AMC Rockaway 16

363 Mt. Hope Avenue,
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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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.

markp on February 26, 2009 at 6:40 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 6:27 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 12:54 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 4:23 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 1:41 pm

btw, advance tickets for watchmen are now up.

moviebuff82 on February 18, 2009 at 2:27 pm

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

PeterApruzzese on February 18, 2009 at 12:02 pm

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

moviebuff82 on February 18, 2009 at 11:59 am

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 9:34 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 4:59 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.