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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Nov 15, 2008 at 1:54 am

Yes they did. It was worth the price of admission alone, although I wanted to also see the new Watchmen trailer which I saw last night online on Youtube.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Nov 15, 2008 at 12:49 am

Hey PeterApruzzese, I saw a James Bond movie on the same showtime as the other one in your comment. Quantum of Solace, which is way shorter than Casino Royale. Lots of fast action, very little storyline. Sound was decent, although they needed to turn on the right channel for the music to be in stereo (surrounds and center channel were working and the bass too). Also, near the very end, the very bottom of the screen was a bit dark, making reading the numerous subtitles very hard although I wear glasses. Crowd was well behaved, and the food was good (I had a popcorn and diet coke which I shared with my Dad). No splices during the movie too!!!

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moviebuff82 commented about The growing scarcity of quality 35 mm prints for classic film screenings on Nov 11, 2008 at 2:49 pm

Clearview does a classics program in which they show fully restored 35mm prints for smaller theaters and 70mm prints for bigger theaters like the Ziegfeld. Don’t forget that Bluray offers a picture that’s just as good as 35mm.

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moviebuff82 commented about Cinepolis Mansfield on Nov 11, 2008 at 2:43 pm

Just checked the Clearview website and the price went up to $10.50, the same price as the AMC’s evening price in Rockaway. This will also affect other clearviews around the area. The advantage is that they’ll still show upcoming movies in Digital projection as well as 3-D.

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moviebuff82 commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 10, 2008 at 8:04 pm

Maybe not, since this will keep attendance down at the Hall with a bad economy affecting ticket sales, but annual showings of the show on MSG as well sales of the DVD will generate some much needed cash to Cablevision, not Time-Life, as its profit slowed down at many of its businesses, including Clearview Cinemas.

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moviebuff82 commented about IMAX will expand into AMC theaters on Nov 9, 2008 at 10:40 pm

That is because the screen is 1.43:1 and not 1.85. I was watching Zack and Miri at the AMC and they had scenes in which camera footage was shown in 4:3 style. That is what the IMAX system will look like when it opens at the AMC in Rockaway soon.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Nov 9, 2008 at 8:19 pm

Just came back from a 12:55 showing of Zack and Miri…great movie. Projection was a bit blurry and there were some minor splices, and the sound mix was a bit buzzy, plus there were only like 10 or so people in one screen compared to Madagascar 2’s four screens with lots of kids and their families!!! BTW, I hope they show “The Dark Knight” in IMAX digital since it might be re-released by Warner that month for Oscar consideration.

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moviebuff82 commented about IMAX will expand into AMC theaters on Nov 9, 2008 at 4:58 pm

January 23, 2009 is the date that the AMC in my town will be having one of its screens converted to the IMAX D format. Probably they’ll show The Day the Earth Stood Still since it will open more than a month before the start date of the new theater.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC shelves plan for an IPO...again!!! on Nov 9, 2008 at 4:56 pm

Hopefully their new parter IMAX stock is not going down anytime soon, as well as National Cinemedia’s stock, which is now in the dumps.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Nov 9, 2008 at 4:55 pm

I checked AMC’s website again and they now have a section devoted to IMAX. Upon checking the coming soon section, the rollout date for the new IMAX theater is now coming out on January 23 of next year, although there is an asterisk warning that the date might change based on economic conditions and the like. I’m going to the AMC today to see Zack and Miri, the first Kevin Smith movie to be shown at this theater and the first since Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back at the old AMC. As for the IMAX, I guess The Day the Earth Stood Still will be the first one since it’s the last of 2008’s films to be shown also in IMAX.

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moviebuff82 commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 3, 2008 at 8:44 pm

hopefully it’s cleaner this time around!!!

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Nov 2, 2008 at 11:25 pm

I checked the AMC website and three new movies are available for advanced ticketing…all of which will not be shown in DLP. Madagascar 2 for the kiddies, Twilight for the teens, and the one I want to see, the new James Bond movie Quantum of Solace, which is the shortest Bond movie in terms of length and will be shown on multiple screens. This is the second Bond movie to play here, as Casino Royale was one of the first movies to be shown at this theater even though I saw it on DVD. It has done great business over in England and other European countries, so it should do well here in America.

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moviebuff82 commented about Muvico signs up with Sony on Nov 2, 2008 at 11:15 pm

I hope the new Muvico in East Rutherford has those Sony projectors.

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moviebuff82 commented about Regal opens multiplex in luxury outlet mall on Nov 2, 2008 at 11:12 pm

Sounds a lot like the AMC in Rockaway, which has 35mm projectors for theatrical films and 2k projectors for NCM content with an IMAX Digital projector on the way next year. Plus it’s run by private people.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Meadow 6 on Nov 2, 2008 at 11:04 pm

BTW, the new showplace 14 will have DLP in all of its screens for alternative content similar to NCM Fathom. CinemarkFan, just write an email to Kerasotes about expanding the theater!!! Maybe even put an IMAX screen in, although the big three chains are trying their best to do that.

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moviebuff82 commented about Allwood Cinemas 6 on Nov 2, 2008 at 7:07 pm

Back in 1996, the Sixplex held a charity showing, which is something that it never does anymore since Clearview took over.

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moviebuff82 commented about Newton Theatre on Nov 2, 2008 at 7:05 pm

My friend Dan went to see Max Payne and the management escorted some rowdy 10 year olds out of the showing since it was rated PG-13. Pretty good management, I say. No wonder why this theater is always packed on Friday nights when there’s nothing else to do in downtown Newton.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Meadow 6 on Nov 2, 2008 at 7:04 pm

I can’t believe both of these theaters are still open!!! That is until fall 2009, when Kerasotes' unleashes Showplace, a 14-screen behemoth with stadium seating and hopefully digital projection and sound. But nothing could replicate the original Meadow Six.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Plaza 8 on Nov 2, 2008 at 7:02 pm

The opening of the new theater will be fall of 2009, meaning that moviegoers in Secaucus will still go see movies at this theater and its sister for one more year this month. Kerasotes' Showplace 14 will be one of two new theaters in the Meadowlands region, the other being the mammoth Muvico complex near Xanadu to compete with the leading Clifton Commons theater.

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moviebuff82 commented about Cinepolis Parsippany on Nov 2, 2008 at 6:59 pm

Like screen #4. The showing of Bollywood films is something that the AMC in Rockaway lacks.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC East Hanover 12 on Nov 2, 2008 at 6:58 pm

Check this article out…
http://tinyurl.com/5cdee3
This theater also has a Starbucks Coffee shop, although it is not in use anymore. And I read a review from one moviegoer on one of those opinion sites that the smell from theater 1 was mildewy.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Garden State 16 on Nov 2, 2008 at 6:48 pm

Check this link out….
http://tinyurl.com/57oq8n
BTW, has attendance at this theater dropped because of the slowing economy at the nearby mall?

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moviebuff82 commented about Signs go up as well as prices on Oct 29, 2008 at 6:31 pm

Don’t forget blurry projection and loud surround sound. At the AMC near where I live in Rockaway, that’s the case there. But at the Clearview plexes in Succasunna, Parsippany, and Mansfield, it’s just right.

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moviebuff82 commented about Thirty years ago was the night HE came home! on Oct 28, 2008 at 8:07 pm

I first saw this movie when I rented it from a local Blockbuster store back when I was in my junior year of high school, compared with the Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street films, this one was less scary and sexy and more suspense. I have since owned the movie when it came out on a 20th anniversary 2-tape set complete with a doc on the making of the film (the widescreen version) and once in awhile Monsters HD shows it uncut!!! I didn’t get to see the remake until I borrowed it from a friend of mine and it’s about equal to the original, although more modern and scarier. I hope the new Friday the 13th stays true to its roots as well.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Oct 25, 2008 at 12:26 am

just came back from a showing of Max Payne in theater #13, and me and my dad are the only two people in the theater since most of the crowds went to see either HSM3 or SAW V. Only one splice during the film…but the sound was loud and clear and the presentation was perfect. The popcorn served at this theater is the same as Clearview, good old Orville Redenbacher. Don’t care for the new Queen concert playing next thursday since I liked the band when Freddie Mercury was the lead. Next movie I’m attending will be Zack and Miri with my cousin and her husband.