AMC Rockaway 16

363 Mount Hope Avenue,
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 11, 2008 at 8:42 pm

went tonight to a screening of Hellboy 2 in one of the two main large auditoriums. Very good presentation, some minor splicing and framing issues, but great sound. Can’t wait to see the new batman movie next week.

markp
markp on July 9, 2008 at 5:03 pm

Hello Justin. I’m curious of your age, only because its funny when you speak of movies having a long run, you think 2 months is long. When I first got into the business 30 some years ago, 6 to 8 months was a long time, and when my father, God rest his soul started in the late 30’s, movies would run for over a year sometimes. Its funny how each generation has its particulars. I’m not crazy about the whole batman thing, but you enjoy. For me, its more Wall*E and things of that nature.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 9, 2008 at 2:50 pm

Also playing this weekend are two surefire hits, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, and Journey to the Center of the Earth, which won’t be shown in 3D. Comic book movies tend to do well at the box office, and next weekend won’t be no exception. Last time I checked, there were still showtimes for the new batman movie, but get them quick before they sell out!!! I predict that the IMAX version will do great, followed by 35mm and DLP versions of the film. I predict that this movie will have a long shelf life at this theater for many months to come….only Vantage Point, Horton, and Iron Man were popular for two months for each movie

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 5, 2008 at 1:57 pm

sorry for the double post that I made on Jun 29. It was just a glitch. Anyways, Hancock is playing on a lot of screens due to its short running time and Will Smith. He’s been in two other movies at this theater, I Am Legend and The Pursuit of Happyness, both of which did well at this theater. Coming up next weekend Hellboy will make his debut in Rockaway while Eddie Murphy returns to the theater with a bomb, Meet Dave. The week after both films come out should be big business for Rockaway, as NCM Fathom brings its film series to AMC as well as the new Batman movie.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 30, 2008 at 3:54 pm

one other thing about this theater…they don’t serve coffee like that other 16-plex I used to go to…and that was Clifton Commons!!! I wonder if they still serve coffee there after AMC bought it from General Cinema.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 29, 2008 at 6:03 pm

just came after a 2:10 showing of Wanted, and it was without some faults. The only fault was that the guy printed the wrong showtime, which already started!!! Must be a young worker working behind the office, as the theater was packed with Wall*E fans waiting to see that movie, which will be #1. Don’t forget that WarGames is coming back to Rockaway after it first came out at the old Rockaway theater back in the 1980’s. The sound was kicking and the projection was good, some splices during the film that didn’t detract from the presentation. Parking was almost full due to the bad weather. Since the entrance to the theater was packed, me and my family exited elsewhere.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 29, 2008 at 6:03 pm

just came after a 2:10 showing of Wanted, and it was without some faults. The only fault was that the guy printed the wrong showtime, which already started!!! Must be a young worker working behind the office, as the theater was packed with Wall*E fans waiting to see that movie, which will be #1. Don’t forget that WarGames is coming back to Rockaway after it first came out at the old Rockaway theater back in the 1980’s. The sound was kicking and the projection was good, some splices during the film that didn’t detract from the presentation. Parking was almost full due to the bad weather. Since the entrance to the theater was packed, me and my family exited elsewhere.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 27, 2008 at 5:05 pm

just checked out the advance tickets for the rockaway and for the first time this theater will host an NCM event. Glenn Beck, a conservative TV host best known for his short lived tv show on Headline News, will host Beck ‘08 (no relation to the singer) on the same day as the Dark Knight movie. It will be projected using the same format as the digital preshow. As for that other movie, it won’t be shown in IMAX as originally planned; looks like I have to head to Palisades Center or Lincoln Square to watch the Dark Knight the way it’s supposed to be seen.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 22, 2008 at 2:04 pm

Went with my aunt to see what will probably be Adam Sandler’s lowpoint of his career…that Zohan movie. It was playing in theater 12, still with the right front channel out but all four channels plus the subwoofer were working good. The projection was a bit blurry at the beginning with “The Rocker” trailer, but by the next trailer, it was a bit sharper. Not only that, but some of the titles on screen emited some glows around the letters. Also, the picture was somewhat cut off by misplaced framing, mostly to the left of the screen as AMC prefers showing it movies in a ratio simliar to HD (1.78 as opposed to 1.85) for matte films.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 22, 2008 at 2:03 pm

Went with my aunt to see what will probably be Adam Sandler’s lowpoint of his career…that Zohan movie. It was playing in theater 12, still with the right front channel out but all four channels plus the subwoofer were working good. The projection was a bit blurry at the beginning with “The Rocker” trailer, but by the next trailer, it was a bit sharper. Not only that, but some of the titles on screen emited some glows around the letters. Also, the picture was somewhat cut off by misplaced framing, mostly to the left of the screen as AMC prefers showing it movies in a ratio simliar to HD (1.78 as opposed to 1.85) for matte films.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 17, 2008 at 8:40 pm

That was in 2002, the same year that the old Rockaway theater was closed.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on June 17, 2008 at 8:05 pm

The policy of bringing in outside food changed at the same time AMC bought General Cinema from US Bankruptcy Court.

tcjarvik
tcjarvik on June 17, 2008 at 7:08 pm

AMC Theatres has a policy of letting people bring in outside food.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 16, 2008 at 4:21 pm

some people think the movie will have less talk than other pixar movies, with the only speech being the robot’s bloops and bleeps. But I think it will do good business as other pixar movies have done in the past. This is the second Pixar movie to be played at the Rockaway theater but not the first time in town. Cars played at this theater during a free preview, and Monsters Inc was the last pixar movie at the old theater before it closed shop. Pixar movies are supposed to be seen in DLP, since its computer animated. I’m not sure if Rockaway will show Wall*E in DLP or just plain 35mm.

PeterApruzzese
PeterApruzzese on June 16, 2008 at 3:45 pm

Why do you think it will be a “bomb”?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 16, 2008 at 3:40 pm

Advance ticketing is now avaible for “Wanted” and “Hancock”, both regular 35mm presentations. No advance ticketing for Wall E yet until tomorrow night, as that movie might be Pixar’s first bomb. Still dissapointed that IMAX in Rockaway will have to wait until after Xmas.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 14, 2008 at 4:37 pm

When I went to this theater to see “Iron Man”, one of the stools in the bathroom was out of order. By the time “Indy 4” came out, it was fixed!!! Kudos to the theater’s staff for fixing issues like this, but not the projection and high ticket prices, not to mention high popcorn and soda prices, so high, that I might sneak in my own food!!!

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 11, 2008 at 11:35 am

The timing of the IMAX system two years after the theater opened is a good thing. Usually it takes two years for a new theater to get good box office, and that encourages companies to install digital systems in the theaters. Clearview was lucky to install digital projection in nearly all of its newer theaters first with the Real D deal that began back in March of last year with “Meet the Robinsons” and quickly expanded earlier this year as the box office was up during the 1Q of this year. Now that attendance is finally up from last year (due to a lot of good summer movies and the record heat that is now gone), IMAX is slowly rolling out its projection system in a few cities and will complete it by 2009, which is when Avatar comes out.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 10, 2008 at 9:11 am

thanks for the update, tcjarvik. About the only film I can think of to be coming out that month will be Madagascar 2: Escape from Africa. I saw bits and pieces of the first one and it was quite cute and funny, and probably better than Disney’s take on that movie with The Wild. Too bad I have to drive to Palisades Center or Lincoln Square to see Batman in IMAX. FYI, the Madagascar 2 trailer is playing with Kung Fu Panda, which is now playing at this theater alongside that Zohan movie. This weekend comes another hulk movie and the new M Night Shylamalan flick The Happening. The last M Night movie that played in Rockaway was Unbreakable, since Signs came out more than a month after the old location closed.

tcjarvik
tcjarvik on June 9, 2008 at 7:31 pm

From the IMAX website, Rockaway is not listed as getting an IMAX until at least after November. Rockaway is not even on the schedule yet. Apparently, the installations are taking longer to roll out than they had thought.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 9, 2008 at 11:02 am

opening night attractions were a mix of commercial and art house fare. some of the summer hits the year that it opened were screened for free for readers of the daily record.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 25, 2008 at 4:33 pm

and so little time.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on May 25, 2008 at 4:27 pm

SO MANY BITTER MOVIE PEOPLE…………….

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 25, 2008 at 3:50 pm

One other note, they replaced the Journey 3D poster and put in the regular version, and near the snack stand a big H featuring Will Smith (for Hancock) is there. Don’t forget that Sex and the City opens this coming weekend in Rockaway!!! As for the framing of Indy 4, they did a good job, with slight darkness near the bottom and sides of the screen. There were some splices near the end of the movie and on the Hellboy II trailer, as well as some splotches of black. So far, most of the theaters around my area are not showing Indy 4 in digital, just good old film. And that’s the way Spielberg intended to be, alongside his friend Lucas. Too bad this theater is not THX certified like Clifton Commons, Bridgewater, or Essex Green, which I haven’t been to. I think THX wouldn’t like the way the theater was built, as sound bleeds into the wall of each theater.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 23, 2008 at 7:42 pm

went to see indy at a 435 showing, on two screens! i preferred the larger one, 8, as opposed to 7 on the ticket. presentation was very good and the crowd enjoyed it. recently amc has put new pricing offers for senior citizens and college and high school students that will please those movie goers. i hope the imax debuts when batman returns to rockaway after he began again in parsippany 8 years after the dynamic duo bombed where best buy sits now!