AMC Rockaway 16

363 Mt. Hope Avenue,
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 18, 2009 at 1:48 pm

If anyone attends G-Force in 3D starting today, let me know how the picture and sound quality is. So far, tickets are not selling like hotcakes according to the movie theater’s ticketing website. Only a late night showing of District 9, at 11 p.m., is sold out, and that’s only in 2D 35mm.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 16, 2009 at 6:06 pm

Probably. And maybe that Michael Jackson movie as well..since it has parts of it in 3D.

JJD
JJD on August 16, 2009 at 5:22 pm

Once digital is installed in any given auditorium, I assume it will be the only option available in that auditorium. In other words, it would replace the film projector. So, 2D digital movies (can we call them “films” anymore?) will also be shown in that auditorium. And while there are a number of 2D digital movies already being shown in theaters with more than one digital system (i.e., Parsippany), theaters with only one digital system will (and should) favor the 3D movie currently out. It makes more economic sense since the theater can charge more (not to mention that all of the new 3D movies have been financial blockbusters…except maybe Battle for Terra due to a lack of screens and getting squeezed out by Monsters vs. Aliens). Still don’t know who will be playing X-Games 3D: The Movie. Rockaway may just keep showing G-Force until The Final Destination comes out.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 16, 2009 at 4:37 pm

This is good news…since G-Force is doing well, especially with the 3-D version making for much of the grosses. Might as well go see a morning show to save money on a 3-D movie or use a gift card to save cash. I hope they also use it for non-3D movies as well.

JJD
JJD on August 12, 2009 at 7:58 am

Hallelujah!!!

geniusdj2
geniusdj2 on August 12, 2009 at 2:29 am

G-force 3D tickets on sale starting tuesday on movietickets…

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 4, 2009 at 3:07 pm

500 Days of Summer finally arrives at this theater this weekend, as well as G.I. Joe and Julie and Julia. Next movie I’m probably seeing is District 9.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 2, 2009 at 9:25 am

I used IMDB for the schedule, and X-Games was on the list. Most of the moviegoers who frequent this theater are young and affluent, so they would welcome watching this kinda stuff. This isn’t the first time an X-Games was made into a movie, it was released before as an IMAX 2D movie called “Extreme X”, which did ok.

JJD
JJD on August 2, 2009 at 8:50 am

How do you know this? And, if true, what a lackluster 3D debut for Rockaway. I wonder how many people even heard of this movie. Unless you’re into this type of entertainment, I don’t see a big rush to see it. But…it’s a beginning and I welcome it!

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 1, 2009 at 7:08 pm

The first 3D movie to be shown at this theater will be X-Games 3D: The Movie, which will play for one week only before The Final Destination opens.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 30, 2009 at 7:37 pm

one auditorium is good enough. it will be like clifton commons without the thx branding.

geniusdj2
geniusdj2 on July 30, 2009 at 7:30 pm

no no.. just that one auditorium.. i believe it was 7.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 30, 2009 at 7:03 pm

came back from harry potter 6 and presentation was good.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 30, 2009 at 1:52 pm

cool. will all 16 screens be upgraded that weekend?

geniusdj2
geniusdj2 on July 30, 2009 at 11:45 am

so i’ve found out that this theatre is getting sony 4k projector and will be ready in time for the avatar day.. meaning august 21st. no delays anymore

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 28, 2009 at 6:34 pm

this weekend the hurt locker is playing…hopefully it does decent business as other movies based on terrorism bombed with the exception of Body of Lies, which had a decent crowd. I plan on seeing Harry Potter either tomorrow or Thursday and will come back with how the presentation went. Can’t wait for the 3D too.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 26, 2009 at 1:08 pm

plan 9 from outer space with rifftrax is playing at this theater in a few weeks, as well as more ncm fathom events and the usual hollywood fare; im upset that not a lot of good indie and foreign films haven’t done well this year as opposed to a few years ago, when juno, pan’s labyrinth, and slumdog did moderate business.

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on July 25, 2009 at 12:12 pm

Does any of the screens at the Rockaway feature side-masking? By side-masking I’m talking about the screen’s masking opening up at the sides for scope (2.35: 1) presentation as opposed to AMC’s typical top-down masking (screen shrinking at the top/bottom for scope).

AMC has top-notch lobbies, exteriors, but the way they build their screens leave little to be desired. I just hope they’ve made an exception.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 25, 2009 at 11:12 am

I hope they install the digital projector so that they can show footage of the new Avatar movie on Avatar Day, which is August 21st. This is one week before the new Final Destination 3D movie. It will also be shown in 2D.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 24, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Has THX visited this theater? if they did, then they would complain about the false alarms and blurry projection but rave about the loud and clear surround sound as well as the soundproofing.

JJD
JJD on July 21, 2009 at 9:16 pm

It’s not just the lack of stadium seating but their screens just don’t deliver the same impact that Rockaway’s large, slightly curved screens do…which is why I’m so looking forward to them adding the 3D technology to give us that “immersive” feeling. Who needs IMAX anyway? We just have to be patient. The digital revolution has found its way into music (CDs), video (DVDs), TV channels, and now movie theaters. And 3D appears to be a natural extension of the latter. Read MarketSaw’s piece on “The Year of 3D: A Massive Paradigm Shift Is Happening”. Regarding Parsippany’s pricing, Clearview does have that arrangement with Cablevision for two free admissions on Tuesdays and discounts the rest of the week, day or evening, for those who qualify.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 21, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Yeah, I haven’t been to Parsippany in more than three years since Rockaway opened. One reason is the lack of stadium seating, which this theater has, and also no cheap morning showtimes before noon, which AMC uses now everyday.

JJD
JJD on July 21, 2009 at 7:49 pm

With the extra revenue they could have pulled in from “Hannah Montana”, “Journey to the Center of the Earth”, “Fly Me to the Moon”, “Bolt”, “My Bloody Valentine 3D”, “Coraline”, “Monsters vs. Aliens”, “Up”, and “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs”, they could have probably paid for, at least, the one digital system they plan to install. By the way, one screen ain’t gonna cut it. These movies are so successful that the overlap has actually hurt them and sometimes one had to be bumped to show another. Parsippany continues to be ahead of the curve with two of the six digital screens capable of 3D and, with the money they’re making, will probably add more.