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moviebuff82 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Apr 5, 2008 at 4:01 pm

$14?!?!? That’s crazy….even more than in Rockaway. On their website, the ticket price is only $12, but on the online ticketing site, it’s actually 14. Seniors get $10, which is a lot of moola.

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moviebuff82 commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 5, 2008 at 3:55 pm

such fond memories of going to the xmas show every year while I was in junior school in Ridgefield. Very little has changed since that photo was taken, even with the major restoration project that made the Hall look like it was new again. As for that other photo that LM posted, that show is based on a spinoff of the popular Dora cartoon, which SNL parodied a year ago and broadcasted from the studios near this treasure.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex on Apr 5, 2008 at 3:51 pm

Speaking of 70mm, the new indiana jones will premiere in that format for its world premiere over in Cannes, and will be released in 35mm and in digital on May 22. As for the previous comment, Temple of Doom came out when it was still a seven plex and was one of the last major movies to be shown on the large screens before chopped up into 10 four years later. Since the tenplex is no more, what will become of Fuddruckers?

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway Inner 6/Outer 6 on Apr 5, 2008 at 3:47 pm

My bad. The new indy will be shown digitally from a 35mm source for several theaters around the area as well as being shown in regular 35mm, not to mention a rare 70mm print shown only at Cannes in France for its world premiere. As for surround sound trailers, read my post over at this theater’s successor. In that one auditorium, the speakers were probably hidden around the room and they were slanted. It wasn’t as loud as the Rockaway 16, but a good theater that sold Coke, which the new one still sells. The mascot for AMC, Clip, is still alive, and nowadays I would refer to the AMC 16 as the Outer 16, if AMC wanted to build another theater where some stores might go out of business.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Apr 5, 2008 at 3:44 pm

One other thing that I noticed during last night’s showing of the movie…the first few seconds of the movie came before being interrupted by the “Silence is Golden” trailer and the “Feature Presentation” snipe, then goes back to the opening Dreamworks logo. Must’ve been the lab splicer, since there were a couple of lab splices in the print that I saw, which had some minor scratches but no masking issues. Back when the old rockaway opened, they used to show surround sound trailers before the movie, as the Rockaway Outer 6 showed a Dolby digital trailer with the train in it. This theater doesn’t, and the AMC crying baby trailer is a good surround sound trailer.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Apr 5, 2008 at 11:16 am

Last night i went to see The Ruins, a decent horror movie, in theater number 10. Place was not busy at all. Presentation was good and popcorn was not as salty as that of paramus. In the lobby, besides the kung fu panda statue, there is a promo stand for prom night that, when opened, a screaming sound plays.

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moviebuff82 commented about Tiny cinema awaits giant's arrival on Apr 4, 2008 at 8:04 pm

When that big theater opens, the small theater will still be packed, forcing those to crowd the bigger theater. This is not the smallest theater in the world; there is one in England that seats around the same and shows mostly indie fare and attracts movie fans from around the world.

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moviebuff82 commented about More 3-D films coming on Apr 4, 2008 at 8:03 pm

Oh, man. Even concert movies are going 3d with the success of Hanna Montana, which is the highest grossing 3d film of all time. I would love to see something original and in 3d, not some remake or sequel or something based on a book.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex on Apr 3, 2008 at 8:09 pm

Back when Raiders of the Lost Ark came out, that year the Route 4 became a sevenplex and still had 70mm to project that movie and its successors, Temple of Doom (still a tenplex), and Last Crusade (when it became the tenplex and was owned by CO). Out of those three indy movies, which one lasted long at this theater, and which had the best presentation?

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Meadow 6 on Apr 3, 2008 at 8:03 pm

FYI, the first Indiana Jones movie played at this theater’s predecessor, the Harmon Quad. It was re-issued at the sixplex, and then the next two movies came out at the same theater. No word yet if the new one will be playing at this one or the plaza 8, which when opened lacked 70mm but showed mostly family fare.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Apr 3, 2008 at 8:00 pm

Any word on when advance ticketing and showtimes are available for Iron Man and Indy 4? Only Narnia 2 has showtimes, so I guess I’ll have to check AMC’s website each week for upcoming times. Checked out what’s playing this coming weekend at the theater, and some interesting films….Leatherheads, set in the early years of pro football, The Ruins, based on a scary book, and Shine a Light, a Rolling Stones concert film that is sadly not showing in DLP and IMAX, just plain old 35mm.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway Inner 6/Outer 6 on Apr 3, 2008 at 7:58 pm

Speaking of Lucasfilm, was that house THX certified? At the time, the closest THX houses were in East Orange, East Hanover, and Bridgewater, at the time owned by General Cinema and Loews Cineplex, which would soon be absorbed by AMC the year that the Rockaway 12 closed and the year that construction began on its successor. FYI, all three Indy movies played at the Rockaway theaters since the year the Outer Six opened, 1981. When The Last Crusade came out, it was also playing in Morristown, AMC’s sister theater, which was the closest theater with 70mm projection. Flash forward to the upcoming Indy movie, and Indy returns to a new theater, same city, and another theater outfitted with DLP that sadly will show Indy 4 in 35mm.

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moviebuff82 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Apr 3, 2008 at 7:52 pm

FYI, the Roling stones movie will be shown not only in IMAX, but in digital as well as 35mm in theaters nationwide, including my theater in Rockaway. It will make some money for a month before Iron Man makes some cash and then Indiana Jones will probably run for several months at the Ziegfeld and unlike Iron Man, will be shown in good old 35mm the way the director intended it to be. It will make money and will run well into the new year.

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moviebuff82 commented about Facebook group for classic cinemas and theatres on Apr 3, 2008 at 7:47 pm

how about bebo, friendster, and other social sites? I think myspace and facebook are the big guys, and CT should be on Myspace, which unlike CT is a for profit website run by the parent company of 20th century fox, who used to own some movie theaters many years ago.

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moviebuff82 commented about Nuart in Primetime TV on Apr 3, 2008 at 7:44 pm

Sorry for my bias. It’s nice that AMC advertised itself on a tv show. Too bad the AMC in Rockaway is not playing the old Planet of the Apes. Back when it was the Rockaway 12, they showed the remake, which wasn’t as good as the original but still a decent Tim Burton movie.

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moviebuff82 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Apr 1, 2008 at 1:23 am

On tonight’s episode of Big Bang Theory, the main guys hang out at the Nuart, not the Ziegfeld, for a showing of all Apes movies. Look at my comment for the Nuart regarding how they changed the concessions. All the audience members in that episode are wearing ape masks.

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moviebuff82 commented about Nuart Theatre on Apr 1, 2008 at 1:19 am

Tivo alert…on tonight’s new episode of The Big Bang Theory, the main guys go to this theater to see a revival of the Apes movies. The only difference is that the concessions are AMC brands, not Landmark!!! How shameful that CBS chose to make the Nuart as an AMC theater and not Landmark.

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moviebuff82 commented about Plan for Regal, AMC, Cinemark to go all digital on Mar 31, 2008 at 8:10 pm

sounds good. I know Clearview uses 2k projection on smaller screens that looks sharper but when shown on a big screen like the AMCs, it’s a bit soft and blurry.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Clifton Commons 16 on Mar 31, 2008 at 8:07 pm

Is it still THX certified? I know that those two THX screens were located to the left and right of the snack stand, very much like the AMC in Rockaway. I saw “Galaxy Quest” in one of the smaller ones, and it was very tiny. I even sat with my dad near the top of the auditorium for Pitch Black, as well as close to the screen for “Crouching Tiger”, and always near the guardrail for most movies, which I liked about the theater when it opened and was the first time I went to a theater with the same seating style as an IMAX theater, but with a lower price and better crowds. Since AMC bought the chain, they kept the stars and beams of the old logo an put in a big AMC logo in the back and front of the theater.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Garden State 16 on Mar 31, 2008 at 8:01 pm

btw, the projection of 21 wasn’t digital. It was very blurry, simliar to Rockaway but on a bigger screen that filled half the screen and with more seats. The crowds are more louder than in Rockaway, and the staff is nicer. I’d say this is AMC’s best theater I’ve been to since the old Rockaway theater. There are more ticket atms around the theater than in Rockaway, although the exterior is not as exciting as Rockaway, with its giant movie posters on the left, front, and right side of the theater.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex on Mar 31, 2008 at 7:57 pm

Actually, according to an ad posted by a CT user, this theater opened in October of 1965, not when Thunderball came out. Thunderball was the first James Bond movie to play at the Route 4 theater, but not in Paramus, as older theaters in the area played Dr. No and Goldfinger. It would become the longest running film series at the Tenplex, ending with Casino Royale a few months before shutting down. Quantum of Solace will be the first James Bond movie to play at the Garden State 16. The new Indiana Jones will play at that theater, as all three movies have played in the Route 4. And the new Star Wars animated cartoon will be playing at GS16, too.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Empire 25 on Mar 31, 2008 at 7:50 pm

Studio 54 is a dance hall, not a movie theater. Same could be said for MSG and Yankee Stadium. MSG once had a movie premiere of Godzilla (1998) while Yankee Stadium showed only Looney Tunes cartoons before Old Timers Day games on the tiny screen (soon to be replaced by the widescreen at the new one).

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moviebuff82 commented about Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas on Mar 31, 2008 at 7:48 pm

From what I’ve seen pictures of, this theater’s interior is very similar to the one in Paramus but is larger and has more screens and seats than Paramus. The closest 24 screen theater near me is in Hamilton, NJ, and that’s owned by AMC. Next time I hang out in Toronto, I’ll check out this theater and bring in a passport!!!

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moviebuff82 commented about Radio City Music Hall on Mar 31, 2008 at 7:42 pm

That POTA movie that featured RCMH in shambles showed a vision of New York that didn’t match that of 9/11, when a chunk of Lower Manhattan was destroyed by terrorists. Since then, security has been increased and will try to keep RCMH safe from jets and terrorist acts, not to mention crane accidents like the one in midtown a few weeks ago.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Garden State 16 on Mar 30, 2008 at 9:35 pm

seating should be listed as 4900.