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 9, 2016 at 6:33 pm

Actually they are showing PIP:30th after all.

Have you heard any talk of them upgrading to Laser 3D IMAX? It would be awesome if they shut down 8 and 9 and combined them into a true giant screen theater, like a nice 85-90' wide screen, how does such a rich, populated area like NJ have nothing like that (sure Lincoln Square, but often can one go through the $$$, hassle, incredible amount of time of NYC just for a movie).

I have to say Laser IMAX on a truly giant screen is an experience beyond belief. It’s so much better than any other visual experience it’s crazy. Much sharper 3D, so much more detail, the colors seem to have way more shades, the 3D is so perfect it’s like you are there with zero ghosting and you can see so many more layers of subtle depth and then combine that with a giant 90' screen. Wow.

The IMAX at Rockaway is good, better than most screens around the region. But those mega-true IMAX Laser 3D auditoriums blow it away 10000x over.

alpinedownhiller on February 9, 2016 at 6:37 pm

I wonder if they fixed the video levels for the Fathom events projector in auditorium 16. Ever since they repaired/replaced it a few months ago, it’s been really crushing the blacks to rather little detail and overall it almost looks like when a 0-255 level signal is shown with levels expansion applied to 0-15 are clipped and 240-255 too almost and it’s not quite filling the screen properly either. It just seems like someone forgot the proper video level toggles or forgot to calibrate it or something. It should be an easy fix, i’d think, if they haven’t already done it.

alpinedownhiller on February 9, 2016 at 6:44 pm

Assuming the late announcement for PIP:30th here doesn’t hurt the sales (with people thinking it’s not showing, not having enough time to realize it is, etc.) it might be crowded. This greater Rockaway area seems to really go for the 80s movies. Sometimes if you don’t pre-order you won’t even get in. Not safe to show up last second and expect to be guaranteed to get into those (so just advice for those used to going to the places where these don’t sell quite as well).

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.

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

MGrennille on April 12, 2016 at 9:57 pm

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

MGrennille on June 6, 2016 at 3:26 pm

Any info on what they did…?

alpinedownhiller on June 6, 2016 at 7:37 pm

It was never closed. They just delayed scheduling the IMAX shows since they were deciding between abandoning Alice for Turtles or not (they chose the latter). There is no way they’d put laser in here before Lincoln Square. I don’t even think they have their multi-plex laser projector finished yet (apparently they want something cheaper than the big one they put in a full true IMAX places so far).

moviebuff82 on October 3, 2016 at 3:41 pm

Went to see Sully in regular at theater #13 after paying a morning ticket to the show. After the cashier checked my stubs card along with what was left of one of many AMC gift cards, he didn’t care to print out the receipt as my dad paid with cash!!!! After the end of the preview for Denial, they didn’t show the film’s rating along with the release date and the AMC logo, which has been common during every AMC screening I’ve been to since nearly three years ago. They recently installed new automatic cleaning devices inside the toilets. Now only if they ramp up the renovations to this theater, as Morristown is a hassle to go to.

hdtv267 on October 27, 2016 at 1:56 pm

you’re putting this same bit of “news” on the AMC Headquarters page as well right?

Same way you’re posting about the CNN coverage at those places that are showing and that other piece of “news” you left out.

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