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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alpinedownhiller on February 15, 2017 at 11:39 pm

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

alpinedownhiller on February 15, 2017 at 11:45 pm

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

moviebuff82 on February 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm

1977 was when AMC first arrived at the mall since its opening on labor day nearly 40 years ago. In 1981, the outers opened. Both theaters closed within four years of each other due to lease expirations between Simon and AMC. It wasn’t until 2004 when construction was approved for a 16 screen Loews Cineplex stadium seating theater, which was delayed until 2006 due to weather and other issues. Then AMC came in, and it became AMC Rockaway 16. Elements of Loews' signage are still there, with the font of the loews name for the numbers, the welcome sign, and the searchlights on the building. As for the last time i visited this place, I went to see Lego Batman in theater #16. The audio was crisp yet the volume was low, and the picture quality was very dim and flickering. If this theater gets renovated with recliners and reserved seating, I’ll stop going to this theater.

moviebuff82 on March 1, 2017 at 4:36 pm

Does anyone have a grand opening ad?

alpinedownhiller on March 1, 2017 at 9:18 pm

no, that would be cool

I did find a grand opening ad for the 2000+ seat old Stanley Warner Paramus, anyway this is the wrong thread for that.

Zootopialover98 on March 1, 2017 at 9:31 pm

Oh great now moviebuff82 is now nagging about grand opening ads!

alpinedownhiller on March 2, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Wouldn’t a grand opening ad actually be 100% on topic though? If this site is about the history of movie theaters how is that not on topic? Maybe some of the other posts were all over the place, but how is this possibly not 100% on topic? Look at books or threads here on some of the classic old cinemas and they feature grand opening ads and such when they can.

rivest266 on March 2, 2017 at 4:51 pm

November 17th, 2006 grand opening ad can be found in the photo section for this cinema. Quality leaves much to be desired. Alpinedownhiller, did you upload the Stanley Warner in Paramus?

moviebuff82 on March 12, 2017 at 4:41 pm

BTW, went to see Logan this morning at around 10:30 when during the Kong Skull island show in imax the projector broke down, forcing management to cancel the show and offer the audience a free movie pass!!! As for Logan, when the AMC logo came out the projection was windowboxed until the curtains formatted it to an almost correct ratio. I noticed near the auditorium that they had a 3d recycling bin for the glasses since the projectors were 3d ones. Image was somewhat bright and sharp when the lights were half dimmed but when the feature presentation began it looked kinda blurry. Audio was pretty good and the audience behaved. This movie will have legs. I hope the snowstorm that will affect the area doesn’t damage theaters like this one this week!!!

moviebuff82 on March 16, 2017 at 11:51 am

So far the theater was closed for a day and a half which isn’t bad compared to what happened during Sandy and Irene years ago. On some of the seats you can see some wear and tear. Once AMC is done with renovating East Hanover, they can move on and renovate Rockaway soon.

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