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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Jan 18, 2007 at 8:47 am

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.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Clifton Commons 16 on Jan 17, 2007 at 10:25 pm

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.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Jan 17, 2007 at 10:20 pm

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.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC closes its Tyrone Square 6 movie theater on Jan 17, 2007 at 10:18 pm

Will it look something like the new Rockaway theater that opened four years after the original movie theater closed down?

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moviebuff82 commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood on Jan 17, 2007 at 10:16 pm

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.

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moviebuff82 commented about Cinema 23 Fiveplex on Jan 16, 2007 at 11:57 pm

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?

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moviebuff82 commented about Clifton Theatre on Jan 13, 2007 at 9:57 am

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!!!

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moviebuff82 commented about Allwood Cinemas 6 on Jan 13, 2007 at 9:53 am

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!!!

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moviebuff82 commented about Cinepolis Succasunna on Jan 13, 2007 at 9:46 am

Did anyone go see “Raiders of the Lost Ark” at the cinema this weekend? How was the print and sound?

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moviebuff82 commented about Men-Crying-Movies on Jan 13, 2007 at 9:44 am

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.”.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Jan 12, 2007 at 10:23 pm

Just came back from a screening of “Children of Men”, and here are some issues that I had with the show:

1-During the last few minutes of the preshow, the screen went blank. My dad went over to see the general manager and the guy who runs the place says that it will take a while before everything’s up and ready. Has anyone experienced this kind of thing before? It doesn’t matter because it’s only the preshow. Soon after, the show went on.

2-The projection is a bit soft. Yeah, the sound is great, but the picture was not as sharp as the one I saw while I sneaked into a screening of “Primeval”, which was shot in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio. The smaller the screen , the sharper the image. I hope AMC has digital projection soon.

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moviebuff82 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 11, 2007 at 4:41 pm

What surround sound formats does the Ziegfeld theater use? I know they support all formats.

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moviebuff82 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 11, 2007 at 8:18 am

How about the seats? Are they rocking seatings as in other new Clearviews?

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moviebuff82 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 10, 2007 at 5:41 pm

That gives it a noir look. Anyway, how is traffic by the theater if you go there? And where is the parking?

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moviebuff82 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 10, 2007 at 4:52 pm

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.

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moviebuff82 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 10, 2007 at 12:51 am

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.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC fires (then rehires) veteran ticket-taker with tattoos on Jan 2, 2007 at 9:35 pm

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!!!).

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC fires (then rehires) veteran ticket-taker with tattoos on Jan 2, 2007 at 9:02 pm

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.

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moviebuff82 commented about Emerson Quad on Jan 2, 2007 at 3:03 pm

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 state’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

Request For Proposal RFP Click Here (may take a few moments to load – please be patient)

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moviebuff82 commented about How feasible is opera in movie theaters? on Jan 1, 2007 at 11:38 pm

Will it work at the Rockaway theater? It might.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Dec 31, 2006 at 4:52 pm

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.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway Inner 6/Outer 6 on Dec 29, 2006 at 6:16 pm

Which is better…the old AMC Rockaway or the new one? I prefer the new one.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Dec 29, 2006 at 6:15 pm

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!!!

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moviebuff82 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Dec 15, 2006 at 12:14 am

that’s amazing! They should bring back Gandhi at the theater next year for its 25th anniversary!!!

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moviebuff82 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Dec 14, 2006 at 11:50 pm

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!!!!