AMC Rockaway 16

363 Mount Hope Avenue,
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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hdtv267
hdtv267 on December 14, 2012 at 10:48 pm

why don’t you go and see the different versions, then come back and actually give us a real report.

“ From what I heard…” that isn’t really helpful to anyone.

For example, I saw the Digital IMAX 3D in my region and really enjoyed the picture quality, it was beautifully shot and nicely told version.

Not EVERY IMAX 3D showing of this film will have the Star Trek preview attached, please do your homework before coming on here.

Thank you.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 14, 2012 at 8:40 pm

From what i heard, the 48fps version in reald3d is getting bad reviews by critics and some fans. One bright side, the image in 3d is much sharper than regular 3d and imax 3d, making the movie more like a video game and/ or soap opera. If you go to the imax showing, a 9 minute trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness will play before the movie, where as for 2d and 3d showings of the hobbit the trailer will show. Pricing for both HFR 3D and reald 3d are the same, with imax 3d the most expensive.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 9, 2012 at 1:09 pm

That’s good to hear.

markp
markp on December 9, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Hi moviebuff. That jaggy grid like picture your describing is probably the first of what will be many complaints in the years to come. Its probably the digital projection, and more than likely something is starting to go, a component or something. As far as 48 fps, you know my feeling as a long time projectionist, if it aint broke, dont fix it. But then again I said the same thing about 35mm and no one listened or cared. Just another in a long list of reasons im glad Im almost out of the business. 4 days a month now is too much for me. Im enjoying stagework at the Prudential Center so much more.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 7, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Went to see the twilight saga breaking dawn part 2 last night, and they had the sound back on during the preshow but no slides before the preshow. Pretty weird. The presentation was pretty good and the sound was awesome. One thing I noticed is that if you sit closer to the screen it looks kinda jaggy with a grid-like picture. They showed the hunger games catching fire teaser which I haven’t seen online, and that was cool. Popcorn and soda combo is so expensive….no ticket takers near the box office, just that the cashier tore the ticket apart for me to bring into the theater. Movie not that crowded at all. Next week will be busy with the Hobbit dominating the box office. I heard reports that some people felt queasy after seeing the 48fps version of the hobbit…in this case, I’m so used to watching 24fps movies so standard imax 3d is a go.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on November 18, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Went to see Skyfall in imax today, the film and presentation was great but the preshow, which runs on sattelite, had audio issues due to the hurricane that affected the dishes, so there was no sound. Hopefully they fix it soon next time I go see a movie. The theater was crowded mostly due to Twilight. Skyfall wasn’t that crowded.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on November 16, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Lincoln is now playing at this theater, in addition to The Sessions. Twilight Breaking Dawn part II is playing on plenty of screens and is doing robust business. Skyfall is still playing in IMAX in addition to regular format, i plan on seeing it on sunday morning to avoid the crowds later in that day.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on November 7, 2012 at 8:34 pm

AMC Rockaway will show the hobbit in HFR 3D on Mega screen, according to fandango, in addition to regular and imax 3d showings. A lord of the rings marathon showing all three extended versions of the saga will be shown before the movie’s release.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on November 2, 2012 at 9:33 pm

did the hurricane do any damage to this theater? AMC must be lucky to close this theater the day the storm came in…now that power is restored to rockaway…people will start coming back to the movies while shopping for groceries. Lots of good films out…

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 24, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Advance tickets for The Hobbit go on sale November 7th.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 20, 2012 at 1:21 am

Went to see a 4:50 showing of Argo. It was pretty good. I liked how Ben Affleck used grain in some scenes to make it like a 70’s movie. The 4k projection makes it look that way. Can’t believe all the hype for Skyfall during the preshow with a Sony commercial for gadgets and a making of trailer. The sound quality of the First look sucks. It’s only in right channel audio with no surrounds while the feature and trailers are in 5.1 surround sound. This is the same 2k format used for sattelite fathom events. 4k I believe was used for Lawrence of Arabia 50th a few weeks ago. As for AMC’s new ad campaign, I like it. Pretty simple.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 17, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Paranormal Activity 4 plays in imax for one week only starting on friday.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 14, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Saw Frankenweenie in 2D 4k last night. It was pretty good. The animation at times was a bit herky jerky but that’s what the director of the film intended it to be. Soundtrack was great and crowd was well behaved. Too bad the auditorium was a bit messy with some pieces of popcorn on the floor. At least the workers at amc will clean it up after the show is over. Next movie i want to see is Argo.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 10, 2012 at 10:13 pm

The Perks of Being a Wallflower will play at this theater this weekend. Skyfall in imax digital and regular 4k tickets are now on sale as well. Skyfall will be my fifth James Bond film that I’ll see on the big screen. Tomorrow Never Dies in 5.1 SDDS (Loews Wayne), The World is Not Enough in Dolby Digital 6.1 EX (GC Clifton Commons), Die Another Day in DTS ES(Clearview Mansfield), and Quantum of Solace in 5.1 Dolby Digital (this theater), which i saw twice.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 2, 2012 at 8:30 pm

This past weekend was busy at amc. Hotel Transylvania was #1 and Looper was #2. Can’t believe the batman movie is still playing in this theater after a few months. The bluray will come in December. I went to see Paranorman in 2D at AMC in one of the smaller screens. Picture quality was pretty good for a claymation flick. Has some thrills and chills. Advanced tickets are on sale for Twilight Breaking Dawn part 2, and shows start at 10 p.m. the day before the movie comes out. Kinda early before midnight, but that helps the young twihards who want to see this final vampire romance movie. Hobbit tickets go on sale in November. Any word on when Skyfall tickets go on sale?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 2, 2012 at 8:30 pm

This past weekend was busy at amc. Hotel Transylvania was #1 and Looper was #2. Can’t believe the batman movie is still playing in this theater after a few months. The bluray will come in December. I went to see Paranorman in 2D at AMC in one of the smaller screens. Picture quality was pretty good for a claymation flick. Has some thrills and chills. Advanced tickets are on sale for Twilight Breaking Dawn part 2, and shows start at 10 p.m. the day before the movie comes out. Kinda early before midnight, but that helps the young twihards who want to see this final vampire romance movie. Hobbit tickets go on sale in November. Any word on when Skyfall tickets go on sale?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 19, 2012 at 8:40 pm

The trailer looks awesome!!! Can’t wait to see it in 3d…wonder if this theater will show it in 48fps….

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 19, 2012 at 11:43 am

yeah. online i saw it. new hobbit trailer out today.

MGrennille
MGrennille on September 15, 2012 at 3:11 am

Have you seen the trailer for Bond and the new Abraham Lincoln Movie…Both look excellent!

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 12, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Raiders of the Lost Ark will be playing in digital 4k on friday since Resident Evil 5 3D will be playing in 3D, 2d, and Imax 3D. Finding Nemo is back in 3D on a lot of screens for a limited time. Not a lot of good movies coming this fall until the holiday season. I cannot wait for “The Master” in 4k. And “Wreck it Ralph” in 3D. Also “Frankenweenie” looks interesting as it’s the first black and white 3D movie that I will enjoy.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 30, 2012 at 8:16 pm

This weekend, The Avengers is coming back to this theater for one weekend only weeks before it hits home later this month. Thankfully it’s the 2D version and this time after the credits are done there will be an extra scene.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 19, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Raiders of the Lost Ark is coming to this theater in digital imax, replacing the Dark Knight Rises for one week only.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 8, 2012 at 7:49 pm

In honor of the film’s 50th anniversary, Sony Pictures will debut a 4k restored version of “Lawrence of Arabia” at this theater as well as others in the nation for a limited time only, just in time for the upcoming bluray release. I’ve seen a bit of the dvd version and it looks like a vhs copy. This film was shown in HD one time on HDNet movies.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 1, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Among upcoming movies playing at this theater according to Fandango, two of them are in 3D, Paranorman and Nitro Circus: The Movie. I’d go for the former.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 31, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Just saw the movie last saturday morning at an 11:20 showing. They started the trailers during the last few minutes of the preshow…surprisngly the projection was very bright for a digital imax movie. Among the trailers they showed before Dark Knight Rises were an AMC promo for the Watch (released by AMC and Regal owned Open Road Films), Skyfall trailer IMAX exclusive, Man of Steel (Jor-el), The Bourne Legacy (not coming out in imax), The Hobbit (part 1 of a trilogy, and Oz the great and powerful trailer. The imax intro was also shorter to make room for the batman movie. The real imax showings of dark knight rises in 70mm showings don’t have trailers at all. The projection of the movie was quite good, although the aspect ratios were quite a bit annoying. At least the sound mix was awesome!!!