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I agree with you, John. The only theater in Morris County that plays this kind of stuff is East Hanover, where The Queen played for a long time. BTW, East Hanover is also owned by AMC. I can’t believe NIght @ the Museum is still the top movie at the theater. It’s worth watching on a big, giant screen. Hopefully when summer comes around, I would love to see the movies in digital projection in the two big auditoriums. That would be nice. The other two theaters that have captions for the disabled are a godsend, since the other local theatres have only one RWC-equipped auditorium.
Whatever became of Clifton COmmons after AMC took over in 2002? The last time I was there, I saw “Monsters, Inc” when it was a General Cinema.
I was looking up showtimes for Pan’s Labryinth and found out that it’s not playing in Rockaway, but in Clifton which is about 20 or so miles away from where I live. Why doesn’t AMC put out more AMC Select movies in its theaters? Probably it’s because of the way things work between the theater company and the movie studio.
Will it look something like the new Rockaway theater that opened four years after the original movie theater closed down?
Will there be an Arclight-like theater in the New Jersey area? The Rockaway theater that just opened doesn’t look at all like the theater in California!!! Probably the new Xanadu 26 theater should be like the Arclight.
BTW, how was the screening of Star Wars at Cinema 23 compared with the Route 4 Tenplex? It must’ve been different because the screen was a bit smaller and the sound different. Does this theater still make money even though it’s facing competition from Kinnelon and Wayne?
When I went to the theater before it closed during my childhood years, the Clifton sign wasn’t there, it was just the marquee. The theater was not too far from Blockbuster, which would be its main competitor after opening in the 90’s. The last movie I saw there was “Andre”; before the film began, they played in the middle of the movie and had to rewind the film before they started it. It was a good film, and one reason the Clifton was a place for urban and kiddie fare. One of the smaller theaters had a red light in the back (the exit sign) that looked like something out of “Das Boot”!!! Thank God that the theater is done!!!
I don’t know. I saw an old newspaper ad in the New York Times during the late 1970’s and they listed Allwood as well as a handful of other theaters as either Flagship, Red Carpet, or Blue Ribbon. As for the Allwood, any news on when it might close in the near future? It would be sad to see it go the way of the dinosaur!!!
Did anyone go see “Raiders of the Lost Ark” at the cinema this weekend? How was the print and sound?
I almost cried at the end of “Children of Men”, when the main male character (spoiler alert!!!!) dies from gunshot wounds while sitting in the boat with his love, who now has a baby boy. I hope she takes care of her only child and that she’ll be allright in all that London fog!!! This was a tearjerker of a sci-fi movie, more so than “E.T.”.
Just came back from a screening of “Children of Men”, and here are some issues that I had with the show:
What surround sound formats does the Ziegfeld theater use? I know they support all formats.
How about the seats? Are they rocking seatings as in other new Clearviews?
That gives it a noir look. Anyway, how is traffic by the theater if you go there? And where is the parking?
It’s a black and white photo, not a color one. Pretty soon with the sale of Cablevision’s Rainbow unit (which includes CLearview) to Liberty Media, everything will change; no Optimum Rewards for Clearview moviegoers, but the Clear Advantage program will live on at this theater and other Clearview cinemas.
It’s pretty cool!!! They should do this on any single screen theater that Clearview owns…besides that, it’s a huge theater!!! Too bad there’s no stadium seating and that the screen is smaller from sitting in the balcony.
If AMC indeed builds a new theater, it will resemble something like the Rockaway 16 plex that they opened last fall. It probably will be an exterior theater rather than an interior one since getting to the theater is frustrating if you’re in the mall (you go up a couple of levels, and have to use a map!!!).
That theater has bad seats but good sound. If it closes, the only AMC theaters that will have THX are those that have stadium seating (excluding Rockaway 16): Clifton Commons and Essex Green.
Here’s some info from the emerson township website…
“The Borough of Emerson seeks proposals for the Re-Development of its Central Business District (CBD).
The Central Business District includes 59 tax lots and approximately 19.7 acres of land, excluding rights-of-way.
The Borough of Emerson Re-Development Plan is designed to revitalize the commercial core of the community by enhancing the local shopping experience, improve vehicular and pedestrian circulation, increase parking, and improve the aesthetic character of the area consistent with the philosophy and policies of the stateâ€™s Smart Growth initiatives.
The Mayor & Council seeks to actively pursue Agreements that will set forth a practical Re-Development strategy consistent with the intent of the Borough of Emerson Re-Development Plan.
Copies of the Re-Development Plan and the Re-Development Ordinance are available by clicking on the links below. Please note the applicable deadlines set forth in the Request for Proposals. All proposals must be received by the Borough Clerk on or before Jan 5, 2007
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Will it work at the Rockaway theater? It might.
When I call the number, their line is busy. I already took a survey a few days after the movie opened based on my experience with the film at the theater. It’s too bad a small film like Pan’s Labyrinth isn’t playing at this theater, which has the AMC Select program. It’s only playing around the big apple.
Which is better…the old AMC Rockaway or the new one? I prefer the new one.
Just went to the theater a few days ago to see “Night @ the Museum”..the theater was packed and the lobby was a bit messy!!! Yet the film ran on time and it was a good presentation nonetheless. Any word yet on when digital projection will hit the theaters? I can’t wait to see Transformers in HD!!!
that’s amazing! They should bring back Gandhi at the theater next year for its 25th anniversary!!!
Why was it the biggest snowstorm of 1983? I guess there was a lot of feet of snow that would pile up the Ziegfeld if it were a drive-in!!!!