AMC Rockaway Inner 6/Outer 6

301 Mount Hope Avenue,
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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AMC Rockaway Inner 6/Outer 6

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moviebuff82 on February 13, 2015 at 1:23 pm

How long were the trailer reels before each movie? Nowadays with digital it’s even longer.

blacknoi on February 20, 2015 at 1:04 pm

We had 4 to 6 trailers on each movie, on average. This pic shows you the little paper (tacked to the wall next to the little porthole) where we’d write what trailers were on each movie. Note it had up to 6 lines (for up to 6 trailers).

Sometimes there’d be more, but not normally. Sometimes there’d be a movie that came with a mandatory trailer, but usually it was up to us to put on what we wanted, as long as it was age appropriate for the feature presentation it was paired up with.

And even those trailers that came attached to reel 1 of a movie we’d cut off, and splice in our mandated AMC “clip” (remeber him, the old AMC mascot?) “Feature Presentation” intro, as well as a coca cola / AMC cobranded mini-ad for soda.

Fun trivia fact: We’d always cut off the green backgrounded “this movie is approved for all audiences” intro in front of every trailer. This shaved a little time off of each trailer to cut overall run times down a bit.

All in all, we had about 10-12 minutes of previews in front of each movie that started at the shows scheduled start time. As I had mentioned in a previous post, when the “AMC PreShow Countdown” started, it started about 10 minutes PRIOR to the scheduled showtime.

moviebuff82 on February 20, 2015 at 1:28 pm

Was there the surround sound trailers as well? Did u show restricted trailers before r rated movies?

blacknoi on March 6, 2015 at 6:09 am

Trailers had digital sound tracks the same as the feature presentation itself so they sounded just as good.

Restricted or “red band” trailers as they were known (due to the intro “this preview has been approved for mature audiences only” introduction having a read background) would occasionally be played but of course only on R rated movies.

We did it, but 1) we didn’t get many red band trailers and 2) we didn’t always use them when we did.

moviebuff82 on March 6, 2015 at 6:13 am

What year was the busiest?

moviebuff82 on May 27, 2015 at 12:10 pm

I think 2002 was the height of the modern box office and it was the final year that the AMC outers were open. 1989 was also a busy year i think with the inners and outers open as well as 94.

amcbayplaza13 on May 27, 2015 at 2:17 pm

How many movie they showed the 2002 movie films in this theater 12plex

moviebuff82 on August 18, 2015 at 1:57 pm

actually it was only the outers that were showing movies. If it was a big movie they wouldve showed it on two or three screens. For example, Spider-Man.

blacknoi on September 10, 2015 at 8:11 am

Regarding the busiest year, you could make an argument that 1993 with the release of Jurassic Park was the busiest. One of the long-time employees told me that the lines would be huge, wrapping around the stripmall complex all the way down to where the Acme used to be.

I also remember 1995 being very busy with the opening of Braveheart and Batman Forever being huge.

moviebuff82 on September 18, 2015 at 12:26 pm

Don’t forget Last Action Hero came out and was the first movie to be released in Sony Dynamic Digital Sound. Hook was supposed to be the first movie to be released but that project was postponed. It wasn’t until 1994 that AMC installed every theater with SDDS in 5.1 and 7.1 versions.

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