AMC Rockaway Inner 6/Outer 6

301 Mount Hope Avenue,
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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markp on October 27, 2014 at 1:19 pm

Not only that Peter, but even in the days of 20 min reels, the trailers would have been spliced together.

PeterApruzzese on October 27, 2014 at 1:57 am

Since they used the long play platter system, that would have been impossible.

moviebuff82 on October 26, 2014 at 6:49 pm

Has this theater ever shown films without splices?

moviebuff82 on August 10, 2014 at 7:33 pm

That must’ve been a chore, blacknoi. The opening of this theaters' successor saved time since it had 16 screens.

blacknoi on December 17, 2013 at 8:51 pm

I was only a staff supervisor when the inners closed in 98, but I remember staff being temporarily ‘borrowed’ from inner to outer or vice versa.

I remember the ‘hood’ movies and kids movies seemed to go to the inners, where what was thought to be a block buster would go to the outers.

Sometimes if a movie was doing well, it’d be transferred to the inners after a few weeks. I even remember walking movie prints (still fully assembled) across the parking lot from outers to inners.

moviebuff82 on December 13, 2013 at 10:38 pm

makes sense. The Outers had bigger theaters with better projection and the latest in surround sound, while the inners had mono sound and smaller screens since it was in a moderate sized mall.

aktubm on November 21, 2013 at 2:28 am

We showed all the latest releases but the better sound quality went to the outer theaters. When they first opened. I was the only mgr to work both theaters. Staff was on separate payrolls.

moviebuff82 on November 20, 2013 at 11:22 pm

When the outers and inners were open, was it the same employees working different theaters? Did the outers show newer movies while the inners showed older movies? This is kinda like when Cineplex Odeon ran two theaters in Paramus and Loews ran two theaters in Secaucus.

moviebuff82 on September 14, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Return of the Jedi played here in Dolby Stereo more than 30 years ago, one of a few Morris County theaters that showed this movie. The last Star Wars movie to play here was Attack of the Clones in May of 2012.

moviebuff82 on August 11, 2013 at 10:21 pm

The font for the theaters name was also used for morristown.

moviebuff82 on February 9, 2013 at 7:02 pm

I agree blacknoi. This year will mark 10 years since the Best Buy that replaced the outers opened and did much better business than the theater. The Sam Goody/FYE/Forever 21 that replaced the inners 15 years ago did moderate business and was popular with the teen crowd.

blacknoi on February 9, 2013 at 5:35 pm

In my opinion, polarized lenses are superior for 3D than Anaglyph Red/Blue. They made me get less dizzy than RealD 3D over the course of a 2 hour period. During my stint at the Outers from 1995-2002 (when the closed) we never had any 3D movies of any kind. I don’t remember the inners from 1995-1998 when they closed having any either.

KingBiscuits on February 1, 2013 at 10:50 pm

The 3-D movies of the 1980’s had glasses with clear (polarized) lenses. It wasn’t until Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare that the red/blue glasses were used for film.

moviebuff82 on August 19, 2012 at 10:48 pm

LOL. Read my comment on raiders at the new rockaway theater. How did this theater do when ET came out? A friend of mine saw it the weekend it came out and was upset after seeing a scene in which the guy in the spacesuit enters ET’s house with Elliot. He missed quite a bit during that scene for a few minutes before going back into the theater.

aktubm on April 29, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Worked as a Manager at both inside and outside part time. Was there when the outside first opened. Also there when 1st Raiders, Poltergeist and Altered States came out. William Hurt showed up. Good sound for that time. Inner theaters were not that great, but remember showing the late shows on Friday/Saturday (Rocky Horror, Eraserhead among others). Also the mess left behind after the Rocky Horror shows.

moviebuff82 on February 22, 2012 at 10:32 pm

I think back in the old days, the Rockaway 12 theatres showed red and blue 3D movies in the 1980’s, when 3D came back with cheesy sci-fi and horror films like “Jaws 3-D”, “Friday the 13th Part 3-D”, and “Amityville 3D”, not to mention “Spacehunter 3D” as well as “Starchaser 3D”, an animated 3D movie that was the first 3D animated feature length film (hand drawn and computer animated) that bombed.

moviebuff82 on February 14, 2012 at 8:48 pm

I like film. I love the splices, the scratches, the sharpness. And the surround sound was pretty good too. Also they used film slides between shows and the film for preshows, which used surround sound unlike the digital preshow. I miss the digital surround sound trailer before the movie. AMC did it with SDDS and Dolby Digital. I saw the Dolby train trailer before “Exit Wounds”, which I’ve seen before in a computer game “Wing COmmander IV”.

blacknoi on February 6, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Those photos look familiar (as in I took them all and someone reposted). Glad cinema treasures has a place to upload them directly finally so at least others can see what they looked like.

It will be 10 years since the outers closed this July 28th, 2012.

And the new Rockaway theaters have gone all digital now for some time, no more film. There was something nice about the film presentation that digital just doesn’t reproduce.

moviebuff82 on February 5, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Nice photo. That’s how i remember going to the outer theaters when i saw “Exit Wounds”.

moviebuff82 on December 5, 2011 at 1:51 am

it still is wrong. This is near Parks Lake where i live. BTW, Raiders played at when the Rockaway theatres expanded to include 12 screens more than 30 years ago this year. That movie was shown in 35mm Dolby Stereo.

moviebuff82 on May 29, 2011 at 1:59 pm

The Google Street view is wrong.

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Mike Rogers on May 2, 2011 at 1:22 am

Justin does love AMC theatres,they outta give him a season pass.LOL.

Johnnyecks on April 13, 2011 at 12:36 am

Greg, thanks for the pictures! I used to work in both the inner and outer in the early 90’s. I remember the very long walk I had to take to get back to my car because employee parking was so far away from the entrance to the mall that was closest to the theater! I can’t remember the names of the managers, but I used to work concession. I remember talking to the manager, to quite some length, in the inner theater because on every break I would run to the Suncoast Video (or was it Saturday Matinee) to buy laserdiscs! He was always interested in what movie I was buying, and would have long conversations about surround sound and film. He was a nice guy. I don’t have many memories of working in the outer theater, except for having to go over there from time to time to help out.

moviebuff82 on March 21, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Too bad the new rockaway theater is not THX certified….sound bleeding into auditoriums, not perfect screens, and that awful imax screen. I think the AMC rockaway was one of two theatres to be checked by THX in Morris County (the other being East Hanover when it was a Sony/Loews theater…I don’t see no sign of THX anywhere). Back then THX was owned by Lucasfilm, and now is a separate company.

blacknoi on March 21, 2011 at 5:04 pm

@Justin, I know all 6 outer houses were SDDS certified. I want to say that house 12 was THX certified when Saving Private Ryan was released. I remember people specifically coming and tweaking the equipment to be in-spec with the certification.