Mansfield Cinema 14

1965 Route 57,
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

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moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 26, 2008 at 12:54 pm

just checked the showtimes and there won’t be any thursday night showtimes of Iron Man unlike other theaters.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 11, 2008 at 1:31 pm

Actually, it’s Technicolor Digital Cinema, and half of the 14 screens have been equipped with DLP, screens 1-7 have the new system, while the rest play plain old 35mm film. Clearview’s Parsippany and Succasunna theaters only have one screen for each theater, while the Morristown location has half of its 10 screens equipped with d cinema. Kinnelon probably has only one screen equipped with DLP out of 11, since that theater is composed of two separate buildings. Unfortunately, Clearview will not install DLP in its older theaters, meaning that the smaller ones will close soon.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on March 8, 2008 at 12:48 pm

people do not care at all abot dlp..Dlp will only bring new patrons if its in 3d…

99.9 % dont even know what dlp is or digital projection.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 8, 2008 at 11:48 am

starting with 10000 bc, this theater now has dlp, as well as morristown. which screens have dlp?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on February 10, 2008 at 11:28 am

later this year marks the 10th anniversary of Clearview’s first and only megaplex, and it lacks the technology of what’s in Succasunna and Parsippany as well as other Clearview’s that have DLP. But it’s the only one that has stadium seating and convienient parking in a rural town.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 4, 2007 at 1:43 pm

any word on when this theater gets dlp? Seems that this theater, one of the three most popular Clearviews, is behind the times. Does their preshow still have film? The AMC in Rockaway has more to offer than the one in Mansfield, and Regal just added DLP in its Pohatcong location, making Succasunna the closest location for digital projection.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 16, 2007 at 5:18 pm

Just went to this theater for the first time in more than a year, and this theater needs more bathrooms. When compared to the monstrosity that is Rockaway, I went to a showing at theater 14, which is a long way from the bathrooms. Look like they’re repainting and renovating the restrooms since I last went there, and ticket prices have jumped up a bit even though they are still cheaper than Rockaway. Too bad this theater doesn’t have the DLP that the other two popular Clearviews (Succasunna and Parsippany) have. The movie I saw, Pirates 3, was a decent presentation with good sound and good projection.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 13, 2006 at 10:20 am

How has business been doing in mansfield since the rockaway opening? Rockaway is much bigger than the hackettstown megaplex.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 18, 2006 at 11:13 am

Just went to the theatre last weekend to see scary movie 4, and the only thing that was new was the pre-movie show called “The Clearview”, which debuted in all the clearview cinemas a few weekends ago (this happened to the parsippany location after its grand reopening). I don’t like it. It’s just 20 minutes of propaganda by Cablevision showcasing what’s new with the company. Other than that, the popcorn still tasted good, the sound was good (it was in one of the smaller auditoriums), and the picture was ok.

John Fink
John Fink on March 3, 2006 at 6:40 pm

Yeah but this one was poorly retrofitted (provided with the fact it simply didn’t have the height to do 18 inch risers). I’ve seen very good retrofits – National Amusements in CT retrofitted theaters in East Windsor and Berlin and the job was well done (except for the large houses in East Windsor, the spaceing is a bit akward but giant screens make up for it). Clearview’s screens are rather small and this one (at $9.50 a ticket) is over priced.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 3, 2006 at 3:10 pm

Once the new rockaway theatre opens, fewer people will go to hackettstown and go to the larger rockaway theater that will have true stadium seating.

bob2682
bob2682 on January 28, 2006 at 9:46 pm

Stadium seating was retro-fitted here … the theatres you mentioned were designed with stadium seating. Your comparison is equivalent to putting wings on your car, and complaining that it doesn’t fly as well as a plane.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 22, 2006 at 1:09 pm

If you want true stadium seating in a theatre, check out the regal in south plainfield as well as manville and clifton commons, they have great stadium seating.

John Fink
John Fink on January 22, 2006 at 4:52 am

Even Regal Cinemas in Phillipsburg charges less ($8.75) – considering this one is kinda of in the middle of nowhere it is weird that they charge $9.50 – they may bring neighbors to the movie but they don’t have prices (or customer service) that are very friendly to the neighborhoods they serve, they are more expensive than the big chains that provide better customer service and have nicer theaters.

This one doesn’t even have “true” stadium seating (with 18 inch rises throughout), Clearview’s attempt at stadium seating here is a joke.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 22, 2006 at 2:19 am

Went to see Underworld: Evolution in Mansfield, and the ticket prices have increased to $6.95 (same for succasunna and other popular clearview theatres) as well as $9.50. Very expensive, but not as expensive as Ziegfeld. If you want to buy a cheap movie ticket around this area, I suggest going to the smaller theatres in Newton and Sparta as well as East Hanover, which charges 45 cents less than the clearview chain.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 30, 2005 at 1:06 am

Went to the theatre yesterday, and very little has changed since I last went there. Still very popular.

bob2682
bob2682 on September 4, 2005 at 1:30 pm

Yes, the Mansfield theatre opened with 15 screens in December 1998. During the renovations of 2001, auditoriums 5 & 6 were combined and the theatre only has 14 screens now.

If you look closely in the lobby, you will see the Clearview logo that was in use for only about 6 months (located on the electronic boards). When Cablevision combined the Clearview and Wiz business units, they designed a logo that incorporated a check mark into both logo designs. When The Wiz went belly-up, Clearview was absorbed back into Cablevision and the logo was abandoned. Mansfield was renovated during that period, and thus the logo lives on.

Yes, it is out of the ordinary for Clearview to build its own theatres. The rights to build on the site in Mansfield was acquired when Clearview bought the Nelson-Furman theatre chain. Today, Clearview’s 3 most profitable sites come from that brilliant purchase (Parsippany, Succasunna, & Mansfield).

teecee
teecee on June 12, 2005 at 9:30 am

Architect for the “renovations” is Johannes Hoffman.
johanneshoffman.com

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 2, 2005 at 4:10 am

I’ve been to one of their theaters (in South Plainfield), and they show the movie later than they usually do due to showtimes that start the movie rather than the previews (kinda like Loews is doing right now); I think Clearview is doing a good job showing previews and commercials first and then the movie 15 minutes later. But the advent of digital home theatre and videogames has lured people away from these theatres, don’t you think?

John Fink
John Fink on June 1, 2005 at 10:17 pm

Not all the screens at the Regal Phillisburg have stadium seating, I know of atleast one, #3 which has standard sloped foor seating. Weird, I know. That’s Regal Cinemas, they built locations too quickly without seeing the bottom line.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 31, 2005 at 6:01 pm

They’re small compared to what is in the Regal cinema in Phillisburg (which I might add in the near future), which I hear has bigger screens and all of them have stadium seating.

John Fink
John Fink on May 31, 2005 at 5:57 pm

A 35MM projector costs about 75,000-100,000 to install, whereas I think digital is somewhere in the 200,000+ range. Doesn’t seem like this is in Clearview’s budget for their NJ operation, they don’t even have video projectors at the Clairige (which limits them from getting really indepenendent with what they show, even distributors like Wellspring will sometimes release a film theatrically via DVD). And those theatres are small in Mansfield.

In NJ digital projection can currently been seen at the Loews Jersey Gardens and Edgewater Multiplex in some of their larger theatres. I saw the new Star Wars at Edgewater Mutliplex, it looked amazing. A few Clearviews have it in New York (Ziegfeld and Chelsea), maybe soon we’ll get it in NJ, but I doubt that if Star Wars didn’t warrent it that any other film will for a while.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 31, 2005 at 5:44 pm

It’s too bad that unlike the company’s famous Ziegfeld Theatre, it doesn’t have digital projection, which is too bad. I saw the last harry potter movie and my parents sat near the big screen while I was at one of the stadium-style seats; my stepmom and dad thought it was too bright and blurry. Will digital projection come to this theatre?

John Fink
John Fink on May 31, 2005 at 4:48 pm

This was when the theatre first opened, this 15th screen- back when it looked like every Clearview (with a sort of pink and red kinda of look to it). The theater I belive was orginally a Jamesway (a sort of Wal Mart store).

There is a new snackbar down the right hallway that wasn’t there when the cinema first opened. Now the place has a sort of Regal Cinemas feel to it (Washingtown Township and Cinema 10 all have been remodled in this style as well with the colorfully tiled snack bars).

Its rare that Clearview builds a new theatre complex, ussually they aquire an existing cinema (thats how this chain was built, which explains why I think Northern NJ is deprived of megaplexes it should rightfully have). Even their “new” theatres rarely have Stadium Seating- such as the Caldwell Theatre (a closed cinema that became a retail site and then was reborn by Clearview). They all have that small town independently owned feel to them- except their multiplexes of coarse (like this and Cinema 10) which are pretty run of the mill.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 28, 2005 at 2:20 pm

THe last time I saw a movie in that theatre was Constantine, which was an OK movie. Why did they cut out the 15th screen? I don’t remember going to that auditorium.