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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Opened on November 2, 1977 as the AMC Rockaway 6. On February 6, 1981 another 6-screens were added.

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moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on February 15, 2017 at 1:45 pm

Did employees have to transfer from the inners to the outers during peak and non peak hours? Must’ve been a drive between the locations. Thankfully when AMC returned to Rockaway they managed it nicely.

rivest266
rivest266 on February 27, 2017 at 2:38 pm

This opened as the AMC Rockaway 6 on November 2nd, 1977. Grand opening ad in the photo section. This marks the entry into the New York City area for AMC.

rivest266
rivest266 on March 1, 2017 at 12:47 am

12 screens on February 6th, 1981. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 12, 2017 at 4:43 pm

Back then it was crazy for a 12 screener to be operated by AMC although it was two separate buildings with some movies opening on two or more screens in order to fulfill demand.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 16, 2017 at 11:52 am

The outers had two screens with Dolby Stereo when it opened in 1981. It was also the far superior theater compared to the inners.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 8, 2017 at 5:37 pm

When did Star Wars A New Hope first play at the inners? I know when the outers opened they had a reissue of the original Star Wars in Dolby Stereo followed by Empire before Jedi came out, the latter would be shown again in 1985 before the special editions arrived in 1997 in digital surround sound. By 1998, the inners were closed, so Episode I and II played at the outers to moderate success. The last major blockbuster to play in the outers was Spider-Man before they shut their doors in June nearly 15 years ago. This left North Jersey with the AMC in Clifton Commons, Bridgewater, and Essex Green as the only AMCs in that area, with the AMC Empire 25 the closest and only true AMC theater in the NYC area.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 21, 2017 at 12:13 pm

Later this month will be 15 years since the Outers were closed, leaving Rockaway without a a movie theater for more than four years until AMC returned to rockaway big time. I miss those twilight specials.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 9, 2017 at 4:34 pm

During the star wars reissue in 1979, the inners had dolby stereo. This reissue featured the teaser trailer to Empire Strikes Back.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 30, 2017 at 2:45 pm

40 years ago this weekend the mall was opened. Construction on the inners would take awhile before it finally opened and became the first AMC theater in north jersey to open.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 9, 2017 at 2:29 pm

It was at these theaters that employees started to inform moviegoers about the moviewatcher rewards program around the 1990s. Advance tickets became the norm .

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