AMC Rockaway 16

363 Mt. Hope Avenue,
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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Giles on March 4, 2009 at 9:30 am

^ yeah hooray! – overpriced coffee flavoured milk


moviebuff82 on March 3, 2009 at 6:16 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 2:24 pm

i agree with you, giles.

Giles on March 3, 2009 at 1:06 pm

“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 12:05 pm

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 6:01 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 9:05 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 10:19 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 8:59 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.

markp on February 26, 2009 at 8:40 am

I couldn’t agree with you more on BOTH statements Peter. Only one thing however. Having worked for them for almost 8 years, Clearview is HARDLY a major chain. They are a major chain wanna be, who unfortunately sucked up a lot of the beautifully run independent theatres you speak of. I know people are going to say former union projectionist with a grudge, but I have been in the business for over 33 years and I have seen what works and what doesn’t. And these big megaplexes have ruined the whole industry.

movieguy on February 26, 2009 at 8:27 am

Digital projection IMO it not good as 35MM all this hubbub digital IS OVERRATED! Digital is going to HURT and put out of business many of the independent cinemas. Then the ONLY choice people will have is AMC REGAL and CLEARVIEW! Once that happens ticket prices will be $14-16 + more for a 3D film!

SUPPORT THE INDEPENDENT CINEMAS like The NEWTON Theatre in NEWTON! The Lafayette In Suffern NY and the Washington Theatre in Washington NJ!
They are all 3 GEMS with heart soul character! The owner at the Washington theatre and the staff are the nicest people!

geniusdj2 on February 26, 2009 at 2:54 am

the reason AMC is not yet converting to digital is because AMC is alot bigger chain than ClearView. They have to do Step by Step and not just jumping to conclusions… I’m not saying that they aren’t doing anything, they are but just at a slower rate

moviebuff82 on February 24, 2009 at 6:23 pm

the only new movie this weekend is another street fighter movie, and several oscar winning movies are held over. no dlp.

moviebuff82 on February 20, 2009 at 3:41 pm

btw, advance tickets for watchmen are now up.

moviebuff82 on February 18, 2009 at 4:27 pm

showtimes are now up..still no digital projection and two lackluster releases.

PeterApruzzese on February 18, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Monday’s holiday probably delayed their getting their info out on time.

moviebuff82 on February 18, 2009 at 1:59 pm

I’m on the AMC website, and there are no advance tickets for this coming friday; usually on Tuesday night or Wednesday advance tickets are on sale…see the comment i made nearly a year ago. Are they working hard on installing digital projection for all screens?

moviebuff82 on February 17, 2009 at 11:34 am

Those preshow projectors also do most of the NCM Fathom showings, which I don’t hear that much from people who go to this theater for. One reason is that they’re more expensive than regular movie tickets, although moviegoers save a lot of money when they go see a Met opera at the movies vs going to a sold out show at the opera house in NYC. Save the money and catch one on PBS for free in HD. One other thing that this theater lacks showing is sporting events, which Clearview has experimented in select theaters, as well as a large party room, which the AMC in Clifton Commons has. At least the electronic snack signs are pretty cool.

moviebuff82 on February 12, 2009 at 6:59 pm

Those shows were sold out as I can recall….to date, it’s one of the most popular 3-d movies of all time. Good thing that AMC will wait and see until the economy improves so that it can enhance the theater again; the last new big thing at the theater was the Met HD series, which are used by the preshow projectors and aren’t technically true hd projection systems.

JJD on February 12, 2009 at 5:36 pm

In fairness to Clifton Commons, the reason why they are showing Coraline in 2D is because they have decided to hold over My Bloody Valentine in 3D. Apparently, they only have one digital 3D screen. But even that is sad…one AMC digital 3D screen within 15 miles of our area. Parsippany appears to have five digital screens, with at least two equipped for 3D (If I recall, they showed Hannah Montana on two screens.)

JJD on February 12, 2009 at 4:53 pm

This is so pathetic! Every month we get a different story. First IMAX (Jul 08), then IMAX delayed (Jan 09), then NO IMAX…Combine TWO theaters, combine THREE theaters, combine NO theaters. In the meantime, Clearview keeps rolling along adding new screens. Within a 15 mile radius of this area, EIGHT theaters are showing Coraline in 3D…all Clearview (Bellevue, Headquarter’s Ten, Kinnelon, Mansfield, Millburn, Parsippany, Succasunna, and Wayne). FIVE theaters are showing it in 2D…all AMC (Clifton Commons, Essex Green, East Hanover, Wayne, and Rockaway). How is it that Clearview can manage this transition and AMC cannot? Since Rockaway opened, there have been eight 3D movies released (Beowulf to Coraline). There are nine more scheduled to the end of this year (Jonas Brothers to Avatar). That’s a lot of lost revenue considering most of it comes from the 3D versions (up to 70 percent)…shameful!

moviebuff82 on February 12, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Hopefully they install it this fall and in time for the christmas movie rush this year….I’d like to see Avatar in 3D!!!

geniusdj2 on February 12, 2009 at 12:41 am

^^ it’s not going to be installed in time for Jonas Bro. concert. Because of the economy, the Imax is on hold as well the DLP Projector. But DLP won’t be coming in towards the end of the summer…