AMC Rockaway 16

363 Mt. Hope Avenue,
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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moviebuff82 on December 30, 2008 at 12:20 pm

The next Imax movie that the AMC in Rockaway will play after Dark Knight has its run will be Under the Sea 3D, which opens on February 13th, a date that several AMC Imax theaters will open on.

markp on December 29, 2008 at 9:39 pm

Probably the they do everything else…like crap.

moviebuff82 on December 28, 2008 at 6:53 pm

ha ha ha. cant wait how they’ll handle the imax.

markp on December 28, 2008 at 6:01 pm

Yup,quality non-union projection at its best. You should have asked the guy popping the popcorn to fix the focus, since he was probably the same person running the booth. AMC at its best. Maybe we can start calling them ‘American Mutilation Cinemas’.

moviebuff82 on December 28, 2008 at 4:59 pm

Just came back from a showing of Benjamin Button in theater #1 (3:05), very crowded…a long line at both the box office and the concession stand but my dad bought tickets at the atm machine. Once we got in, the film started, but there were some minor issues. First was the focus during the previews and at points during the movie. It was blurry, that it was hard to read some of the credits on screen during the trailer for Duplicity and also during Revolutionary Road, that some of the audience yelled, “Focus!!!”. The problem was fixed before the movie started….at least the surround sound worked well and the crowd was well behaved. The movie was weird but decent.

moviebuff82 on December 26, 2008 at 4:13 pm

speaking of holidays, AMC’s holiday pricing went into effect yesterday and will continue until January 4th. This is good news for me, since I’ll be catching up on some oscar-calibur flicks in a recession year. The last time a recession happened, people in Rockaway went to the older theater to catch a flick, and the chain survived, although it closed before it was over. I got an AMC gift card for xmas, about $25, so I’ll spend it on two tickets for Benjamin Button between me and my aunt, use my two coupons for a free small drink and small popcorn, and save the rest for an AM Cinema IMAX showing, since they’ll be the most expensive ticket in town!!!

markp on December 24, 2008 at 5:49 pm

I agree Cinemark. You and I have gone back and forth on this for a while now. I have nothing against Justin, he’s a good patron of our industry, and I applaud him for that. But he does not work in the industry, and as a projectionist for almost 34 years, I can tell you, been there, done that. I have not run or seen digital IMAX (dietmax as you so apptly put it) but I have not heard one good thing yet. When I ran the IMAX at White plains N.Y. in 2004, it blew me away. Imax will destroy itself, like you said. Give it a few years.
Happy Holidays.

CinemarkFan on December 24, 2008 at 5:39 pm

Meanwhile image quality isn’t as good as real IMAX film projection. I mean really, who would want to spend $15 on a screen which is nothing more than a 1.85: 1 screen with digital projection?

Pretty soon, IMAX will end up phasing themselves out with this move. Mark my words.

moviebuff82 on December 24, 2008 at 10:55 am

digital imax saves time and money compared with regular imax but costs more than a dlp installation.

mhvbear on December 24, 2008 at 10:28 am

I don’t get the excitement over the Digital IMAX. I went to the one at the AMC Empire 25 and it is a pale imitation if the IMAX at Lincoln Square. Nothing can compare to an 8 story screen…. and 70 mm.

markp on December 24, 2008 at 8:33 am

If they start construction on the first monday in January, the 5th, then it is possible to have the IMAX going on the 23rd. When I was involved with the one in White Plains N.Y., it took a little over 3 weeks, and that was only because of the problem of how to get the MPX projector, which was HUGE, up 5 stories. The screen and speaker conversions take about a week, and another week to integrate all the existing and new projection systems together.
I still would rather see them get 15/70 IMAX, but I know the whole world is ga-ga over this digital crap, so be it. Enjoy your new IMAX when you get it.

moviebuff82 on December 24, 2008 at 6:08 am

No construction on the imax theater yet the last time I was at the theater. I was checking the showtimes on Google, and advance tickets are available for two Met showings in HD. I’m not an opera fan, but for those who like it, it’s nice that they’re showing this popular film series for those who can’t make it to the city to see a sold-out show; this series is also held in Parsippany. The date is still on track for the IMAX theater to open with the re-release of The Dark Knight. Watching the film again on Blu-Ray can’t make up for seeing it again on a giant screen just in time for Oscar nominations.

moviebuff82 on December 20, 2008 at 5:39 pm

I just went to this theater for a 4:50 showing of “The Day The Earth Stood Still”, the 2008 version of the 1951 sci-fi classic that I grew up with when I first saw it on VHS from a local library and saw it again on Monsters HD in a restored version. This version is way different than the original. The presentation was good, very few splices, and the crowd behaved well. Getting there was a chore, as there was traffic around the mall and some of the parking space wasn’t plowed well due to all that extra snow. The next movie I’m planning on seeing is Benjamin Button, and that Wrestler movie looks interesting since I used to like pro wrestling and liked Mickey Rourke in Sin City. Hopefully they’ll get some good art-house product sooner than later since most of the stuff playing here are remakes, kids stuff that no one hears of, and sequels that suck.

JJD on December 15, 2008 at 4:28 pm

Justin, Have you noticed the start of any construction on the IMAX system? We are now a little over 5 weeks away from the scheduled installation. I just don’t see how they could meet the January 23rd date, especially if it means removing a wall, installing a screen, rearranging the projection booth and seating, training on the new system, etc., but I hope I’m wrong. Keep us posted. You are our best source since you’re there a lot. Thanks.

moviebuff82 on December 15, 2008 at 2:43 pm

star trek is also coming out in imax, too.

moviebuff82 on December 7, 2008 at 12:42 pm

Advance tickets are now on sale not only for The Day The Earth Stood Still, but Seven Pounds (starring Will Smith in his fourth movie that played at this theater that started with Pursuit of Happyness, then I Am Legend and Hancock), and Yes Man, starring Jim Carrey in his third movie that will play at this theater following The Number 23 and Horton, which had a successful run at this theater for a long period before the summertime. Out of all those movies playing at this theater, the new Keanu Reeves movie will do exceptionally well, even though the IMAX system won’t be ready until the day after oscar nominations are announced.

moviebuff82 on December 5, 2008 at 3:30 pm

looks like batman is coming back to rockaway…the dark knight returns on the same day that the imax arrives. the dvd came out early at the cvs where i work in florham park.

moviebuff82 on December 2, 2008 at 3:26 pm

Upcoming releases at this theater are two….Nobel Son, an independent movie about a family whose father wins the Nobel Prize (great reviews), and Punisher: War Zone, a sequel to the first Punisher movie that doesn’t have the first movie’s star and will likely bomb against this past weekend’s number one movie, Four Xmases.

moviebuff82 on December 2, 2008 at 12:03 pm

Bad news, Dark Knight fans. According to, The Dark Knight won’t return to IMAX theaters both old and new next month. I guess the next IMAX movie to play here will be “The Day the Earth Stood Still” a month and 11 days after it’s out next week. At least I’ll see the IMAX scenes on BluRay when I get it for christmas.

moviebuff82 on November 30, 2008 at 2:50 pm

Outside the theater, someone forgot to remove the poster for Pride and Glory, as that movie is no longer playing at this theater. All the other posters are up to date.

moviebuff82 on November 30, 2008 at 2:46 pm

Just went to see 007 again yesterday afternoon at a 1:10 showing, and the presentation was much improved from the last time I went. Sound was coming from all directions and the projection was top-notch. Theater was busy too. I sat in the very top of the auditorium (theater #11) as opposed to the seating right by the railing, so I can get a clearer view.

moviebuff82 on November 26, 2008 at 12:42 pm

The only digital stuff that AMC shows at this theater is the preshow and special feature content provided by National Cinemedia, such as the Met and NCM Fathom series. How are those faring alongside the regular movies that play at this theater? Once IMAX kicks in, attendance will skyrocket and lines will be long.

moviebuff82 on November 24, 2008 at 11:47 am

I know. Forgot to mention that too. This also applies to other theaters owned by AMC and some of these have the date of TBD, since other AMC theaters might get it soon. It all depends on the survival of IMAX, since unlike AMC is publicly traded here in America and Canada, and is one of the worst performing stocks I’ve seen. Hopefully the stock will rise based on continued strength on IMAX versions of popular movies, as was the case with The Dark Knight.