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They may have split it but only in the past 5 years they renovated everything to make it a dine in but the projection seems to be top notch all the time
@alpinedownhiller what’s your opinion of West Orange, if you’ve been there, if you don’t mind me asking? The bulbs there seem to be bright and new since the renovation. This theater should totally have a dolby screen. I think they should take 2 of the 3 in the basement out and put the dolby there
I agree with everything you said and recommend you try the AMC West Orange Dine In. It’s COMPLETELY different. I’m shocked they’re trying this out. I went there to see Kingsman 2 and it was so different compared to the west orange dine in.
For one, ordering the food in concession stands lines is a bad idea for dine in. It took 20-30 min for a wait and then a whole hour into the movie for us to get out food in take out containers. At least West orange has waiters at your seats and real plates and forks and napkins. We got plastic-ware and 1 tissue as a napkin.
The seats are smaller than the recliners in West Orange (you can see alone by reserved seating charts). It seems like they wanted to squeeze as much seats in as possible. AND children are allowed in every theater while West Orange only lets them in the 18+ ones, not the reclining 21+ ones.
I had to carry everything to my seat myself except my main order while all this is taken care of in west orange. They bring everything you there. This may sound like nitpicking, but it’s a huge difference between here and west orange and is a big reason I’d choose West Orange over this place. Plus, I’d imagine traffic will be pretty bad during rush hour times here.
This movie may be great but audiences aren’t in the serious, sad war movie mode right now. With “Girls Trip"s $30 million opening I think it just shows people are craving laughs. Sure, the die hard fans and film lovers saw Dunkirk but it won’t have any legs in a few weeks imo. Heck, I’d prefer to see Valarian right now as it’s just not as depressing imo
wait, they played the dunkirk footage again? Or was it just the trailer? Just curious.
Someone on reddit posted a list of theaters getting the 15/70 projectors and this is one of them. good to know
Is there a reason why many sites, including amc’s own site, that it says Alien is playing in TWO dolby cinema theaters? At 12pm, 1pm, 3pm, and 4pm? What’s going on here?
so has the 3d imax improved? just wondering for before guardians of the galaxy
Seems like just Furious is playing in imax now. Has anyone been here yet since its reopened? I don’t think I can spend $23 for a imax showing when lincoln’s got real laser a few blocks up for just $2 more. Plus the bigger screen. If they’ve figured out laser for small imax’s, that would be fantastic but if it’s just new seats, meh.
I see reserved seating now
April 4th they are hosting a IMAX event for Transformers. I believe this this be the second time something is shown that was shot in IMAX cameras. I think the Dunkirk prologue was the first.
I agree here with alpinedownhiller. You call what we do “bitching and whining” but I call what we do making sure we have the highest quality available while we are also paying $27 up the ho-ha just to get a seat that “MAY” have a good viewing angle.
Also, we HAVE contacted management and yet nothing has been done yet. So we go to facebook, then what? Nothings changed so far and with Kong in 3D I fear the same issues may appear.
I understand the history of the theater is important, but what’s so wrong about talking about its current state? Are ongoing issues with an operating theater not worthy of discussion here? I want this theater to succeed, it’s the largest IMAX in the region and it should have the proper set up and glasses. Twitter and Facebook won’t make a difference but sites like Cinematreasures that include like-minded people who love the movies and want theaters to be successful, can. There’s nothing wrong with wanting a theater to be the best it can be.
Has anyone been to the imax lately? With lego batman not in 3d, makes me think this theater isn’t fully done renovating it’s laser imax. I’m just gonna say it, it seems like they rushed the job to get it ready for star wars to make the most $, but failed in not providing the quality IMAX deserves. They need to take a few weeks off imo to finish up the theater.
I’m not seeing any imax shows on fandango. Maybe they are upgrading it somehow?
Yea @moviebuff82 I’m gonna need a source or two on that because it seems VERY impossible to expand this theater in the way you are talking about unless they destroy a whole level of shoebox theaters, which I doubt because they can show more foreign and indie films, it’ll never happen.
Honestly, if I had to pick a theater that would get that type of renovation, I’d give to AMC Garden State in NJ. There’s nothing above the theater so it can be as big as it wants and they already have plenty of fame being the biggest mall/theater in the area too so it wouldn’t hurt, especially with AMC Clifton getting Dolby, Paramus is gonna need the business it drives away. Of course, this all just opinion here, but it kinda make sense if they did it this way
I think with Clifton getting Dolby soon amc may focus some attention to that theater too. It must be just as popular to get such an upgrade
no update on Dolby theater. Called up and was told “sometime soon”
This theater was one of the few to get Dolby 3D instead of Real 3D at the time. I know because I remember seeing a film here and it having completely different glasses along with having to return them at the end to staff instead of just throwing them in a bin.
Is the Dolby 3D really different than Real 3D? I think the quality is a lot better imo
Based on the earlier comment about seating sizes per screen, it says #17 has 262 seats. That’s a good size and not a shoebox screen with 100 or less seats
@optimist008 like, a 5 second google search will show you this wasn’t a screening of the movie but 7 minutes of clips as a “teaser” for imax viewers
I’ve been here multiple times. I’ve reported them each time and I have emailed Amc after this recent incident. I know what theater I was in, doesn’t mean I can predict the projector working or not.
Examples I’ve experienced first hand:
-Cold Food with Warm Sides
-Tea that was more water than tea. Literally had no color to it
-Breaded Chicken Sandwich was 3 Chicken tenders put between a Bun
-Drinks arrived mid movie well after I’ve finished my food
-No Salt or Pepper at all unless you ask and then are given you a small cups worth
-Sticky Menus replaced with just as Sticky Menus
-Broken Tables that don’t move or are complete bent so much my drink falls
-And just in general Over priced for this quality
I’ve complained each time. Sometimes I get a free ticket or a “thank you for telling us” speach but nothing ever changes. Look at recent yelp and Google reviews. This isn’t a one time thing. If they want the Dine IN format to succeed they need help
AVOID theater 3 with a passion. Just saw Sing 3d there and one of their 2 3d projectors has a color issue that if you close your right eye, can see a giant yellow tint over the bottom right corner and a purple streak going diagonally around that yellow border. It ruins the 3d. They need a new projector.
this theater needs a remodel, badly. With every other local big theater getting something new, it’s strange this one is looked over.
So the Dunkirk prologue is apparently being shown here? Is it going to fill the whole screen and be remastered for laser or will it just be the digital iMax version thrown up? Has anyone been there?
@xbs2034, I assumed empire 25 was the smallest as 34th does open up sometimes for the digital films.
Yea I’ve seen the letterboxing on regular films, I can’t imagine what this will look like. I hope some reviews start coming out in a day or two.