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I kinda agree with you, lvhg. ID4 and both versions of War of the Worlds, as well as Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Earth vs. the Flying Saucers and The Day the Earth Stood Still rule the alien invasion genre, but E.T. is king when it attracts a huge worldwide audience. As for the theater’s prominence in the movie, I thought it was the old Loews Orpheum in NY, not the NYC one. It made sense when the movie took place not in NY, as to not to remind moviegoers of 9/11 again, this time with robots instead of terrorists. Good thing Mike Bay didn’t set a part of the story in Iraq or Afghanistan, and made Transformers a very real but fantasized version of post-apocalyptic America.
as of right now, it’s open. The parent company of this theater is now Americanplace, the same company that owns the 6 plex in Flemington, the only movie theater in Hunterdon County, N.J. This theater is located in a building where a Rita’s and a Panera Bread are located.
Here’s an interesting link..
notice that the movie theater is not there, just under construction. This photo needs to be updated to show the new theater. Are there any other map sites that show the theater after it opened?
Went to see “Transformers” in theater #1. The movie was good, but what happened before me and my dad went to see it was crazy. First, we asked some young guy for two tickets to see the movie, and he rung up four tickets; he would correct and printed out the right amount, but a different showtime (4:20) instead of 5:30!!! We then brought the tickets back to the cashier and got the right ones. Once we entered the auditorium, the Moviewatcher pre-show was a bore; most of the commercials repeated over and over, and the first look segments were all jumbled up…maybe this was a computer glitch. By the time the film was projected, I was happy. Good projection (the DLP version is playing exclusively in Parsippany and Succasunna, which I don’t go to anymore) and great sound…and the audience loved it. Upon leaving the theater, I saw an ad for an NCM Fathom movie coming to this theater…“Dale”. I hope it’s a good movie.
I agree with you…the closest theater near where I live right now is the Clearview in Parsippany, where they might show a Bollywood film or two once in a while amongst a wave of blockbusters and indies. Other than that, I’m sad for those Bollywood fans missing on their favorite film on a big screen with surround sound and stadium seating, hopefully the new Xanadu might play some films of that type.
So far, “Transformers” opened this week, and lo and behold, someone illegally taped the film at a local Bronx theater, the American, and got busted by NYPD under the MPAA’s new anti-piracy law, in which bootleggers get arrested by the police after a moviegoer notifies the management of people taking video of the film on their digital camera or cell phone. It’s an important thing not to record a piece of history at a Cinema Treasure; that way, movie theaters of the past will not be spoiled of their splendor by others who disobey it, and that is true of people talking on cellphones during the movie as well as those pointing lasers at the screen.
Most recently, this theater was the site of an incident involving a bootlegger trying to tape “Transformers” when he was arrested by police due to the new anti-piracy law made by the MPAA. It happened on opening night, when the movie opened nationwide. He was the first moviegoer arrested under the new law, which is important for Hollywood and this theater.
check this out….no more cheesy Indian flicks playing at this theater anymore!!! This theater will once again be like the old Columbia Park 12, but show the same movies as the old Loews theaters since this theater has stadium seating and will do better business than the Secaucus theaters until the mammoth 26-screen Xanadu opens next year.
http://www.njherald.com/366637706429181.php this is the article…don’t see any showtimes online as of yet…is it delayed?
This is the only movie theater in Ramsey remaining after the closing of the Loews Interstate theater. Did most of the employees of the now gone Franklin theater in Nutley move to the Ramsey location along with the digital sound and projection equipment from that triplex?
Here’s something I found on the net: The Daily Record’s culture reporter, Matt Mannochio, is asking moviegoers in Morris County if they prefer AMC or Clearview. I got to talk with him after emailing him that I prefer AMC ‘cause of its close proximity and he knew that attendance at the Clearviews has dropped off since Rockaway opened. Go to dailyrecord.com and click on the updates section for more info.
et first played here weeks before the meadow six opened and played that movie after the quad closed.
when did this theater open?
happy belated 25th amc loews meadow six! it was 25 years ago yesterday that the theater opened. has anything changed since then? hopefully it will not close when the muvico xanadu 26 opens next year just in time for indy to jump ship from secaucus to east rutherford!
thanks, mike d. Even though people still argue about this theater, I’m glad that the movies came back to Rockaway after a five year absence in a big and successful way. It completed a missing link in the mall, back when the only real hot spot in the mall was the FYE store and the Food Court. Too bad ticket prices at the new theater are more expensive than that of the old theater, which is the same at all AMC theaters. Currently, the company is making profits while withdrawing a comeback in the stock market. Hopefully with AMC Rockaway, Garden State 16, and newer theaters, they should recoup their debt and be in the black!!!
Good thing, since the closest theater to show 3D movies is either Parsippany or Succasunna, both with DLP systems that Rockaway doesn’t have!!!
I agree with you AlAlvarez. For me, the two best movie theaters in the Rockaway area where I live is the AMC in Rockaway, and the Clearview in Parsippany, both with great sound and picture and decent pricing.
Michael D, what is the #1 16-screener owned by AMC? I guess it’s the new movie theater in Paramus. One reason why the Rockaway location is number 2 is because of its easy to spot location near busy Route 80. It’s the only movie theater near that highway that is visible for commuters to see. Too bad the AMC in Rockaway doesn’t show NCM Fathom showings like the Met operas or revivals of old horror and 80’s movies in the digital format, something the Rockaway needs to improve to attract a huge crowd. Probably the two big theaters should be using the Real D projectors. BTW, how is security at the theater compared to the old one? So far, no reports of crime or vandalism outside the theater according to what I read in the Daily Record.
this is a good thing…kudos to AMC for bringing the movies back to rockaway.
thanks for the info. BTW, nice photos. Maybe in the future when the GSP 16 closes to make room for a 100-plex you can take pictures of that one!!!
photoman1001, some of the theaters, such as four and five, have stadium seating. Were they the first stadium seating theaters to be formed out of the old one-screen theater to be located in Bergen County? BTW, you missed out on some theaters, such as #6.
good for the shoppers at Garden State Plaza who want to see a movie at the new movie theater in Paramus on days when the mall is closed; plenty of parking, indeed.
That’s a good thing. The only changes that were made to this theater was the addition of more theaters, which made the Loews theater the first megaplex in Passaic County long before Clifton Commons came along. That happened sometime around thanksgiving of 1996, when I went to see “Jingle All the Way” in one of the 14 screens, which at the time was the top grossing theater in that area. Even though Clifton Commons has drawn people away from this aging theater with its stadium seating and THX sound, the AMC Loews Wayne is still a decent theater to check out a movie, and is located near a major shopping mall despite being flood prone.
Just went to this theater for the first time in more than a year, and this theater needs more bathrooms. When compared to the monstrosity that is Rockaway, I went to a showing at theater 14, which is a long way from the bathrooms. Look like they’re repainting and renovating the restrooms since I last went there, and ticket prices have jumped up a bit even though they are still cheaper than Rockaway. Too bad this theater doesn’t have the DLP that the other two popular Clearviews (Succasunna and Parsippany) have. The movie I saw, Pirates 3, was a decent presentation with good sound and good projection.