AMC Rockaway 16

363 Mt. Hope Avenue,
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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AMC Rockaway 16

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Opened on November 17, 2006, this theatre is more advanced than its predecessor, which closed in the fall of 2002 and was replaced by a Best Buy store. A total of nearly 3,500 seats, plus stadium seating, digital surround sound, and all the amenities of the AMC franchise are in this big theatre, which is located right across from Sears and is easily visible from Route 80.

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stevenj on December 20, 2016 at 6:53 pm

OK. Admittedly, I am not a fan of multiplexes. However I do like to see films at several near me. One has a giant floor to ceiling, wall to wall XD theater and another has a large curving screen with Dolby Atmos and now installing Dolby Vision and reclining seats. Glad to hear this one does good business but is there better projection, seating, sound?? What I remember most from this theatre’s comments are the long winded one person conversations that for quite a while went on daily. Also – Have friends in Caldwell and had a friend in Morristown that moved a year ago. Really beautiful country around there.

moviebuff82 on December 21, 2016 at 2:41 pm

Ok. With the sale of Carmike to AMC complete, there might be talk of AMC to divest this theater as well as Sparta, which is not too far away from Rockaway and the only commercial movie theater left in Sussex County (the newton theater is independently run and sometimes shows movies mostly for revivals in addition to live concerts). Not only that, but the advertising will be switched to Screenvision from NCM soon.

hdtv267 on December 21, 2016 at 3:13 pm

Twice in 2 days.. Guess this is no longer valid

“I rarely comment on this page as I can comment on facebook and google. Might as well delete my profile”

Your speculating on what is going to happen with this complex now would be like my jumping onto a Walgreens message board the second that merger went through and talking about ones that might close.

Worrying about things that might not even happen is not a good thing.

muviebuf on December 21, 2016 at 4:13 pm

Under the proposed Justice Department Settlement Agreement AMC has been given the choice to divest the Rockaway 16 or the Digiplex Sparta 3.

The Settlement Agreement dated December 20, 2016 with all the divestiture options for the 15 locations (attached as Exhibit “A” thereto) is found at:

stevenj on December 21, 2016 at 6:59 pm

Are moviebuff82 and muviebuf the same person? I can hear Bud Collyer right now. “Will the real moviebuff please stand up”.

moviebuff82 on February 15, 2017 at 4:43 pm

If there’s one chain that might buy this theater it’s Regal. Regal has done a better job speeding up renovations of older theaters and expanding in the marketplace. Regal was the creator of the 20 minute preshow before spinning off the joint venture with AMC while still owning a part of it.

alpinedownhiller on February 16, 2017 at 2:39 am

I’d have to think they’d dump the Sparta 3 and not this major theater. I’d hate to see them dump this one, since AMC shows lots of the TCM classics and such that other chains don’t seem too. Not sure why they have to get rid of either. Do we even have Carmikes anywhere in the region?

alpinedownhiller on February 16, 2017 at 2:39 am

plus AMC card discounts add up and free online ticketing, etc.

alpinedownhiller on February 16, 2017 at 2:45 am

Rockaway has been AMC since since day one, since the early 80s at least, maybe very late 70s.

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