AMC Rockaway 16

363 Mt. Hope Avenue,
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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Giles on March 26, 2009 at 12:28 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 on March 26, 2009 at 12:24 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 on March 26, 2009 at 12:19 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 on March 26, 2009 at 10:28 am

Breaking news…apparently AMC is going to add RealD in some of its theaters….
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moviebuff82 on March 25, 2009 at 6:36 pm

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

JJD on March 25, 2009 at 6:22 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…
Rockaway 16 is listed under NY, not NJ.

moviebuff82 on March 25, 2009 at 6:19 pm

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 on March 25, 2009 at 5:38 pm

Did I read that right? Theater 8 will be showing the 3D version? There’s no mention of that on 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 on March 24, 2009 at 4:32 pm

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

moviebuff82 on March 24, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Here’s a link to a story regarding management changes at the parent company of this theater…
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 on March 22, 2009 at 4:43 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 on March 17, 2009 at 5:47 pm

i know what u mean.

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John Fink on March 17, 2009 at 5:38 pm

Why is this important? We have – 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 on March 17, 2009 at 4:18 pm

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

tcjarvik on March 13, 2009 at 6:44 pm

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 on March 12, 2009 at 6:57 am

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 on March 11, 2009 at 1:15 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.

moviebuff82 on March 7, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Has anyone attended a Met HD show at this theater? If so, is the projection like what someone sees on a PBS HD broadcast, and is the sound terrific? I would love to check a show out, but tickets are expensive and they usually sell out, as is the case with the most famous opera that’s now playing, Madame Butterfly.

moviebuff82 on March 6, 2009 at 5:34 pm

my dad brought his starbucks coffee cup into the theater to drink during a 4:10 showing of watchmen, which was very crowded with comic book nerds, scifi geeks, and young moviegoers. presentation was ok, minor splices, left channel was out but other speakers plus sub were working. too bad the star trek trailer didnt play but i saw it online, just like all the other trailers. fyi, madam butterfly will have an encore in a few weeks due to tomorrow’s sold out matinee.

tcjarvik on March 5, 2009 at 10:04 pm

Since, the new CEO is from Starbucks, I believe that he will add Starbucks drinks to the menu at AMC Theaters. Century Theatres already serves Starbucks drinks in all of their theaters. The cafes in the theaters are very popular. They are not true Starbucks cafes, since theater employees serve you the drinks. They also have very good desserts such as cheesecakes, cookies, and milkshakes. AMC would make a lot of money if they add these items to their menu, and customers will love it too.

moviebuff82 on March 4, 2009 at 12:55 pm

the only show that’s sold out this weekend is sat’s hd met opera, madame butterfly. upcoming movies at this theater that will play next thursday at midnight are race to witch mountain, last house on the left, and miss march.

moviebuff82 on March 4, 2009 at 11:22 am

my former co-worker who used to work at the east hanover location transferred to the rockaway theater. Hope he does well.

Giles on March 4, 2009 at 7:30 am

^ yeah hooray! – overpriced coffee flavoured milk


moviebuff82 on March 3, 2009 at 4:16 pm

This coming weekend, Watchmen will be on three screens and probably will be shown in theaters 8 and 9 and also theater 1. I plan on going on friday afternoon and hopefully unlike benjamin button the movie won’t be badly focused. If it were in IMAX it would’ve been more cooler. Recently last week AMC’s long-time CEO retired and was replaced by someone from Starbucks, a company whose stock is down due to the recession. Maybe he could ask his former company to sell some coffee at its profitable theaters.

moviebuff82 on March 3, 2009 at 12:24 pm

i agree with you, giles.