AMC Rockaway 16

363 Mount 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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robboehm on July 4, 2015 at 9:01 am

When you see a picture of the whole building you think of the temples at Luxor or Karnak

Rutgersgirl on August 5, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Any word on seat replacements? Some of the seats are off their hinges and not comfortable at all

thebrat on August 8, 2015 at 2:39 pm

First visit today for “Shaun the Sheep Movie” at theater 10. The film was a riot but the 8.5-year-old complex could have been maintained better.

The picture appeared to be dull, half-resolution, and problematic with chromatic aberration. The sound wasn’t pleasing for the trailers but the movie was too quiet, Fantastic Four in #9 next door added some unneeded bass and rumble.

After the other patrons left I looked at the port window to find a CHRISTIE unit (unusual for AMC) with a 3D polarizer in front of it. AMC (and other major chains) are generally incompetent with technical maintenance and they are notorious for playing 2D movies through 3D filters. The article is over 4 years old and it still rings true.

A question, is the Christie in #10 4K compatible?

moviebuff82 on August 15, 2015 at 11:44 am

I’m not sure….I know some theaters have better projectors as when I saw Hunger Games Catching Fire and they didn’t have a 3d polarizer in front of the projector. The picture was sharp and full resolution and the surround sound was loud along with the trailers. This was when AMC started to expand the running time of previews to 30 minutes and used their dots campaign. I saw “Mission Impossible: Rouge Nation” in IMAX one week ago on Saturday and for the first time the preshow filled the entire IMAX screen despite running a few minutes late. I saw near the guard rails on the left side of the row above the non stadium seating. The sound was great yet the picture quality was blurry in some action scenes yet some scenes had a film grain look to it. A few days later I saw Minions in one of the smaller theaters in 3D. During the preshow they showed two 3D commercials then a couple of two d trailers before amc again told me and one of my friends to put them on again although we kept wearing them. The 2d image was a bit dark yet clear despite portions of the screen (especially the bottom) cut off due to masking. As for the 3D it was good. The sound was a bit quiet yet clear. AMC needs better soundproofing in their auditoriums…also recently they won’t accept Red and Green tickets for Disney movies but they will accept AMC silver and gold passes. The tuesday I went there, it was packed because it was Stubs Appreciation Day. Morning prices on tickets all day. Also AMC has a strict card policy on younger people for R rated movies.

theatrefan on August 15, 2015 at 3:18 pm

moviebuff82, what are the red and green tickets that cannot be used for Disney movies?

moviebuff82 on August 16, 2015 at 11:24 am

they are similiar to the gold and silver passes that AMC used before they print out their new pass system. Gold and silver passes can be used, however. This is due to the contract between AMC and Disney. I still have two movie passes that I can use.

moviebuff82 on September 18, 2015 at 12:23 pm

Tickets for Spectre already on sale, with Hunger Games to follow in October and Star Wars in a few weeks. The Imax is showing Everest a few weeks before it’s on other screens, with The Walk to follow. Jurassic World is still going strong more than three months after it came out..what movies had the longest engagements at this theater since it opened? I think Star Wars will break the record when it opens in 90 days.

alpinedownhiller on October 3, 2015 at 6:06 pm

@thebrat – man that is a shame to hear about the misalignment/aberrations at #10. I haven’t seen one in that auditorium since that Disney Bears film, which sadly had fringing. They have the same problem with it’s sister auditorium on the other side #7.

As for the volume though, the last time I was in #10 is was deafeningly too loud (as are most, but not all of the auditoriums here, some seem to change volume every time you go, others are the same for years).

alpinedownhiller on October 3, 2015 at 6:09 pm

Wow, a shame to hear what happened to Paul. I was wondering why I never saw him there anymore. He was a longtime staple at this theater.

moviebuff82 on October 6, 2015 at 11:38 am

@alpinedownhiller he was my favorite ticket taker he always enjoyed watching movies for free at the theater. I just saw “Everest” in real d 3d in theater #13 and that screen has 3d separation issues unlike what you see on a 3d tv or even the 3d digital imax screen. The movie was very good and the audio perfect.

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