AMC Rockaway 16

363 Mt. Hope Avenue,
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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RobertAlex on July 27, 2011 at 2:25 pm

What does this mean, “AMC will add a surcharge for non-movie showing?” This doesn’t make sense to me.

moviebuff82 on July 27, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Starting in August, AMC will add a surcharge for non-movie showings. Just saw that while waiting in line for Harry Potter 7.2 3d, which wasn’t great in 3d. The trailers were pretty good in 3d, especially Happy Feet Two. This coming weekend, Harry Potter 7.2 will still be playing in IMAX 3D while Harry Potter will be shown in 2D digital projection, which I think is the way to see it. I’m planning on seeing Cowboys vs Aliens in a few weeks…hopefully it’s good surround sound busting, giant blurry screen fun. Now only if AMC can get new lenses, since they have been in use since AMC opened nearly 5 years ago.

moviebuff82 on July 24, 2011 at 7:51 am

Went to see captain america in 2D yesterday at 5:30..sold out show and the crowd was well behaved. I saw during some scenes in the movie that Captain America throws his shield and other stuff that could’ve been seen in 3d. It was a good movie. One thing I noticed was that when the lights were on during trailers, the projection seemed sharp, and when they dim, it gets blurry. Hopefully AMC installs new lenses to make the picture more lifelike for 2k presentations as the 4k projections are pretty good.

moviebuff82 on July 18, 2011 at 12:29 pm

If you went to see Harry Potter, did the Dark Knight Rises trailer play before the movie in 2d digital, 3D, and digital imax 3d? Here’s an article regarding IMAX’s plans for the future…

moviebuff82 on July 15, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Went to see TF3 during its third week out. Not crowded as Harry Potter, but worth seeing in 3D. Very sharp and action packed and noisy. There was two 3D trailers: both of which were converted 3D…Immortals looked bad, while Captain America looks good. 2D trailers included Mission IMpossible 4, Moneyball, and Killer Elite, which is being released by Open Road Films, an independent movie studio run as a joint venture between AMC and Regal. There was a cool 3D commercial for Nike and the old Sprite ad featuring an NBA player drinking sprite and transforming his head. The person who tore the tickets dressed up like Harry Potter!!!

moviebuff82 on July 14, 2011 at 11:43 am

All midnight showings of Harry Potter 7.2 are sold out, including all 2D and reald 3d screenings, and one liemax 3d showing. Luckily tickets for the 3 AM showing are still available for Imax, and the only showtime that’s sold out for tomorrow is the 7:30 PM IMAX showing. Check this article from the daily record (Star Ledger also covered the Harry Potter lines at this theater and it’s on the front page)…|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

moviebuff82 on July 13, 2011 at 1:43 pm

According to a tweet by Roger Ebert, a reader of his reviews who works at an AMC theater got told by the company that it won’t use 3D lenses on 2D movies, which is a good thing.

moviebuff82 on July 6, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Looks like TF3 will be playing on one realD 3D screen and one extra showtime on another realD screen to share with another 3D movie. 4 3D movies at this theater. I saw an ad that Vizio is selling a 3DTV for people who want to keep their theater 3D glasses and use them for the tv.

moviebuff82 on July 2, 2011 at 3:31 pm

My correction, for this weekend, Transformers 3D in IMAX will be shown twice during the night this weekend and throughout the next weekend. For the night before Harry Potter 7.2 comes out, AMC will show a double feature of the final chapter in the Harry Potter movie saga. Tickets are selling well, as the 2D version is selling more than the 3D and IMax versions combined. So far, Transformers 3 is doing great at the box office, mostly due to the 3D that is accounting for nearly most of the take.

moviebuff82 on June 28, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Looks like Cars 2 will still be in liemax this weekend as Transformers 2 will be only in good 3D and digital 2D. Larry Crowne opens this weekend, followed by Zookeeper and Horrible Bosses next week, both of which will fail. Then next week, it’s Potter vs. Pooh in battle of the family movie event of the summer. Good thing Pooh isn’t in fake 3D since it’s good old Disney animation. It will be the first digital 2D animation film that Rockaway has shown. I don’t mind the 3D in the Harry Potter movie, it makes it look immersive. Tickets are selling really well for Potter. I can’t wait.

moviebuff82 on June 27, 2011 at 12:49 pm

I know. AMC also provides Descriptive Video Service, Listening devices, closed captioning, and wheelchair access, although there are fewer seats in the front for people to move into than at non-stadium seating theaters in the back, making the picture somewhat blurry to those who sit there. The good thing is that the arcade machines don’t bleed noise into the auditoriums, which only get rumbles from adjoining screens, specifically the LieMAx screen, which AMC should’t have installed. Perhaps an ETX screen would do.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 22, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Guess you will never know when you hit two thousand posts.Justin.

moviebuff82 on June 22, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Check this out…|News|LatestNews&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter can’t wait to see Transformers 3 in extra-bright 3d!!!

moviebuff82 on June 17, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Saw xmen prequel in digital. No amc preshow or policy trailers, just trailers and movie. Movie looked sharp and sounded great. I think IMAX and 3d are rip offs at this theater.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on June 7, 2011 at 7:48 pm

The next IMAX movie after Super 8, Cars 2, and Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, to play here will be Harry Potter 7.2, in IMAX 3D, Real D 3D, and DLP

moviebuff82 on June 2, 2011 at 11:15 am

The next liemax movie to play will be Super 8 next week, followed hopefully by Cars 2, which has no advance tickets for IMAX. Green Lantern in 3D and 2D tickets are on sale. Soon, Transformers 3D, 2D, and Liemax 3D will arrive. I hope THe Tree of Life comes to this theater. It was shot on digital film and judging by the trailers, it looks like it’s meant to be seen on the big screen, just like the new x-men movie, which is getting great reviews. Best part it’s not in 3D or imax.

moviebuff82 on May 31, 2011 at 12:45 pm

on, several movies are featured with a film icon, which stands for Digital Film Format, as well as a 3d icon for digital 3d.

markp on May 31, 2011 at 5:29 am

Hey Justin, is this you, moviebuff82? On the old site it showed your name. And now mine shows up as MarkP instead of movie534 and I dont know how to change it back

moviebuff82 on May 29, 2011 at 5:57 am

The Google Street View is wrong. It doesn’t show the AMC theater, just a rural street.

moviebuff82 on May 25, 2011 at 6:58 pm

BTW, midnight showings of Hangover 2 are sold out on three screens.

moviebuff82 on May 25, 2011 at 10:13 am

Hello. Seems that AMC is having issues projecting 2d movies using 3d lenses. Hopefully AMC fixes this soon.

moviebuff82 on May 11, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Final Destination 5 is coming out this August, two years after the last one came out. Like that one, it was also shot in 3D, and was one of the first 3D movies to play at this theater when AMC installed the RealD 3D projectors.

moviebuff82 on May 10, 2011 at 2:44 pm

It was shown at 2.40:1 on the IMAX screen. Pirates 4 was sharp and Super 8 was bright. They mightve changed lenses somewhat.

rampagingbandicoot4 on May 10, 2011 at 2:42 pm

also your comment hints that Fast Five used all the 1.78:1? When I saw it on the IMAX there it looked like it was shown at maybe 2.40:1 on the IMAX screen.

rampagingbandicoot4 on May 10, 2011 at 2:41 pm

@Justin – you say you saw Fast Five on the IMAX screen. I’m curious about how sharp you thought it looked. I saw the Pirates trailer right before FF started and it looked quite sharp but then Fast Five never looked as sharp to me. Was it the same story when you saw it? FF didn’t look as sharp as the Pirates trailer?

I’m trying to figure out if the focusing got knocked off a trace once the feature started or if they maybe they shot FF with some new HD movie vid-cams that didn’t have top notch res or if hollywood is now starting to scrub away fine crispness by using DNR even on theatrical digital release ‘prints’ now like they all too often do on blu-rays in an irrational fear that the audience see any grain/noise at all.

(Oh and yeah I love vampire stuff (maybe not Twilight so much, for the most part) but Priest 3D just looks pretty bad to me too, no interest.)

(Top Gun was PACKED on Monday (and it looked they extened it to run all week as a special at this theater alone?). I bet it had 210 out of 250 seats or so filled.)