AMC Rockaway 16

363 Mt. Hope Avenue,
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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alpinedownhiller on July 14, 2017 at 10:16 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 10:14 pm

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

alpinedownhiller on July 14, 2017 at 12:59 am

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 7:52 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 7:33 pm

Dolby moved back to August 1.

moviebuff82 on July 8, 2017 at 2:53 pm

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

moviebuff82 on July 8, 2017 at 9:56 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 9:51 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 8:00 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 1:23 pm

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 10:55 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 9:20 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 2:44 pm

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 6:14 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 3:12 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 2:32 pm

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.

moviebuff82 on May 22, 2017 at 2:51 pm

Went to see Alien in the theater next to the imax and enjoyed it. Popcorn still tasted good. The bottom of the aspect ratio was a little cut off by the masking but that didn’t matter to the audience. Audio was good and immersive.

moviebuff82 on May 16, 2017 at 5:24 pm

According to Dolby’s facebook page, they said that crew members are hard at work on the screen. I wonder if it will open in time for Alien or maybe other Dolby Cinema movies soon.

moviebuff82 on May 13, 2017 at 9:27 pm

I went to see Guardians in 2d in one of the auditoriums that had a 3d dispenser for the glasses. The preshow was in the wrong aspect ratio but the feature was in the correct aspect ratio. As for the movie it was awesome and the visuals and audio were good. This movie will have legs. I went by theater #9 and they’re hard at work on the Dolby Cinema. There’s a sign that says coming soon dolby cinema at amc.

moviebuff82 on May 8, 2017 at 8:23 pm it seems that AMC is moving in the right direction as they are renovating more theaters at a rapid pace from now until 2018.

moviebuff82 on May 8, 2017 at 3:13 pm

According to Fandango it hasn’t been. Dolby Cinema has its own Facebook page where you can hear the latest news on openings. AMC is its biggest customer right now at the rate they’re opening the dolby cinemas. It’s not as big as IMAX, but it’s growing.

alpinedownhiller on May 8, 2017 at 3:04 am

Gotta be soon. Just noticed #9 has not shown any movies for the last couple of weeks.

moviebuff82 on May 4, 2017 at 2:21 pm

Theater #9 will be the Prime auditorium according to a friend of mine who works at this theater.