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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moviebuff82 on February 10, 2016 at 12:07 pm

Looks like Gods of Egypt won’t be in IMAX according to advance tickets sales leaving Zootopia as the next IMAX release. Deadpool takes over the IMAX as the sole release this weekend. Maybe Batman V Superman will have a laser release.

moviebuff82 on February 13, 2016 at 3:55 pm

Just came back from seeing Hail Caesar in auditorium #14. The picture quality was pretty good and the audio was great. I saw not too far from the back wall and could hear the rumblings from the IMAX theater….they need better soundproofing if they were to renovate this place as the 10th anniversary approaches.

MGrennille on February 17, 2016 at 7:59 am

Alpine, I totally agree with you. I’ve been going to AMC Prime in Paramus for the “official” Prime releases. Seeing The Revenant in Prime was the best movie theater experience I have ever had. It would rock if they would upgrade Rockaway to that next.

moviebuff82 on February 23, 2016 at 4:57 pm

MGrennille, i think Batman v Superman would greatly benefit from AMC Prime in Rockaway if they retrofit their second largest screen from the time advance tickets go on sale February 29th to the release date weekend on Good Friday, March 25. Not only that, but probably laser IMAX for Captain America would be a huge boost.

Giles on February 23, 2016 at 8:50 pm

I’m not sure why the AMC Prime experience would be better than the IMAX version, considering for BvS around three scenes were shot in 4:3 IMAX full screen

moviebuff82 on March 3, 2016 at 7:03 pm

With AMC merging with Carmike at the end of the year, one of the smallest rivals to this theater will be an ally and that is the Sparta theater which is currently owned by Carmike. Maybe they’ll transfer employees from Rockaway to Sparta and vice versa…

moviebuff82 on April 2, 2016 at 5:49 pm

just saw BvS in regular 2d at theater #9. I like the film grain during the close up shots of Batman and Superman. The movie was loud but not as loud as it would be heard in imax. Ticket prices have gone up quite a bit and will probably increase when the summer comes and soon renovations.

MGrennille on April 12, 2016 at 9:57 pm

Do we know what/when renovations are coming to Rockaway?

moviebuff82 on April 15, 2016 at 6:29 pm

Maybe in the next few years. I know AMC is spending billions according to what they said in a statement. No texting allowed in AMC, which is a good thing.

moviebuff82 on May 15, 2016 at 4:27 pm

Looks like X-Men is sold out next week…according to Fandango.

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