AMC Clifton Commons 16

405 Route 3 East,
Clifton, NJ 07013

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AMC Clifton Commons - Main Entrance

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Opened in April 1999, this popular multiplex features all the amenities of all the megaplexes (stadium seating, digital sound, and THX) plus a lot more.

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moviebuff82 on October 26, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Theatre #9 is Imax. Is Theater #8 still thx?

RHETT52 on December 27, 2013 at 7:58 am

Has to be the worse managed theater in NJ, along with Garden State 16 in Paramus. High schoolers run the place, know nothing of a movie experience. Just went there and left. Line was so long and not even moving. Two high schoolers taking their sweet time, talking to everyone and the ticket line grew even longer. A line out the door and the manager only kept two people at the box-office. By time you got your ticket the movie would have been playing for a half hour, even with 20 minutes of previews. People were leaving the line complaining that they’ll just rent it when it comes out on-demand. This wasn’t the first time this has happened at this theater. Also, the theater workers never close the doors to the theater and all the outside noise always comes in. I’ve gotten up many times to close the doors. Complete incompetency

moviebuff82 on May 19, 2014 at 12:04 pm

I liked it when it was owned by General Cinema during its later years when they had the sneak previews. When AMC took over, they added an Imax theater, raised prices, and probably removed THX reference in one auditorium.

moviebuff82 on August 8, 2014 at 3:08 pm

The only traces of General Cinema are the front of the theater with the yellow stars near the streaks and the blue banner across the sign. The digital showtimes inside the lobby are still there as well as near the left wing of the theater in green LED lights as well as the purple paint inside the building.

moviebuff82 on May 15, 2015 at 4:07 am

according to the thx website, this theater was delisted from the website recently.

moviebuff82 on June 11, 2016 at 6:39 pm

15 years ago was the last time that General Cinema ran this theater. When AMC bought the bankrupt chain, they installed some digital projectors, raised prices, changed the soda from pepsi to coke, and retrofitted a large auditorium to a digital imax, yet left some parts unchanged.

RHETT52 on August 25, 2016 at 5:38 am

Went to see THELMA and LOUISE yesterday. Before it started, I heard the high school employees in the projection booth unsure about what to do. The girl hit the button the movie started and it played the whole time in widescreen (2:35) format in a flat screen (1:85) and the pic was dark. They never adjusted the projector or screen. Add to that, the side lights were on in the theater the entire time as well as on the screen and they didn’t keystone the image, it was sloping on an angle. One might say, I should have gotten up out of my seat to tell them, my answer would be, “Shouldn’t the theater make sure the film is playing right and the customer doesn’t need to do that?”, plus, I’m positive some kid at the desk would have said that’s the way they sent the film, as well as, there was no one at the desk all afternoon. Theaters are run by kids who have no idea (or care) about what to do and to ensure the film plays right. it cost me $13.50. They have “King and I' coming up this weekend, I’m sure they’ll screw that up too, I will not attend the Commons theater

markp on August 25, 2016 at 8:39 am

And now you know why RHETT52, long time projectionists like myself who cared and gave 110% are no longer employed and why theres no more film. I see these digital downloads at the theatre I do projection once in a while. These kids don’t understand 2:35 or 1:85. If they would print flat or scope you might have a chance. And I love that excuse, that’s the way they sent it. Might have worked in the old days when a print was scratched but no more. The business has really gone down hill the past 10 to 15 years.

moviebuff82 on October 3, 2016 at 3:49 pm

I agree markp. Ever since the advent of DVD with theater quality picture and sound, the advent of Blurays, then DVRs and streaming, have kept people from attending the movies. Stuff like live opera and special events is bringing people to the movies while 3d and IMAX draw the big bucks. This theater is nearing 20 years old and needs a big upgrade.

moviebuff82 on November 22, 2016 at 1:35 pm

One thing they could do is remove the stars and streaks from the general cinema days. Then they can put in recliners and reserved seating. The former THX screen should be an AMC Prime. ALso, increased security at the parking lots!!!

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