AMC Rockaway 16

363 Mt. Hope Avenue,
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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moviebuff82 on October 27, 2009 at 1:30 pm

my mistake, they launched the website….uses lots of Flash…plus you can register to post reviews of movies on amc’s website as well as see pictures of the theaters themselves. 3D movies are branded as “AMC 3D”. The website for the theater has changed:
Now only if Clearview can make their page as attractive as AMC’s….

moviebuff82 on October 27, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Looks like the website is down, but the movie tickets site is up.

geniusdj2 on October 26, 2009 at 8:08 am

New amctheatres Website going to be released today

moviebuff82 on October 25, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Sadly, it’s only in 2d, and is playing before Saw VI, Amelia, and Astro Boy, all of which fell prey to Paranormal Activity, which AMC had at this and other theaters before others showed the movie such as the Clearviews, where they show it digitally (the movie was shot digitally on a low budget). Advance tickets are still available for the Michael Jackson movie, which is showing in 35mm at midnight. Perhaps they’ll show it on a 4k screen(alongside the 35mm screen) since that movie was shot on 4k (the concert footage)…I saw a commercial showing the movie in HD and he looked very healthy….it was too bad that the doctor who gave him the drugs made a bad mistake before Michael’s quest for regaining popularity.

moviebuff82 on October 20, 2009 at 4:59 pm

for the fourth week, toy story 3d is still playing. why can’t they show nightmare 3d for the first time in this theater? also, a new avatar trailer will be shown one week before the online release.

moviebuff82 on October 20, 2009 at 2:32 pm

partial showtimes for friday are now up at the amc movieticket site…will a 3d movie still be playing this weekend or will it be a digital presentation of an upcoming movie? Time will tell.

moviebuff82 on October 14, 2009 at 11:49 am

Just in time for the Christmas Carol movie…which will be a huge hit. I saw a trailer for the movie attached to All About Steve at the AMC in East Hanover and looks like a movie that will still play throughout Christmas on one screen, with Avatar playing on another 3D screen and the IMAX Digital 3D screen. This past weekend, other than Toy Story and Paranormal Activity, the matinee performance of a Met Opera, Tosca, was sold out. It’s too bad that AMC didn’t show a video game on a big screen, as Sony did with their 4k projectors to promote “Uncharted 2”, which Sony is advertising as a movie-like video game. A handful of select theatres, none AMC, showed the game on a big screen and several LED screens for audiences to play.

geniusdj2 on October 14, 2009 at 6:28 am

im not sure about the exact date…but it will be installed within 2 weeks thats fo'sure…

moviebuff82 on October 13, 2009 at 5:04 pm

Due to popular demand, the “Toy Story” double feature will extend its run this weekend. What’s the latest on the second 4k screen? I was so looking forward to seeing “Where the Wild Things Are” in digital projection; looks like I’ll have to go to mansfield. There’s an update on the rockaway protest at According to the site, one of the protesters got hurt so police were called on saturday night to protect the moviegoers from the protesters.

moviebuff82 on October 11, 2009 at 9:55 am

check this link out…

moviebuff82 on October 11, 2009 at 9:25 am

Starting on November 19, AMC is showing the first “Twilight” movie at 9 p.m. for $6, followed by the midnight showings of “New Moon”, one out of six showtimes are sold out. What’s the status on the second 4k screen?

moviebuff82 on October 10, 2009 at 1:47 pm

came back from a 1:55 showing of whip it. during the preview for mr. fox, there was a splice, and another near the end of the movie. presentation was very good. it wasn’t packed like toy story 3d, which im skipping.

moviebuff82 on October 7, 2009 at 11:40 am

The next movie I want to check out at this theater is Paranormal Activity, which some people are calling the next Blair Witch Project. It’s playing on two screens (just like Couples Retreat), and if it does well, it will have legs at this theater. After Toy Story is done, perhaps AMC will show “Where the Wild Things Are” in digital on one screen and on another with the closed captions/descriptive video system, which I hope they keep for those who are blind and or deaf.

moviebuff82 on October 3, 2009 at 1:46 pm

One other note….the lights in the men’s room after the movie was over was dimmed. They should fix the lights the next time I visit this theater. The men’s room was near the arcade. One bright side was that the cashiers behind the box office highly recommended the movie since they saw it for free. The movie was good, and they showed some decent trailers. I can’t wait to see 2012 in 4k at this theater, as it is one of the movies that will be shown in that format by Sony.

moviebuff82 on October 3, 2009 at 1:42 pm

More info on my visit to the theater last night…it was a 4:45 showing, although the showtime wasn’t printed right on the ticket but the auditorium was right. The cleaners near the screen told us that the movie was almost over after the 2:30 showing. The crowd was about 15-20 out of 360 seats. With the IMAX formatting, the only screen with 360 seats will be theater #9. I hope the allow some spaces for the disabled.

moviebuff82 on October 2, 2009 at 4:28 pm

came back from zombieland. sound was great but projection was blurry. i sat above the non stadium seating section. the theater i was in is the one that will get imax.

moviebuff82 on October 1, 2009 at 11:42 am

When IMAX-D comes this december, expect higher prices for showings of movies, even a few dollars more than the 3D Digital showings. At least AMC will still use AM Cinema for those who have deep pockets.

tcjarvik on October 1, 2009 at 4:41 am

I have seen IMAX digital, RealD, and real full size IMAX. IMAX digital has a much smaller screen. AMC Bay Street 16 in Emeryville turned a regular sized auditorium into an IMAX auditorium by installing a slightly bigger screen. I was not impressed by the size. The picture quality seemed pretty good, but I could hardly tell the difference between the IMAX digital quality and regular 35mm film. In fact, IMAX digital looked practically the same as RealD. However, RealD usually can only be used on smaller screens because there is not enough light coming from a RealD projector to fill big screens. The IMAX digital sound system was slightly better than what used to be there. The bass was deeper and the sound was a little louder.

JJD on September 30, 2009 at 12:23 pm

I am curious as to why Rockaway is getting an IMAX system when it already has one (and soon two) RealD systems. Is it normal for a theater to have both? What could IMAX do with two projectors that RealD has successfully done with one? Is it a cost-based decision? And if nothing else changes (e.g., screen size) will the average person even notice any difference? I have never seen an IMAX digital presentation so I’ll be curious to see which is better. If anybody has, how does it compare to RealD? So far, all of the RealD shows have been spectacular.

moviebuff82 on September 30, 2009 at 11:44 am

BTW, what surround sound format is used for the 4k auditorium (and the one to open soon)? Does it have more channels than the regular Dolby Digital EX that is in every other auditorium? As for the digital IMAX, I can’t wait. It will be my first time seeing an IMAX movie in a regular auditorium. I’ve seen an IMAX movie twice at Lincoln Square, and the print was a bit scratched a few months after it came out (the movie was “L5”), and there were minor splices. IMAX digital will help IMAX advance into the next generation and is less heavier than the giant film reels that IMAX uses in its old auditoriums.

geniusdj2 on September 29, 2009 at 8:21 pm

reald only plays through one projector.. whereas digital imax requires two projectors combined.. creating one image.. That’s the only difference between reald and digi-imax

geniusdj2 on September 29, 2009 at 8:20 pm

lol.. i can’t really tell anything about it but it will be in 8… and yes its digital imax…

JJD on September 29, 2009 at 2:42 pm

SlimShady, You are the best! We want details! How will this IMAX thing work and how will it differ from the RealD installations (#7 & #15)?

moviebuff82 on September 29, 2009 at 2:23 pm

real or fake? i want real imax.

geniusdj2 on September 29, 2009 at 2:19 pm

imax coming soon in time for avatar release….