AMC Rockaway 16

363 Mount Hope Avenue,
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 28, 2011 at 7:48 pm

This coming weekend AMC will play numerous IMAX versions of popular movies from several years ago. In addition to Contagion, there will be Fast Five, Inception, and Star Trek. Most of them are blown-up versions rather than filmed in IMAX. This before real steel comes out in blown-up format. I’d save my money and see Mission Impossible 4 later this year, then wait until The Dark Knight Rises comes out, since both were partially shot in IMAX. John woo’s next movie will be filmed in IMAX, called Flying Tigers. The last movie that I saw that filled the imax screen was Tron Legacy, which was awesome. Any movie that was shot in 1.85 will fill the imax screen, and for 2.40 movies it will be bigger than the smaller screens.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 26, 2011 at 8:11 pm

I checked movietickets.com and couldn’t find advance tickets, so i asked AMC on Facebook if they’ll show Ghostbusters in 2k and 5.1 surround sound. The original GHostbusters played at the AMC 12 in 1984 and did gangbusters.

MGrennille
MGrennille on September 25, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Does anyone know if Ghostbusters will be coming here in October?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 24, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Went to see Moneyball at the AMC in Rockaway, and it was great!!! Text was sharp on screen and the sound was awesome. Only thing that I noticed was that the brigtness was set at medium to allow fluid action without showing any artifacts. A sign near the lobby warns customers not to bring any chinese food to the theater. Hahahaha.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 18, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Hakuna Matata!!! The Lion King 3D and 2D digital release was number one at the box office again for the first time in 17 years, grossing nearly $30 million, beating out Contagion to second place. The last time Simba and friends invaded rockaway was when the Rockaway 12 theater opened. Thankfully Rockaway is showing the 2D HD bluray version of the film so that people with tidy pockets can see the movie the way it was meant to be seen. Advance tickets for the first part of the final chapter in the Twilight Saga go on sale in October. I can’t wait to see Moneyball in Sony 4k at this theater. I love baseball, so I’m sure I’ll check it out.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 3, 2011 at 6:53 pm

About three IMAX releases are playing at this theater on one screen, i think that’s a record. Transformers 3D, Harry Potter 7.2 3D, and Kung Fu Panda 2 3D are now showing.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 26, 2011 at 8:32 pm

http://www.amctheatres.com/hurricaneirene/ is where you’ll find the latest info on if this theater is closed due to the hurricane coming by.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 24, 2011 at 8:13 pm

The next IMAX digital showing will be Contagion, the bird flu movie. According to IMDB, it was shot on a Red camera, which means higher resolution. Speaking of IMAX, transformers 3 is being re-released in IMAX 3D for a two week run. I’ve checked showtimes for Friday and found none. Maybe AMC will publish showtimes on Friday. I went to see 30 minutes or less in 4k two nights ago. Although I came in a bit late with my friend to see the movie, i sat a bit close to the screen. The photography was a bit blurry, but the credits were sharp at the end. Sound was great too.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 20, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Conan 3D, Spy Kids 3D (in smellovision), and Fright Night 3D are all playing at this theater. Too much 3D movies….lol

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 10, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Starting friday, the next IMAX 3D movie to be shown will be Final Destination 5. Boo.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 6, 2011 at 4:16 pm

I noticed on movietickets.com that AMC is starting to show Sensory Friendly Films at this theater. More info at http://www.amctheatres.com/SFF/.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 1, 2011 at 10:57 pm

Looks like AMC will equip more screens with Real D 3D soon, about 1,000 screens. This means more dizzying viewers will experience very blurry 3D.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 28, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Ur Welcome Alex. JJD, what’s up? Any word on when ETX comes to AMC? It would be great if AMC removed the liemax and installed the ETX in their screen. Either that, or they can use Theater 9 for that.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 27, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Non-movie showing includes Met in HD events, sporting events, and Fathom Events. If you use an AMC gift ticket, then you have to pay the extra fee.

RobertAlex
RobertAlex on July 27, 2011 at 10:25 pm

What does this mean, “AMC will add a surcharge for non-movie showing?” This doesn’t make sense to me.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 27, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Starting in August, AMC will add a surcharge for non-movie showings. Just saw that while waiting in line for Harry Potter 7.2 3d, which wasn’t great in 3d. The trailers were pretty good in 3d, especially Happy Feet Two. This coming weekend, Harry Potter 7.2 will still be playing in IMAX 3D while Harry Potter will be shown in 2D digital projection, which I think is the way to see it. I’m planning on seeing Cowboys vs Aliens in a few weeks…hopefully it’s good surround sound busting, giant blurry screen fun. Now only if AMC can get new lenses, since they have been in use since AMC opened nearly 5 years ago.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 24, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Went to see captain america in 2D yesterday at 5:30..sold out show and the crowd was well behaved. I saw during some scenes in the movie that Captain America throws his shield and other stuff that could’ve been seen in 3d. It was a good movie. One thing I noticed was that when the lights were on during trailers, the projection seemed sharp, and when they dim, it gets blurry. Hopefully AMC installs new lenses to make the picture more lifelike for 2k presentations as the 4k projections are pretty good.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 18, 2011 at 8:29 pm

If you went to see Harry Potter, did the Dark Knight Rises trailer play before the movie in 2d digital, 3D, and digital imax 3d? Here’s an article regarding IMAX’s plans for the future…http://tinyurl.com/44bqa4u

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 16, 2011 at 12:06 am

Went to see TF3 during its third week out. Not crowded as Harry Potter, but worth seeing in 3D. Very sharp and action packed and noisy. There was two 3D trailers: both of which were converted 3D…Immortals looked bad, while Captain America looks good. 2D trailers included Mission IMpossible 4, Moneyball, and Killer Elite, which is being released by Open Road Films, an independent movie studio run as a joint venture between AMC and Regal. There was a cool 3D commercial for Nike and the old Sprite ad featuring an NBA player drinking sprite and transforming his head. The person who tore the tickets dressed up like Harry Potter!!!

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 14, 2011 at 7:43 pm

All midnight showings of Harry Potter 7.2 are sold out, including all 2D and reald 3d screenings, and one liemax 3d showing. Luckily tickets for the 3 AM showing are still available for Imax, and the only showtime that’s sold out for tomorrow is the 7:30 PM IMAX showing. Check this article from the daily record (Star Ledger also covered the Harry Potter lines at this theater and it’s on the front page)…http://www.dailyrecord.com/article/20110713/NJENT/307140008/Friends-first-line-Deathly-Hallows-Part-2-?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 13, 2011 at 9:43 pm

According to a tweet by Roger Ebert, a reader of his reviews who works at an AMC theater got told by the company that it won’t use 3D lenses on 2D movies, which is a good thing.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 6, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Looks like TF3 will be playing on one realD 3D screen and one extra showtime on another realD screen to share with another 3D movie. 4 3D movies at this theater. I saw an ad that Vizio is selling a 3DTV for people who want to keep their theater 3D glasses and use them for the tv.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 2, 2011 at 11:31 pm

My correction, for this weekend, Transformers 3D in IMAX will be shown twice during the night this weekend and throughout the next weekend. For the night before Harry Potter 7.2 comes out, AMC will show a double feature of the final chapter in the Harry Potter movie saga. Tickets are selling well, as the 2D version is selling more than the 3D and IMax versions combined. So far, Transformers 3 is doing great at the box office, mostly due to the 3D that is accounting for nearly most of the take.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 28, 2011 at 8:51 pm

Looks like Cars 2 will still be in liemax this weekend as Transformers 2 will be only in good 3D and digital 2D. Larry Crowne opens this weekend, followed by Zookeeper and Horrible Bosses next week, both of which will fail. Then next week, it’s Potter vs. Pooh in battle of the family movie event of the summer. Good thing Pooh isn’t in fake 3D since it’s good old Disney animation. It will be the first digital 2D animation film that Rockaway has shown. I don’t mind the 3D in the Harry Potter movie, it makes it look immersive. Tickets are selling really well for Potter. I can’t wait.