AMC Rockaway 16

363 Mt. Hope Avenue,
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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longislandmovies on May 25, 2008 at 1:27 pm


moviebuff82 on May 25, 2008 at 12:50 pm

One other note, they replaced the Journey 3D poster and put in the regular version, and near the snack stand a big H featuring Will Smith (for Hancock) is there. Don’t forget that Sex and the City opens this coming weekend in Rockaway!!! As for the framing of Indy 4, they did a good job, with slight darkness near the bottom and sides of the screen. There were some splices near the end of the movie and on the Hellboy II trailer, as well as some splotches of black. So far, most of the theaters around my area are not showing Indy 4 in digital, just good old film. And that’s the way Spielberg intended to be, alongside his friend Lucas. Too bad this theater is not THX certified like Clifton Commons, Bridgewater, or Essex Green, which I haven’t been to. I think THX wouldn’t like the way the theater was built, as sound bleeds into the wall of each theater.

moviebuff82 on May 23, 2008 at 4:42 pm

went to see indy at a 435 showing, on two screens! i preferred the larger one, 8, as opposed to 7 on the ticket. presentation was very good and the crowd enjoyed it. recently amc has put new pricing offers for senior citizens and college and high school students that will please those movie goers. i hope the imax debuts when batman returns to rockaway after he began again in parsippany 8 years after the dynamic duo bombed where best buy sits now!

moviebuff82 on May 18, 2008 at 4:23 pm

Since they will install a new Imax system just in time for the new batman movie, a new position would be needed for someone to run the digital system. What’s the status on the IMAX? I read that it’s not listed in the July openings.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on May 15, 2008 at 2:19 am

The AMC Theatre that I work at still has our projection manager. I highly doubt they wold eliminate the projection manager at the 24 and 30-plexes.

ssiry001 on May 14, 2008 at 6:05 pm

movie534, I’m not sure where you’re getting your information about AMC from but AMC has not cut any booth managers. They have not and will not (at least in the near future) cut or reassigned any manager, let alone a booth manager. If there has been a particular manager or set of managers that have been reassigned or cut, it’s probably because they weren’t doing their jobs effectively.

moviebuff82 on May 14, 2008 at 5:05 pm

thanks for the comment, movie534. THat’s why I mostly watch new movies on blu-ray and on my hdtv rather than fork a lot of cash to see a movie on a blurry screen!!!

markp on May 14, 2008 at 4:52 pm

Just to let you in on some inside scoop Justin, AMC recently slashed theatre budgets across the country. All the theatres lost their projection booth managers. They have all been either let go, or reassigned as regular house managers. Presentations should take a nose dive now. But don’t worry, if you’re not happy, they will give you a pass to come back. You will have already spent $10 to $12 at the concession stand. And THAT is all that matters to any of these big chains, AMC, clearview, regal, etc.

markp on May 13, 2008 at 7:38 pm

Spielberg probably thinks like me. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The reason for the blurry projection is because this theatre. like all others, have managers running the projection room, the boxoffice, the candy stand, counting money, etc. Too many hats being worn, so all jobs suffer. And that’s the only reason why everyone thinks this DLP will be the end all cure all. We’ll wait and see. Enjoy your blockbusters. Me personally, after being in this business for 33 years, I have no desire to see any of these movies, and I ran and enjoyed the previous 3 Indy movies. Maybe Wall-E is one I’ll take in.

moviebuff82 on May 13, 2008 at 5:52 pm

I checked out the upcoming movie schedule for this theater, and Narnia will play on 4 screens this weekend; next weekend, Indy will be on 4 or more screens and will be shown in 35mm. Spielberg shot this movie on plain old film rather than digital as opposed to the producer of the movie, George Lucas, who is a supporter of digital cinema ever since Episode I came out in Paramus and Secaucus.

moviebuff82 on May 9, 2008 at 6:21 pm

went to see a 4:50 showing of “Iron Man”, the projection was a bit blurry but the surround sound was great and the crowd was filling the stadium seats but not the rocking seats near the large screen. The film started to being around 2 minutes late….and one of the toilets in the mens rooms was out of order as well as a running sink!!!! Any update on the IMAX rollout coming to Rockaway? So far, only DC and some other city will have the system up and running for the new system!!!

moviebuff82 on May 7, 2008 at 11:59 am

just checked out the theater’s website and they have advance showtimes for “Speed Racer”, which looks more like a videogame rather than a real car racing movie, and the new “Indiana Jones” movie. I read on Marvel’s website that inside the theater’s lobby there is a huge Hulk statue promoting his second big screen movie…hopefully it’ll be better than his last outing, which I saw at the Hadley in South Plainfeld and sucked!!!! Recently I read that Rockaway wasn’t included in the July opening of theaters equipped with IMAX…has it been delayed? Let me know…I can’t wait to see The Dark Knight in IMAX in Rockaway!!! And all the latest blockbusters that they’re showing is still pure 35mm film with the blurry projection and the loud surround sound!!!

moviebuff82 on May 5, 2008 at 11:30 am

Iron Man is now playing on four screens, and Maid of Honor is on 2….btw how did business do for this theater from a year ago? I know Spider-Man 3 did more money than what Iron Man did this year, given the fact that “GTA IV” was released at many video game stores at the mall to huge crowds, not to mention at Blockbuster. Next week should be good for families, with the box office bomb “Speed Racer” and the cult arthouse film “RedBelt”, not to mention another Ashton Kutcher comedy that will falter once Narnia hits Rockaway for the first time. I predict the new Indy movie will nearly occupy half of the theater when it opens on May 22. And in 2 months and 3 days…imax comes just in time for “The Dark Knight”. At least the Jokerized trailer is not playing in most theaters….

moviebuff82 on April 26, 2008 at 12:26 pm

Just checked the advanced tickets for “Iron Man” on opening night, which is a Thursday….4 out of 6 showings have been sold out. This is good news…considering that the past few weekends have been kind of slow at this theater. As for “Narnia”, there’s still tickets available for the midnight showing. It’s good that AMC is still sticking to showing these movies in plain old 35mm with Dolby Digital surround sound!!!

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on April 22, 2008 at 6:02 pm

The advance tickets for “Indy 4” goes on sale on May 8. There will be no advance tickets at all for “Speed Racer”

moviebuff82 on April 22, 2008 at 2:04 pm

Advance tickets are now available for “Iron Man”, but not for “Speed Racer” or “Indy 4” yet. It won’t be long until the new Batman movie that AMC gets its first taste of digital projection, IMAX-style. I read on CanMag that when Iron Man opens at midnight on the 4th, the movie will play in the biggest auditoriums of a multiplex. In this case, 8 and 9 are likely candidates. I read good things about this movie, not to mention the new Indiana Jones and Speed Racer. That should bring people back to the movies not to mention shopping even though we might be in tough times with high gas prices that are not as high as those in California!!!

moviebuff82 on April 20, 2008 at 8:05 am

the interior of the AMC Rockaway (the lobby) doesn’t have that great mural that the Garden State 16 has. It’s very bland, except for the two HDTVs to the left and right of the AMC logo, as well as the chandelier. The automatic dryers in the bathrooms are really great.

moviebuff82 on April 15, 2008 at 1:00 pm

This year will be the second for AMC’s Summer Movie Camp at this theater. I remember General Cinema used to promote this before AMC brought the idea to its theaters after acquiring the chain. Too bad I can’t go see those movies during the summer for $1 since I’m at work and that most of those movies are already out on DVD, HD-DVD, and Bluray!!! While that is going on, the one thing I’m looking forward to at this theater will be the arrival of the new IMAX system at one of the smaller screens. Any word on which screen it is? If I’m correct, the first movie to be shown with the new system will be the Batman Begins sequel. And I’m excited to see Indiana Jones on the big screen for the first time, as well as other summer movies and this coming weekend, Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

moviebuff82 on April 5, 2008 at 7:44 am

One other thing that I noticed during last night’s showing of the movie…the first few seconds of the movie came before being interrupted by the “Silence is Golden” trailer and the “Feature Presentation” snipe, then goes back to the opening Dreamworks logo. Must’ve been the lab splicer, since there were a couple of lab splices in the print that I saw, which had some minor scratches but no masking issues. Back when the old rockaway opened, they used to show surround sound trailers before the movie, as the Rockaway Outer 6 showed a Dolby digital trailer with the train in it. This theater doesn’t, and the AMC crying baby trailer is a good surround sound trailer.

moviebuff82 on April 5, 2008 at 3:16 am

Last night i went to see The Ruins, a decent horror movie, in theater number 10. Place was not busy at all. Presentation was good and popcorn was not as salty as that of paramus. In the lobby, besides the kung fu panda statue, there is a promo stand for prom night that, when opened, a screaming sound plays.

moviebuff82 on April 3, 2008 at 12:00 pm

Any word on when advance ticketing and showtimes are available for Iron Man and Indy 4? Only Narnia 2 has showtimes, so I guess I’ll have to check AMC’s website each week for upcoming times. Checked out what’s playing this coming weekend at the theater, and some interesting films….Leatherheads, set in the early years of pro football, The Ruins, based on a scary book, and Shine a Light, a Rolling Stones concert film that is sadly not showing in DLP and IMAX, just plain old 35mm.

moviebuff82 on March 30, 2008 at 1:24 pm

just checked out and tickets aren’t available for drillbit taylor. all other movies have online ticketing. did the auditorium get evacuated or were they doing some imax work on it? also, seating should be 3300, not 3500.

moviebuff82 on March 27, 2008 at 11:14 am

Here’s what I got in my email from AMC…
“Dear Justin,

Thank you for contacting AMC Theatres. Generally, we try to complete
our show schedules on Wednesday evening of each week for the following 7
days. However, many factors can lead to this process being delayed.

The theatre will complete the schedule as soon as possible and post all
their showtimes to We apologize for any

AMC Guest Services"
and now checking the site…voila…showtimes!!!

moviebuff82 on March 27, 2008 at 3:00 am

no showtimes for tomorrow…what is going on at rockaway?

moviebuff82 on March 26, 2008 at 7:07 pm

That practice has been used for a long time, even though the technology has changed. If a theater’s showtimes is not listed on opening day, then an advisory for the reader to call the theater or look up on the web for showtimes is printed next to the theater, especially if there’s a lot of popular movies!!!