AMC Rockaway 16

363 Mount Hope Avenue,
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on February 12, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Went to see The Lego Movie in 2D last night…movie was entertaining and funny. The surround sound was decent and picture good quality. The Pathway to the auditorium was a bit dirty with popcorn kernels.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on February 5, 2014 at 9:10 am

I think it has to due with location.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on January 22, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Well all I can say is flagship or not, Paramus was a complete ghost town when I checked out Classic 80s showcase there. Like TWO other people! You could’ve heard a pin drop in there. When they had it at Rockaway the last few years it was always a decent crowd at least and people were really into it. I don’t know what they were thinking since the 80s stuff of any sort (even current films set in the 80s) seem to do better at the Rockaway location than most others so why they pulled it from here and made it Paramus flagship only, I have no clue.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 22, 2014 at 7:22 pm

This coming weekend a hostful of Oscar nominees are back at this theater. Speaking of oscars, AMC will have the BPS next month before the awards ceremony in March. I used google search for movie tickets and found that AMC is now using Movietickets alongside Fandango for advance tickets, with the former the default for buying tickets and checking to see if it’s sold out or not. I find fandango more colorful and the mobile experience better. The website for amc’s theater is also useful too. The Imax screen in Rockaway is probably the largest in the NW section of NJ, which is great for scope movies.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on January 21, 2014 at 11:13 pm

Maybe it’s not a flagship, but it used to carry the classic showcase all the same. And it’s certainly the flagship for the northwest part of the state.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 19, 2014 at 1:23 pm

saw american hustle in theater #3 (one of the smaller auditoriums that is straight across from the men’s restroom) and while i enjoyed the movie (not as good as silver linings playbook) and its soundtrack i thought the theater dimmed the projection to save light life. One thing I noticed…the Real D recycling bin, which meant that this theater had Real D lenses. Also the masking was a bit off.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 16, 2014 at 8:15 pm

They are not a flagship theater like the amc garden state 16 with its luxurious seating, AMC ETX with Atmos, and the largest digital IMAX screen inside a 16 plex seat wide in NJ. That theater is always packed and get the indie movies first as it is with Her when it came out a few weeks ago. They also have reserved seating, which this theater doesn’t have. Also, sometimes the ticketing machines won’t work due to computer glitches.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on January 16, 2014 at 8:12 pm

Anyone else disappointed that AMC cut back the AMC Classics showcase for this winter to like only a handful of theaters in the entire nation? One theater per state (other than a few large states and even there it’s just a few)? It’s just about to the point of why even bother. What will they get with that like 50-100 people seeing each move per state??

It’s pretty annoying that AMC Rockaway pulled out. And why? I don’t get it. How many people do they get there in on a Wednesday night in the winter? Not that many from what I’ve seen and certainly not more than I saw them get when they ran the classics showcase in past years (and they didn’t even do ANY promotion for them).

Only a single theater in all of NJ gets the lineup for this winter (and it’s a nightmare location for traffic for the showtimes): Big, Princess Bride, Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Groundhog Day, Sleepless in Seattle.

What the heck is going on with the Rockaway AMC?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 15, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Gravity returns to AMC in Rockaway, but in RealD 3D only, according to advance showtimes on Fandango. This is because the IMAX is showing Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit which I don’t care for. I plan on seeing American Hustle this weekend before it leaves the theaters due to its awards buzz.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 31, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Happy New Year’s Eve!!! Went to see “Smaug” in Imax 3d. While I enjoyed the movie (huge improvement over “Unexpected Journey”) I thought the action was blurry compared with the high resolution close ups of the characters despite the excellent surround sound (especially when Smuag appears on screen). Pretty weird that AMC started their main previews and trailers with the no cellphones/movie start trailer and then the welcome to amc trailer before the AMC Lone Survivor long preview followed by a few trailers. Kinda annoying when at the end of Smaug the lights brighten up before credits roll. Also some crumbs of popcorn on the row where i sat. That’s what $13 gets you, lol.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 7, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Just came back from seeing The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in regular rather than IMAX since it was the earliest show and enjoyed the movie very much. Seems that AMC came out with new policy trailers which are great. Too many previews I agree. The projection and sound were top notch although the bottom of the widescreen was a little cut off, just a minor flaw of the curtain machine. This movie has good word of mouth.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on November 20, 2013 at 6:19 pm

checking out advance showtimes for future movies…no mention of HFR 3D for hobbit 3d or even atmos/etx. What a shame. At least there’s imax.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on November 13, 2013 at 3:48 pm

I wonder if Dolby Atmos will be installed at this theater for the next Hobbit movie….looks like Frozen (advertised as being in Atmos in trailers) will be play ing in real 3d. Last year the Hobbit was released in HFR 3D, Imax 3D, regular 3D, and 2d. I saw the Imax 3D version. This sequel will have “expanded aspect ratio scenes” which sounds great. I’m looking forward to “The Hunger Games 2” in IMAX when the crowds die down.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 12, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Which i enjoyed last afternoon. I doubt this movie will win oscar for best picture, but will win technical awards for its use of 3D effects and sound mixing not to mention the cinematography and score. I’m glad that AMC decided to keep this movie for another week or two since Captain Philips is playing at Clifton Commons in imax.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 6, 2013 at 6:20 pm

remember no spoilers on ct…i usually sit near the rails above the non stadium seats so i can stretch my legs for a bit. And for the immersive effect.

hdtv267
hdtv267 on October 6, 2013 at 6:18 pm

IMAX 3D is the way to go for this movie and as close as your eyes can handle. Sound is amazing as are the 3D visual effects, especially certain parts I won’t mention without giving plot away.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 6, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Same here. How was the picture and sound compared to other imax 3d movies? Tron Legacy was pretty good and so was Star Trek 3D.

fred1
fred1 on October 6, 2013 at 3:20 pm

I argree with Bill.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on October 6, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Saw it in Imax 3D. That is indeed the only way to see it, and I was never that crazy about 3D. Not since Avatar, anyway. Gravity is an excellent movie all around.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 6, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Has anyone seen Gravity in 3D, 2d, or imax 3d? Seems that there are more 3d showtimes and imax 3d than 2d…since most critics say 3d is the way to go. The box office for this movie is doing gangbusters.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 23, 2013 at 3:19 pm

I might go see Metallica in Imax 3D this weekend if it’s not sold out…the reviews look good and the trailers are fantastic. How does the imax compare to the chinese?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 15, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Saw Riddick in Imax 2d this morning…it was a good movie. The imax version had some scenes in which the screen was filled, especially during big scenes between Riddick and his foes. The surround sound mix was good, and the quality of the picture was decent given the low budget of this one. There was quite a few people at this theater given the steep box office decline from last weekend. The first Pitch Black I really enjoyed and the sequel kinda flopped on a big budget. The third one is doing quite well and will have legs overseas. The next movie I will see is Gravity in Imax 3D. I hear according to AMC’s facebook page that they might install ETX for Gravity 3D.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 11, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Don’t forget the omnimax at lsc if you want in your face imax as well as naturemax in amnh for doc only movies. It might be the last film imax theater come 2014.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 24, 2013 at 5:05 pm

as well as palisades center.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 21, 2013 at 8:11 pm

For a true imax experience go to lincoln square.