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Is the old Criterion similar to the one in times square that was once a multiplex straight from where MTV is located?
Which means that “Star Wars” played in plain old mono on one screen and another movie played on another with mono sound also. How many seats did each theater have after being twinned, and which one was larger, one or two?
just minutes from the theater there is a new 12 plex being built in linden. how far will it be from jersey gardens? it will be interesting how it stacks up to its nearest competition.
AMC does a good job of showing previews in their original aspect ratio and the surround sound (e.g., Dolby Digital EX) because they are the only film reels attached to the policy trailers so that it runs after the AMC Moviewatcher Network ends; this (and other digital pre show materials by National Cinemedia) saves projectionists money and time, unlike Screenvision, which still uses old slides and film before the green band-less trailers.
does the loews auditorium still have 8 channel sdds? i would love to see a movie in that format.
If this theater is sold, they should make it a stage theater ala Radio City Music Hall!!!
what movie was the most popular and which one was the least popular at the tenplex? also, what will become of fuddrucker’s and the surrounding area near the theater?
Since the theater opened several months ago, has it been one of the profitable theaters for AMC? According to Wikipedia, only the Empire is the closest theater in my area that makes more money than the Rockaway location. Any word on when DLP comes to the theater? It would be nice to see a movie in HD, e.g. 300 or Grindhouse. The prints are a bit fuzzier than the Clearview screens in Parsippany, although the sound is really good and the seats are comfy!!!
Coming this march at the cinema…“Close Encounters of the Third Kind”…why don’t they show something like a “Star Wars”, a “Matrix”, or an “E.T.”? BTW, how does this film series at Succasunna compare to the Ziegfeld one?
…This theater should reopen by the time the summer movie season begins…I can’t wait!!!
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Too bad the Rockaway theater won’t be showing this festival.
In the mid-1970s, probably around 1975. BTW, when the current multiplex opened in Menlo Park back in 1991, what made it different from the original theater which eventually closed down?
Mostly a stereo version, I believe. Theaters that were equipped with Dolby Stereo as well as the 70mm version played that version, while most theatres played a mono soundtrack. Therefore, the STEREO version played at the Menlo Park cinema. The MONO version had in fact more sound fx and more lines spoken by the star wars characters, especially aunt beru.
GCC had one profitable theater in the Bronx which would become the AMC Bay Plaza 13. The market for theatres in Long Island was too saturated.
just went to see happy feet( which has been playing for more than two months after it came out when the theater opened) and i was glad it was still playing while its opening weekend rival, casino royale, lived and let die at the theater. just wait until summer rolls around and there will be more movies that will have a long exhibition life. just like happy feet which was awesome on a decent screen with rumbling surround sound.
When the Route 4 became 10 screens, was the Route 17’s auditoriums the largest in Paramus? And what will be auctioned off the closed triplex? I would love a piece of memorabilia,
The AMC in Rockaway has stuff besides movies; a food stand, as well as a party room and a very small arcade room. Plus you got the mall, too!!!
THe last time I was at the theater, for Pirates 2, theater 1 had the organ playing while theater 2 has prerecorded music. Does theater 1 have digital surround sound as theater 2 has mono sound? Let me know.
As for the other theatres, one that is re-opening is the Sparta Theater. Any word on when that Nelson Page-owned cinema will reopen? I guess it will be better than the Newton theater which is located not too far from the Sparta theater which will become a triplex.
I agree with you, John. The only theater in Morris County that plays this kind of stuff is East Hanover, where The Queen played for a long time. BTW, East Hanover is also owned by AMC. I can’t believe NIght @ the Museum is still the top movie at the theater. It’s worth watching on a big, giant screen. Hopefully when summer comes around, I would love to see the movies in digital projection in the two big auditoriums. That would be nice. The other two theaters that have captions for the disabled are a godsend, since the other local theatres have only one RWC-equipped auditorium.
Whatever became of Clifton COmmons after AMC took over in 2002? The last time I was there, I saw “Monsters, Inc” when it was a General Cinema.
I was looking up showtimes for Pan’s Labryinth and found out that it’s not playing in Rockaway, but in Clifton which is about 20 or so miles away from where I live. Why doesn’t AMC put out more AMC Select movies in its theaters? Probably it’s because of the way things work between the theater company and the movie studio.
Will it look something like the new Rockaway theater that opened four years after the original movie theater closed down?
Will there be an Arclight-like theater in the New Jersey area? The Rockaway theater that just opened doesn’t look at all like the theater in California!!! Probably the new Xanadu 26 theater should be like the Arclight.
BTW, how was the screening of Star Wars at Cinema 23 compared with the Route 4 Tenplex? It must’ve been different because the screen was a bit smaller and the sound different. Does this theater still make money even though it’s facing competition from Kinnelon and Wayne?