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if this theater is affected, then AMC will have a huge hold on the South Jersey market.
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The closest Cinemark theater, and the only one in NJ that will be affected by the merger, is in Somersdale, NJ and like Rockaway, is a 16 plex.
Advance tickets are now on sale for Iron Maiden: Flight 666.
Here in Rockaway, tickets are not selling well because the prices are higher than that of Clearview, plus the fact that the theater is near a mall that is struggling with weak retail sales.
Unlike 35mm, computers will have bugs. Imagine what would happen if an error screen popped up during a 4k screening of “Star Trek” or if there are pixelation issues or sound sync issues with the showing. That’s the downside of digital projection vs 35mm. Another issue could be a massive computer worm like the Conficker virus that would infect the 4k systems and the theater would be closed for a computer checkup during the off hours. Recently AMC’s profit was down as audiences went to cheaper theaters.
Advance tickets are now available for the new “X-Men” movie as well as “Star Trek”.
Any word yet on when this theater gets closed and replaced by a newer one with Sony 4k projection? Its competition in Manville got digital 3d projection (2k).
any word on when the new sony 4k projectors get installed? If it happens, then the projectionists who run the 35mm projectors will lose their jobs and be replaced by technicians who will master the art of showing digital movies.
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Out of all these theaters, Rockaway is not listed. Also, starting this weekend, $25 “Star Trek” gift cards are on sale featuring characters from the upcoming “Star Trek” movie, which I’ll definitely see on the big screen at this theater, as well as the new “X-Men” movie instead of watching it on a tiny computer screen!
The Tenplex was the role model for what a multiplex should be in North Jersey. AMC really drove the place right into the ground when it closed the Tenplex and build up an expensive new theater right next to the busy Garden State Plaza mall. This is also the same thing with the new Yankee Stadium and Citi Field, two new stadiums for old teams that don’t look as memorable as the original but are technologically advanced.
I’ve been checking the showtimes for upcoming movies, and no movie says digital projection. When will it be installed at this theater?
When I go to the movies, I just pay for the ticket and bring in a soda can just to enjoy the show and skip the long concession lines. What AMC is doing is very much similar to McDonald’s in the way people order food by number rather than by name.
Once all 16 screens are fitted with 4k, then people will come to this theater to experience what they can’t see on a blu-ray disc or on an HD cable service.
Not only that, but the only thing that’s digital playing at my local AMC are the Met shows and NCM Fathom shows.
I dunno….AMC at one time tried to show movies with 16mm projectors in the early years and it didn’t fare well.
Here’s a list of movies that will play at this theater…
Hopefully they play Toy Story in 3D…the first one.
Although this theater was one of the first to show “Star Wars: Episode I” digitally and that it shares the digital pre-show with other AMC theaters now that National Cinemedia does the preshow instead of Screenvision, it will probably not get the digital projection that other AMC theaters will get since it will close this summer to make room for the Kerasotes 14 plex, which is under construction.
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Too bad ShoWest is not allowed for the public to attend, although internet junkies like me can follow the developments online and also on the business channel CNBC, which has allowed one reporter to cover the economics of the industry, which is experiencing its best year to date performance ever.
Not only that, but AMC is also teaming up with Sony to install most of its screens with the SXRD 4K technology, which will eliminate the need for film by the year 2012 (rollout will begin in the second quarter of 2009).
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Come May 24, this theater will turn 85. Any celebration plans going on at the theater?
Monsters vs Aliens did really well at the box office this weekend, with the 3-D version accounting for 56% of the gross. Hopefully they install 3-D in time for Terra Firma, which opens May 1st against the new X-Men movie, and Up, which is the first Pixar movie to be in 3-D.
During the weekday afternoons, Paul Appel tears tickets and directs the moviegoer to the nearest theater. He’s in a wheelchair and got his training from previous experience at the AMC in East Hanover through Employment Horizons, a non-profit employment agency that helps people with disabilities. He does a good job.
This coming Thursday, April 2, “Fast and Furious” will have an advanced screening for BP North America employees who work at the nearby Wayne office. BP’s Castrol product is featured in all four Fast and Furious movies, which have been played at this theater for a select number of people who wanted to go see this popular franchise. My stepmom is not going since she is busy doing work at the office.