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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.
how many seats does each theater serve? I guess they’re big. And the theater’s been around for more than 10 years, and it’s doing well because it has stadium seating, digital sound, and all the perks of a modern AMC theater. The only downside is that only two movies can be shown on its two screens.
there should be a policy on spammers on CT, just like what Myspace and other sites use. Thankfully, no porn messages on this site!!!
this is not the only amc theater to have two screens with digital projection. The AMC in Paramus has two and the clifton commons has two.
Yeah, like if someone like me gets comments to theaters I don’t want to read up to date about. That’s like spam!!! I only read comments to theaters I’ve been to in my life. Just click on remove this thread post in the email thing and that’s it. You can also leave the checking box alone if you don’t want your comment read by so many people.
This past weekend, Beowulf is now only playing in Parsippany in digital 3d. I’m not sure if Golden Compass will be playing in DLP, since that projector can do both. BTW, is attendance at this theater up or down one year since Rockaway opened?
Just went to this theater to see Fred Claus on Friday night, and the place was not that packed!!! Seems like the lack of a 3d showing of Beowulf was to blame, as the film is being shown only in 2d. I went to theater 5, the largest of the 10 screens, and the seats are more comfortable than the last time I was there nearly two years ago. Sound is still Dolby Digital EX, and projection is still decent with the digital preshow. The prices, though, were stupid. Tickets went up to $10.25, and the Super Combo is a dollar and a half more than it was nearly two years ago. Plus they use real popcorn instead of the kernelless popcorn that AMC uses. The acoustics are not on par with Rockaway 16, with sound still bleeding into the other theater.
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…
Blame it on NBC, not Cablevision. Has a movie ever been shot inside the hall?
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.
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?
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?
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.
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!!!
that’s a great looking shot and very patriotic.
that’s a long life for the theater.
btw, has attendance at this theater increased from a year ago?
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.
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?
Too bad the AMC can’t afford the money to show beowulf in Rockaway. Maybe next year if the film’s a success.
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.
it’s in missisippi.
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.