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This theater is in the same town where Anne Hathaway grew up in.
So far, I haven’t read anything about anything being shown in digital in Wayne, East Hanover, and Secaucus (save for Episode I in the 6-plex). Too bad they didn’t keep the 70mm projectors before splitting the two large houses up. Boy I’d wish I’d seen a movie in those screens, although they shown mostly grown up fair when I first went to the Wayne theater. Since AMC bought Loews, I can now use my Moviewatcher card and use movie passes at this theater.
Which carried on into the Rockaway 16’s stadium seats. The moviewatcher club made its debut at both theaters and so did clip, that filmstrip guy which is my favorite movie mascot alongside Popcorn Bob of GC. I didn’t join moviewatcher until my credits program was discontinued due to the acquisition by AMC the year that it closed, in 2002.
I changed my mind and now will try to go see Body of Lies at this theater or Mansfield. BTW, has the economic crisis affected the theater (excluding the mall)? Pretty soon just in time for the holidays prices will go up again; my dad always gets free AMC movie passes from the local dentist over in Denville, Dr. Genung., which I can use on any movie.
Try going to google news archives and typing in succasunna cinema 10 and click back to the 1980’s section. Here’s something I can recall from nearly three years ago when the two new screens were almost done…before the movie King Kong started in theater #5, one of the staff members (the GM) welcomed the audience into the movie and told about donating money to the Will Rogers fund or something like that…this is something that the AMC in Rockaway would like to see. And btw, I never went to the upstairs theaters for good reason…they were probably worse than the newer two screens!!!
$1 billion? This is despite a falling stock market as of today which could hurt the banks and the media and tech companies that are behind this digital thing.
Reliance Media will soon own Dreamworks if the Hollywood based studio parts ways with Paramount. Reliance is based in India.
Speaking of which…it doesn’t look like the old AMC in Rockaway, which was quite large for a shoebox theater that didn’t have the glitz and glamour of the larger successor (of course I mean the outer 6).
Nearly 10 years ago, indie films were the hot spot that peaked with “The Blair Witch Project” and ended with “Little Miss Sunshine”. With the stock market in freefall, expect more studios to absorb indie divisions into the main studios.
The only movie that I saw starring Paul Newman was the oscar winning “The Sting”, on VHS from a local library. It was a decent movie, most notable for its memorable theme song “The Entertainer”. He was pretty good in that one. I also like his contribution to the food business with his Newman’s Own line of popcorn and drinks.
Too bad it won’t be shown in IMAX digital in Rockaway since the system will come out just in time for Shia’s next big movie, Transformers 2. I’ll prefer seeing this action movie in DLP in Mansfield just for the fun of it.
Just got an email from Clearview and that the Classics program will be back at this theater and the Parsippany theater. Most of the films being shown will be older horror movies such as “Psycho”, “The Exorcist”, and “Rosemary’s Baby”.
I checked out the alternative content section on the AMC website, and Rent isn’t playing here, but good news….the Met series will be finally here for opera fans to enjoy, starting next Monday. The series will conclude next May of 2009. I’m planning on going to Rockaway next week to see Eagle Eye.
I’ve been right by it when I was young visiting DC with my dad since my uncle Tom and Mike lived and worked not too far from Union Station. I didn’t know it was no longer an AMC and now a Phoenix theater.
Also before the movie began they showed a trailer that was made shortly after the parent company was accused of child labor violations (underage people), check this link out…
http://tinyurl.com/6aga52 And on Google Streets and Maps, you can see the theater from Route 80; just drag the guy onto the area near the tetris-like shape of the theater and you’ll see what i mean.
Also in Jersey, the Tenplex in its early years once had 2200 seats for the main screen alone, before several screens were added and chopped up into 10 screens with 410 seats each. This was back in the 1960’s, way before AMC pioneered multiplexing.
In Burn After Reading, there is a prediction of things to come…a fitness center on busy Route 4 in Paramus, where it was really shot. It’s called Hardbodies, and in reality the Coen Brothers used the former Tower Records store on Route 17, not Route 4 as some people might think, as a stand in for the fitness center. The only gym in Paramus right now is a Gold’s Gym, and when the new fitness center, opens, it will give Gold’s a run for its money. However that might change in a tightening economy.
Went to see a 3 p.m. showing of “Burn After Reading”, a great Coen Brothers movie, and the crowd behaved very well. Presentation was very good, with only a splice in the middle of the movie and some minor blotches toward the end. Sound was good and dialogue was clear and loud. Next movie I’m checking out is Eagle Eye, although it won’t be in IMAX at this theater since the next IMAX movie slated to open at the ROckaway will probably be the next Night at the Museum movie.
aren’t they already investing in a current 70mm format? AMC is working hard with IMAX on converting one of their screens to a mini-IMAX screen for opening on the weekend after Memorial Day of next year, which should bring moviegoers back to Rockaway ever since Clearview upgraded its popular theaters to digital projection and 3-d.
During the theater’s opening, they put out free brochures about the main three surround sound systems and how they work, alongside a montly newsletter called Credits which isn’t published anymore due to it being bought by AMC. And to correct myself, this theater was one of the first in the world, not the country, to get the new sound system, which is still in use.
This theater was one of the first in the country to be equipped with the Dolby Digital Surround EX surround sound system that debuted during the release of Star Wars Episode I, even though I heard it in scratchy stereo in the non-THX auditorium. The eventual DVD release made up for that, though. I’ve seen other movies shown in EX and the surround sound is pretty good. I’ve even seen the Mummy 1 in SDDS, which was probably a 5.1 mix and had the SDDS trailer before the movie.
Went to see “Bangkok Dangerous” in one of the non DLP screens (theater #4), and thought it was ok. There was sound but no picture during the preshow, and the picture was a bit fuzzy compared with the other DLP showings. Sound was Dolby stereo, I think. Crowd was only a few people, as it is during the fall with people heading back to the nearby college and schools in the area. Currently the Dark Knight movie is playing in the auditorium with CC/DVS.
THat’s good to hear…..hopefully Hanna doesn’t affect theaters here on the East Coast!!!
Most of these screens were used for many widescreen formats during the 1960’s, only to be cut up into smaller theaters in the decades that followed.
When Clearview bought this theater, in addition to the two screens, four new screens were added alongside installation of sound systems and raising prices. Has this place improved since my last visit (around 2006, when I saw Cars). I know other Clearviews in Morris have improved, like the Madison.