AMC Rockaway 16

363 Mt. Hope Avenue,
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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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.

John Fink
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.

Giles on March 3, 2009 at 11:06 am

“Regal doesn’t seem to be having difficulty upgrading to digital at a very quick pace. Regal has some all digital complexes and are upgrading one or two screens in most remodels. No mater what your opinions about DLP it is going to happen.” – mhvbear

aside from a coupld new 3D DLP units Regals in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area, the rollout of standard non-3D systems is a snail pace. The industry want’s to think theatres will upgrade to Digital, but with the recession, theatres aren’t actually letting the floodgates open to this national installation.

moviebuff82 on March 3, 2009 at 10:05 am

I agree. 3D may be expensive, but hopefully I’ll see Monsters vs ALiens in 3D at this theater later this month. That movie and also Ice Age 3 were the only trailers that aired before the movie. As for the theater’s website, there’s a new toll free number by the company to access their showtimes… 1-888-AMC-4FUN.

JJD on February 28, 2009 at 4:01 pm

Don’t waste your time seeing any of the new 3D movies at a theater, like Rockaway, that’s not equipped to show them in 3D. You’re missing a key element of the movie. Coraline made one of the best uses of 3D I’ve ever seen and can’t imagine why anyone would even consider seeing it any other way. I’m 64 years old. My first 3D experience preceded Bwana Devil back in 1953. It consisted of 5 short subjects from England under the title Stereo Techniques. After living through the first two 3D crazes (the 50s and the horrible, and thankfully, short-lived revival in the early 80s), they finally got it right with the new digital 3D. It’s like going from silent to sound and b&w to color. Take advantage of it, pay the few extra bucks, and enjoy it!

moviebuff82 on February 27, 2009 at 7:05 pm

saw coraline tonight. decent crowd. good presentation. some of the atm machines did not work, so i used one inside the theaters lobby and got the tix. this theater would have been more crowded if they showed that jonas brothers movie in 3d.

movieguy on February 26, 2009 at 8:19 am

Movie 5324

Yes Clearview is not a big chain. The run one theatre that used to be independent The Warner In Ridgewood NJ. It is a quad but retains a lot of the elements from when it was a single screen. The manager is very nice and she works hard on keeping customers happy.

Have you ever been to the Washington Theatre in Washington NJ?

mhvbear on February 26, 2009 at 6:59 am

Regal doesn’t seem to be having difficulty upgrading to digital at a very quick pace. Regal has some all digital complexes and are upgrading one or two screens in most remodels. No mater what your opinions about DLP it is going to happen.