AMC Rockaway 16

363 Mount Hope Avenue,
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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moviebuff82 on November 19, 2006 at 1:36 pm

How many seats are in each theater, and which ones are the largest?

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John Fink ( on November 19, 2006 at 4:24 am

I saw Fast Food Nation in one of the smaller theaters – the screen was pretty big, the seats weren’t AMC style, but they were comfortable and had the love seats (the backs weren’t as high as they are at the Empire 25). The theater itself was well done – important to this site, Jordarmoviefan, because it could serve as a model for rebranding Loews sites, the Loews Cinemplex’s searchlight logo is shadowed in the art work and building design, while everything else is AMC. I don’t know if they ever will rebrand the Loews sites (I guess if they can get out of the Fandango/Screenvision deal, perhaps), but this is a good new theater, and one of several new complexes slated for Northern NJ (SOPAC is currenly open and is nice but its disapointing that Clearview is the only chain not building new theaters with stadium seating, the others on the way are the Muvico at Xanadu and a new theater at Garden State Plaza)

PeterApruzzese on November 19, 2006 at 4:15 am

Went to the 4:15 showing of Casino Royale (a gigantic borefest) at the new Rockaway 16 yesterday. Screen was nice and large, digital sound was pretty good (bass was a little too boomy and one-note for my taste, they just need to calibrate it better), crowd was well-behaved. Other than the endless video commercials and then film trailers, the presentation was top-notch. Only technical issue was that there’s a light in the projection booth that, when it was turned on, cast a rectangular shadow image on the left side of the screen. They need to find that light and move it and/or mask off the window it’s shining through.

Good job – I’ll be back.

moviebuff82 on November 15, 2006 at 1:31 pm

I agree with you. What sound formats do the new screens offer? And are they THX-certified, like the Clifton Commons theater?

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. on November 15, 2006 at 1:12 pm

From what the picture of their concession stand look like, it has the old Loews Theatres “Lights” logo on the stand’s front. The seats are definitely AMC “Stadium Seating” style seats

moviebuff82 on November 15, 2006 at 12:47 am

Check this link out; If any one went to the premiere of the theater, comment back.

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moviebuff82 on November 14, 2006 at 4:06 pm

I agree with you, it will open this week and it might become a Cinema Treasure if people treat the theater like a great movie theater.

longislandmovies on November 14, 2006 at 3:26 pm

this should be on this site as all new theaters are!

CinemarkFan on November 12, 2006 at 7:05 pm

You never know. Maybe someday this place will hold great memories for today’s group of kids who love to go to the movies. Time will tell.

JodarMovieFan on November 12, 2006 at 6:34 pm

How on earth is a theater that hasn’t even been open, much less ‘experienced’ is placed on a site that is supposed to ‘discover, preserve and protect’ ones that have been in existence for a long time?
It goes against what this website is about.

The idea of continuing submissions like this one seem more like a plug for patronage than for protecting a venue’s history and memories. Its as if we’re supposed to get excited about the opening of a new McDonalds.

moviebuff82 on November 12, 2006 at 8:26 am

I read on the AMC website that it doesn’t have stadium seating, but they’re wrong, I guess. No digital projection. I wonder which celebrities will attend the gala premiere of the Theatre, which will screen “Deck the Halls” one day before the free movie day sponsored by the Daily Record and AMC.

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John Fink ( on November 12, 2006 at 6:28 am

Originally to be opened as Loews (the name will likely be abandoned for any future new construction as the Loews name implies that they’d be a Fangango and Screenvision theater verses a and National Cinemedia theater) – it has a few key design features of a new Loews including the billboard sized movie posters. The design is also simular to that of the Loews Alderwood site near Settle, WA. I’m curious to see (and will see, I guess this weekend) if they’ve furnished the interiror AMC style with their seats and designs or if it will be Loews without the name.

moviebuff82 on November 10, 2006 at 9:19 am

If you check the theater’s website at there’s tons of stuff do to before and after the grand opening of the multiplex. The first movie I’ll probably see is Casino Royale…the way it was meant to be seen…on a giant screen!!!

shoeshoe14 on November 10, 2006 at 8:40 am

Finally. I was born near the Succasunna 10 and originally went to this theater in the 80s. If you look at the original posting for this at /theaters/10028/ there was a Rockaway Inner and Outer back in the 80s. Great to finally see it back again. I do miss the 80s feel to the theaters though.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 10, 2006 at 8:02 am

This is the address that Switchboard yellow page gives:

AMC Rockaway 16
363 Mt. Hope Ave
Rockaway, NJ 07866