AMC Rockaway 16

363 Mt. Hope Avenue,
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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moviebuff82 on July 31, 2017 at 7:17 pm

Went to see “Dunkirk” in auditorium #1 and the screen was flat, with the preshow in flat followed by trailers in both flat and scope aspect ratio followed by the movie which was shown in 2.20:1 which was the same format used for 70mm prints. 35mm prints use the 2.39:1 ratio while the digital imax version is 1.9:1. The projection was pretty good and colors popped out nicely. The sound mix was pretty loud and the bass was thumping too. Dialogue was kinda hard to understand although there’s hardly any words spoken in some scenes due to the heavy action in the movie. I bet hearing it in imax would be more painful than seeing it in regular. The movie was entertaining for what it’s worth. Progress on Dolby Cinema is moving along just fine.

moviebuff82 on July 25, 2017 at 11:52 am

Which auditoriums have the best surround sound? I think the Imax one is ok and the larger auditoriums can support up to 7.1 surround sound.

moviebuff82 on July 23, 2017 at 4:58 pm

My mistake. On Saturday morning the movie ran 30 minutes late for imax but everything went smoothly. Dolby cinema opens August 1st.

fred1 on July 22, 2017 at 3:29 pm

How can an IMAX projector breaks down on Aug 1st if it’s July 22

moviebuff82 on July 20, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The auditorium will open late summer according to a chat with Dolby Cinema’s chatbot on messenger.

moviebuff82 on July 18, 2017 at 5:44 pm

I don’t see amc rockaway mentioned on their dolby cinema website…

moviebuff82 on July 15, 2017 at 6:38 pm

On my facebook news feed as well as twitter I’ve seen ads for Dolby Cinema at AMC Rockaway along with the featured movie which is War for the Planet of the Apes which I plan to see soon…i didn’t care for seeing it in 3d like the last one which was fine in 2d.

moviebuff82 on July 15, 2017 at 10:22 am

not really. At least the audio mix was good. I wonder which auditoriums have 7.1 speakers…probably the larger ones sans imax. When the dolby cinema at amc opens, it will be the first ever Dolby Atmos location in morris county if not northwest jersey. As for the 3d conversion ,it was terrible. The showtime that my dad picked was 3d by mistake. The trailers before the film were ok in 3d such as Valerian which was shot in 3d. The AMC first look in 3d was good. The 2d trailers looked fine.

alpinedownhiller on July 14, 2017 at 7:16 pm


Was it a projection issue with #10 or do you think it was just something a little messed up with some of the 2D to 3D conversion and intrinsic to the video file itself?

And did you notice and color fringing at #10? I haven’t seen a movie on that screen in a number of years but it had horrendous color fringing the last time I did. Just wondering if they fixed that or not.

alpinedownhiller on July 14, 2017 at 7:14 pm

holy cow why did the last paragraph of my last post turn into gigantic red letters?

alpinedownhiller on July 13, 2017 at 9:59 pm

which screen did you find the 3D blurry at times for Spiderman, #7 or #10? And in what way was it blurry? It’s not blurry in #8 (IMAX).

Just wondering if they ever fixed the problem where the R,G,B alignment for the projection on screens 7 and 10 was out of wack (nothing to do with 3D itself though) which produced color fringing and made things look a touch blurry in a weird way across the entire screen, all the time.

15 and #6 have really good projection (as does the IMAX, although it obviously doesn’t do 4k like it seems 15 and 6 can). I don’t think they ever show 3D in #15 and #6 so it probably doesn’t hurt that the projector is locked into single projection, no polarized mode either. Those two always seem to have deep blacks (for non-Laser, non-Dolby, non-IMAX, at least), strong contrast, bright projection, very crisp, rich colors, nice gamma and calibration and so on.

moviebuff82 on July 11, 2017 at 4:52 pm

Just came back from seeing Spiderman Homecoming. Very good movie although the 3d was very blurry in spots. Sound was good. They got more stuff to put in that Dolby Cinema and they have the signs up. I can’t wait…

moviebuff82 on July 9, 2017 at 4:33 pm

Dolby moved back to August 1.

moviebuff82 on July 8, 2017 at 11:53 am

Once the dolby cinema opens the seating count will be reduced greatly.

moviebuff82 on July 8, 2017 at 6:56 am Theatre.9097033,-74.5624179,16z/data=!4m6!1m5!8m4!1e2!2s105796448102005269582!3m1!1e1 here you can find photos i took inside the place.

moviebuff82 on July 8, 2017 at 6:51 am

advance tickets went on sale for Dunkirk in digital imax only. So far, no one has bought tickets yet but will sell fast soon…btw i think amc’s website is slow as mollasses so i always go to fandango for faster speed.

moviebuff82 on July 4, 2017 at 5:00 pm

the theater will open in two weeks just in time for Dunkirk. Tickets for the movie in all formats go on sale Friday.

moviebuff82 on July 3, 2017 at 10:23 am

I saw Wonder Woman at theater #15 and when i came out of it after enjoying it i saw the blue christie packages. Can’t wait to try it out for the first time when the crowd dies down…it will be like when 3d first came to Rockaway as well as Imax digital.

moviebuff82 on July 2, 2017 at 7:55 am

I agree. Some people hate reserved seating since you can’t change your seat after the movie begins but it’s important for AMC’s business in the future. The imax has it, and dolby will have it. Yes, the projector is christie. Also recliners too. Ever since AMC returned to Rockaway it has overfilled the parking lot near the mall and is getting more visitors than the mall itself. Malls are dying, but movie theatres are thriving in an age of netflix and tv shows.

MGrennille on July 1, 2017 at 6:20 pm

Just came out of Baby Driver. Great movie. People are busy at work building out the new Dolby Theater. Pallets were in the hallway and boxes from Christie were right outside. Must be the projector? Will be nice to have Reserved Seating. This theater is becoming overcrowded.

moviebuff82 on June 30, 2017 at 11:44 am

Went to see “Cars 3” in 3d in the auditorium right next to where they’re working on the Dolby Cinema at AMC. It’s moving along pretty good. As for the movie, it was properly framed somewhat and the audio was pretty normal. The 3d was fine. Not a lot of people at the screening yesterday. Ticket prices went up a bit to around $13 for regular, which is as expensive as it gets.

moviebuff82 on June 25, 2017 at 3:14 pm

This theater suffered a major outage along with the rest of the area due to a malfunction in the power station in Wharton, NJ. Moviegoers got free passes when the theater was evacuated last Wednesday due to the power failure.

moviebuff82 on June 21, 2017 at 12:12 pm

I heard from a friend of mine on fb he enjoyed the new Transformers movie in Imax 3d. 98 percent of the film was shot in digital imax 3d. To put that to perspective, the next two avengers movies next year and the year after that will be the first films to be shot fully in Imax 2d then converted into 3d. Dunkirk was shot in that format too, but was filmed using real film and not digital like avengers. Advance tickets for the 70mm version go on sale this friday. I highly doubt AMC in Rockaway will pay a lot of money to project the film on a screen that’s kinda small for that format. The AMC in Paramus did 70mm for Hateful Eight and did quite well.

moviebuff82 on June 6, 2017 at 11:32 am

According to a friend of mine who works at this theater, the Dolby cinema will open on July 15th, right around when War for the Planet of the Apes comes out. Pricing will be the same as IMAX, and there will be reserved seating and premium power recliners to go along with it alongside the 4k quality projection and immersive dolby atmos sound, which has become common on recent bluray releases in 4k.