AMC Rockaway 16

363 Mount Hope Avenue,
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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geniusdj2
geniusdj2 on March 30, 2009 at 6:00 am

didn’t heard from me… but all AMC theatres going digital only in NY/NJ market first.. Transition Work begans from Jan. 2010… this is an insider top secret..once NY is complete they’re going to move on to LA/Kansas and then throughout US… so have patience..

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 29, 2009 at 8:20 pm

Monsters vs Aliens did really well at the box office this weekend, with the 3-D version accounting for 56% of the gross. Hopefully they install 3-D in time for Terra Firma, which opens May 1st against the new X-Men movie, and Up, which is the first Pixar movie to be in 3-D.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 28, 2009 at 8:35 pm

During the weekday afternoons, Paul Appel tears tickets and directs the moviegoer to the nearest theater. He’s in a wheelchair and got his training from previous experience at the AMC in East Hanover through Employment Horizons, a non-profit employment agency that helps people with disabilities. He does a good job.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 26, 2009 at 8:28 pm

To be determined. The same could be said of the AMC in Kips Bay, NYC.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on March 26, 2009 at 8:10 pm

The AMC website doesn’t have the Rockaway 16 listed as a IMAX coming soon, but does list Tysons Corner as “TBD”. I wonder what that means.

Giles
Giles on March 26, 2009 at 7:36 pm

“According to the LF Examiner website (LF=Large Format), Rockaway 16 is now scheduled for a flat screen IMAX 3D system for June 30, 2009. We’re listed as a future theater which may not open on time or at all. Here we go again! Check it out…
http://www.lfexaminer.com/theaUSA.htm#NY
Rockaway 16 is listed under NY, not NJ.
posted by JJD on Mar 25, 2009 at 6:22pm”

and yet that list also mentions AMC Tysons Corner has having it’s IMAX screen up and running as of last month – that never happened. AMC is being vague on when or even if Tyson’s is getting it’s promised IMAX-Digital screen, a response of ‘sometime in the summer’ is a chincy way of AMC being non-committed/hypocritical of what they promise theatregoers.

Giles
Giles on March 26, 2009 at 7:28 pm

but also IMAX-Digital screens can also project 2K DLP ‘films’ – but yes, REAL-D systems are much cheaper than IMAX-Digital 3D, it just seems that AMC can’t seem to think straight or figure out what they want to do in regards to the digital conversion of their theatres. Pick a system and stick with it.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 26, 2009 at 7:24 pm

One reason why is that RealD is cheap compared with IMAX Digital. As more and more 3d movies come out, newer theaters will have access to 3d projectors that they can use for 2d movies as well, as is the case with Clearview and other chains.

Giles
Giles on March 26, 2009 at 7:19 pm

I remember reading the time when AMC were all gun ho and going to do a massive National roll out of DLP units, that never happened and with the current state of the recession, I’m surprised that AMC is all excited about RealD – I’ll believe it when I see it, my neighborhood AMC should be among the next wave of AMC theatres to be upgraded [‘I’m waiting’ taps fingers on desk]

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 26, 2009 at 5:28 pm

Breaking news…apparently AMC is going to add RealD in some of its theaters….
View link

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 26, 2009 at 1:36 am

I read that too. Transformers 2 will be the first movie to be shown, followed by the second-to-last Harry Potter movie.

JJD
JJD on March 26, 2009 at 1:22 am

According to the LF Examiner website (LF=Large Format), Rockaway 16 is now scheduled for a flat screen IMAX 3D system for June 30, 2009. We’re listed as a future theater which may not open on time or at all. Here we go again! Check it out…
http://www.lfexaminer.com/theaUSA.htm#NY
Rockaway 16 is listed under NY, not NJ.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 26, 2009 at 1:19 am

I read from an earlier post that Theater 8 would get digital projection in the near future. All screens for Monsters vs Aliens will be 35mm at the AMC in Rockaway. I got an email from Clearview Cinemas with their newsletter and a handful of their cinemas will show the movie in digital 3-D. The AMC in Clifton Commons as well as Garden State Plaza will show the movie in 3-D, I know.

JJD
JJD on March 26, 2009 at 12:38 am

Did I read that right? Theater 8 will be showing the 3D version? There’s no mention of that on Movietickets.com. How did you find this out? After several unsuccessful attempts since the 1950s, I’m glad to see 3D technology finally getting it right. And, so far, filmmakers appear to be making much better use of it (more immersive and less gimmicky). 3D has gotten a bum rap far too long. It’s been almost 28 months to the day (November 28, 2006) since my first posting proclaiming 3D was going to take off (based on what I was reading)…and now it’s happening and people are taking notice. Regarding Colorcode, it’s ok for magazines and TV until a standard for 3DTV is established, and better than Anaglyphic (red/blue) since there’s less of a double image for 2D viewing. However, the public must not be made to believe this is what they’re using in theaters. Again, what’s the deal on theater 8?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 24, 2009 at 11:32 pm

Looks like Monsters vs Aliens will be playing on mostly non-digital 3-d screens. That stinks.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 24, 2009 at 7:50 pm

Here’s a link to a story regarding management changes at the parent company of this theater…http://tinyurl.com/dykcpf
BTW, will digital debut this weekend with Monsters vs Aliens? One screen (theater 8) will have the 3-D version, while two other screens or more will show it in 35mm 2-D. I know all the digital Clearviews will show it on most of their screens since this movie will become a must-win for Dreamworks, since it’s the largest real D/ Imax 3-D movie rollout of all time. There’s an article in several Time Warner-owned magazines about the 3-D rebirth craze, along with the color code 3-D glasses that were also used for the Super Bowl ad and a TV show. Trust me, that 3-D is not as good as Digital 3-D.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 22, 2009 at 11:43 pm

Just came back from a 2:10 showing of “I Love You Man” in one of the big auditoriums and before the film started the preshow didn’t have picture but had sound working. Hopefully they’ll fix it by the next time I see a movie here.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 18, 2009 at 12:47 am

i know what u mean.

John Fink
John Fink on March 18, 2009 at 12:38 am

Why is this important? We have movietickets.com – we don’t need you to tell us what mainstream films are playing here – if something out of the ordinary played here I could understand – but every time you come here and get the same mediocre (non-digital, non-IMAX) AMC experience you feel the need to write about it.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 17, 2009 at 11:18 pm

upcoming movies for next week are 12 rounds, a haunting in connecticut, and monsters vs aliens in 2d.

tcjarvik
tcjarvik on March 14, 2009 at 1:44 am

I saw a movie in IMAX Digital at AMC Bay Street today. The screen was only a little bigger than a regular movie screen. They did not change the height or width of the auditorium. It is possible that the screen might have been moved a few feet closer to the seats. The picture looked bright, colorful, and clear. The sound was very loud and had a tremendous amount of bass. You could feel the impact of the sound thundering through you. I saw the same movie on film in another theater which was THX certified. The experience was not much different. The IMAX sound was probably a little better, but not by much. With regards to the picture quality, I could hardly notice the difference. IMAX tickets cost $3 extra.

Giles
Giles on March 12, 2009 at 1:57 pm

instead of the promised IMAX screen (AMC has stalled some theatres that were originally planned for conversion), maybe AMC should just invest in the less costly Sony LCoS 4K systems (which now can playback 3D films).

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 11, 2009 at 8:15 pm

upcoming movies for next week are i love you man, knowing, and duplicity. hopefully by the 27th 3d will be installed for monsters vs aliens as well as any future 3d and 2d movies in the digital format. hopefully it will be 4k instead of the 2k that the clearviews as well as the amcs in paramus and clifton use.