AMC Rockaway 16

363 Mt. Hope Avenue,
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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AMC Rockaway 16

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
moviebuff82 on September 1, 2018 at 3:02 pm

The thing is you can’t use the A-List on fathom events. This weekend every marvel movie will be shown in the imax auditorium including for the first time iron man and incredible hulk. Mission impossible is back in dolby for a few weeks until the nun comes out before the predator comes out in both dolby and imax. Pretty soon amc a list and Sinemia will be the only choices as movie pass will go extinct.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 5, 2018 at 4:24 pm

Dolby cinema now has closed caption and audio description for those who are deaf or blind.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on September 11, 2018 at 9:59 pm

Shit. Why the heck did they suddenly pull The Sound Of Music from #14 and swap it to #5? This is the sort of movie that is so visual and demands a fresh projection bulb and a good screen.

5 has something wrong with it, the projection bulb is worn out and the edges of the screen totally fade out in brightness, contrast and saturation in a weird way now

14 has perfect projection

both the same size screen and the seating total difference is so small, I mean what does it even matter one vs. the other that they had to switch it?

why move TSOM from the screen with the premiere projection and put Christopher Robin which has been out for weeks and weeks already and doesn’t need top projection as critically?

this is the second time they have ever showed TSOM here and now both times they have stuck on a shitty messed up screen that they have let run to pot, last time they had it on a bigger #7 but the projector was totally out of sorts and had huge color fringes around everything and this time they put on a screen with an all but burned out bulb and somethign wrong with the projection where if you sit on the left, then the whole right edge looked totally faded out or if you sit on the right then the whole left edge looks totally faded out and if oyu sit in the middle both sides look a bit faded out and just overall the bulb is almost burned out

so why swap the movie that screams for the best projection and rarely plays for a movie that doesn’t require top projection, they had even better choices than even CR to move to #5 films that are not very visual at all, and move it to one with dingier projection? I mean what because of like 100 vs 120 seats or something? It won’t make a difference either way.

and why let the projection quality keep running to the ground on certain screens here? once upon a time, maybe before the Chinese buy out of AMC, all the screens used to pretty much always have good projection

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on September 11, 2018 at 10:42 pm

who not sure why some of the text became gigantic and red in my last post

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on September 11, 2018 at 10:54 pm

anyway, if they wanted it on one of the smaller screens, why on Earth not put it on #13 as they did for Grease and the better of the two sets West Side Story showings (including the Wed ones last time; the Sun ones were on #5 had the dim, if also very crisp and sharp, projection that faded out a lot towards the edge of the screen). Same size screen too as #14,#5, again barely any seating difference between #13 and #5, just a few seats. That one has speakers set perfectly for this (#5 is pretty good in this regard though too) and top level projection. So why stick something so hugely visual as this one in #5 which has been bungled for months in some ways?

13 has crisp, bright, saturated, sharp amazing projection unlike #5 which has been having very crisp and sharp but dark projection that for some reason has been washing out towards the sides of the screen. Both have the audio set perfectly for something like this (unlike certain other screens which would be too loud and piercing or too loud and boomy and unbalanced, granted #14 has had a few odd issues, something the audio great if a trace loud other times something weird where for all or part of the movie it’s sounded a bit boomy and something odd with the treble not sure if one speaker, maybe a center or some equalizer has a loose connection?? Last two times I was there though the audio was fine though, but it has varied in #14 in recent times).

And really it would’ve been cool for them to just use #16 for two showings of this like they do for a lot of Fathom stuff, huge screen, audio great for this sort of thing. I guess the one worry on #16 is whether they show it correctly like for ET last Sept. and South Pacific this August or whether they go back to deciding for some reason to apparently stream it even though for Fathom Classics you both don’t need to and should not stream it, extra so when you have the color range set wrong for that and it looks all faded out. Did South Pacific looking perfect and amazing there again mean they finally got that straightened out again for good? Or was it the just a rare time like with E.T. they got it right?

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on September 11, 2018 at 10:55 pm

whoa it made part of my text huge and red again, sorry, must be something about using the “#” symbol?

markp
markp on September 12, 2018 at 5:48 am

Well with managers having to take care of booth duties these days, I guess they just don’t have time to take care of old xenon bulbs and other projection issues.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 12, 2018 at 12:04 pm

I know. Remember when showmanship was great years ago?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 14, 2018 at 12:35 pm

Advance tickets are on sale for venom in 3d regular and imax while a star is born gets the dolby treatment along with the regular version. Venom was mixed in dolby atmos as well as mastered in dolby vision so I think it’s a bit disappointing.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 13, 2018 at 1:41 pm

The seat count of this theater should be reduced on this page since Imax was installed and later dolby cut down the number of seats. I can’t wait until the imax gets renovated with new seats and laser and audio upgrades…

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