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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Garden State 16 on Aug 19, 2008 at 3:18 pm

This past weekend, Star Wars returned to Paramus, but this time in a year-old theater. It’s being shown in plain old 35mm and Dolby EX on one screen, and this one will fare worse than all six star wars movies at the old tenplex, not to mention the special editions and re-releases that made the franchise what it is today. Two 3-D movies are playing at this theater, the hit “Journey” and the flop “Fly Me To The Moon”.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Aug 16, 2008 at 6:06 pm

This is a good article…
http://tinyurl.com/5zpg4z

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Clifton Commons 16 on Aug 16, 2008 at 5:36 pm

Next year marks the 10th anniversary of the first 16 plex in north jersey. The last time I went there was nearly seven years ago. Since then, AMC took over the theater, added digital projection to one of its screens, and kept some of the traits from the General Cinema era. Do they still serve coffee at this theater? MY dad used to drink Starbucks at this theater!!!

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moviebuff82 commented about Allwood Cinemas 6 on Aug 16, 2008 at 5:34 pm

Inside the theater, there used to be a fireplace to evoke that neighborhood feel; is that still there? There is only one box office stand compared with other Clearviews I’ve been to, and the entrance between the front and the box office has posters for future movies. The lobby has a decent candy stand, along with a few arcade machines and poster stands. Out of all the screens in this theater, I like the two with digital sound. Theater 1 has DTS, while theater 2 has Dolby Digital. The other screens have Dolby Stereo. This theater, if it doesn’t close, will become the oldest theater in Clifton.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex on Aug 16, 2008 at 5:29 pm

BTW, when is 24 Hr Fitness scheduled to open? There was an online petition to save the tenplex but sadly it’s now going to be transformed into more retail for Paramus, which is always changing but has very few open space. There are no signs of Native American life around Paramus, hence there were few back when the theater opened in the 60’s.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Aug 16, 2008 at 5:24 pm

The recent delay of the new Harry Potter movie could mean good news for the Rockaway AMC theater, as the IMAX screen will open just in time for a few major releases, such as Transformers 2, Night at the Museum 2, but not Watchmen. With the Dark Knight still making moolah, may a re-release come soon? I doubt it, with the increased revenue from dvd and blu-ray sales. BTW, has anything improved at the AMC in Rockaway besides the NCM Fathom thing?

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Aug 16, 2008 at 5:20 pm

When I first went to this theater, I didn’t eat any food during the movies that I attended, since it costs more than other theaters in my area. Very rare that the concession stand at the theater was closed for violations. FYI, the new Harry Potter won’t come out until next summer, which leaves the new Madagascar movie as a box office hopeful. Another movie coming out in IMAX soon will be Eagle Eye, starring Shia Lebouf.

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moviebuff82 commented about Cinepolis Mansfield on Aug 16, 2008 at 5:17 pm

On my way to seeing “Tropic Thunder” in the same auditorium as “The Dark Knight” (the one with the right surround channel not working still), the men’s bathroom was messy. The staff didn’t respond to cleaning up a pile of popcorn near the trash can, and when I entered, some kid accidentally opened the door for me just I was ready to get in!!! At least they still have the party room which Rockaway lacks even though they don’t have the snack stand on the right wing of the theater. The new Cirque de Soleil show Delirium will be playing at this theater next week; tix are still available.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Aug 11, 2008 at 11:43 am

FYI, the digital projection used for the NCM Fathom is the same equipment used for the digital preshow, which looks blurrier than what Screenvision does for Cablevision’s Clearview chain. Among the summer movies that will be shown on the new IMAX screen in Rockaway will be the next Transformers movie, which promises more robots, explosions, and romance. BTW, Dark Knight is still playing on four screens and will still play for a month or two and become the longest running movie in this theater before hitting the DVD store just in time for the holidays.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Aug 8, 2008 at 1:01 pm

it will be a domed screen and will show 3d and regular imax movies.

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moviebuff82 commented about Where have all the drive-ins gone? on Aug 4, 2008 at 12:31 pm

The closest drive-in near me is the Warwick Drive-In, one of only a few in the New York Metro Area. As for the movie showing on the screen in the photo, that’s the opening logo for the new Indy movie.

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moviebuff82 commented about Cinepolis Mansfield on Aug 3, 2008 at 11:13 am

Unlike the Succasunna theater, this theater’s projection is powered by HQV processing by Silicon Optix; the logo appears after the “Feature Presentation” card, and there’s no Technicolor Digital logo after the Clearview welcome snipe. At the Garden State theater, there was no DLP trailer before Ratatouille.

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moviebuff82 commented about Cinepolis Mansfield on Aug 3, 2008 at 8:25 am

i went to see mummy 3 in theater #8 (4:15, dlp), masking was great, although there was a moire effect and a little speck on the upper right corner of the screen that was minor. Sound was great and clear. Seems that in the near future Clearview will have its first all-digital multiplex. Check this link out…http://tinyurl.com/67te6s
So far, I prefer this theater over Rockaway since it’s closer to my dad’s home and that it’s less crowded than the bigger theater.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Jul 29, 2008 at 1:03 pm

6/30/2009 is when the imax system comes out…i cant wait!

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moviebuff82 commented about Regal profit falls; digital upgrade advances on Jul 29, 2008 at 12:21 pm

I haven’t been to a Regal in three years, when I went to the one in South Plainfield near a hotel respite by UCP. I only saw two movies there, the Hulk and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I missed the first few minutes of each movie since they introduced the 2wenty program at this theater, especially with the Hulk movie due to traffic issues and eating a late lunch. Lately, this theater has been showing digital projection, but only for NCM Fathom events. I’ve been near the Pohatcong cinema right across from the McDonald’s, and that theater can’t keep up with another Warren County theater, the Mansfield, with half of its screens with DLP.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC opening Northwest's first all-digital cineplex on Jul 26, 2008 at 8:54 am

I agree. DLP has been around for 10 years (same time as HDTV’s introduction to the US), so it will take time and money before all theaters convert film to digital or vice versa.

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moviebuff82 commented about Trans-Lux sells entertainment division on Jul 26, 2008 at 8:53 am

Its stock price has been cheap as of late.

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moviebuff82 commented about Another new theater in the works in the Bronx on Jul 26, 2008 at 8:52 am

How about Clearview? They dominate the tri-state area except this area. With the new Hoboken theater under way and maybe this one (expected to tie with Mansfield for most screens for the company), the chain might turn a profit for moviegoers who are also yankee fans.

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moviebuff82 commented about Special "Mamma Mia!" screenings on Jul 26, 2008 at 8:48 am

I checked the list, and the Rockaway theater isn’t one of them.

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moviebuff82 commented about Box Office Preview: X-Files Debut vs. The Dark Knight on Jul 26, 2008 at 8:48 am

i think batman will be number one this weekend for a second week until the new mummy movie comes out, which will knock batman out of his number 1 spot but will be number 2. I predict that the Dark Knight will probably make around $300-$400 million, edging Spiderman 1 as the highest grossing superhero movie of all time.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Jul 26, 2008 at 8:46 am

I was surfing Google News for this theater, and here’s an interesting article from a local moviegoer complaining about the seats not big enough for his big body…
http://tinyurl.com/5psvb6

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Clifton Commons 16 on Jul 22, 2008 at 12:47 pm

Pretty soon Hoffman La Roche will close its Clifton location and move out west to California, creating a massive vacant space for more retail. Maybe more theaters? Probably not, as there are only two in Clifton, the smaller Allwood Cinema sixplex, which is still thriving, and of course this theater, which has one screen for DLP. Back before Clifton Commons opened, it was the site of ADP, and there was a proposal by Philips (the electronics maker) to create a mutliplex, but that faltered as the company went into some troubles. Enter General Cinema, whose first theater in NJ with stadium seating was Essex Green, and the rest is history.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Meadow 6 on Jul 21, 2008 at 11:54 am

I agree. Both theaters will soon become retail space, just like the original Loews quad in Secaucus became the outlet shops that are still successful.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Plaza 8 on Jul 21, 2008 at 11:52 am

Same thing that Rockaway was a threat to all the other theaters in Morris County, and most of them still survive to this day.

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moviebuff82 commented about The Dark Knight Breaks Weekend Box Office Record on Jul 21, 2008 at 11:51 am

see the next headline on CT. BTW, Titanic played the Loews in Wayne for six or so months into the spring long before it came out on vhs during the fall of 98 and on dvd the year after. Long live Titanic!!!