AMC Rockaway 16

363 Mt. Hope Avenue,
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 19, 2009 at 6:33 pm

on friday, avatar will trailer before xgames 3d as well as inglorious basterds and shorts in 35mm 2d.

JJD
JJD on August 19, 2009 at 4:56 pm

Forgot to mention the 5 trailers shown in 3D before the movie: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Toy Story/Toy Story 2, A Christmas Carol, Alice in Wonderland, and Despicable Me.

JJD
JJD on August 19, 2009 at 4:48 pm

I attended the 10:20am showing of G-Force and the presentation was perfect…make that “picture” perfect. If all of the showings yesterday were as good as this one, then the transition to digital was seamless. I sat about 2/3 of the way back. My experience with 3D is that the closer you sit to the screen, the more you feel like you’re in the movie since the edges of the screen are less in your field of vision…but there is less of a 3D effect. The further away from the screen, the greater the 3D effect but now you’re “watching” the movie, rather than feeling like you’re in it. Rockaway’s screens are big (compared to say Parsippany) and with the stadium seating, you feel like you’re really close to it. Hence, the decision to compromise and sit where I did. Sound quality was fine. No problems. There were about 25 people at this showing. WE MADE IT! And it only took 33 months and 1 day! P.S. The movie was cute, perfect for kids, and made excellent use of 3D.

geniusdj2
geniusdj2 on August 18, 2009 at 6:16 pm

looks like X-games is playing in 3D starting Friday… showtimes are up…

JJD
JJD on August 18, 2009 at 4:14 pm

I hope they NEVER remake the Stewardesses and if they do, it will probably get a limited release. Rockaway will never show it. The original was a piece of garbage. It was movies like that that cheapened 3D, however successful they might have been. If studios are ever to repair the damage that was done to 3D over the years by bad movies, senseless gimmickry, and poor projection, there is no better time than now. We’ve gotten past the technology hurdle and, so far, the recent 3D movies have been very “audience-friendly”. And the worldwide public has certainly embraced them. If you add in foreign totals to domestic stats, they’re all doing well (ex: Ice Age at over $789 million, so far.) That should quiet the naysayers. Maybe even some day people will stop believing the 3D movies of the 50s required “red/blue” cardboard glasses. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. They were polarized. Also, so far Parsippany and Succasunna will be getting X-Games 3D: The Movie.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 18, 2009 at 3:22 pm

Hopefully Avatar will crush several upcoming 3D movies in the next few months and become the most popular 3D movie of all time, which belongs to The Stewardesses, an X-Rated 3D film that is getting remade in 3D.

JJD
JJD on August 18, 2009 at 3:17 pm

I’ll probably catch the 10:20am tomorrow but I don’t expect to see much of a crowd then either. G-Force is wrapping up it’s fourth week in release so sales aren’t going to be all that great at this point. By no means is it a failure though. It should surpass $100 million by the weekend and ranks 7th on Boxofficmojo’s list of top grossing 3D movies (their list says 9th but the first couple of numbers aren’t sequential.)

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 18, 2009 at 2:48 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 7:06 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 6:22 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 5:37 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 8:58 am

Hallelujah!!!

geniusdj2
geniusdj2 on August 12, 2009 at 3:29 am

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

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 4, 2009 at 4:07 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 10:25 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 9:50 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 8:08 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 8:37 pm

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

geniusdj2
geniusdj2 on July 30, 2009 at 8:30 pm

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

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 30, 2009 at 8:03 pm

came back from harry potter 6 and presentation was good.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 30, 2009 at 2:52 pm

cool. will all 16 screens be upgraded that weekend?

geniusdj2
geniusdj2 on July 30, 2009 at 12:45 pm

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 7:34 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 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.