AMC Rockaway 16

363 Mt. Hope Avenue,
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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moviebuff82 on July 26, 2009 at 2:08 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 on July 25, 2009 at 1:12 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 on July 25, 2009 at 12:12 pm

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 on July 24, 2009 at 5:28 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 on July 21, 2009 at 10:16 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 on July 21, 2009 at 9:49 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 on July 21, 2009 at 8:49 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.

moviebuff82 on July 21, 2009 at 8:22 pm

Looks like G-Force won’t be in 3d this weekend. It’s on one screen with Close Captions and Descriptive video, and on one screen as well. Seems that Rockaway is falling behind in the times when it comes to the latest in technological wonder. Seems that AMC needs to learn a lesson from its two sister theaters in North Jersey (both 16 screeners with a total of 3 3-D screens) and get those 3-D projectors now!!!

moviebuff82 on July 21, 2009 at 5:04 pm

Checking for any friday showtimes for G-Force….they’ll probably put it up later in the day or tomorrow while the 3-D equipment is being installed. At this theater, several posters advertise some films to be shown in 3D, such as Xmas Carol, Final Destination, and others. But no avatar poster…hopefully the presentation by Cameron to the big wigs that own the cinema chains will know what will come to their theaters come December 18th!!!

moviebuff82 on July 19, 2009 at 2:03 pm

How is work going on the digital transition? Seems that Harry Potter is hopping at this theater, as well as the live concerts and movie events.

moviebuff82 on July 17, 2009 at 3:11 pm

Maybe in time for the fourth Final Destination movie…which looks allright.

geniusdj2 on July 17, 2009 at 1:55 am

yeah.. i think the digital theatre wont be ready for G-Force.

moviebuff82 on July 14, 2009 at 2:44 pm

according to movietickets, the midnight showing of G-Force is 2D, and the 3D version could come out on Friday. Nearly all of the midnight showings of the second-to-last Harry Potter movie are sold out, which is a good thing.

Giles on July 13, 2009 at 3:06 pm

but remember Texas Instruments has 4K in the cards as well, so I’d assume theatres that have TI systems can and will be able to upgrade when 4K projectors/processors come out at the end of the year.

moviebuff82 on July 13, 2009 at 2:11 pm

This is great news and could provide better picture quality than that at the Clearviews, which will slowly change their digital projectors at all their theaters to 4k.

Giles on July 13, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Sony and RealD to Provide Complete 3D Digital Cinema System for Exhibitors

“Solution Uses Single Sony 4K Projector and RealD Technology”

Sony Electronics and RealD are working together to provide exhibitors with 3D digital cinema systems that combine a single Sony 4K projector and its new 3D dual lens adapter with RealD technology, including a specially designed optical filter tuned for the projector, resulting in the ability to deliver crisp 3D images to screens up to 55 feet in width.

Sony and RealD have also entered into a separate agreement that gives RealD the exclusive right to purchase and distribute Sony’s 3D lens technology for use with polarized filter systems in Sony digital cinema projection system 3D deployments in the United States, Canada and Europe. In addition to the Sony 3D adapter, RealD will provide hardware and software, including its Cinema System and 3D EQ “Ghostbuster” technology, for 3D playback on Sony 4K digital cinema systems worldwide.

“The relationship between Sony and RealD will make it easy to install a 2D Sony projection system that then can be easily upgraded to 3D, with RealD’s award-winning technology,” said Gary Johns, vice president of Sony Electronics’ Digital Cinema Systems Division. “By working with RealD, we’ll be able to provide both a practical and an elegant 3D solution.”

“Combining Sony’s phenomenal 4K projector with RealD’s market-leading 3D technology simply made sense,” said Joe Peixoto, president of worldwide cinema at RealD. “With RealD having the world’s largest 3D cinema network, and more and more 3D content hitting theaters, we’re excited to be working with Sony to help exhibitors implement this high-quality 3D experience in an easy and cost-effective way.”

The Sony 3D lens adapter maximizes the exclusive technology of the 4K SXRD® imaging device, which displays four times as many pixels as conventional 2K projectors for digital cinema. This allows full 2K resolution for the left and right eye simultaneously, resulting in a high-luminance, full-resolution stereoscopic cinema presentation and is designed to enable more faithful reproduction of motion in 3D.

The 3D capability is provided through hardware on a lens mount that attaches onto the projector and is compatible with all current Sony 4K digital cinema projectors. Installation is seamless and can be done within minutes. It is designed to meet DCI specifications for 3D digital projection.

RealD’s 3D EQ technology enhances the separation of the left and right eye images. In the past, this process was incorporated into the master by the studios; RealD’s new approach incorporates the technology into the digital cinema server and therefore simplifies the distribution process without sacrificing the optimal 3D visual experience.

The Sony and RealD solution, which includes the Sony 3D dual lens adapter, will be competitively priced in the marketplace and is expected to be available in March.


read the last paragraph, it’s been implemented since March of this year.

Giles on July 13, 2009 at 1:43 pm

that’s not true SlimShady – 3D add ons, for 4K Sony systems ARE available currently. That’s why Regal jumped on the Sony 4K bandwagon and begun installing systems more quickly than AMC, Regal has 3D Sony DP’s at Ballson (Virginia), and the Majestic (Silver Spring Maryland) theatres. Sony advertises this very distinctly in Box Office magazine.

geniusdj2 on July 13, 2009 at 12:10 pm

on second thought justin, it could be Sony 4k system because recently all Amc digital theatres on the westcoast were upgraded to LMT 200 media block which supports 3D. So Lets wait and see

moviebuff82 on July 12, 2009 at 8:44 pm

slimshady, the three theaters will be monmouth mall, mountainside, and new brunswick, all former loews/sony theaters.

moviebuff82 on July 12, 2009 at 6:46 pm

maybe on tuesday of next week just in time for the midnight showing of g force on friday.

geniusdj2 on July 12, 2009 at 6:19 pm

it takes abut 2 days to complete the entire installation but it depends when it begans. I dont know when are they going to began

JJD on July 12, 2009 at 5:02 pm

…AND, How long will it take to get auditorium 7 ready?

geniusdj2 on July 12, 2009 at 4:31 pm

mouthmall, mountainside and new brunswick around this area