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What is the history of the theater?
According to an earlier post, “Gandhi” played from 12/8/1982-7/15/1983, making it the second longest running movie at the theater due to its popularity following its surprise Oscar win. Too bad “E.T.” didn’t play at that theater until this year.
But will it make money? There are other interesting movies coming out during Christmas that will not play at the Ziegfeld: A Night at the Museum (box office hit) is the most notable. Last year, King Kong and Narnia were big. This year, expect the box office to dip a bit even though there is only two fantasy movies (Eragon and CHarlotte’s Web) as well as one drama (The Pursuit of Happyness) that are only a few films to check out. Too bad the new James bond didn’t play longer than other films in the past at Ziegfeld. By the way, which movies were the longest-running at the theater? I’d say Gandhi and THat’s Entertainment, along with the Star Wars prequels.
I agree with you, John. Now we have four to five theater stocks. AMC, Regal, Carmike, Cablevision (which owns CLearview), and Marcus.
Pretty soon, they will go down as video chain stocks and Google’s stock goes up, up, up!!!
Remember when AMC used to sell stock long time ago? It will be a good bargain, with the opening of a few great theaters, especially the Rockaway 16 plex. Look for the stock to go up in a time when the stock market is really booming!!!
Do they still use SDDS? I liked that sound system.
except that there is no stadium seating, which can only be found in the new rockaway theater. BTW, has business in Parisppany declined because of the new theater or surging due to the high prices?
Do the Clifton Commons and Rockaway theaters share any traits? I know the rockaway location doesn’t have THX-certified auditoriums in its two biggest screens (hopefully the THX guys would love to come to rockaway to check if its safe for THX), because this was originally a Loews theater, not a General Cinema.
Since the new rockaway theater opened, are there employees who were transferred from east hanover to rockaway, or vice versa?
How has business been doing in mansfield since the rockaway opening? Rockaway is much bigger than the hackettstown megaplex.
The only thing that’s not good about this theater is that it’s too small, and that there’s no stadium seating like Manville, and unlike manville, bridgewater commons is owned by a larger corporation.
BTW, how is business at the theater since the new rockaway theater opened? Prices at this and other clearview cinemas around morris county are a bit cheaper than AMC’s, although AMC’s morning shows are cheaper than the matinees at clearview.
Any news on when the theater will be replaced by the 16 screen version? It’s been awhile.
Any plans for a 25th anniversary event at the theater one year from this month? It would be nice to see hit movies from every year that played at the theater. How has business been at Wayne after Clifton Commons opened?
Any word on when digital projection comes to this theater? Since it’s a new theater, I think it will take some time before I see some good summer movies on a big HD-like screen. Also, how is business at the Rockaway compared to their competition?
so sad to hear about it, my late uncle larry and aunt pat went to that theater, as well as Washington Township, Pascack, the Warner Quad, and of course, the Paramus theaters. Any word on when the new 16-plex will open? If it does, then most of the smaller theaters will be extinct.
Check this link out at View link Looks like those Spartans will either go to Newton, Mansfield, or better yet Rockaway.
According to a guy who posted on the NJ.com website’s Sparta forum, the biggest theaters in the building are 8 and 9. This is one reason traffic has been getting heavy to the area via Route 80 on weekends.
Look at how well the AMC ROckaway theatres have done to the town whose audience went to either East Hanover, Mansfield, Succasunna, Chester, Parsippany, or Morristown back when AMC closed it in favor of a Best Buy. Opening a new multiplex in an up year is fine, especially when the two busiest multiplexes in MOrris County (both clearview’s in ledgewood and parsippany) got remodeled with more auditoriums, and better seating, screens, and sound. That brings more people to the movies, to see a pirate on the big screen.
It’s a pre-show that usually shows commercials, ads for tv shows and videogames, as well as AMC First Look, which is an exclusive sneak peek at upcoming movies, in this case, the new “Reno 911” movie which looks funny!!! The digital preshow is shown using a video projector on the giant screen, resulting in a grid-like image which looks like the Jumbotron in New York’s Times Square. The sound quality is pretty good, but it’s not in widescreen. The presentation lasts around 20 minutes, and then the film reels roll with the typical movie and policy trailers (all in 35mm film). I hope AMC in the future gets its two largest theatres installed with digital projectors (DLP)!!!
Just went to the theater today to see Borat, and boy, this is the best movie theater around town! A big, almost IMAX-like screen in theater #15, surround sound, plus a digital pre-show…although the tickets are more pricey than Clearview, the seats are more comfortable and the parking is convenient.
What were the seating arraignments for the Rockaway theaters before it was closed and rebuilt as a 16-plex this year?
How many seats are in each theater, and which ones are the largest?
I’ll be there sometime next week…btw, was the old rockaway outer 6 70mm ?