AMC Rockaway 16

363 Mt. Hope Avenue,
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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markp on March 31, 2017 at 10:40 pm

Guess the wiz bangs that run the equipment never heard of Lens adjust which is on every digital projector, or changing the xenon bulb that probably has a few thousand hours on it.

alpinedownhiller on March 31, 2017 at 4:39 pm

The projection in #7 is off and it’s been off for a good two years now. They need to get someone to re-calibrate the projector as the R,G,B are not all aligned and everything has bit of color fringing and the overall resolution comes across low.

I’ve only seen a movie in #12 once, pretty recently, not sure if it was a one time thing or what, but the black levels were really high and the contrast low and it was really faded out. They seem to put stuff they are about to drop in that theater so maybe it’s just a really old, worn out projector? Or maybe it’s a good one but the calibration for levels is set way, way wrong.

Haven’t seen one in #10 for a long time but the last time I did it was like #7, only to an even greater degree, huge purple and yellow fringing problem.

I think the projection is calibrated and set properly on all the other screens though (although some of the recent Fathom stuff in #16 has been off, first it was crushed blacks and hyper contrast, now it has none of those issue but a bit faded blacks and low contrast and dim but not that bad and better than before but not as good as once upon a time before their Fathom events projection broke a couple years ago or so).

moviebuff82 on March 16, 2017 at 11:51 am

So far the theater was closed for a day and a half which isn’t bad compared to what happened during Sandy and Irene years ago. On some of the seats you can see some wear and tear. Once AMC is done with renovating East Hanover, they can move on and renovate Rockaway soon.

moviebuff82 on March 12, 2017 at 4:41 pm

BTW, went to see Logan this morning at around 10:30 when during the Kong Skull island show in imax the projector broke down, forcing management to cancel the show and offer the audience a free movie pass!!! As for Logan, when the AMC logo came out the projection was windowboxed until the curtains formatted it to an almost correct ratio. I noticed near the auditorium that they had a 3d recycling bin for the glasses since the projectors were 3d ones. Image was somewhat bright and sharp when the lights were half dimmed but when the feature presentation began it looked kinda blurry. Audio was pretty good and the audience behaved. This movie will have legs. I hope the snowstorm that will affect the area doesn’t damage theaters like this one this week!!!

rivest266 on March 2, 2017 at 4:51 pm

November 17th, 2006 grand opening ad can be found in the photo section for this cinema. Quality leaves much to be desired. Alpinedownhiller, did you upload the Stanley Warner in Paramus?

alpinedownhiller on March 2, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Wouldn’t a grand opening ad actually be 100% on topic though? If this site is about the history of movie theaters how is that not on topic? Maybe some of the other posts were all over the place, but how is this possibly not 100% on topic? Look at books or threads here on some of the classic old cinemas and they feature grand opening ads and such when they can.

Zootopialover98 on March 1, 2017 at 9:31 pm

Oh great now moviebuff82 is now nagging about grand opening ads!

alpinedownhiller on March 1, 2017 at 9:18 pm

no, that would be cool

I did find a grand opening ad for the 2000+ seat old Stanley Warner Paramus, anyway this is the wrong thread for that.

moviebuff82 on March 1, 2017 at 4:36 pm

Does anyone have a grand opening ad?

moviebuff82 on February 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm

1977 was when AMC first arrived at the mall since its opening on labor day nearly 40 years ago. In 1981, the outers opened. Both theaters closed within four years of each other due to lease expirations between Simon and AMC. It wasn’t until 2004 when construction was approved for a 16 screen Loews Cineplex stadium seating theater, which was delayed until 2006 due to weather and other issues. Then AMC came in, and it became AMC Rockaway 16. Elements of Loews' signage are still there, with the font of the loews name for the numbers, the welcome sign, and the searchlights on the building. As for the last time i visited this place, I went to see Lego Batman in theater #16. The audio was crisp yet the volume was low, and the picture quality was very dim and flickering. If this theater gets renovated with recliners and reserved seating, I’ll stop going to this theater.

alpinedownhiller on February 15, 2017 at 11:45 pm

Rockaway has been AMC since since day one, since the early 80s at least, maybe very late 70s.

alpinedownhiller on February 15, 2017 at 11:39 pm

plus AMC card discounts add up and free online ticketing, etc.

alpinedownhiller on February 15, 2017 at 11:39 pm

I’d have to think they’d dump the Sparta 3 and not this major theater. I’d hate to see them dump this one, since AMC shows lots of the TCM classics and such that other chains don’t seem too. Not sure why they have to get rid of either. Do we even have Carmikes anywhere in the region?

moviebuff82 on February 15, 2017 at 1:43 pm

If there’s one chain that might buy this theater it’s Regal. Regal has done a better job speeding up renovations of older theaters and expanding in the marketplace. Regal was the creator of the 20 minute preshow before spinning off the joint venture with AMC while still owning a part of it.

stevenj on December 21, 2016 at 3:59 pm

Are moviebuff82 and muviebuf the same person? I can hear Bud Collyer right now. “Will the real moviebuff please stand up”.

muviebuf on December 21, 2016 at 1:13 pm

Under the proposed Justice Department Settlement Agreement AMC has been given the choice to divest the Rockaway 16 or the Digiplex Sparta 3.

The Settlement Agreement dated December 20, 2016 with all the divestiture options for the 15 locations (attached as Exhibit “A” thereto) is found at:

moviebuff82 on December 21, 2016 at 11:41 am

Ok. With the sale of Carmike to AMC complete, there might be talk of AMC to divest this theater as well as Sparta, which is not too far away from Rockaway and the only commercial movie theater left in Sussex County (the newton theater is independently run and sometimes shows movies mostly for revivals in addition to live concerts). Not only that, but the advertising will be switched to Screenvision from NCM soon.

stevenj on December 20, 2016 at 3:53 pm

OK. Admittedly, I am not a fan of multiplexes. However I do like to see films at several near me. One has a giant floor to ceiling, wall to wall XD theater and another has a large curving screen with Dolby Atmos and now installing Dolby Vision and reclining seats. Glad to hear this one does good business but is there better projection, seating, sound?? What I remember most from this theatre’s comments are the long winded one person conversations that for quite a while went on daily. Also – Have friends in Caldwell and had a friend in Morristown that moved a year ago. Really beautiful country around there.

moviebuff82 on December 19, 2016 at 11:48 am

It draws more people in morris county than the theater in morristown and east hanover combined. I created the theater post more than 10 years ago long before Facebook and others inputted places like this on their social media pages. I rarely comment on this page as I can comment on facebook and google. Might as well delete my profile.

stevenj on December 15, 2016 at 1:17 pm

Why does a chain cookie cutter mallplex even have 1500+ comments? What is so special about this AMC outpost in north central New Jersey?

moviebuff82 on December 7, 2016 at 12:16 pm

lol. By the way, the facebook page for AMC Rockaway is no longer there as all of the theaters have a facebook like that goes to the AMC Theatres facebook page.

moviebuff82 on December 4, 2016 at 7:48 am

I agree. What are the seating numbers for each screen? I know theater #8, #15, and #16 are the largest with #9 the imax the second and the others are smallest to the far left and far right and medium to the left and right of the big houses.

theatrefan on December 1, 2016 at 5:04 pm

I like the LED showtime boards better, they are a lot brighter and much easier to read, so far Regal has not been phasing them out like AMC has. Concession stand menu board signage is a totally other story though.