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 October 22, 2017 at 12:04 am

Screen 16 (tied for third largest after the IMAX and Dolby, perhaps around a 56'? 1.85:1 screen) had been out of focus to varying degrees (one day it was actually to the point it looked like DVD and then they got it to poor 1080 Cable detail and then to decent 1080p blu-ray level) for a little while but now seems to be 100.000% perfectly focused plus the 4k seems to be working too so it’s looking very sharp now and much sharper and more detailed than any blu-ray.

They also seem to have fixed the Fathom events screen calibration levels (which they show on this screen), for quite some time after the projector broke their the Fathom stuff had had crushed blacks and a bit strong contrast and over-saturation and then it was instead a bit gray blacks and low saturation but then they got it back to perfect again how it used to be some good while ago with dark blacks but no details crushed away and everything looking perfectly set, sadly no sooner did they do that than they seem for some horrible reason to have stopped the Fathom TCM event showings here even though they tend to get the best crowds for many of them here. I mean they literally get sometimes 3x-4x or more people than at the other regional AMC’s for these events.

moviebuff82 on October 23, 2017 at 12:51 pm

alpinedownhiller on October 30, 2017 at 5:04 pm

I think they have the volume set way wrong at the IMAX here now (or at least on the day I saw Blade Runner) since it sounded way, way louder here than at the Jersey Gardens IMAX or even the Lincoln Square laser IMAX. There is no way the deep bass should have been much louder at Rockaway than at Lincoln Square! It was the loudest I’ve ever heard for any movie ever. So I think my comments about the sound for that movie that I wrote above were based on someone at this theater going nuts and just dialing up everything to 10 and way beyond the already very loud IMAX standards or something. It mean it seemed at least twice as loud as the other IMAX theaters, probably far more. It was nuts. Even out in the exit hall screaming at the top of our lungs we could not hear each other and that was just during the music at the end which wasn’t even as loud as some other parts of the movie.

alpinedownhiller on October 30, 2017 at 5:04 pm

And it was vibrating and rattling the roof and other parts of the structure like crazy.

hotwaterbottle on November 1, 2017 at 2:28 pm

moviebuff82, why are you posting links to sites that don’t work and nobody really care about? Is it all about your quest to reach 3000 posts??

NYer on November 1, 2017 at 2:53 pm

Gee hotwaterbottle the link worked for me… Simple cut and paste and presto and perhaps there are vets here who might be interested.

‘Thank You For Your Service’: AMC Theatres giving free tickets to veterans, active-duty military

Free tickets valid for Oct. 26 showing of new film…

A day before the new movie “Thank You For Your Service” opens in theaters nationwide, veterans and active-duty military will be able to see it first for free.

Universal Pictures, the studio behind “Thank You For Your Service,” and AMC Theatres, which operates hundreds of cinemas across the United States, are offering 10,000 free tickets to servicemembers this week.

The film, written and directed by the writer of 2014’s “American Sniper,” stars Miles Teller as one of several American soldiers returning home from Iraq and trying to blend back into civilian life. “Thank You For Your Service” is set to open nationwide on Oct. 27.

A free ticket will be given to the first 25 servicemembers who show a valid military ID at each AMC theater on Thursday Oct. 26. The tickets will be valid for preview screenings of the film scheduled for 7 p.m. on Oct. 26.

“We are honored that up to 10,000 U.S. veterans and active servicemembers will be among the first to experience this riveting film,“ said Universal Pictures Executive Vice President Jim Orr in a press release.

Directed by Jason Hall and based on the book by David Finkel, “Thank You For Your Service” also stars Amy Schumer, Joe Cole and Haley Bennett.

Call ahead to your local AMC theater to see if it’s participating.

Clint Davis covers entertainment and trending news topics for the Scripps National Desk. Copyright 2017 Scripps Media, Inc.

moviebuff82 on November 7, 2017 at 9:30 am

moviebuff82 on November 14, 2017 at 10:26 am

This weekend marks 11 years since it opened. I wonder how long the lease is for this theater compared to the old amcs in and out of the mall . Ever since they changed the projection and revamped two auditoriums and raised prices it has made profits despite declining sales of tickets. Now I hear that amc will sell merchandise at this and other theatres.

moviebuff82 on November 16, 2017 at 11:28 am

Titanic is returning to this theater for one weekend only in dolby 2d.

moviebuff82 on November 18, 2017 at 11:33 am

Regarding cleanliness I think they need to take care of cleaning spilt popcorn and cupholders filled with napkins at the dolby cinema. Every showing its dirty.

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