AMC Garden State 16

One Garden State Plaza,
Paramus, NJ 07652

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AMC Garden State 16 Interior

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.

Contributed by Justin Fencsak

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Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on June 21, 2018 at 2:22 pm

alpinedownhiller: Sorry I overestimated the screen size in #15. When I sat in the front row and the movie started, it reminded me of the same scale I experienced from the front row of the Ziegfeld, where I saw 2001 many times, but even bigger. The Ziegfeld had a 50' screen, but the screen at the Garden State is positioned closer to the front row. Without taking that into account, I jumped to the conclusion that it was bigger than the Ziegfeld.

But it was still a great show, and I have new respect for AMC for bringing the 70mm print to NJ. Wish I could go again.

Next screening for me (unless it pops up somewhere else in the area like the Garden State engagement did): 7/29 in Queens, NY.

PeterApruzzese on June 21, 2018 at 6:53 pm

I count the ceiling titles to get an approximate measure of screen width, the tiles are 2 feet wide.

markp on June 22, 2018 at 1:14 am

Bill Huelbig, as far as 70MM goes here at this theatre (and the other two where my projection team work) this movie, as well as any 70MM was booked by the film company, in this case Warner Bros. The same goes for the Regal E Walk and AMC LIncoln Square. Its because these three theatres do not have in house projectionists like the City Cinemas Village East or Cinema 1-2-3. They book it then hire us. They would like to get it into Lincoln Square. I told WB if you do take our print from Garden State.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on June 22, 2018 at 2:01 pm

Mark: I hope it does go into Lincoln Square. It’s still at the Village East (6th week) which proves it does well in Manhattan.

Pete: I tried measuring the screen with my feet pressed together and walking the length of it at intermission, but I gave up because people were still in the theater and I probably looked like some kind of a nut up there. Your method sounds much better.

MGrennille on September 22, 2018 at 11:15 pm

Looking forward to seeing the First Man…Is Garden Sate the best screen to see it (Imax) or Lincoln Square. I’m closest to Rockaway, but this looks like one of those must “travel” movies. I remember seeing Interstellar in West Nyack before it shut down. Still the best movie going experience hands down!


moviebuff82 on November 11, 2018 at 11:08 pm

Looks like this theater is the only one showing first man but in regular digital and in fewer showtimes. The imax run didn’t last long, and right now the R rated Overlord is sharing screen time with the PG rated Grinch, both in imax 2d. Bohemian Rhapsody and Grinch are sharing the dolby. I’m surprised that this theater is showing more indian movies, which is a good thing.

moviebuff82 on November 25, 2018 at 10:44 pm

Looks like reserved seating is coming to other auditioriums in the near future.

moviebuff82 on December 15, 2018 at 6:51 pm

As of this weekend, reserved seating is now in all screens.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on February 5, 2019 at 2:22 am

A report on the grotesque conditions – vermin and uncleanliness – were reported on Friday’s (2/1/19) Inside Edition.


moviebuff82 on February 9, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Dolby cinema 3d debuts next week with battle angel Alita which will bomb at the box office.

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