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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway Inner 6/Outer 6 on Mar 16, 2017 at 2:52 pm

The outers had two screens with Dolby Stereo when it opened in 1981. It was also the far superior theater compared to the inners.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Mar 16, 2017 at 2:51 pm

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.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Mar 16, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Sometimes AMC would show separate showtimes for imax movies switching from 3d to 2d.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Orpheum 7 on Mar 16, 2017 at 2:48 pm

I know that. Most people thought that Sony killed the Loews brand during its control of the chain from Coke in 1989. Tristar owned the theaters starting in 1985 in a joint venture with CBS and HBO. The joint venture broke up but Coke kept the chain when it merged Tri-Star into Columbia in the late 80s until the Japanese electronics giant took over. During Sony’s reign, when Playstation came out, they had kiosks inside the lobbies of the theaters. Advertisements for Sony music would play in the theaters, and a majority of the theaters would use SDDS much like its competitor (and soon to be parent) AMC as well as show Sony’s movie studio slate. In 1997, Sony reverted back to the Loews name and merged it with Cineplex Odeon; that relationship lasted a short time before Chapter 11 came along, forcing private companies to take over the chain. In 2006, Loews merged with AMC, and the rest is history. Loews was owned by the tisch family when they took control of the chain after it was spun off from MGM in the late 1950’s in 1969, and it became a huge conglomerate that owned everything from hotels to cigarettes and watches.

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moviebuff82 commented about Playhouse Theatre on Mar 12, 2017 at 7:45 pm

Blame the closing in the 1970s on the Rockaway Mall…

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moviebuff82 commented about Bon-Ton Theater on Mar 12, 2017 at 7:45 pm

It’s been 105 years since it closed. What stands in its place now?

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moviebuff82 commented about Dover Drive-In on Mar 12, 2017 at 7:44 pm

At least Walter Reade ran better run theaters such as the now gone Ziegfeld theater which is now a ballroom.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway Inner 6/Outer 6 on Mar 12, 2017 at 7:43 pm

Back then it was crazy for a 12 screener to be operated by AMC although it was two separate buildings with some movies opening on two or more screens in order to fulfill demand.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Mar 12, 2017 at 7:41 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!!!

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews East Hanover 12 on Mar 9, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Theater is expected to be fully renovated by April or May according to a friend of mine who last went there.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Mar 9, 2017 at 3:26 pm

Later this year AMC will drop the Loews from this name.

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moviebuff82 commented about Princeton Garden Theatre on Mar 3, 2017 at 3:04 pm

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moviebuff82 commented about Empire Cinemas Columbia Park 12 on Mar 1, 2017 at 7:54 pm

some of the seats from this theater were transferred over to the allwood sixplex.

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moviebuff82 commented about Loews Harmon Cove on Mar 1, 2017 at 7:53 pm

The harmon cove was still around when meadow 6 opened but closed as plaza 8 opened.

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moviebuff82 commented about Kerasotes Showplace 14 on Mar 1, 2017 at 7:52 pm

One of the finalists for NJ’s best movie theater.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Plaza 8 on Mar 1, 2017 at 7:52 pm

Never mind. The Plaza 8 was said successor to the Harmon Cove quad.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Meadow 6 on Mar 1, 2017 at 7:51 pm

Any grand opening ads? I read on new york magazine that this theater showed ET in 35mm during the summer of 1982 along with Tron in Dolby Stereo.

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moviebuff82 commented about May 14th, 1999 grand opening ad on Mar 1, 2017 at 7:50 pm

We all know how this story ended with star wars. One of the first theaters in NJ to be equipped with Dolby Digital Surround EX for star wars. Also one of the first to have Dolby 7.1 Surround.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Bridgewater Commons on Mar 1, 2017 at 7:48 pm

As part of the rebranding, this theater will become AMC Dine-In Bridgewater Commons 7. The Fork and Screen and Cinema Suites names for each screen will be no more.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews East Hanover 12 on Mar 1, 2017 at 7:46 pm

It used to be Sony Theaters when it opened in late 1993. It became Loews in 1997 a year before the Loews Cineplex merger. In 2006 it became AMC Loews and starting this year it will be just AMC East Hanover as AMC is rebranding its theaters into three: AMC, AMC Classic, and AMC Dine-In.

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moviebuff82 commented about Bellevue Theatre on Mar 1, 2017 at 7:44 pm

Not to be confused with the Bellevue in Upper Montclair.

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moviebuff82 commented about Franklin Theater on Mar 1, 2017 at 7:43 pm

Some of them were big movies. Last time i went was way back in 1999 when i saw She’s All That. The audio was ok. Projection was good.

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moviebuff82 commented about Allwood Cinemas 6 on Mar 1, 2017 at 7:43 pm

Since AMC is installing recliners in theater #8 for clifton commons' amc dolby prime, this theater is in danger of being extinct.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Clifton Commons 16 on Mar 1, 2017 at 7:42 pm

AMC correctly labeled this theater under NJ tab on amc website.

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moviebuff82 commented about Mansfield Cinema 14 on Mar 1, 2017 at 7:41 pm

Any grand opening ads?