AMC Rockaway 16

363 Mt. Hope Avenue,
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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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.

JJD on February 12, 2009 at 3:36 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 2:53 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 10:30 am

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 11, 2009 at 10:41 pm

^^ 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…

moviebuff82 on February 10, 2009 at 4:15 pm

Just checked the showtimes and the only movie to be on two screens this weekend is Confessions of a Shopaholic, another mall movie playing at a theater near a mall. No Digital projection; hopefully they install it just in time for the Jonas Brothers concert movie.

moviebuff82 on February 10, 2009 at 7:10 am

Check this article out…
My opinion on it is that it was a false alarm and no one was hurt.

moviebuff82 on February 7, 2009 at 8:48 am

Thanks for the info, movie534. Despite those problems, I still go to this theater since it’s so close and convienient.

markp on February 7, 2009 at 7:07 am

Ahh Justin, quality non-union projectionists at their best. Mis-frames, shortened snipes, gotta love it. And the management too!! That’s an old trick to avoid having too many voids. Someone mispunched a ticket to the morning show, and sold it to you in the afternoon. No voids. Also against company policy. Those splices during the movie probably happened because they wound the film onto the platter too fast, and it snapped.

moviebuff82 on February 7, 2009 at 6:06 am

The showtime that was printed on the ticket stub was incorrect, too. It said 10:40 a.m. and not 4:20.

moviebuff82 on February 6, 2009 at 3:59 pm

Just came back from a 4:10 showing of “Push”. The movie was ok despite some minor splices during the movie and a shortened version of the AMC feature presentation trailer as well as bad framing of the pre-show. Audience was not as crowded as expected, as most of the AMC moviegoers went to see either Coraline or oscar-nominated films. Near the advance ticketing machines, there is an outdated paper reminding moviegoers that My Bloody Valentine is not in 3-D and an outdated movie poster outside featuring The Day the Earth Stood Still, and I saw a truck putting up a poster for one of those Madea movies which I don’t care about. Next movie I’ll probably check out could be The International, and in March it will be Watchmen, hopefully in digital projection.

moviebuff82 on February 5, 2009 at 11:27 am

FYI, AMC’s main website, as well as the Moviewatcher website, is down for maintenance, but is still available.

moviebuff82 on February 3, 2009 at 5:45 pm

Just checked the movie’s ticket site, and no mention of digital or 3d projection. The next 3d release will be the Jonas Brothers concert movie (the duo performed at the mall back in xmas of 2007), followed by Monsters vs Aliens, of which I saw a 3D preview during the Super Bowl. It looks promising. I was so looking forward to seeing Coraline in 3d, but I’ll just have to stick with the 2d version.

moviebuff82 on January 31, 2009 at 2:15 pm

One day before the awards are handed out, this theater will show all five movies in one auditorium non-stop from 10:30 am to around 8 p.m. Of course, there will be breaks between each movie so that guests can refill their popcorn and soda for free (this applies to Moviewatcher members only), and the $25 is a bargain, especially in these tough economic times that are keeping shoppers away from the high-priced mall that’s near the theater. Maybe next year this theater will show the Super Bowl if the Giants or Jets win, given the timing of the installation of the DLP equipment.

moviebuff82 on January 31, 2009 at 6:38 am

Upcoming attractions for this theater include She’s just not that into you and push. This theater also has all five of the best picture nominees playing right now….I’ll probably catch Slumdog before the awards begin and see if it can win that golden statue!!!