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
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
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!!!

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 14, 2016 at 11:30 am

Theater #8 is being renovated as it is now gutted.

hdtv267
hdtv267 on December 14, 2016 at 2:06 pm

why just theatre 8?

Are the others going to be renovated? If so when-is there a target date for renovations to be complete?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 15, 2016 at 11:30 am

theater 8 is the former thx house it will become a Dolby Cinema at AMC soon.

hdtv267
hdtv267 on December 15, 2016 at 5:09 pm

How do you know this?

Are the other theatres being renovated?

What is the ETA for completion of this renovation as I seem it to be an odd time for renovations of any time to be going on, considering one of the most anticipated movies of the year opening on 12/16 & the harsh North Jersey winter.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 10, 2017 at 4:23 pm

According to the amc theatres website go click on the link for amc prime. It’s under the New York tab.

poland626
poland626 on January 14, 2017 at 2:38 am

no update on Dolby theater. Called up and was told “sometime soon”

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on January 19, 2017 at 5:43 pm

I was wondering why no movies seemed to be listed for #8 when I checked back in December and again today. I was hoping it had meant when they put in the IMAX they had combined the two THX houses into one really huge IMAX screen. I guess not though.

Haven’t seen a movie here in a long time. Perhaps getting back to the Attack of the Clones days!

I liked their THX screen back then since the speakers were both great and not absurdly ear-damaging loud like at most places. THX quality sound but with the loud but reasonable volume most theaters used to use way back once upon a time.

It wasn’t the world’s biggest screen but not too bad in size, especially for back then. I wonder how big it is now that they converted it to IMAX. I’d guess it has to be at least a bit smaller than the Rockaway IMAX since I just see how they could fit a screen that size in there and certainly no match for the Paramus IMAX.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on January 19, 2017 at 5:49 pm

Other than for the two big houses here, as best as I can recall the other screens ranged from fairly small (probably the size of the very smallest screens at the Rockaway AMC) to true old 80s multiplex shoebox size (very noticeably smaller than anything at the new Rockaway AMC more like some of the tiny ones at Parsippany which also has pretty much small to shoebox screens other than for the two bigger ones).

(Smallest all time screen I have ever seen was one of the ones at the old Paramus Stanley Warner after their final round of sub-dividing. They took the giant 2000 double deck palace and split it eventually eight screens! on two levels. Once saw a movie in one of those and it was seriously barely larger than the biggest HDTV you find today. I seriously don’t think it was more than 10 feet wide!)

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