Mansfield Cinema 14

1965 Route 57,
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

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moviebuff82 on April 11, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Ever since the AMC in Rockaway as well as the Cinemark in Stroud Mall opened, this theater has gone downhill. Projection issues, poor staff, overpriced food, tiny screens that look like one of those vizio tvs.

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moviebuff82 on May 10, 2011 at 1:31 pm

On an ad for “There Be Dragons”, this theater is incorrectly listed as “Mansfield 16”. Oops. I read that in the New York Times' Arts and Leisure section.

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moviebuff82 on November 16, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Ticket prices for this theater have gone up. $11.00 for evening ticket, plus $3.50 for 3D. That’s $.50 less than what AMC charges for its customers. No wonder people are staying home and renting movies in Hackettstown.

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moviebuff82 on August 17, 2010 at 12:05 pm

I heard reports by facebook users that this theater is infested with bedbugs. Hope they sanitize the theater like what AMC is doing with the Empire.

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moviebuff82 on June 22, 2010 at 12:44 pm

getting into the theater’s parking lot can be a bit trickier than at the AMC in Rockaway. Not only there’s theater parking, but parking also shares with Shop-Rite and other retailers and traffic can be a hassle, with minor accidents that happen rarely. A simple way that my Dad takes me there is to take Route 517 off Route 80 (Exit 19), go south bound towards Allen Rd passing Route 46 and the streets that surround Centenary College, make a left, then make a right onto the parking lot just before Route 57 and find some ample parking. This is much faster than taking 46 to the 182/57 intersection that sometimes gets backed up.

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moviebuff82 on April 25, 2010 at 11:56 am

Like AMC, Clearview is on facebook…http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chatham-NJ/Clearview-Cinemas/185776588713

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moviebuff82 on April 24, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Movies usually last longer at this theater than other nearby theaters. Has Clearview upgraded the digital projection at this theater and others to 4k? Would be nice to see Clearview match up with AMC, Regal, and Cinemark on showing pictures in higher than HD content.

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moviebuff82 on February 10, 2010 at 9:02 am

This theater is closed due to the snow. It will reopen tomorrow.

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moviebuff82 on February 5, 2010 at 3:04 pm

The Hurt Locker is playing at this theater following the Oscars. I tried to rent it on bluray but it’s on long wait from Netflix…so I might borrow a copy from a friend instead of watching it in one of the small screens. This used to be my favorite multiplex since it has quasi-stadium seating long before Rockaway came by.

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moviebuff82 on November 14, 2009 at 11:36 am

I went to a 4:40 showing of 2012. It was shown digitally, which was strange since the showtimes posted on movietickets.com didn’t say “digital presentation” save for a bunch of 3d movies and the Michael Jackson movie. As for the movie, the stadium seating portion of theater #3 was packed, leaving some moviegoers to fill some seats near the screen. Sound was good, not as loud as it was when DTS was installed before the digital projection was put into place. Picture quality was film-like, with sharpness in the titles and credits. Sound was clear, and the movie was ok with killer fx.

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moviebuff82 on October 17, 2009 at 11:19 am

during a digital showing of wtwta, a 4 45 masterpiece..half way through the movie the sound was quieted down. thankfullysomeone asked the manager to notify the projectionist to rewind the show and raised the volume. also the movie started 5 minutes late, with only one preview. projection was soft except for the titles and credits.

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moviebuff82 on August 29, 2009 at 4:20 pm

Went to a 12:30 showing of “G.I.Joe” in digital projection in theater #8 today, and it was worth watching. There was some blurryness on some shots, especially during action scenes, but other than that the sound was clear (although it was in psuedo-surround sound) and the crowd behaved. Two 3-D movies are playing at this theater, The Final Destination and G-Force (still in 3-D more than a month after it came out). Hopefully they get 4k projection just like what AMC is doing to its local theaters around the area.

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moviebuff82 on July 1, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Up is still playing in 3D on one screen while Ice Age 3D is playing on several screens and the 2D version too. I plan on going there this weekend to see “Ice Age 3D”. I saw the first one in one of the smaller auditoriums with Ultra Stereo sound and 35mm projection the week after it opened. The second one I saw on DVD, and thought it was OK, but not as good as the first one. Hopefully the third one is the best.

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moviebuff82 on June 21, 2009 at 10:16 am

The picture was almost like scope, with the top and bottom cut off, making reading credits at the end of trailers and titles to be a bit difficult. There was no pre-show, just animated slides before the film started a bit late. After the 2D trailer for “Shorts”, a 3D trailer for “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” came, upon which my dad thought it was out of focus, which I corrected by tellling him to put on the 3D glases. After the Clearview Policy trailer, then the “put on your glasses” thing was on, and there were two Disney 3D trailers, and then the movie. No short was shown before Up. The audience was not that crowded, due to the high price of the ticket ($13.50). The floor near the theater (#1) was a bit slippery, but the picture and sound was great, and it was worth the drive and money to go see it, at 4:30. Until Rockaway gets 3-D projection, I’ll probably go to this theater to see “Ice Age 3”, “G-Force”, and other movies.

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moviebuff82 on June 20, 2009 at 10:26 am

saw up in 3d. great movie but framing was a bit off.

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moviebuff82 on June 15, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Looks like I’m going to see it this coming weekend at this or any of the other Clearviews in Morris/Warren counties. How has attendance fared over the 10+ years it opened?

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moviebuff82 on June 9, 2009 at 1:58 pm

Going to see Up in 3-D this weekend, hope it doesn’t sell out; if it does, then I’m going to see “The Hangover” in regular 35mm in one of the smaller screens.

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moviebuff82 on November 11, 2008 at 6:43 am

Just checked the Clearview website and the price went up to $10.50, the same price as the AMC’s evening price in Rockaway. This will also affect other clearviews around the area. The advantage is that they’ll still show upcoming movies in Digital projection as well as 3-D.

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moviebuff82 on October 7, 2008 at 2:11 pm

Paul Sorvino was at this theater during the second week of “Greetings from the Shore”, an independent film that didn’t last long.

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moviebuff82 on September 6, 2008 at 11:55 am

Went to see “Bangkok Dangerous” in one of the non DLP screens (theater #4), and thought it was ok. There was sound but no picture during the preshow, and the picture was a bit fuzzy compared with the other DLP showings. Sound was Dolby stereo, I think. Crowd was only a few people, as it is during the fall with people heading back to the nearby college and schools in the area. Currently the Dark Knight movie is playing in the auditorium with CC/DVS.

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moviebuff82 on August 16, 2008 at 5:17 pm

On my way to seeing “Tropic Thunder” in the same auditorium as “The Dark Knight” (the one with the right surround channel not working still), the men’s bathroom was messy. The staff didn’t respond to cleaning up a pile of popcorn near the trash can, and when I entered, some kid accidentally opened the door for me just I was ready to get in!!! At least they still have the party room which Rockaway lacks even though they don’t have the snack stand on the right wing of the theater. The new Cirque de Soleil show Delirium will be playing at this theater next week; tix are still available.

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moviebuff82 on August 3, 2008 at 11:13 am

Unlike the Succasunna theater, this theater’s projection is powered by HQV processing by Silicon Optix; the logo appears after the “Feature Presentation” card, and there’s no Technicolor Digital logo after the Clearview welcome snipe. At the Garden State theater, there was no DLP trailer before Ratatouille.

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moviebuff82 on August 3, 2008 at 8:25 am

i went to see mummy 3 in theater #8 (4:15, dlp), masking was great, although there was a moire effect and a little speck on the upper right corner of the screen that was minor. Sound was great and clear. Seems that in the near future Clearview will have its first all-digital multiplex. Check this link out…http://tinyurl.com/67te6s
So far, I prefer this theater over Rockaway since it’s closer to my dad’s home and that it’s less crowded than the bigger theater.

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moviebuff82 on July 19, 2008 at 5:02 pm

read my post about this theater on the rockaway 16 page. the dlp was good, masking was off a bit as it is for dlp. theater 3, 330 showing on opening day, only the stadium seats were almost full.

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moviebuff82 on July 5, 2008 at 10:49 am

it’s been more than two months since the last post. It should be changed to just Mansfield Cinema 14.