AMC Garden State 16

One Garden State Plaza,
Paramus, NJ 07652

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This 16-screen megaplex opened Memorial Day weekend 2007. The theater has DLP projection in at least one auditorium and two auditoria with rear window captioning.

The theater is the successor to the old Route 4 tenplex. Unlike that now closed theater, the new AMC Garden State 16 is attached to Garden State Plaza, the busiest mall in New Jersey.

This theater was originally supposed to be a Loews, but that changed (just like the Rockaway location) when AMC bought LCE.

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JB1981
JB1981 on August 14, 2017 at 11:45 am

How would you say this IMAX screen compares to the one in Elizabeth? The Elizabeth screen is VERY big for digital LieMAX in my opinion.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on August 14, 2017 at 10:01 pm

I think it is the same.

JB1981
JB1981 on August 15, 2017 at 10:52 am

Cool thanks, Alpine. I guess it wouldn’t be worth it to travel up to Paramus then. Jersey Gardens is closer to my office. I’ve been trying to find the largest local digital IMAX screen. The AMC Eatontown theater is around the corner from me and I like the theater but their IMAX screen is quite small.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 15, 2017 at 11:51 am

How does it compare against Rockaway and Clifton Imax?

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on August 25, 2017 at 6:26 pm

As best as I can tell: Paramus=Elizabeth > Rockaway > Clifton

I believe that Paramus and Elizabeth IMAX screens are the largest in all of northern and central NJ (although I have not yet seen the New Brunswick one, that one is probably at least as large as Rockaway and might be as large as Paramus and Elizabeth, perhaps even larger, although probably not).

I think the only two other screens in all of NJ that might be larger are the two real IMAX screens in the Atlantic City region, but those are far away and I’ve never been to them.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on August 25, 2017 at 6:28 pm

Manville has two pretty wide 2.40:1 screens, probably as wide as the Rockaway IMAX, at least, but not as tall.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 30, 2017 at 2:57 pm

How tall is the dolby screen in paramus compared to the ones in Clifton and rockaway?

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on August 30, 2017 at 7:21 pm

not sure, I think the Clifton is the smallest of these three in both dimensions. Not quite sure about Paramus vs. Rockaway for the Dolby.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 29, 2017 at 12:50 pm

I wonder if the AMC in Hackensack will share day and date product with its sister theater here.

alpinedownhiller
alpinedownhiller on October 13, 2017 at 9:01 pm

I can’t recall but is it #6 or #7 that is the one ultra tiny little shoebox theater and screen here?

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