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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Nov 30, 2008 at 2:46 pm

Just went to see 007 again yesterday afternoon at a 1:10 showing, and the presentation was much improved from the last time I went. Sound was coming from all directions and the projection was top-notch. Theater was busy too. I sat in the very top of the auditorium (theater #11) as opposed to the seating right by the railing, so I can get a clearer view.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Nov 26, 2008 at 12:42 pm

The only digital stuff that AMC shows at this theater is the preshow and special feature content provided by National Cinemedia, such as the Met and NCM Fathom series. How are those faring alongside the regular movies that play at this theater? Once IMAX kicks in, attendance will skyrocket and lines will be long.

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moviebuff82 commented about Disney resigns with IMAX on Nov 25, 2008 at 4:48 pm

And now it’s out on Blu-Ray, the way it was meant to be seen. They should re-release Fantasia (the 1940 one) in IMAX since it was filmed in that ratio (same goes for the pre widescreen Disney movies of that era). Next year will be 50 years of Disney’s first venture into 70mm with the release of Sleeping Beauty, also out on Blu-Ray in its original wide ratio. At the time, it was expensive to make, and made very little money for Disney during his last years with the studio. 70mm was also used for The Black Hole, Tron, and The Black Cauldron, not to mention several Touchstone films.

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moviebuff82 commented about Disney resigns with IMAX on Nov 25, 2008 at 3:26 pm

That’s amazing. Same could be said for “Beowulf” as it wasn’t as popular in Rockaway while in Parsippany and Succasunna, it did better because of the 3-D.

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moviebuff82 commented about Disney resigns with IMAX on Nov 25, 2008 at 11:55 am

One error, Dan. The last Disney movie to be shown in IMAX was “Treasure Planet”, not “Treasure Island”, as that’s a futuristic remake of a classic story. Looks like the Mouse House has to play catchup against other studios which have signed with IMAX.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Meadow 6 on Nov 25, 2008 at 11:49 am

CinemarkFan, it’s called http://www.in70mm.com/ BTW, not only did the Loews in Secaucus back in its heyday before AMC took over showed stuff in 70mm, but in all three surround sound formats, including 8-channel SDDS, which is very similiar to the 70mm surround sound mixes of the past.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Nov 24, 2008 at 11:47 am

I know. Forgot to mention that too. This also applies to other theaters owned by AMC and some of these have the date of TBD, since other AMC theaters might get it soon. It all depends on the survival of IMAX, since unlike AMC is publicly traded here in America and Canada, and is one of the worst performing stocks I’ve seen. Hopefully the stock will rise based on continued strength on IMAX versions of popular movies, as was the case with The Dark Knight.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Nov 23, 2008 at 6:43 pm

Just go to AMC’s website and click on IMAX.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway Inner 6/Outer 6 on Nov 22, 2008 at 10:16 am

Had the AMC Outer six become a Circuit City, it would’ve suffered the same fate as others in the area (the closest is in Ledgewood). There are no traces of the original Rockaway theaters left, even during the renovation period that the mall went under this year.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Nov 22, 2008 at 10:14 am

On the wikipedia page for AMC Theaters, you can see an image of this theater’s sister, the former Loews in Alderwood. The only difference is that the Alderwood has a staircase going up to the lobby and several antennas around the theater, similar to the Garden State 16 theater in Paramus. I was riding with my Dad around the Mall looking for a bite to eat, and the place was packed. Ever since the theater opened more than two years ago, mall attendance, traffic, and the population have increased. Maybe AMC should open a second-run house where Linens n'Things will go out of business!!!

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC opens Fork & Screen concept in KC on Nov 22, 2008 at 10:09 am

They should do that to the AMC in my town, to go along with the upcoming IMAX screen in 1Q 09.

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moviebuff82 commented about Parent company of Technicolor Digital to install more digital systems at theaters worldwide on Nov 22, 2008 at 10:06 am

With the release of Bolt, Clearview has nearly all of its busiest theaters equipped with DLP. That will increase with future releases.

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moviebuff82 commented about NYC's Met Opera increases movie theater venues on Nov 22, 2008 at 10:05 am

This year, my local theater is now showing this series, although tickets are more expensive than movie tickets!!! Plus, it’s longer than any movie that plays at the theater.

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moviebuff82 commented about Wall Street financing massive digital conversion program on Nov 22, 2008 at 10:03 am

Recently Clearview has converted some of its busiest theaters to digital cinema, probably installing nearly all of its screens before this decade is over.

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moviebuff82 commented about Bow-Tie Millburn Cinema 4 on Nov 22, 2008 at 10:02 am

recently installed with dlp for the release of bolt.

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moviebuff82 commented about Bow Tie Warner Theater on Nov 22, 2008 at 10:00 am

recently installed with dlp for the release of bolt.

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moviebuff82 commented about Kinnelon 8 on Nov 22, 2008 at 10:00 am

recently installed with dlp for the release of Bolt.

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moviebuff82 commented about Cinepolis Succasunna on Nov 22, 2008 at 9:59 am

Tonight at 10, the Mel Brooks comedy classic “History of the World Part I” is playing. Tickets are still available for this film. It’s a good movie that I saw first on VHS. Worth seeing on the big screen due to its lavish budget values.

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moviebuff82 commented about Bow-Tie Wayne Preakness Cinemas on Nov 22, 2008 at 9:55 am

This theater was recently installed with digital projection for the release of Bolt in 3-D, as well as several other Clearviews in the area.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Nov 20, 2008 at 11:48 am

Tomorrow’s new releases should appeal to mostly the teens and families that always pack this theater during the weekend. Bolt (in 2-D) and Twilight. Bolt is getting good reviews, but Twilight isn’t. I’m skipping both and saving my money for Australia, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Benjamin Button, and The Spirit. And three days from now will be two months until IMAX comes to Rockaway, upon which a re-release of The Dark Knight might play although I’m getting the Blu-Ray for Christmas (which has those IMAX scenes). As for Disney and IMAX, the Mouse House inked a deal with them to make more of its movies ready for the IMAX screen, which was last seen in Fantasia 2000.

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moviebuff82 commented about Disney Cruise Line is going Digital 3D on Nov 20, 2008 at 11:39 am

Great story!!! Even in a slow economy, people still like to escape on large cruises like the Disney ships, which are still popular even though I don’t see a lot of ads about it on tv.

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moviebuff82 commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 20, 2008 at 11:35 am

I rated it five stars since when it reopened after the renovations, it was like a new theater again.

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moviebuff82 commented about Chester Cinema 6 on Nov 18, 2008 at 4:18 pm

wrong theater.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Nov 15, 2008 at 12:41 pm

BTW, an aide to one of my roomates who lives in town saw a late showing of QoS last night and didn’t see the trailer. I read on some movie gossip websites that the trailer didn’t get attached to nearly all of the prints for the new James Bond movie, meaning fewer screens would get the 2 minute preview. Just like with Zack and Miri before, AMC is cutting out the green/red bands before the trailers just like they used to when I went to its predecessor.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Nov 14, 2008 at 5:54 pm

Yes they did. It was worth the price of admission alone, although I wanted to also see the new Watchmen trailer which I saw last night online on Youtube.