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great article, Xavier. I never heard of this theater until i heard the tragic news. I knew the band that played there, they have a cult following.
http://www.polygon.com/2015/10/1/9432529/playstation-theater-times-square-nyc-best-buy i heard about it on facebook. They should change the name on CT. BTW Sony used to have the naming rights to this theater when it was Sony Astor Plaza.
hallelujah!!! Will they show it in 3d as well as 2d versions?
If only a single screen theater like this one showed the new star wars movie just like the Original trilogy…remember when Star wars was reissued in 1997 the astor chose not to show it as the rival ziegfeld from cineplex odeon got the rights to show it as well as the prequels when it became a clearview due to the loews cineplex merger. If the ziegfeld closes, as it was with Loews 72nd st, then an era of single screen non-imax palaces are over…
I agree. The last time i saw a real imax movie was probably fantasia 2000 at the former Imax at Palisades Center. That was pretty good even though the screen was small 70mm imax compared to the monstrosity that is Lincoln Square. I think I’ve been to more Liemax movies than real IMAX movies. At least the liemax in Rockaway NJ is the biggest of all the auditorium screens at the theater but with fewer seats than theater #9 which has 360 seats. Once the laser installation is done they should put in recliners for every screen except the imax and put in the AMC logo to replace the loews theaters signage as that is going away soon.
According to Fandango, this theater will show the new James Bond movie Spectre next weekend after the Martian concludes its month long run in 3D. No word on if Star Wars: The Force Awakens will play at this theater given that advance tickets were put out last week.
@alpinedownhiller he was my favorite ticket taker he always enjoyed watching movies for free at the theater. I just saw “Everest” in real d 3d in theater #13 and that screen has 3d separation issues unlike what you see on a 3d tv or even the 3d digital imax screen. The movie was very good and the audio perfect.
Tickets for Spectre already on sale, with Hunger Games to follow in October and Star Wars in a few weeks. The Imax is showing Everest a few weeks before it’s on other screens, with The Walk to follow. Jurassic World is still going strong more than three months after it came out..what movies had the longest engagements at this theater since it opened? I think Star Wars will break the record when it opens in 90 days.
It’s been nearly five years since this theater was remodeled. Easy to get to off of route 280 in West Orange.
they still have the clearview sign near the parking garage. I commented on AMC’s facebook page to remove it.
this winter season will mark 10 years since the last remodel…i wonder if Bowtie put in new seats in all of the screens…
Talk about competition back then….
Most recently they renovated the theater and implemented reserved ticketing.
this theater needs to be renovated.
I hope so. This complex recently became the Mills at Jersey Gardens under new ownership by Simon Property Group.
most recently they removed the ticket machines near the entrance of the theater near the welcome sign so that they installed digital kiosks near the box office.
they are similiar to the gold and silver passes that AMC used before they print out their new pass system. Gold and silver passes can be used, however. This is due to the contract between AMC and Disney. I still have two movie passes that I can use.
Since the bow tie take over, instead of free movie tuesdays, they have Super Tuesdays, low prices all day.
I’m not sure….I know some theaters have better projectors as when I saw Hunger Games Catching Fire and they didn’t have a 3d polarizer in front of the projector. The picture was sharp and full resolution and the surround sound was loud along with the trailers. This was when AMC started to expand the running time of previews to 30 minutes and used their dots campaign. I saw “Mission Impossible: Rouge Nation” in IMAX one week ago on Saturday and for the first time the preshow filled the entire IMAX screen despite running a few minutes late. I saw near the guard rails on the left side of the row above the non stadium seating. The sound was great yet the picture quality was blurry in some action scenes yet some scenes had a film grain look to it. A few days later I saw Minions in one of the smaller theaters in 3D. During the preshow they showed two 3D commercials then a couple of two d trailers before amc again told me and one of my friends to put them on again although we kept wearing them. The 2d image was a bit dark yet clear despite portions of the screen (especially the bottom) cut off due to masking. As for the 3D it was good. The sound was a bit quiet yet clear. AMC needs better soundproofing in their auditoriums…also recently they won’t accept Red and Green tickets for Disney movies but they will accept AMC silver and gold passes. The tuesday I went there, it was packed because it was Stubs Appreciation Day. Morning prices on tickets all day. Also AMC has a strict card policy on younger people for R rated movies.
Shooting tonight leaves two dead during screening of Trainwreck and the gunman shot himself.
Pinnacle cos. bought the theater and will renovate it.
Looks like this chain will become an AMC again….https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=10&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CHMQFjAJahUKEwimrZCGptvGAhXHiw0KHQRyDCs&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.marketwatch.com%2Fstory%2Famc-to-add-380-theaters-in-172-million-starplex-cinemas-deal-2015-07-14&ei=EFulVablDMeXNoTksdgC&usg=AFQjCNGlb4AZ_rupFLIG0i5w3BgelkBmiw&sig2=ZiBETScYBipQQydTZoTX-A&bvm=bv.97653015,d.eXY