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How about Clearview? They dominate the tri-state area except this area. With the new Hoboken theater under way and maybe this one (expected to tie with Mansfield for most screens for the company), the chain might turn a profit for moviegoers who are also yankee fans.
I checked the list, and the Rockaway theater isn’t one of them.
i think batman will be number one this weekend for a second week until the new mummy movie comes out, which will knock batman out of his number 1 spot but will be number 2. I predict that the Dark Knight will probably make around $300-$400 million, edging Spiderman 1 as the highest grossing superhero movie of all time.
I was surfing Google News for this theater, and here’s an interesting article from a local moviegoer complaining about the seats not big enough for his big body…
Pretty soon Hoffman La Roche will close its Clifton location and move out west to California, creating a massive vacant space for more retail. Maybe more theaters? Probably not, as there are only two in Clifton, the smaller Allwood Cinema sixplex, which is still thriving, and of course this theater, which has one screen for DLP. Back before Clifton Commons opened, it was the site of ADP, and there was a proposal by Philips (the electronics maker) to create a mutliplex, but that faltered as the company went into some troubles. Enter General Cinema, whose first theater in NJ with stadium seating was Essex Green, and the rest is history.
I agree. Both theaters will soon become retail space, just like the original Loews quad in Secaucus became the outlet shops that are still successful.
Same thing that Rockaway was a threat to all the other theaters in Morris County, and most of them still survive to this day.
see the next headline on CT. BTW, Titanic played the Loews in Wayne for six or so months into the spring long before it came out on vhs during the fall of 98 and on dvd the year after. Long live Titanic!!!
By next weekend, it will still be number one, but the decline should be smaller than other superhero movies since this one has got good word of mouth. Plus the IMAX version will have a long shelf life ahead before the new Harry Potter comes out.
eat ur heart out spidey
at the mansfield, theater 1 was showing this movie.
i saw rots two days after it came out, lotr two days, hp on sat, but not hanna.
saw it in dlp. very film like with minor flickers, great sound mix, decent crowd. sat thru the whole thing. mansfield was where i saw it at.
read my post about this theater on the rockaway 16 page. the dlp was good, masking was off a bit as it is for dlp. theater 3, 330 showing on opening day, only the stadium seats were almost full.
on the day hancock opened, 800 dollars of cash were stolen from cash registers at the theater. this info i read from a local website. a few days ago, there was a jewelry robbery at the mall. looks like a job for batman, as his new movie is selling out. all eight midnight showings were sold out! thankfully, i went to mansfield to c dark knight in dlp cause it was closer to my dads house and not sold out.
As the new batman movie arrives, I’ve seen two batman movies at this theater. I was too young to see the first two, which I thought was a bit creepy and boring, but I really enjoyed Batman Forever in 5.1 SDDS (my first digital surround sound experience) in one of the large auditoriums. This was back when it was 8 screens. The next Batman movie I saw was a doozy. Batman and Robin in 5.1 SDDS in the same auditorium, and it was on a couple of the 14 screens during that expansion. I missed seeing Batman Begins but saw it on DVD, and now I’m ready for Dark Knight. One question, are all the sound systems in each screen now Dolby Digital instead of SDDS? Is this also the same in the other former Loews theaters (such as Secaucus and East Hanover)?
Recently Clearview introduced their new hotline for movie showtimes. 1-888-CLVW-TIX is the number, and they mentioned that this theater has stadium seating. Is this true? More like sloped seating. It also mentions which movies are showing in DLP. Very creative. Plus if any CT members have all 3 Optimum services, then Tuesday nights are free at this and other cinemas.
Did anyone go to last night’s world premiere of the movie at this theater. The late Heath Ledger’s famiy relatives, as well as Mr. Bale and the director, attended the event. This movie will be the highest grossing Imax release at this theater for some time. The movie will shift aspect ratios from regular scope to full IMAX. I wonder how the transitions will happen, like fade in and out, or just flash, there it is!!!
speaking of batman, it will play on four screens tomorrow at midnight. At least one of the shows is sold out. Starting tonight, advance ticketing for the movie will expand more showtimes; I guess the DLP will be used after the Beck ‘08 Live show for one of the auditoriums, as the NCM Fathom events come to this theater in two days. The Dark Knight will rule this theater this weekend, and with the movie being sold out, there are a couple of other movie choices for audiences to see, even though Mamma Mia and Space Chimps are getting so-so to terrible reviews. Next week should see the arrival of X-Files 2 (the second time this movie has been in town) and Step Brothers, which looks dumb. AFter batman, next movie I’m checking out is the next mummy movie. The last mummy movie was shown at the Rockaway 6, and I saw a trailer for Mummy 2. Too bad I saw it at what would become another AMC theater, Clifton Commons.
It’s all in the family business. National Amusements is not as well known as other Redstone properties, so seeing the chain fold under two separate companies might be a strange idea.
I first saw this movie a year ago because of the new Die Hard movie that came out last summer. The first one is still the best. Part 2 was good, and part 3 was decent, Part 4 sucked since it was rated pg-13 but then became unrated in the dvd version. I think they should not make more die hard movies since Willis is getting too old.
When the outers opened in 1981, did they introduce cupholders at that location? Cause AMC was the first to patent the invention at its newer theaters.
If they build it, then people from across the Delaware in NJ (specifically the Blairstown area) will have a bigger multiplex go to other than the small Mansfield theater that has state-of-the art picture and sound in half of its screens (ever since Rockaway opened I rarely go to the older theaters anymore). Plus, it will be the closest Cinemark theater in the NY Metro area. I’ve never been to a Cinemark theater (only AMC and Regal come to mind, with AMC my favorite chain). Is it as good as the other big two?
I agree, MPol.
i agree…for those who live in stroudsburg, the closest thing to a multiplex would be down in the easton/allentown/bethlehem area. Thanks for the web link, chuckc.