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When the new movie theater opens, will it be open on days when the malls are closed due to the blue laws?
thanks for that info. Which movie was the most profitable at the theater and which movie stayed the longest?
Just got an email from Clearview Cinemas saying that tonight they’re showing one of the Ranger playoff games tonight at the Ziegfeld in HD one week before Spider-Man comes to the theater next week. Too bad I won’t make it tonight since I’m more of a Devils fan than a Rangers one. This is a good example of synergy since Cablevision is sponsoring it exclusively at the theater to attract a crowd who doesn’t want to travel a long way to the HSBC Arena to watch the game the way it was meant to be seen!!! The feed will come from MSG HD on a screen that’s bigger than most HDTVs!!! Is this the first time a sporting event has been shown at the Ziegfeld?
Thanks for the info. I think that movie will play on the smaller screens while Spider-Man plays on the bigger screens. When the new theater opens, which movies will be shown digitally?
Hopefully when the new movie theater opens next to the mall, the old standalone building, now infected with quarantine and bugs, should be razed to make room for additional parking or maybe, in my idea, turn it into an Imax theater like the Palisades Center did but this time it’s a separate theater rather than an indoor one.
Sounds interesting…a former Philly manager moving on up to be a New Yorker manager. Will there be any celebs besides Codey? I’d like to see some Jersey celebs (like those stars from “The Sopranos”) as well as the locals who represent the state as well as the town. As for the Garden State 16 being all-digital, does that mean that ticket prices will be more expensive than the Rockaway location? The Rockaway is the most expensive AMC in North Jersey, followed by Clifton Commons and Jersey Gardens. When that theater opens, post the new theater online and change the status of this one to Closed.
When the new theater opens, the governor of New Jersey will attend the event (probably Codey if Corzine still recovers from that horrific crash) as well as local town officials. Besides the new 16-screen monster of a theater, there will be a new restaurant as well as a few new stores just in time for the 50th anniversary of the largest shopping center in New Jersey, Garden State Plaza.
It seems that the AMC in East Hanover is showing its age these days after the parent company’s Rockaway theater opened. As a result, both Rockaway and East Hanover show all of their films in Dolby Digital rather than SDDS, which was installed in some of the bigger auditoriums at the East Hanover location when the sound system was in its infancy (currently the Parsippany theater owned by rival Clearview has SDDS in theater #1). As for the theater’s close proximity to the Nabisco plant, deliveries of snacks made by the snack food giant are faster to get to the theater than other theaters in Morris County. Finally, I hope the recent flood didn’t fill the parking lot near the theater!!!
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Thanks for changing the title of the theater!!! I was confused when it said Rockaway 10. It was a twelve-plex, not a tenplex like the soon to be extinct Route 4 theater. From what I read on sites related to 70mm presentations, both theaters in and out of the mall were not 70mm, just 35mm with Dolby Stereo, which later went to Dolby Digital as well as other sound formats, including the Surround EX that’s used in all the auditoriums at the old theater’s successor. Back in the day, the old theater used to have twilight shows, which made the theater one of the most popular in Morris County until Parsippany and East Hanover came in with their own movie plexes. The only movie I saw there was “Exit Wounds” in theater 5 with digital surround sound and an analog pre-show.
Too bad “Grindhouse” isn’t playing at this theater; The Ziegfeld never was a grindhouse, just a first class cinema that withstood the test of time and weather to be the sole survivor in the Big Apple.
On which days the theater isn’t packed? I’d guess the weekdays (save for fridays, wednesdays, and when a big movie premiere is held). Also, how is traffic near the theater? Considering it’s in NYC, it’s gridlocked!!!
When Spiderman 3 opens in Rockaway, it will mark the webslinger’s return to Rockaway since the first one came out at the Outer Six during the theater’s last year. That movie was the last summer blockbuster that the theater ran before closing its doors in late 2002 to make room for a big Best Buy. As for this coming weekend, looks like there won’t be any movies playing on multiple screens, with “Grindhouse” out of the picture. Looks like the theater will do poorly this weekend and the weekend after next before all the tickets for Spiderman get sold out. By the way, how many screens will this film be played on? The last movie to play on many screens there was “300”, which was a great movie to enjoy there. Hopefully it will be digital.
that’s good. Even if Clearview gets spun off by Cablevision, the theater will still be alive well into the same timeframe as the theater’s current attraction, Meet the Robinsons.
I agree with you. When does Clearview’s contract with the theater expire?
How about the Senator? It’s still one of the last great movie houses in the Northeast with a single screen…I know the Chatham theater is the only single screen theater left in Morris County (compared to the 16-plex in Rockaway)..how does that compare with the Ziegfeld?
What’s the next movie that the theater will play after Dirty Dancing ends on May 18th? I guess it’s Shrek the Third, and then Pirates 3 the following week since the series played at that theater twice. Too bad Spidey isn’t coming to this theater since the chain’s nearest theater in that area, the Chelseas, will play this movie.
Just went to see “Grindhouse” in theater #15, and I was pleased with the presentation. Bass was good, projection was great, and the sound was good. Audience reaction was excellent. I went with my cousin, and he enjoyed the experience. Some of the audience during “Death Proof” booed at the fake missing reels, thinking that the theater cut stuff out of the film. The next movie I plan on going to see is “Spider-Man 3” (the first two I saw in Mansfield in Hackettstown). Hope they install digital projection by the time it opens or else I have to deal with plain old 35mm projection. As for digital projection, is Dirty Dancing going to play in Rockaway in May? It seems that the same system that AMC uses for it digital pre-show will be used to show that classic movie.
that sounds cool, seeing old surviving hollywood actors and actresses at an old movie theater.
That’s cheaper than the regular price at the theater, though it’s not as cheap as the Succasunna classics (hopefully I’ll see “The Goonies” there with my cousins in a few weeks).
I heard that there was police activity on Franklin Ave. When I used Google maps, the business was a burger place near E. High St., just blocks from the long-gone business. On the WCBS traffic site, it mentioned that a sign was falling; luckily, I heard on the traffic channel from Cablevision that the crew safely removed the sign. This is another reason while Franklin Avenue is decaying in the 21st century. First, the theater. Now, an old burger joint. BTW, what became of the former staff that worked at the theater years before it closed? I knew that there was a young lady who worked there near the main auditorium. And what’s up with the building? It’s been nearly a year since the last comment.
Sounds like good news…I haven’t been to the Christmas show in nearly five years!!! They should do spectaculars on other holidays besides Christmas and Easter, such as Halloween, 4th of July, and Thanksgiving. As for movies, all of the three Cablevision-owned landmarks in NYC (The Ziegfeld Theater, MSG, and RCMH) all have shown movies in the past. The last movie that MSG showed was Godzilla (1998) during its gala premiere in NYC. MSG, before Cablevision took over, was owned by the former parent company of Paramount, which divested its movie theater business a few years before being taken over by G+W. The last show I went to at the hall was “Celebrity Jeopardy” late last year. It was really good.
What’s the status on the new theater? If the theater opens next month as scheduled, what business would replace the aging complex?
The theater will re-open next month.