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nope. It was at the Astor, which was the Ziegfeld’s rival at the time, and was owned by Loews until it was closed three years ago. It is now the Nokia Theater.
The Saturday Night Fever DVD that I have has good use of the surround sound. It was the first disco movie to feature Dolby Stereo, and even though it was not 70mm like Grease, it was a low budget hit featuring what was the first movie to have a best selling soundtrack, a record which was overtook by The Bodyguard. SNF helped the Bee Gees become world wide pop stars, and John Travolta became one of the first true Jersey movie stars to become famous. Too bad the sequel and the Broadway remake didn’t do justice to this 70’s classic. BTW, when will new movies return to the Z? Usually the place is packed whenever a big new release comes out. Too bad there are no more Star Wars movies to fill those seats!!!
Just went to see “Superbad” in the auditorium next to the one where “Bourne” was playing and it was a very packed house. Lots of laughs!!! The presentation was top notch and the sound was very good for a medium budgeted comedy. As for what the #16 screen theater is, I guess it’s clifton commons since that theater gets more hype than the Rockaway location even though it used to be a General Cinema. When the new “Beowulf” movie comes out, I would love to see it in Digital 3d rather than plain old blurry 2d at the Rockaway theater since it will be one year since the theater opened. Oh, and this theater has the best ATMs for purchasing tickets in any theater so that you won’t get stuck in line!!!
Looks like a department store now.
The closest theater near me that has the same name of the theater is a sixplex in Westfield, N.J. How does that theater compare with this one? Was this the first movie theater named Rialto, and what was it named after?
went to see bourne 3 in theatre #16 and enjoyed the presentation, the audience was obient except for a few cell phone clicks and something banging near the ladies restroom. one word of caution when watching this movie…there are a lot of blurry action scenes that make use of the shaky cam. this is not the theater’s fault, it’s the way the movie is shot.
I like that version better than the toned down PG version, which Paramount rereleased in 1979 following the success of another John Travolta movie that the studio released, Grease, the year before. Paramount decided to tone down SNF’s sex, violence, and language for family audiences while keeping the classic music, but it didn’t catch on to die hard fans the way the original did when it was rated R.
that’s good to hear; i know that the security over at the Wyane theater is as secure as Yankee Stadium since there have been reports of stolen cars near the theater as well as riots and that kind of stuff…good thing Wayne is not like Newark!!! It’s too bad that there’s no movie theater inside Willowbrook Mall, since there was one before Loews closed it down to make room for an exterior theater that still makes money.
I prefer to see digital movies in HD on Bluray and seeing event movies in IMAX since IMAX rocks!!! Too bad IMAX doesn’t have a widescreen process but makes up for it with two formats, IMAX big screen and Omnimax, which is back again at the reopened Liberty Science Center. I kinda liked Omnimax since you’re in the movie surrounded by picture and sound…it sucks that the picture was a bit more fuzzy and blurry than regular IMAX, which is taller and more comfortable and less dizzy. BTW, IMAX sound is much better than film sound. Too bad the prices are still expensive.
oh, that’s all. I posted a comment about the new batman on the lincoln square theater, since that theater can handle that film. The last Batman movie to be shown in IMAX, Batman Begins, was the second superhero to have his IMAX debut (spiderman was the first, with superman the third). Too bad Transformers wasn’t filmed in IMAX, as that would add more money to the budget, even though seeing giant robots on a giant screen might sound cool. As for 70mm, I saw a movie about Mt. St. Helens that was previously shot in IMAX then downconverted to 70mm for smaller screens. It was at a now gone theater in Castle Rock, WA that was called the Dome or something. It was awesome and excellent. As for IMAX, it still carries on that 70mm feel.
Are there any plans to close this theater anytime soon? In the near future, the four plex will close (the one owned by Clearview), leaving the massive Loews in Wayne to be the sole multiplex; will that theater get digital projection and maybe some stadium seating? That will be cool, but at a price. The theater has aged well throughout time and change, and was the first multiplex in Passaic County owned by a major theater chain. Was this theater the highest grossing of the Loews theaters that opened in 1982? I would like to wonder about that. And is the sound mostly Dolby Digital at all screens due to the AMC standard? I always liked DTS and SDDS at that theater.
When the new Batman movie opens next year at this theater, it will be one of the most innovative films to use four key scenes using the IMAX camera. According to a post by photoman1001 (who posted this on a wrong theater in Paramus), this will be a big thing and will pave the way for future films to be shown in that format. Much like Paramount is doing with digital 3d for that fantasy movie Beowulf, they’re showing the film not only in analog 35mm, but in digital 3-d and in Imax 3-d, making this the first film to be shown in dual 3-d formats. The Lincoln Square 12 plex, plus IMAX, is a good example of how to show a movie the way it’s meant to be seen, even though the IMAX theater is the only one with stadium seating and a big screen.
I checked the listings for Rockaway 16 on movietickets.com and found no word of Digital Projection…this stinks as much as the messy popcorn that is poorly managed by the young teens who run this place. As opposed to the new AMC in Paramus, now that’s a nicer theater although a bit more pricey than the Rockaway location. As for that other 16 screener in Clifton that AMC owns, I will never go to that theater again, since it’s the busiest of all the three and traffic is horrible there. Clearview is doing their best to compete with AMC in terms of service and presentation, and they’re doing a decent job of luring those who are dissapointed by the new AMCs to come back to the Clearviews in North Jersey.
that previous post was not related to this theater. You should post it on a theater with IMAX capabilities, e.g. the AMC Imax theater in manhattan. BTW, Batman played at the tenplex six times, first in 1966 one year after the Route 4 theater’s opening, then in 1989, 1992, 1995, 1997, and 2005. The new Batman movie will play at the theater’s successor, which will probably show it in DLP, not IMAX, on two of its screens. Same goes for the new Indy jones movies, which all three played at the tenplex before the new one plays at the Garden State 16. Even Star Trek, Halloween, and any movie that was made post 1965 that is getting revived has played at this theater long before newer versions play at the GS 16.
i agree with you. The old tenplex was a great theater for Paramus, and was ahead of its time in terms of presentation, movies, and popularity.
Like the old theater 1 in the old tenplex, there’s a theater 1 in the new 16 screen that looks like one of the big ones, along with theater 2 on the left wing; the east wing of the theater has 14 medium to smaller screens. FYI, all of the bourne movies (except part three) that played at this theater were based on books by the guy who supervised Playhouse on the Mall, Robert Ludlum.
is that ticket taker named Monika? I saw her last afternoon and she tore only one ticket instead of the two. She was very nice and courteous.
When you enter the theater, you have to go up a long escalator, go on an elevator, or walk up the walkway to get to the new wing at the plaza, which has several nice restaurants and shops. The theater looks great outside (kinda like the Rockaway but they have an antenna in some of the roofs for direct transmission of digital stuff onto the screens and there’s columns to support the underground parking) and inside it’s clean and nice. The only problem that the theater had that day was that the water was out of service, due to this weekend’s water troubles caused by a bad storm near a power plant in Harrington which affected all of the Bergen County theaters and some Hudson County ones. It’s also innovative, too.
Did some of the employees at the old triplex move into what was once the Tenplex before they moved into the new AMC, which is mostly staffed by youngsters? I would like to learn about that.
On the other hand, the new AMC is like this:
Route 4 Tenplex + Route 17 Triplex + Stadium Seating + 3 screens (2 with DLP and one with RWC/DVS)= AMC Garden State 16.
When will the tenplex be gutted down? I haven’t heard anything in the Record or on News 12. Also, did some of the security guards from the old tenplex move over into the new AMC, along with its employees. I’ve seen most of the new ones at the new location to be young and a bit unskilled.
Went to this theater today with my aunt to see “Ratatouille” in the DLP auditorium (#10) and I enjoyed the movie, both in presentation and enjoyment. The picture was good but the focus was soft since I decided to sit closer to the screen in the lower part of that theater where there’s more legroom and room to move the seats back…the next time I go see a movie in DLP at this theater, I’ll just sit near the guardrail near the disabled seats in the middle of the row in order to see the sharper picture. The sound, on the other hand, was great, despite some minor chatting in the audience along with babies crying. The other complaint I also had was that the ticket taker didn’t tear the two tickets right, her name was Monika and she tried her best.
Did this theater open in 1987? Cause it’s been 20 years since the movies returned to Morristown when AMC opened their second location, which became a Clearview and probably got its license renewed yesterday, according to what I read online.
Sometimes when a big movie opens at this theater, they show it on two of the three screens and save one for an indie flick; a good example of it was when the theater showed all 3 Pirates films this way. After the closing of the nearby Emerson, the Washington Township cinema is the only Clearview Cinema in the Pascack/Westwood/Washington area that commands a high price that is still a bit cheaper than the mammoth Garden State 16, which is owned by AMC and rarely shows and keeps art house films like the Clearview in Washington Township.
I hope in the future that the Oscars come to Radio City…too bad they hold it annually at that Kodak theater in LA!!!