Clifton Commons 16

405 Route 3 East,
Clifton, NJ 07013

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moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 15, 2009 at 11:25 am

Speaking of busy movies, which movie was the most profitable at this theater?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 9, 2009 at 11:02 am

That’s nice to hear…

geniusdj2
geniusdj2 on June 5, 2009 at 9:57 pm

UP in 3D has been busiest movie at this theatre… opening week all 3D shows were sold out.. and even all week along. I had a hard time purchasing tickets for the 3D show.. though worrth it. ..

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 4, 2009 at 9:43 am

From what I read on Twitter, all four midnight showings of Wolverine were sold out. Pretty amazing for a theater that’s still 10 years old into its lifeline.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on February 20, 2009 at 11:38 am

advance tickets are available for watchmen right now.

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moviebuff82 on February 14, 2009 at 1:45 pm

the first movie i saw here was you got mail, during free movie weekend. the film started with the policy ads and the first few minutes of a trailer without sound. the sound came on, although it was only dolby stereo. the next free movie i saw, star trek insurrection, was in digital. there have been a few movies that didnt have digital surround sound, such as when the phantom menace came out. back then it was out for a few weeks and i saw it with my late nana. the movie was crap, although it could have been better if the manager turned on the dolby ex system, since i went to a non-THX showing. i also read online that former newark mayor sharpe james went to this theater as well as the secaucus ones before he got busted.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on February 12, 2009 at 8:32 am

Just went by the theater on my way to a knicks/76ers game, and nearly 10 years since the theater opened, there’s lots of new stores around Route 3, and the theater is still hopping.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 26, 2008 at 2:17 pm

There are still traces of General Cinema at the theater’s exterior, with the star shapes and curvy lines and the round marquee entrance. Old Popcorn Bob is nowhere to be found, only to be replaced by the AMC logo. Not too far from the theater, there are newer shopping districts around Clifton that will make traffic even more worse. And a new movie theater in Paterson will keep residents to their nearest theater, although it will be run by a much smaller chain.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 6, 2008 at 9:01 am

During the theater’s opening, they put out free brochures about the main three surround sound systems and how they work, alongside a montly newsletter called Credits which isn’t published anymore due to it being bought by AMC. And to correct myself, this theater was one of the first in the world, not the country, to get the new sound system, which is still in use.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 6, 2008 at 8:58 am

This theater was one of the first in the country to be equipped with the Dolby Digital Surround EX surround sound system that debuted during the release of Star Wars Episode I, even though I heard it in scratchy stereo in the non-THX auditorium. The eventual DVD release made up for that, though. I’ve seen other movies shown in EX and the surround sound is pretty good. I’ve even seen the Mummy 1 in SDDS, which was probably a 5.1 mix and had the SDDS trailer before the movie.

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on August 30, 2008 at 6:15 pm

Is this Clifton Commons?
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moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 27, 2008 at 8:51 am

That sucks. According to the THX website, it still supports this theater after the AMC takeover. Which screen is DLP equipped? I know there’s only one out of 16 that is according to various showtime sites.

FeverDog
FeverDog on August 27, 2008 at 7:18 am

They shut down the coffee place but it still stands there abandoned. As if they’re not sure what to do with it.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 16, 2008 at 2:36 pm

Next year marks the 10th anniversary of the first 16 plex in north jersey. The last time I went there was nearly seven years ago. Since then, AMC took over the theater, added digital projection to one of its screens, and kept some of the traits from the General Cinema era. Do they still serve coffee at this theater? MY dad used to drink Starbucks at this theater!!!

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 22, 2008 at 9:47 am

Pretty soon Hoffman La Roche will close its Clifton location and move out west to California, creating a massive vacant space for more retail. Maybe more theaters? Probably not, as there are only two in Clifton, the smaller Allwood Cinema sixplex, which is still thriving, and of course this theater, which has one screen for DLP. Back before Clifton Commons opened, it was the site of ADP, and there was a proposal by Philips (the electronics maker) to create a mutliplex, but that faltered as the company went into some troubles. Enter General Cinema, whose first theater in NJ with stadium seating was Essex Green, and the rest is history.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 31, 2008 at 9:07 am

Is it still THX certified? I know that those two THX screens were located to the left and right of the snack stand, very much like the AMC in Rockaway. I saw “Galaxy Quest” in one of the smaller ones, and it was very tiny. I even sat with my dad near the top of the auditorium for Pitch Black, as well as close to the screen for “Crouching Tiger”, and always near the guardrail for most movies, which I liked about the theater when it opened and was the first time I went to a theater with the same seating style as an IMAX theater, but with a lower price and better crowds. Since AMC bought the chain, they kept the stars and beams of the old logo an put in a big AMC logo in the back and front of the theater.

shany94
shany94 on March 30, 2008 at 6:25 pm

I think the cafe is still there, at least physically, but I usually go to Clifton during the day and have never seen it staffed. The arcade games are still there, roped off in front, not sure about the party room. They also have a “life-size” statue now of “Kung-Fu Panda”, which opens in June, near the administrative desk in the lobby.

I actually like this theater quite a bit, even if the concessions help is a little slow sometimes, although most of the movies I see here tend to be located at one extreme end of the theater or the other. I lucked out recently with “Drillbit Taylor” which was in Theater #9 and right next to everything. Would that they were all that convenient!

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 20, 2008 at 11:03 am

when it opened, this theater’s marquee inside was green LED and showed which movies were sold out or not. There was also tv screens located throughout the concession, box office, and lobby stands showing upcoming movies and the policy trailers. After AMC took over in 2002, did they keep the cafe with starbucks? My dad always craved for the coffee before going to a show. There was also an arcade room with the latest games, as well as a large party room. I once went there for a job app, but didn’t get it…what clifton commons lacks is an IMAX theater….during its opening, General Cinema once in a while showed 70mm docs, mostly nature stuff.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on February 13, 2008 at 10:06 am

One of several sites playing Hannah Montana in 3D.

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moviebuff82 on November 19, 2007 at 3:56 am

back when it was gc, the rewards program was called credits, and it let me get points and chances to win prizes; for the release of gladiator, an actual helmet used by russell crowe in the movie was offered as a prize in a sweepstakes. too bad i didn’t win. after amc bought gc, credits was replaced with moviewatcher and the chance of winning stuff was gone and in it was just getting points for free food and tickets. to this day, it still runs well even though it’s an amc now.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on November 10, 2007 at 12:11 pm

Since the first opening moviegoing weekend of November, AMC, like other chains, have raised prices at its theaters by 5% to $10.50. Back when it opened in 1999, the price was around $9, at that time the highest priced theater in Passaic County, NJ. To this day, the Allwood Sixplex, owned by Clearview, still has the cheapest prices in town and has become sort of a rundown place while Clifton Commons took advantage of the digital age with DLP. Currently there are plans to build more stores near the Clifton Commons area on Route 3 with another new shopping center to join that area as well as the Styerstown Shopping district. This theater was popularly featured in “The Sopranos” whenever the family visited a movie there.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on November 10, 2007 at 12:10 pm

Since the first opening moviegoing weekend of November, AMC, like other chains, have raised prices at its theaters by 5% to $10.50. Back when it opened in 1999, the price was around $9, at that time the highest priced theater in Passaic County, NJ. To this day, the Allwood Sixplex, owned by Clearview, still has the cheapest prices in town and has become sort of a rundown place while Clifton Commons took advantage of the digital age with DLP. Currently there are plans to build more stores near the Clifton Commons area on Route 3 with another new shopping center to join that area as well as the Styerstown Shopping district. This theater was popularly featured in “The Sopranos” whenever the family visited a movie there.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 15, 2007 at 9:47 am

Originally slated to open just in time for the fall 1998 season, it was delayed until spring of 1999. Here are a few articles that I found using google news' archive section…
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