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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KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on February 1, 2013 at 4:50 pm

The 3-D movies of the 1980’s had glasses with clear (polarized) lenses. It wasn’t until Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare that the red/blue glasses were used for film.

blacknoi
blacknoi on February 9, 2013 at 11:35 am

In my opinion, polarized lenses are superior for 3D than Anaglyph Red/Blue. They made me get less dizzy than RealD 3D over the course of a 2 hour period. During my stint at the Outers from 1995-2002 (when the closed) we never had any 3D movies of any kind. I don’t remember the inners from 1995-1998 when they closed having any either.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on February 9, 2013 at 1:02 pm

I agree blacknoi. This year will mark 10 years since the Best Buy that replaced the outers opened and did much better business than the theater. The Sam Goody/FYE/Forever 21 that replaced the inners 15 years ago did moderate business and was popular with the teen crowd.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 11, 2013 at 4:21 pm

The font for the theaters name was also used for morristown.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 14, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Return of the Jedi played here in Dolby Stereo more than 30 years ago, one of a few Morris County theaters that showed this movie. The last Star Wars movie to play here was Attack of the Clones in May of 2012.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on November 20, 2013 at 5:22 pm

When the outers and inners were open, was it the same employees working different theaters? Did the outers show newer movies while the inners showed older movies? This is kinda like when Cineplex Odeon ran two theaters in Paramus and Loews ran two theaters in Secaucus.

aktubm
aktubm on November 20, 2013 at 8:28 pm

We showed all the latest releases but the better sound quality went to the outer theaters. When they first opened. I was the only mgr to work both theaters. Staff was on separate payrolls.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 13, 2013 at 4:38 pm

makes sense. The Outers had bigger theaters with better projection and the latest in surround sound, while the inners had mono sound and smaller screens since it was in a moderate sized mall.

blacknoi
blacknoi on December 17, 2013 at 2:51 pm

I was only a staff supervisor when the inners closed in 98, but I remember staff being temporarily ‘borrowed’ from inner to outer or vice versa.

I remember the ‘hood’ movies and kids movies seemed to go to the inners, where what was thought to be a block buster would go to the outers.

Sometimes if a movie was doing well, it’d be transferred to the inners after a few weeks. I even remember walking movie prints (still fully assembled) across the parking lot from outers to inners.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 10, 2014 at 1:33 pm

That must’ve been a chore, blacknoi. The opening of this theaters' successor saved time since it had 16 screens.

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