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he died two days after Tim Russert died. I guess he was a movie fan, not to mention a fan of the Bills and democrats. What did he die of? I’ll probably check wikipedia to read about him. His studio will live on. Next up, Ray Harryhausen, and some of the old timers from ILM and in the future, Digital domain.
some people think the movie will have less talk than other pixar movies, with the only speech being the robot’s bloops and bleeps. But I think it will do good business as other pixar movies have done in the past. This is the second Pixar movie to be played at the Rockaway theater but not the first time in town. Cars played at this theater during a free preview, and Monsters Inc was the last pixar movie at the old theater before it closed shop. Pixar movies are supposed to be seen in DLP, since its computer animated. I’m not sure if Rockaway will show Wall*E in DLP or just plain 35mm.
Advance ticketing is now avaible for “Wanted” and “Hancock”, both regular 35mm presentations. No advance ticketing for Wall E yet until tomorrow night, as that movie might be Pixar’s first bomb. Still dissapointed that IMAX in Rockaway will have to wait until after Xmas.
btw, I still have the vhs version of the first JP at my dad’s house, as well as the vhs version of its sequel, which had a nice Mercedes Benz promo since the new SUV made its debut in that movie (talk about cross promotion!!!) and the third one on DVD (in Full Screen and in Dolby and DTS)…can’t wait for a Blu-Ray trilogy release now that Universal has ditched HD-DVD for Blu-Ray!!!
I first saw Jurassic Park 1 on VHS, the second one twice at the Loews in Wayne (now equipped with DTS after its renovations back in Thanksgiving of ‘96 and seeing it first with my family and second with the teen fun club of the boys and girls club) and the third one once at the Clifton Commons with Dolby Digital Surround EX equipped and in one of the non-THX auditoriums. I also sneaked in to see the end of the movie while waiting for another movie to begin that summer. Can’t wait to see JP4 at the AMC in Rockaway come 2009!!!
the closure of the rialto leaves the loews in ridgefield park as the only choice of going to the movies in that area.
Out of all those movies, Scent of a Woman was the most popular…too bad Universal didn’t show it in DTS. By late 1997, Universal would release all of their movies in the three digital surround sound formats, and would soon release DTS versions of the films on DVD (and soon Blu-Ray), and Dolby Digital Plus versions on HD-DVD, which Universal supported for awhile until its discontinuation this year.
I read on NJ’s movies forum, that on the monday after the Zohan movie came out, there was a power outage in that area that affected the theater. Thankfully it was back on but soon that nasty storm came by and knocked clifton without power for awhile, affecting this theater and clifton commons.
When I went to this theater to see “Iron Man”, one of the stools in the bathroom was out of order. By the time “Indy 4” came out, it was fixed!!! Kudos to the theater’s staff for fixing issues like this, but not the projection and high ticket prices, not to mention high popcorn and soda prices, so high, that I might sneak in my own food!!!
FYI, the DTS version of JP played only in a smaller theater in Wayne, the quad (before Clearview took over) by UA. Vallyview Cinemas didn’t show this movie as they had mono equipment. The one thing that I liked about the movie when I was young was a short cartoon that played inside the museum about DNA and dinosaurs. Who animated that cute cartoon? BTW, Jurassic Park mania reached its peak with the sequel, and when the third one came out, it was overkill, and another sequel will soon come out in 2009.
I first saw Grease while I was at middle school, and I liked it. The songs were catchy, and the actors were pretty good. My favorite star from the movie was Olivia Newton-John. At some of the dances I went to, they play “Greased Lighting”, as well as the mega-mix which came out a year before the re-release of the movie (the second, following one in 1989), which my cousin Chrissy attended. The only change was that the paramount logo was replaced with the current one (both with their own fanfares). It would be fun to see Grease on Blu-ray!!!
in gta iv, a spoof of rcmh is in the game.
what will be replaced?
The timing of the IMAX system two years after the theater opened is a good thing. Usually it takes two years for a new theater to get good box office, and that encourages companies to install digital systems in the theaters. Clearview was lucky to install digital projection in nearly all of its newer theaters first with the Real D deal that began back in March of last year with “Meet the Robinsons” and quickly expanded earlier this year as the box office was up during the 1Q of this year. Now that attendance is finally up from last year (due to a lot of good summer movies and the record heat that is now gone), IMAX is slowly rolling out its projection system in a few cities and will complete it by 2009, which is when Avatar comes out.
last night there was a big storm…was this theater damaged again?
if memory serves me right, this theater was one of the first theaters to get DTS installed just in time for Jurassic Park 15 years ago this day. The Loews in Wayne didn’t get it, since it preferred playing it in Dolby Stereo and was ordering a rival system, SDDS. My dad and stepmom went to the smaller theater just to hear those dinosaurs roar loud and clear!!! When the sequel came out in 1997, the Loews had DTS, not to mention SDDS but not Dolby Digital, which it would later install as SDDS became less popular at the turn of the 21st century.
i have a 32 inch Sony HDTV (CRT) and watching movies at home on my PS3 (Blu Ray and upscaled DVD) and on cable is better than watching a blurry screen at my nearby movie theater in Rockaway with the loud surround sound. Not only that, I can pause the movie anytime I want with a bluray and do stuff that you can’t do in the movies!!!
thanks for the update, tcjarvik. About the only film I can think of to be coming out that month will be Madagascar 2: Escape from Africa. I saw bits and pieces of the first one and it was quite cute and funny, and probably better than Disney’s take on that movie with The Wild. Too bad I have to drive to Palisades Center or Lincoln Square to see Batman in IMAX. FYI, the Madagascar 2 trailer is playing with Kung Fu Panda, which is now playing at this theater alongside that Zohan movie. This weekend comes another hulk movie and the new M Night Shylamalan flick The Happening. The last M Night movie that played in Rockaway was Unbreakable, since Signs came out more than a month after the old location closed.
opening night attractions were a mix of commercial and art house fare. some of the summer hits the year that it opened were screened for free for readers of the daily record.
ive been there only once back when it was new..just the music store.
during my respite last week, i saw iron man in one of the theatres in the right wing of the building. sound was stereo but a bit scratched, projection was soso. theater was packed due to sex and the city. this theater is my least favorite of the amc loews theatres, alongside stroud mall. both wayne and secaucus are better than this place, although it will be sad to see kerasotes replace both theatres in secaucus, leaving behind wayne as the best choice.
i agree. When Mr. Redstone dies, his legacy will still live on with his daughter, Sharon, running the chain, which is not as well known as AMC or Regal. I’ve never been to a National Amusements cinema and never will, even though I see many of them especially in New England, where NA is hq’d. If they had to renovate the old theater, then they’d look at the Edgewater location as an example as this is a bit cheaper to build than the Cinema De Lux line (the closest is in Long Island).
check the comments on the Loews theaters in Secaucus. From what I heard, only the secaucus plaza 8 will be shut down in the Harmon Meadow section where the theater will be open. It will feature stadium seating and DTS sound in all screens, and it will open summer of next year just in time for another mindless Star Trek movie. The Meadow Six won’t be affected, but might be converted to retail space if both the Secaucus theater and the much bigger Muvico complex in Xanadu (also slated to open the same time as Kerasotes) do well. There are rumors that Kerasotes might open a theater in Edison with stadium seating, not to mention the return of movies to Hoboken by Clearview.
i still see the building on tv everytime I watch the traffic cams near the driscoll bridge. Weird that they built it near a busier highway than most other theaters.
when will amc rockaway get imax? im sick of their blurry projection.