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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.
Since broadway’s on strike, theatergoers will have to go to offbroadway theaters, Radio City Music Hall, and the movies.
When Beowulf opens, will it be shown in digital 3d alongside the Imax 3d and 35mm? I checked the advance listing and it only showed 35mm and IMAX 3D for the two screens.
I checked the listings and nothing is coming out at this theater between Friday and the week after. Why is that? It would be nice to see the theater show something like Beowulf in digital 3-d, since Beowulf is a major movie event. At least the Lincoln Square theater will make a lot of money on this one as they will show it in all three formats.
also consider the movie pirates out there. With the advent of Youtube and Bittorrent, millions of internet users can finally watch a movie days before or after it’s out. A good example of this is American Gangster, which a good copy was made from a screener dvd that was sold on the black market. Despite that, the movie is doing great at the box office and with Bee Movie make up for the rest of the box office crap that is out there in the plexes right now. As for prices in the theaters, prices for 3-D shows are something new to crow about. In the past, the price for a 3-d show was the same as a regular show. Now with the advent of digital 3-d, the price is even higher, which means higher grosses for movies that don’t do well in 2-d.
as of right now, even with the recent increases by AMC and other theaters as of 11/2/2007, this theater, along with its bigger brother, remain the cheapest places to see a movie near the Meadowlands. Get there while it lasts, cause the new Xanadu theater will probably open sometime in 2008 or 2009. And a movie theater in Linden that you mentioned about, Mr. Bubny, is now an AMC. It’s called the Aviation 12, located near aviation plaza. It doesn’t have DLP, just the same stuff as the AMC in ROckaway.
A good example of this is the warner quad in ridgewood and hawthorn theater. Warner Bros, Disney, and Universal films always played in hawthorne, while fox, paramount/dreamworks, sony, and mgm chose the warner quad. Most recently, Disney’s Ratatouille played in the Warner Quad rather than in Hawthorne. As for ticket prices, the Allwood is still cheaper than AMC, even though it’s showing signs of wearing down in the near future when digital film will take over the box office. Also, traffic around the theater still remains a bit tricky because there’s the Allwood circle.
Since the first opening moviegoing weekend of November, AMC, like other chains, have raised prices at its theaters by 5% to $10.50. Back when it opened in 1999, the price was around $9, at that time the highest priced theater in Passaic County, NJ. To this day, the Allwood Sixplex, owned by Clearview, still has the cheapest prices in town and has become sort of a rundown place while Clifton Commons took advantage of the digital age with DLP. Currently there are plans to build more stores near the Clifton Commons area on Route 3 with another new shopping center to join that area as well as the Styerstown Shopping district. This theater was popularly featured in “The Sopranos” whenever the family visited a movie there.
Here’s a link to a story first published in the New York Times nearly 10 years ago, back when Titanic ruled the box office. View link
I saw it only once with some relatives of mine and we got in without any hitches, but the theater was packed so i had to sit in the left side of the auditorium. It was an SDDS presentation and the experience was good. I suggest you use google news archive and type in loews wayne. BTW, ticket prices at this theater have reached the dangerous $10 level, .50 cheaper than Clifton Commons and 25 cents less than Clearview’s theater. BTW, what will happen nearly 25 years from now when this place turns 50?
Not as profitable as Clearview’s few multiplexes in the tri-state area, such as Parsippany and Succasunna, both of which are a bit cheaper than the Ziegfeld and easy to travel to than in NYC.
just like the amc in rockaway, its nemesis, the clearviews in parsippany and succasunna raised their prices to $10.25. It’s still half a dollar cheap there compared to AMC, even though AMC has the cheapest matinee program anywhere with AM Cinema. Too bad most of AMC’s screens show 35mm for the feature and trailers and digital projection for the preshow.