AMC Rockaway Inner 6/Outer 6

301 Mount Hope Avenue,
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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JJD on September 6, 2006 at 3:08 am

Justin and David, I contacted AMC directly and they told me the new theatres in Rockaway will not “open” with digital projectors but that they are committed to expanding their digital technology plans. They also said they would forward my suggestion to install digital projectors to the Planning Department. I wrote back and told them I was “shocked” that they could build a new complex and not include the latest technology. It will be everyone’s loss since digital 3D is the future and, so far, has done better than the 2D versions. Doesn’t the Planning Department already know this? What’s wrong with this picture? Answer: It won’t be in 3D.

jedifunk on September 1, 2006 at 5:48 pm

I e-mailed the reporter from the daily record article..
I asked if during his contact with the AMC rep if digital projectors were mentioned, and if not, to send me a contact e-mail or address so I could ask directly.
All I got was a read receipt and no response…very rude.

moviebuff82 on August 10, 2006 at 12:48 am

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this should be worth the wait come october…

moviebuff82 on July 2, 2006 at 1:09 am

According to the AMC website, the theatre is scheduled to open sometime in the fall of this year. Any updates on the construction and what the theatre will offer when it opens?

moviebuff82 on June 17, 2006 at 8:03 am

You’re right, Dave.

jedifunk on June 13, 2006 at 2:41 pm

My wife works in the new section of the mall near the new theater, and her manager said it should be opening in the Fall sometime. If the project started on time they would of had a great opening with Superman and Pirates.
I hope they are smart enough to put in some digital projectors. The trek to Edgewater or Jersey Gardens is a pain.

moviebuff82 on June 9, 2006 at 3:47 pm

I heard from a relative of mine that they added the front of the theatre while they do construction. Any status on the new building and when they open?

moviebuff82 on May 25, 2006 at 10:11 am

When will the new theatre open?

moviebuff82 on May 8, 2006 at 4:39 pm

Just went by where the theatre is being built, and it looks huge!!! Any updates on when it will open?

moviebuff82 on April 25, 2006 at 11:26 am

By the way, Mr. Fink, when does the new theatre open? I heard rumors that it might be fall of this year…

John Fink
John Fink on April 25, 2006 at 11:25 am

Even more perplexing is this going to be an ‘AMC Loews’ site or will it be branded with AMC. If it’s ‘AMC Loews’ then it may sell tickets off of Fangango verses (although they tell everyone to go to and AMC sorts it out from there). I look foward to the new theater regardless. I haven’t seen the Loews brand come down anywhere, it apears they any aquired sites (even sites with Cineplex Oden signage) will be known as “AMC Loews” instead of changing everything (like AMC did with GC sites it took over, then again this was techincally considred a merger). I guess we will have to wait and see, truth be told it’s probably smarter for them to open the Rockaway site as an AMC since AMC was already well known in Rockaway and their opening day ads can proclaim “AMC returns to Rockaway Towne Square Mall”.

moviebuff82 on April 25, 2006 at 11:16 am

I don’t know, Paul. Hopefully it will be open during the summer movie going season…

pbubny on April 25, 2006 at 6:27 am

FWIW, AMC does not have this theatre listed on the “theatres under construction” page of its Website. Could this have fallen through the cracks as far as being listed on that page is concerned, and were there other Loews construction projects underway at the time of the merger?

moviebuff82 on April 14, 2006 at 11:05 pm

Just noticed that the new movie theater is up, but not open. It looks bigger than the old rockaway movie theatre that it will replace. It’s a good thing that this theatre will be run by AMC. Finally, AMC theatres will return to rockaway!!! Is it still on track for summer/fall 2006?

Matman617 on December 22, 2005 at 7:43 am

Ummm….Mansfield theatre is in Mansfield…LOL!

moviebuff82 on November 22, 2005 at 1:02 am

They are still building the theater, which will be located alongside busy route 80 in rockaway.

John Fink
John Fink on November 21, 2005 at 4:59 pm

So what is the current status given the merger? Is the building being built? Will be it AMC verses being Loews. This is exciting as it will probably be the first (if not first) Loews devoloped AMC-opened theaters. Although during the crash they didn’t finish any GC theaters in progress (leaving two half-built Sundance Cinemas locations to later be devoloped as a Regal Cinemas “Movie Art” theater and The Bridge: Cinema De Lux).

moviebuff82 on October 5, 2005 at 2:33 pm

Just to let you know, the new cinema will open sometime in late summer of next year, according to the Star Ledger.

moviebuff82 on October 2, 2005 at 11:14 am

I was wondering if the new theatre will have digital projection like the newer theatres as well as all the digital surround sound formats like SDDS-8, DTS-ES, and Dolby Digital EX as well as THX sound. Can’t wait! The only thing close to this new theatre was the Mansfield theatre in Hackettstown.

ccluett on October 1, 2005 at 4:56 pm

One last comment that I forgot to mention above was that the Loews 16-screen Theatre is due to open in March 2006…I can hardly wait!! I am so sick of the Clearview Cinemas in Succasauna; it outta the way and the restrooms are disgusting!

ccluett on October 1, 2005 at 4:46 pm

Okay, here’s the latest intel on the NEW Rockaway Mall theatres. Obviously, no one has updated this in a while. Here is the excerpt from the Rockaway Township website where it speaks to the point:

August 26, 2004: The Rockaway Township Planning Board granted approval for the construction of a 16-screen movie theater at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall at their August 16, 2004 meeting.

Mayor Louis S. Sceusi and other municipal officials have been working with Simon Property Group to establish a movie theater complex as an integral component to the Rockaway Townsquare Mall complex. Loews Theaters will be constructing a 16-screen, 3200-seat movie theater with state-of-the-art amenities, including stadium seating, two party rooms and a wheelchair accessible mezzanine level as part of the project.

The proposed cinema center is the fulfillment of a year long commitment by Simon Property Group and the Mayor to once again provide movie theaters for the benefit of the Rockaway Township community after the previous theaters in the Mall unexpectedly failed to renew their lease with Simon over a year ago.

According to Kevin Sims, Vice President of Community Center Development at Simon Property Group, “Rockaway Townsquare has always been a focal point within Rockaway Township, but it has been the spirit of cooperation between Simon and Rockaway Township officials that has resulted in these successes that will contribute to an even greater degree to the quality of life for Township residents and further reinforce Rockaway Townsquares appeal as a shopping destination.”

moviebuff82 on June 29, 2005 at 12:27 pm

That’s a lot of theatres! Among all those theatres, which one is still the most popular? I go to Succasunna a lot! Now that the new movie theatre in Rockaway will open soon, everybody will check a movie at the theatre (despite a downward trend at the box office).

teecee on June 27, 2005 at 9:11 am

The Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ), April 21, 1998 p049
Theater works on deal with Rockaway mall. (MORRIS)

Byline: Lawrence Ragonese

The AMC movie theaters inside the Rockaway Townsquare mall will remain open for the immediate future, as mall owners and theater company officials try to negotiate a long-term deal.

John Acker, general manager of the mall located off Routes 80 and 15 in Rockaway Township, confirmed yesterday that a short-term lease extension has been signed while the two sides talk about future plans.

Some AMC officials said in late 1996 that they planned to close the popular six-screen Inner Six Theaters, saying they were not too profitable. American Multi-Cinema Inc.’s lease at the Rockaway mall was due to expire at the end of 1997. The Inner Six opened about two decades ago and was the Morris County area’s first multi-theater complex. The Outer Six Theaters, located in a strip mall on the other side of the access road that circles the Townsquare mall, were not supposed to be affected.

Acker would not detail the length of the current lease or the possible terms of a new deal, saying it would be improper to divulge such information while talks are ongoing. He stressed, however, that movie theaters are in the mall’s long-term plans.

“One way or the other, there will always be theaters here,” said Acker, noting there is plenty of room for expansion, if needed.

Gary Haak, an AMC spokesman, also confirmed the short-term deal, but he did not return several phone calls over for the past two weeks to answer questions about AMC’s long-term plans.

The national movie theater chain’s future lies with complexes of 20 to 30 theaters, according to company officials. There are more than two dozen mega-complexes operating in the South, Midwest and West, and there are plans to eventually open some in New Jersey.

“We’re looking everywhere in the world right now,” Sonny Stuffle, marketing director for AMC’s Northeast division, said in 1996. “The idea is to hold movies over longer, to play them more than two weeks … giving us some room when there are several blockbusters running at once,” said Stuffle, who has not responded to recent phone calls.

But Stuffle stressed that existing smaller movie complexes, like the 10-screen Morristown theater complex, would remain open especially if they remain profitable.

AMC’s Rockaway Township and Morristown theaters drew the major share of Morris County moviegoers until recent years, when a Sony 12-plex theater opened in East Hanover and another 12-plex opened in Parsippany. There also is a 10-plex theater in the Succasunna section of Roxbury, an eight- theater complex in Kinnelon, six-screen theater in Chester, four-plex in Madison and a one-screen art- movie house in Chatham Township.

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moviebuff82 on June 26, 2005 at 2:18 am

Now with the Loews/AMC merger complete by the time the new multiplex opens, it could bring the AMC brand name back to Rockaway with THX sound, stadium seating, and other cool stuff.

shoeshoe14 on January 16, 2005 at 7:10 pm

thanx for that info. i forgot to add it was inner and outer. i can’t believe they replaced the inner with stores. it was always packed. the outer closed in 2001? that sucks, it was a great place to see a movie. unfortunately, there’s always a sprawlmart popping up in communities and even within a mall complex to make room for something we don’t need. thanx for posting that info.