of size and seating?
How many people visit the Ziegfeld theater each year? I would like to know if it’s by the millions since the busiest theater in America is the seven year old AMC Empire 25 plex.
scary indeed. also, verizon ads dont play at clearview, but at other chains.
well i guess that the tenplex will be demolished or transformed into a walmart!
As in a star wars like circus, during the time when most of the three Star Wars movies in the prequel saga debuted at the theater. The theater was one of the first to show it in the then new Dolby Digital Surround EX format despite showing it in 35mm (unlike the nearby Tenplex (sic) and Meadow Six, both owned by rival Loews Cineplex (now AMC) which showed it digitally). By the time Episode II debuted at the theater, the film was shown straight from the high def source (as well as more theaters in the area) and was the first digital movie shown at the Z. When Episode III came out, it would be the last time that Star Wars would be shown at this theater. Hopefully this year the Z could show all six star wars films if Clearview works out a deal.
you mean the Ziegfeld. Were there any contests in which people got free tickets to the ziegfeld theater? My dad went there once many years ago to see Apocalpyse Now during its exclusive NYC engagement, and I would love to check out the theater sometime soon. BTW, I’m glad that the theater wasn’t near the area where that steam pipe explosion occured…were any cinema treasures that were closed near that area due to the incident, and have they been reopened? I would like to know. Thankfully, it wasn’t near Times Square, but it was on the same street just blocks away from the Ziegfeld in the 42nd st. area.
Hollywood90038, the local theater over in Rockaway (an AMC) as well as the theater in Parsippany (owned by the Ziegfeld’s parent, Clearview) use a modern type of curtain system known as a masking screen, which changes the aspect ratio from matte to scope for certain movies. This makes the screen smaller but sharper and wider. Does this theater use the same masking system that most modern theaters use?
This theater, along with the one in Menlo Park Mall, are the only two remaining Cineplex Odeon theaters that are thriving as AMC Loews theaters. Ironically, they are 12 screeners that were made solely by Cineplex Odeon before the Loews Cineplex acquistion, and each location has a rival theater that’s in the same town (movie city in edison and the hudson mall seven plex in jc). The closest theaters near them that have stadium seating are the Bayonne 12 plex owned by Frank Theaters and the New Brunswick 18 plex owned by AMC.
when I used to live in clifton, the library had past issues of all the local papers showing the movie listings for the tenplex, mostly NY Times, Bergen Record. To date, the only CO locations that survive as AMCs are two: The Newport Centre theater in Jersey City and the Menlo Park mall theater in Edison. Both of them could never match the longevity of the tenplex, which had better sound and picture equipment than those two.
Most recently, this theater (now known as the Blairstown Theater Festival at Roy’s Hall) showed Friday the 13th for the first time at the same location where the film was shot. Nothing much has changed since where they shot, except the cars.
This theater is the only one in Passaic County to be equipped with digital projection, which began with the release of “Meet the Robinsons” in digital 3-D. It was so popular at the theater that AMC chose to keep the projection system and play several movies in DLP. Which theater # has DLP? I guess it’s one of the former THX houses.
someone should change the status of this theater to open since it’s now open for business. Is it up to personel at cinema treasures to change a theater listing after someone posts it online (like me)?
Or maybe the Easter show?
thanks, Greg!!! That theater still looked the same in those photos as the last and only time I went there Greg. I saw Exit Wounds in theater 6, since they showed a Dolby Digital trailer before the movie. Boy how ticket prices have jumped in five years between the closing of the old AMC and the new one, which is much bigger and advanced than its predecessor in terms of projection, sound, seating, and size, not to mention parking.