AMC Rockaway 16

363 Mt. Hope Avenue,
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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Zootopialover98 on March 2, 2017 at 12:31 am

Oh great now moviebuff82 is now nagging about grand opening ads!

alpinedownhiller on March 2, 2017 at 12:18 am

no, that would be cool

I did find a grand opening ad for the 2000+ seat old Stanley Warner Paramus, anyway this is the wrong thread for that.

moviebuff82 on March 1, 2017 at 7:36 pm

Does anyone have a grand opening ad?

moviebuff82 on February 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm

1977 was when AMC first arrived at the mall since its opening on labor day nearly 40 years ago. In 1981, the outers opened. Both theaters closed within four years of each other due to lease expirations between Simon and AMC. It wasn’t until 2004 when construction was approved for a 16 screen Loews Cineplex stadium seating theater, which was delayed until 2006 due to weather and other issues. Then AMC came in, and it became AMC Rockaway 16. Elements of Loews' signage are still there, with the font of the loews name for the numbers, the welcome sign, and the searchlights on the building. As for the last time i visited this place, I went to see Lego Batman in theater #16. The audio was crisp yet the volume was low, and the picture quality was very dim and flickering. If this theater gets renovated with recliners and reserved seating, I’ll stop going to this theater.

alpinedownhiller on February 16, 2017 at 2:45 am

Rockaway has been AMC since since day one, since the early 80s at least, maybe very late 70s.

alpinedownhiller on February 16, 2017 at 2:39 am

plus AMC card discounts add up and free online ticketing, etc.

alpinedownhiller on February 16, 2017 at 2:39 am

I’d have to think they’d dump the Sparta 3 and not this major theater. I’d hate to see them dump this one, since AMC shows lots of the TCM classics and such that other chains don’t seem too. Not sure why they have to get rid of either. Do we even have Carmikes anywhere in the region?

moviebuff82 on February 15, 2017 at 4:43 pm

If there’s one chain that might buy this theater it’s Regal. Regal has done a better job speeding up renovations of older theaters and expanding in the marketplace. Regal was the creator of the 20 minute preshow before spinning off the joint venture with AMC while still owning a part of it.

stevenj on December 21, 2016 at 6:59 pm

Are moviebuff82 and muviebuf the same person? I can hear Bud Collyer right now. “Will the real moviebuff please stand up”.

muviebuf on December 21, 2016 at 4:13 pm

Under the proposed Justice Department Settlement Agreement AMC has been given the choice to divest the Rockaway 16 or the Digiplex Sparta 3.

The Settlement Agreement dated December 20, 2016 with all the divestiture options for the 15 locations (attached as Exhibit “A” thereto) is found at:

moviebuff82 on December 21, 2016 at 2:41 pm

Ok. With the sale of Carmike to AMC complete, there might be talk of AMC to divest this theater as well as Sparta, which is not too far away from Rockaway and the only commercial movie theater left in Sussex County (the newton theater is independently run and sometimes shows movies mostly for revivals in addition to live concerts). Not only that, but the advertising will be switched to Screenvision from NCM soon.

stevenj on December 20, 2016 at 6:53 pm

OK. Admittedly, I am not a fan of multiplexes. However I do like to see films at several near me. One has a giant floor to ceiling, wall to wall XD theater and another has a large curving screen with Dolby Atmos and now installing Dolby Vision and reclining seats. Glad to hear this one does good business but is there better projection, seating, sound?? What I remember most from this theatre’s comments are the long winded one person conversations that for quite a while went on daily. Also – Have friends in Caldwell and had a friend in Morristown that moved a year ago. Really beautiful country around there.

moviebuff82 on December 19, 2016 at 2:48 pm

It draws more people in morris county than the theater in morristown and east hanover combined. I created the theater post more than 10 years ago long before Facebook and others inputted places like this on their social media pages. I rarely comment on this page as I can comment on facebook and google. Might as well delete my profile.

stevenj on December 15, 2016 at 4:17 pm

Why does a chain cookie cutter mallplex even have 1500+ comments? What is so special about this AMC outpost in north central New Jersey?

moviebuff82 on December 7, 2016 at 3:16 pm

lol. By the way, the facebook page for AMC Rockaway is no longer there as all of the theaters have a facebook like that goes to the AMC Theatres facebook page.

moviebuff82 on December 4, 2016 at 10:48 am

I agree. What are the seating numbers for each screen? I know theater #8, #15, and #16 are the largest with #9 the imax the second and the others are smallest to the far left and far right and medium to the left and right of the big houses.

theatrefan on December 1, 2016 at 8:04 pm

I like the LED showtime boards better, they are a lot brighter and much easier to read, so far Regal has not been phasing them out like AMC has. Concession stand menu board signage is a totally other story though.

moviebuff82 on November 22, 2016 at 4:30 pm

the LED showtimes near the box office have been replaced with an HD display, as is common among most modern AMCs.

Rstewart on November 16, 2016 at 7:01 pm

Am I the only one here that looks at these N. NJ comments just to see if the relentless posting and counter-posting is still going on? Somebody here just needs to give it up!

moviebuff82 on November 15, 2016 at 3:15 pm

AMC is currently renovating underperforming theaters first before working on the more popular ones, as was the case with Morristown when they took over that location from Clearview/Bow Tie years after they bought the location from AMC in the late 90s. East Hanover is next.

MGrennille on November 10, 2016 at 4:07 pm

Any word yet on a remodel? I figured this would be one of the first locations to get it done, since it serves a large area….

moviebuff82 on October 3, 2016 at 6:41 pm

Went to see Sully in regular at theater #13 after paying a morning ticket to the show. After the cashier checked my stubs card along with what was left of one of many AMC gift cards, he didn’t care to print out the receipt as my dad paid with cash!!!! After the end of the preview for Denial, they didn’t show the film’s rating along with the release date and the AMC logo, which has been common during every AMC screening I’ve been to since nearly three years ago. They recently installed new automatic cleaning devices inside the toilets. Now only if they ramp up the renovations to this theater, as Morristown is a hassle to go to.

alpinedownhiller on June 6, 2016 at 10:37 pm

It was never closed. They just delayed scheduling the IMAX shows since they were deciding between abandoning Alice for Turtles or not (they chose the latter). There is no way they’d put laser in here before Lincoln Square. I don’t even think they have their multi-plex laser projector finished yet (apparently they want something cheaper than the big one they put in a full true IMAX places so far).