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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moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on November 23, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Theater opened yesterday, CWalczak. All screens now digital. Is THX still in that screen?

KennyT
KennyT on November 25, 2010 at 3:00 pm

I visited AMC’s Bridgewater Commons Fork & Screen location. Just took a walk around the place and went into 2 of the auditoriums. It certainly seems like a nice place to seee a film. The cost of a ticket is $20, with $10 applied to your food bill. If you don’t order any food and just want to enjoy the comfy chairs and the extra big screen, it will cost you $20 for the movie.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on November 25, 2010 at 8:12 pm

According to the THX website, the THX auditorium remains certified.

machomann
machomann on November 29, 2010 at 6:57 am

$20 for just a movie! Plus the theater now serves alcoholic beverages. Just waht we need: drunk cell phone users in the theaters!

caba
caba on June 2, 2011 at 8:57 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
moviebuff82 on February 22, 2012 at 2:34 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 3:59 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 4:47 pm

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

John Fink
John Fink on February 22, 2012 at 6:00 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 10:30 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.

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