AMC Rockaway 16

363 Mt. Hope Avenue,
Rockaway, NJ 07866

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moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 20, 2018 at 11:50 am

Maybe different projectors?

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on June 10, 2018 at 10:51 pm

Does anyone know why they seem to have totally stopped showing anything in IMAX 3D at this theater? Dolby 3D is way worse, but all the do for 3D now is Dolby (and on much smaller screens) now here.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 19, 2018 at 1:49 pm

http://www.cmdgroup.com/building-types/movies/new-jersey/projects/1000428238/ here’s a link to the theater back when loews cineplex was working on it years before the amc merger. I saw avengers in regular format in theater #7 near the Imax. Decent crowd. Seats are still uncomfy despite moving my feet up and down. One thing I noticed during the preshow is that people can use their phones and play AR games with an app which is pretty cool. The masking was a bit off though yet the projection and sound mix was great.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on May 3, 2018 at 9:40 pm

What is weird is that this theater is not having any IMAX 3D showings of Solo at all! Kinda stinks since IMAX 3D is way better than Dolby 3D, brighter and less cross-talk. And since IMAX 2D is only 2K it’s kinda wasting what the IMAX screen does here much better than any other screen and that is 3D.

So they are showing the 3D showings on the inferior tech at 2K (on a much smaller screen) when that projector could be doing 2D at 4K and then showing it at 2D on the IMAX screen at 2K. They already have the Dolby screen giving it a large screen 2D 4K experience so it seems kinda weird.

I guess Jersey Gardens it is.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 24, 2018 at 4:10 pm

Isn’t it weird that Avengers is coming out a week earlier than the first week of May? Disney made that move due to huge demand and a worldwide day and date release. Not only that, but they warn moviegoers not to post any spoilers online. Judging by the showtimes, this movie is going to be a huge hit, especially with Imax (where it was shot on) and dolby. Hopefully it has legs like Black Panther, as Black Panther is the longest running movie at this theater this year.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 8, 2018 at 10:26 am

Next year will be ten years since Imax and digital 4k projection came to this theatre. When this theatre first opened, it used preshow digital projectors for live events like the met in HD and 35mm projectors for movies. Flash forward and there’s no 35mm projection anymore.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 22, 2018 at 11:44 am

It is college break. Yesterday the theater closed due to what could be the last noreaster of the winter and has since reopened today.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on March 17, 2018 at 11:12 pm

Dolby Cinema looked like it was working normally again today, so it seems they fixed it.

(not that this is the place for this sort of talk but since I’m already posting…. the theater was crazy packed tonight, lots of shows looked to be all but sold out or sold out for everything from Black Panther to Red Sparrow, maybe spring break college crowd being back helped or something)

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 17, 2018 at 3:29 pm

Looks like showings of ready player one are sold out especially in dolby. Avengers in dolby is getting full and probably the imax and imax 3d Showtimes will too since the film was shot mostly on imax digital cameras.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on March 16, 2018 at 3:18 pm

OK, well I heard from someone who heard from someone who heard from someone and they didn’t actually cancel the Fathom Events, they just accidentally entered a bunch of them into the system as reserved seating but the auditorium has no reserved seating so it was making it impossible to order tickets and variously giving out internal error, sold out, no showings scheduled, etc. and apparently it will be fixed soon and the ticketing will work again. So that is good.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on March 15, 2018 at 11:58 pm

Doesn’t help that their new app and online ticket system of the last couple years is horrendous and makes it barely even apparent they even show stuff like this.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on March 15, 2018 at 11:54 pm

There are so many poorly selling movies out this weekend they don’t even have space for a single showing or two this week?

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on March 15, 2018 at 11:52 pm

Wonder what the heck is going on with this theater, now that they are finally getting into some of the better Fathom Events Classics for the year, all of a sudden it seems like none of the ticket links for this theater work for them. They either say sold out or when they don’t say sold out they give internal error. Is Rockaway once again pulling all of their Fathom Events Classics?

What the heck is up with this theater these days? Last year they ran them, and some pretty much sold out even the big #16 theater but then all of a sudden after not cancelling a couple that I’d imagine would be weaker sellers for that series they go and cancel two that would for sure have all but sold out and done way better than what they did end up using #16 for. That really made no sense.

I was glad to see them back here again for this year again even if the series had a bit of a weak start for titles this year, but now it seems just as they are gonna start to get into the more popular stuff they are pulling it again??

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on March 14, 2018 at 8:43 pm

Dolby Projector is messed up here, not sure when it went bad, it was fine a number of weeks ago, but looked in and the screen looked weird, all radioactive and weird stripe on side of the screen. Apparently it’s been like this for a few days at least. Hopefully they fix it.

hotwaterbottle
hotwaterbottle on February 7, 2018 at 9:14 am

Hey moviebuff, who cares? We can look it up online! Or do it the old fashioned way like looking in a newspaper! You can’t wait to reach 4000 posts, huh?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on February 7, 2018 at 5:30 am

The 15:17 to Paris is playing in dolby cinema this weekend. Fifty Shades Freed is in Imax.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 31, 2018 at 12:36 pm

Greatest showman is playing in imax this weekend.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 24, 2018 at 6:27 pm

This weekend maze runner 3 shares dolby with jumanji . Black panther dolby tix now available.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 17, 2018 at 10:29 am

This weekend 12 strong is in Imax while jumanji continues its streak in dolby. I wonder when AMC will upgrade it to dolby 3d.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 13, 2018 at 6:06 pm

During the showing of last jedi in imax when the movie started the lights were left on so some moviegoers addressed management to turn it off which they did!

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 10, 2018 at 12:16 pm

Star wars is playing only in imax and regular while the commuter is in dolby. Looks like black panther is in 3d and regular but not imax.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 8, 2018 at 6:49 pm

I think amc needs to upgrade the imax projector along with the seats since its been almost a decade since the conversion.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 4, 2018 at 9:44 am

Tonight it’s not crowded . Because of the snow.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on January 3, 2018 at 4:21 pm

Wow, they pulled Last Jedi from Dolby here for Jumanji? Last Jedi Dolby was packed here every time I looked for tickets, even today still, every good seat sold out. Seems like a bizarre decision. Just like how they got rid of TCM Classics, all of the showings for everything, even though they had the best sales for sales of any theater in the entire region.