AMC Bridgewater Commons

400 Commons Way,
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

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AMC Bridgewater Commons

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One of many theaters in Somerset County, NJ competing with the Manville 12-plex.

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caba on June 2, 2011 at 9:57 am

This theater is terrible! Do not waste your time or money. We went to see Kung Fu Panda 2, and it took them FOREVER just to take our order. It is free refills on the popcorn and drinks. I’m sure they offer that because they never ever come back to give you the refills. We had our call buttons on for 30 minutes and no one ever came over to us. Finally I had to track someone down. They overcharged my CC, said they fixed it, and I find out today that they charged me TWICE, and never credited the first charge. Terrible experience and will never go back.

moviebuff82 on February 22, 2012 at 3:34 pm

checking out the picture of the new interior, wow….it looks like home!!! Too bad you have to pay for the ticket and wait for your meal while watching previews and ads. Somehow movies and dinner don’t mix like coke and popcorn.

John Fink
John Fink on February 22, 2012 at 4:59 pm

The dinner and movie experience is only awful because AMC does it (like many other things) wrong – the service is terrible and overly complicated but the dinner theatre concept – I can assure you all is done way better at the Alamo Drafthouse and the Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn. The food selections are over priced and mediocre Applebees kind of fare, things are better at the aforementioned theaters as is service. Here they have this stupid light-up button system they never follow up on, at Alamo and Nitehawk – if you want something during the flick you write it down on a little piece of paper and stand it up at your table, they swing by – take a look it, lean in quietly ask if they had a question about the order (if not they give a thumbs up) and its out in a reasonable time. Here they complicate things with too much technology (which is probably wired for some button pusher to analyze back in Kansas City) – – of coarse these comments (like a few of the associated pictures) are in regards to Essex Green. I had been there one other time since they had opened and the service was better, the food not so much. In fact to experiment I had the same type of grilled chicken and fries as I had at AMC at Nitehawk in Brooklyn a few nights later and observed two things: Nitehawk’s was tastier and leaner (AMC’s had a lump of chewy fat) and cheaper. Nitehawk like Drafthouse also shows eccentric ads and short films (a film I made a few year ago was at Nitehawk before shows of Martha Marcy May Marlene in November) instead of ads and infomercials for TV shows – over all its a much more pleasant experience and a great way to see a movie (beer and wine also help but aren’t required). AMC has ripped off part of the concept without understanding that what makes the Alamo successful is the combination of Austin film fans, great programing, good service, good food, and a fun atmosphere. Upscale dinning this is not – for the same price you can get an excellent meal elsewhere and go see a movie at a far better theatre.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on February 22, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Does the outside still look like a GCC or are those old photos?

John Fink
John Fink on February 22, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Those would be old photos – – I’ve seen pictures of the new front and didn’t see a box office in them – the Essex Green location removed the box office and has automated ticketing in the lobby – if you must use cash (i.e.: if you’re a drug dealer) you can purchase a ticket at guest services….

John Fink
John Fink on June 2, 2012 at 11:30 pm

PS: some of the photos posted here ARE NOT OF THIS THEATRE but of Essex Green. First clue is this isn’t a Cinema Suites location. This should be taken care of and photos submitted (I suspect) should be taken by those providing them to avoid this type of mistake.

moviebuff82 on August 18, 2015 at 3:10 pm

It’s been nearly five years since this theater was remodeled. Easy to get to off of route 280 in West Orange.

markp on August 18, 2015 at 5:27 pm

Wait Im confused. This theatre is of 202/206/22. Essex Green is off 280.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 18, 2015 at 10:48 pm

The Bridgewater Commons 7 was designed for GCC by architect James Thomas Martino.

hdtv267 on August 22, 2015 at 9:51 am

Since you’re the person whom posting the re-opening of this complex, one might think you’d have the date correct. the “anniversary” of the reopening isn’t until November per that particular post. You’re 3 months too early.

and Markp is correct, this theater is nowhere 280. West Orange is 40 minutes away.

If insist on posting your drivel, please consult a map first.

[ Folks , markp and I are referencing how this jackass didn’t know the correct location of this lovely venue, that for when he removes his comment, now for the other 3000 nonsensical ones]

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