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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.
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.
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.
beowulf was soso, but american gangster was great.
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.
my bad…homeland security wouldn’t be allowed at the movies, just airports and shipyards where travel is a concern.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ive seen the version on vhs, the european cut from embassy. i will get the final cut on bluray for xmas.
i agree with you. In the near future, when robots and alien lifeforms take over earth, these cinema treasures will become gathering places for creatures of all sizes and ages to live and prosper.
oh that sucks….as for next year’s movies I think Indiana Jones will play at this theater and so will the new Batman movie. The last time Batman and Indy faced off was in 1989. Indy played at the Ziegfeld I think, and then Batman played at the astor. Guess which movie won.
but we can’t see “The Grinch” (the first musical to go on strike) on stage, just on TV and in the movie and the book. Also, “Mary Poppins”, “Lion King”, and “Little Mermaid”. Those disney musicals aren’t as good as the movies, but Beauty and the Beast remains my favorite movie-to-musical.