Cinepolis Mansfield

1965 Route 57,
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

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moviebuff82 on September 6, 2008 at 11:55 am

Went to see “Bangkok Dangerous” in one of the non DLP screens (theater #4), and thought it was ok. There was sound but no picture during the preshow, and the picture was a bit fuzzy compared with the other DLP showings. Sound was Dolby stereo, I think. Crowd was only a few people, as it is during the fall with people heading back to the nearby college and schools in the area. Currently the Dark Knight movie is playing in the auditorium with CC/DVS.

moviebuff82 on August 16, 2008 at 5:17 pm

On my way to seeing “Tropic Thunder” in the same auditorium as “The Dark Knight” (the one with the right surround channel not working still), the men’s bathroom was messy. The staff didn’t respond to cleaning up a pile of popcorn near the trash can, and when I entered, some kid accidentally opened the door for me just I was ready to get in!!! At least they still have the party room which Rockaway lacks even though they don’t have the snack stand on the right wing of the theater. The new Cirque de Soleil show Delirium will be playing at this theater next week; tix are still available.

moviebuff82 on August 3, 2008 at 11:13 am

Unlike the Succasunna theater, this theater’s projection is powered by HQV processing by Silicon Optix; the logo appears after the “Feature Presentation” card, and there’s no Technicolor Digital logo after the Clearview welcome snipe. At the Garden State theater, there was no DLP trailer before Ratatouille.

moviebuff82 on August 3, 2008 at 8:25 am

i went to see mummy 3 in theater #8 (4:15, dlp), masking was great, although there was a moire effect and a little speck on the upper right corner of the screen that was minor. Sound was great and clear. Seems that in the near future Clearview will have its first all-digital multiplex. Check this link out…
So far, I prefer this theater over Rockaway since it’s closer to my dad’s home and that it’s less crowded than the bigger theater.

moviebuff82 on July 19, 2008 at 5:02 pm

read my post about this theater on the rockaway 16 page. the dlp was good, masking was off a bit as it is for dlp. theater 3, 330 showing on opening day, only the stadium seats were almost full.

moviebuff82 on July 5, 2008 at 10:49 am

it’s been more than two months since the last post. It should be changed to just Mansfield Cinema 14.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 on June 12, 2005 at 9:30 am

Architect for the “renovations” is Johannes Hoffman.

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?